Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.
UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.
Travis Gustafson failed to appear in court for his arraignment today on a charge of animal cruelty for the heat-related death of a pit bull in his pickup truck on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
As a result, a West Roxbury Municipal Court judge issued a warrant for Gustafson's arrest, the DA's office says.
Jamaica Plain News reports BPD will charge him with animal cruelty and improper confinement because his dog was found dying in the pickup on Burroughs Street in JP yesterday.
WCVB reports ISD inspectors responding to a complaint found the dog in a car on Burroughs Street near Jamaica Pond today; rushed the dog to Angell Memorial, but it was too late. The owner could face charges.
Chris watched two people on paddle boards with dogs along the Allston shoreline today.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports DCR has decided not to convert a street-hockey rink on Anson Street into a dog park because of opposition from street-hockey fans.
Matt Cadwallader shared a Blue Line car with this big dog today.
Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.
Matt Karolian asks:
Someone keeps leaving bags of dog poop in the street outside our house. What are the best means of catching the poopetrator?
On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.
Backers of a plan to turn a needle-infested, abandoned recreation complex in Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park get a chance to convince DCR to let them go forward at a meeting in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Read more.
A couple days ago, of course, when there was still lots of ice. Jamaica Plain News reports.
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department holds a public meeting on Feb. 7 to hear what people think about the idea of carving out part of Fallon Field for a dog area.
The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.
For 40 minutes, puzzled newcomers at a meeting of the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston tonight couldn't figure why DCR had abruptly abandoned work with the group to turn the decaying nine-acre Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation into Hyde Park's first dog park - to the point of refusing to even let group members see the consultant's plans the group had partially paid for. Read more.
A fed-up citizen files a complaint that some dog owners took advantage of the season's first real snowfall to let their beasts go in the Public Garden.
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