Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, District E-18 officers responded to a report of a house break-in on Avila Road in Hyde Park - including one officer wearing one of the body cameras the department is testing out. Read more.
Praise to Keolis — not a phrase I normally use. However, I just got a call from their support folk about six minutes after I emailed a complaint. AND she resolved it.
This gist centers on a nickel. Read more.
The Neponset River Watershed Association sent volunteers to several points along the Neponset in Hyde Park this morning for its annual river cleanup.
Behind Le Phare Church on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, volunteers struck the mother load of trash: An entire hillside covered in what looked like the detritus of months of buffets. Read more.
There are signs up along West Street in Hyde Park about a missing tortoise.
Update: His name is Pedro.
Residents living near an Amazon warehouse on the Dedham/Readville line tonigh recited a litany of complaints that go back months: Van drivers who drive like maniacs, hog local gas stations in the morning and flip off other motorists. Read more.
Amazon has agreed to send representatives to a Manor Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday to talk about the distribution center it now runs on Sprague Street on the Dedham/Readville line. Read more.
A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.
A California company that makes instruments for minimally invasive surgical procedures is suing a Hyde Park competitor it claims has clamped onto its trade mark. Read more.
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission has six rain gauges across the city and you can see how much rain each has gotten on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. So far this year, Hyde Park has gotten the most rain - a whole 21.58 inches. Neighboring Roslindale, meanwhile, has only gotten 16.58. Both places, of course, are far below the normal amounts.
It was a flashing green light, State Police say, that made a female DCR worker at Houghton's Pond in Milton realize somebody was videoing her - by way of a small pen camera. Read more.
We were not disappointed in our hunt for this Myopia Road sign in Hyde Park.
MIT Technology Review reports Keolis workers will soon test Android-based "smart glasses" that will let them do real-time lookups of important data or consult with colleagues remotely.
The glasses will be tested in several locations, including the large repair facility in Somerville and a smaller yard in Readville. If successful, even train drivers could one day be given pairs - to let them make emergency repairs while still on the tracks.
A downed power line near the Rte. 128 station continues to frustrate MBTA commuters, who find their trains running way late, if not just canceled altogether.
Around 9:05 p.m., an Amtrak catenary-testing train slowly moved outbound on the inbound tracks at Readville. Read more.
The Bulletin reports the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Association wanted to make sure William Christopher could find his way to its monthly meeting, to discuss three problem properties on the hill. Alas, Christopher never made it - but because he was sick, not because he got lost and wound up in Readville or something.
Amtrak's parked what looks like a battle crane train on a siding at Readville station in Hyde Park. It has some instructions for how to signal the crane operator to move the thing plastered on one side. Read more.