On Feb. 2, 1875, James Gatley quietly died in Grew's Woods, a vast expanse of woods and hills on what was then the Hyde Park/West Roxbury town line, where he'd lived in a 10x12 hut for nearly three decades, studying and stuffing the local birds and reptiles. Read more.
The Globe reports on the project, which involves the Everett Square Theatre on Fairmount Avenue.
Police found a man with a gunshot wound to his arm around 10:50 p.m. on Summit Circle, off Summit Street. He may have been shot while driving in the area. Shell casings found on Norway Park, across Summit Street.
For 40 minutes, puzzled newcomers at a meeting of the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston tonight couldn't figure why DCR had abruptly abandoned work with the group to turn the decaying nine-acre Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation into Hyde Park's first dog park - to the point of refusing to even let group members see the consultant's plans the group had partially paid for. Read more.
The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.
Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.
The Bulletin reports a developer wants to convert the former Parkwell Nursing Home on Truman Parkway into 46 apartments.
State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Enneking Parkway near Gordon Avenue around 7:30 p.m. yesterday in which one driver apparently swerved onto the wrong side of the road.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office: Read more.
Around 10:20 p.m. outside 1833 Hyde Park Ave., just south of Neponset Valley Parkway. The initial call to police came from firefighters who heard the gunfire at at the fire house around the corner from the shooting scene. His injuries are not considered life threatening.
Mark Smith and friends checked out Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond today.
OK, maybe not quite that dramatic, but how can you write "thundersnow" without an exclamation point? And despite the presence of some thundersnow truthers out there, here's some video from Hyde Park from shortly after 8 p.m. (the action starts at 0:22): Read more.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
An exhausted outbound Fairmount Line bought the farm just before Fairmount station and now the T says there are delays of 30 to 40 minutes, which is roughly twice as long as it would take the average adult to just get out and walk from Fairmount to the end of the line at Readville (yes, of course, unlike every other line, the Fairmount Line is not named for the last stop).
Deep in Stony Brook Reservation is a lost valley where it always snows on Christmas Eve, or, at least, it did yesterday.
Mark Smith watched the sun go down today over the frozen surface of the Mother Brook in Hyde Park.
The T reports it's trying to get the stuck switch unstuck so the train that Sam Sam was waiting for, the one just sitting there just before the Fairmount stop, can get moving again.
A city transportation official told residents of Summer and Austin streets last night he could have a simple fix for the cut-through speeders that have made many of them afraid to park in front of their own houses: Some buckets of white paint. Read more.
In Nov. 8-period thread about voting, someone asked for examples of the silly write-in entries I saw at mine. It wasn't as wide-ranging or impulsive as the last primary. Voters seemed to take this election more seriously.
We did see: