Boston Police are investigating how a man who showed up last night at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain with stab wounds lost his left index finger.
According to a police report, the man gave varying accounts of where and how he allegedly lost the finger to three Spanish-speaking muggers. Although at first he told police it happened on South Street in Roslindale, he eventually settled... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a proposal for White Stadium.
The Herald reports BPD is now investigating the incident, which happened as tensions are rising between dog owners who keep their pets leashed in the park and those who don't.
Boston Police report somebody hot-wired five golf carts at the Franklin Park golf course late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Police recovered four of them near the twelfth hole, but say the fifth remains missing.
The officer observed that the control panel of the carts had been ripped from where they were fastened and that the starters were hot-wired to get the carts moving. A... Read more
Sometime overnight, somebody broke into a garage at Franklin Park and ransacked several trucks, making off with several thousand dollars worth of equipment.
Boston Police report arresting a man
who may be responsible for vandalizing trees in the Emerald Necklace in recent months - by sawing off burls, large bark protuberances that are popular among woodworkers and sculptors.... Read more
Over the past day, rumors have flooded Twitter that the city has canceled the Aug. 25 event because of recent violence, but Jacquelyn Goddard, spokesperson for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department said this afternoon: "The Boston Carnival has not been cancelled."
Jacquelyn Goddard at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department says whoever complained about being forced to print out a coupon to get a discount at the William Devine Golf Course is wrong:
The City of Boston does accept "smart phone" coupons. The coupon for the golf course discount says the coupon "must be presented" and this means we allow golfers to show us the... Read more
A puttering citizen complains that he was forced to print out a coupon to get a discount on a round of golf at the Franklin Park course:
Boston Parks and Recreation requires golfers to print out coupons and physically bring them to the course to receive a discount. In this day and age, mister mayor, can you please force them to "GO GREEN" and... Read more
A concerned citizen tries to help out tourists and other infrequent visitors to the Franklin Park Zoo who might get a sudden yen for animals while puttering around the Back Bay:
This sign at the int. of Beacon and Arlington directs drivers straight down Beacon St to the Franklin Park Zoo. This is bad advice by the city since drivers will hit a lot... Read more
It was kind of striking yesterday: Around the same time, women in two separate neighborhoods were reporting being sexually attacked.
One of the attacks got played up extensively in the media, the other didn't. Naturally, it would be easy to assign bias to the fact that the news copters and vans raced to Wellesley to cover the attack by a bald black guy... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a man they say sexually attacked a woman pushing a baby in Franklin Park near Shattuck Hospital early this afternoon.
Police say the man approached the woman from behind and began attacking her. Some golfers at the nearby golf course heard the woman's screams and managed to scare the guy off.
He's described as Hispanic, 5'8" and... Read more
Asita introduces us to some of the plant species you can find while meandering Franklin Park's woodier areas, from blueberry bushes to Solomon's seal.
Due to rain forecast for Tuesday. More details.
Nick DiSebastian and Kyle Tuttle performed the Harrison classic the other day on the Jamaica Plain side of Franklin Park.
AlertNewEngland reports two men in an apparently stolen car tried to speed away from police and wound up hitting a pedestrian on Columbus Avenue and two cars, including one that finally stopped them on Seaver Street.
The two men fled on foot. One suspect was quickly captured; the other made it to the bear cages at the Franklin Park Zoo before being apprehended.
Boston... Read more
The Herald reports on a one-sided tiff: High-school track officials say Boston park rangers kinda suck; Boston park officials say this is news to them. Bottom line: Many meets that used to be at Franklin Park are now being held 25 miles away in Wrentham.