Milton

By - 2/9/18 - 7:50 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Mattapan Line due to a dead trolley in Milton.

By - 2/9/18 - 6:07 pm

The Globe reports that that white supremacist a clueless Republican congressman took to the State of the Union address was born in Dorchester and went to Milton Academy, where all his classmates hated him because he was an obnoxious troll even then - just like shadowy White House wraith Stephen Miller.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By - 1/31/18 - 9:46 am

WFXT reports the dog lost a foot, both are now getting rabies shots.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA announced tonight:

Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:

By - 12/25/17 - 9:20 am

Composed by Tim Murphy, a Mattapan Line trolley driver and organizer of Friends of the Mattapan Line:

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the Pan,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even Big Stan.

Read more.

By - 12/9/17 - 3:45 pm

In what other state would Dunkin' Donuts coffee figure so prominently in a federal corruption indictment? The lengthy indictment against former state Sen. Brian Joyce features page after page about Dunkin' Donuts coffee - hundreds and hundreds of pounds of the stuff, in bags and boxes and K-cups - that the owner of more than 100 Dunkin' Donuts franchises allegedly gave Joyce in exchange for legislation aimed mainly at protecting the guy from suits over the pooling of employee tips. Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 8:48 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports the arrest of former state Sen. Brian Joyce of Milton on corruption charges this morning. Read more.

By - 10/31/17 - 9:56 pm

Shot three times in the arm just south of the Neponset River around 9:45 p.m. Police are looking for three suspects who wore red Halloween masks. Police found two shell casings and blood on Blue Hills Parkway at Willoughby Road.

By - 10/18/17 - 9:10 am

Milton Police report two incidents in the past three months of women getting into what they thought were legitimate for-hire cars outside clubs or bars in other, unspecified communities, only to be driven to Milton, "sexually accosted" and then dropped off nearby.

The operator of the vehicle is likely targeting females, traveling alone, who he believes may be intoxicated.

By - 9/7/17 - 10:08 pm
SUV on fire in Milton

Shaka Dudu photographed this SUV on fire where Truman Parkway turns into Brush Hill Road in Milton shortly after 6 p.m.

By - 9/5/17 - 5:28 pm
Car flips on Rte. 28 in Milton

Thomas Papathanasiou spotted this flipped car shortly before 5 p.m. on Rte. 28 north, a quarter mile or so past 93. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 12:24 pm

A man packing a loaded firearm in the backpack he carried when caught inside Milton High School in 2015 had his gun charges dismissed today when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled a police officer did not have enough evidence to search him and his backpack without a warrant. Read more.

By - 7/3/17 - 9:33 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because of a trolley at Milton that just refuses to budge.

By - 6/9/17 - 12:58 pm

WHDH reports "the group was stranded for hours in the dark Thursday night with no flashlight or cell phone service."

By - 5/21/17 - 6:40 pm
Bridge over the Neponset River

On Friday at 5 p.m., DCR opened the newest section of the Neponset Greenway, a 1.3-mile stretch from near Central Avenue into Mattapan that includes the new Harvest River Bridge crossing the river between Mattapan and Milton.

If you pull into the parking lot for the Ryan Playground, on River Street, sort of opposite Gladeside Avenue in Mattapan, follow the new path into the woods, which will take you to the Greenway. Turn left and you'll soon come to the bridge, the river and the path towards Lower Mills. Read more.

By - 5/21/17 - 5:04 pm
Otter

There was no mistaking this as anything but an otter, because you'd think the Audobon Society folks at the Trailside Museum at the Great Blue Hill would know the difference between an otter and a muskrat, at least based on the sign on the enclosure for the critter.

By - 3/16/17 - 2:52 pm

MassDOT reports that due to damage to utility wires caused by the flipped over cheese truck, Exit 10 at Squantum Street will be shut for the evening rush hour. Officials are hoping to get it open in time for the morning rush. Also:

Effective at midnight tonight, there will be intermittent closures of I-93 north and southbound in Milton.

By - 3/16/17 - 12:46 pm

Dumps 38,000 pounds of cheese, takes out power lines. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/03/16/southeast-expressway-milton-inters...

Song about the incident to be titled "30,000 Pounds of Havarti".