The Boston Public Health Commission today banned boating and fishing at Jamaica Pond and warned residents to stay away from the water, because of a massive bloom of blue-green algae. The commission says: Read more.
A dog wandering through the Green Line tunnel between Boylston and Park today was rescued thanks to an alert trolley driver and Green Line Inspector Tara Egan, the MBTA reports.
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A miniature pinscher that bolted from her dogsitter in Roslindale Tuesday night is back home, thanks to an all-out push by Fallon Field neighbors to find her - and two Boston Police officers, who did. Read more.
An East Boston resident reports:
This dog was found today around 6 p.m. wandering on Marion Street in East Boston, on the block between Princeton/Saratoga Street.
UPDATE: Pooh, alleged car thief, both found.
The Wellesley Police Department posted this photo of a cold but otherwise okay Cooper with Officer Christopher Cunningham and Wellesley firefighters after his rescue at Elm Bank this morning.
The folks at K9 Strolls on Pembroke Street spent part of today roaming the neighborhood looking for dog crap and other stuff that's emerging as our glaciers slowly recede. They report they collected five large bags of the stuff - and reported a number of overflowing trash cans to the city.
Taupaw the Dutch Wolfhound, who startled a Coast Guard cutter crew when he ran in front of them on the ice in Quincy Bay, turned up at a construction site in Dorchester yesterday, according to Missing Dogs Massachusetts, which reports Boston Animal Control, which spotted, picked him up and reunited him with his Jamaica Plain owner.
Look familar? He or she is now at the Somerville animal shelter. Kyle Emge reports finding the pet near Beacon and Washington streets this afternoon; called Somerville PD, who transported the pooch to the shelter.
Katja and Moose pull Christopher Wagner's wife Tamiko down their Allston street for about 20 feet today. Next up: A sled.
State Police report Lucy the dog broke away from her owners around 4:30 p.m. on the Arlington side of the Mystic River to chase some swans on the ice - and promptly plunged through the ice into the frigid waters.
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has agreed to put up money to study how to turn the long closed Thompson Center on the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park large enough to have separate play areas for large and small dogs and walking trails for pet owners who want to get in a bit of exercise.
At nine acres, the proposed dog park would dwarf similar facilities in the rest of the city.
WBZ reports on John MacPherson's possibly stolen Shetland Sheepdog, Daisy.
Bouquets are just so passe, right? An area bride-to-be is looking for corgis that her bridesmaids can hold during her wedding ceremony instead of wilting flowers. She's already got some, but needs six more:
This next April, I will be getting married to the man of my dreams and we will be having the most wonderful storybook wedding that Boston has ever seen. The icing on the cake is sweet, but there's one thing that would be even sweeter than that. Traditionally, bridesmaids' hold bouquets; in our wedding, I want them to hold corgis.
Crystal Valencia spotted this Chihuahua/Jack Terrier mix on the Red Line's Ashmont branch tonight.
Jamaica Plain News reports the MSPCA is drastically reducing the hours at its dog park at South Huntington and Perkins.
A concerned citizen complains about a thoughtless dog owner in the park at W. 3 and B streets in South Boston:
Woman in park with dog off leash. This is a No Dog park. A neighbor went out to tell her and she was yelling at him and being very rude. Please have park patrolled and ticket people like her- tons of babies play there and I'm sure the Southie mother's group won't be happy to hear their kids are playing in dog pee.