With so many rail lines converging and all these old-fashioned trestles, Readville's the best place in Boston to see all manner of commuter-rail and Amtrak trains. And with what could be the last rail yard in the city limits (Ed. note: Somebody correct me if I'm wrong), it's also the best place to see freight trains. This afternoon, these two locomotives pushed a series of freight cars into the Readville yard, just past Readville station on the Fairmount Line.
Somebody's attached a whole bunch of CDs to a fence at one of the entrances to the Fairmount station on the Fairmount line (on Fairmount Avenue, of course).
The "Greetings from Hyde Park" mural is almost finished on the side of the newly renovated Vertullo Building.
At Truman Parkway and Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park.
Save Our Streets and the Hyde Park Arts Association held their annual arts festival at the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway today. In the afternoon, local artists duked it out during a Battle of the Arts - they had three hours to paint a prize-winning work.
As they painted, residents took turns dancing, singing and playing instruments on the shell itself: Read more.
Carlos Silva, an alleged driver for a pair of murderers who gunned down two men in a car in the South End in 2003, was arrested yesterday afternoon after a traffic stop in Cleary Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Boston Police report on an incident in Hyde Park today:
An officer assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) while on his regular tour of duty was approached by a gentleman who had a problem: He was on his way to church for services but didn't know how to properly tie his necktie. He approached the officer and asked for assistance - the officer didn't hesitate to help him out.
Boston firefighters responded around 5:25 p.m. to 24 Norway Park for what turned into a three-alarm fire that spread into the walls and attic. The bulk of the fire was reported knocked down around 6:15 p.m.
No residents injured.
After stabbing his girlfriend's children - 15, 11 and 9 - on Saturday, Rock Aurelian of Hyde Park allegedly demanded one of the first officers on the scene shoot him dead.
The cop refused and Aurelien was arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court today on three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder for the River Street attacks, from which officials say the three victims will recover. Read More
The Herald reports three children were stabbed around 1 p.m. in a River Street house and that a man is under arrest.
The Herald reports the Baker administration has stopped plans to buy "diesel multiple unit" trains that would have allowed the Fairmount Line to run at subway-like frequencies, saying now's not the time to load up on new technologies on the T. Read more.
DMUs are passenger coaches with their own diesel engines, which can be more easily assembled into smaller trains at non-peak hours; the Patrick administration had touted them as a way to improve service on the line - and also to serve the proposed West Station stop in Allston on the Worcester Line and connect Back Bay with the South Boston convention center.
Area police are on the lookout for a supermarket shrimp thief after he hit a Pembroke store employee trying to take down his license-plate number - and then started to drive away with the worker on his hood. Read more.
Thomas Baker, 62, had been missing since last week. The Patriot Ledger reports a state trooper and a search dog found his body, and that there is no evidence of foul play.
Milton, Boston and State police continued searching along the Neponset River for Thomas Baker, 62, but began searching the woods of the nearby Blue Hills Reservation as well. Read more.