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... Read more
Stony Brook Reservation
A man with three drunk-driving convictions under his belt wandered away from the car he'd just flipped in Stony Brook Reservation, his companion dead inside, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
West Roxbury District Court Judge Debra Shopteese agreed with prosecutors to set Jeffrey Mason's bail at $500,000 at his arraignment today.
According to the DA's office:
Masonâ€™s first drunk driving charge was... Read more
State Police report the woman who died in a rollover on Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park early Saturday was Lillian Grover, 41, of Roslindale.
Jeffrey Mason, 42, of Walpole faces a variety of charges, including motor-vehicle homicide while drunk and being arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time for the crash, around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham... Read more
A Walpole man now facing his fourth OUI charge was arrested early this morning after flipping his car on Enneking Parkway near the intersection with Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways, killing his passenger, then leaving the scene, State Police report.
Jeffrey Mason, 42, faces charges of OUI, fourth offense, motor-vehicle homicide while intoxicated, speeding, crossing marked lanes, negligent operation and leaving the scene of... Read more
Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.
Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:
This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain
Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more
UPDATE: Colandris is, allegedly, quite a piece of work. More details on his other OUI case and how State Police found him.
Gregory Colandris, 22, is scheduled for arraignment today for a crash Saturday in Stony Brook Reservation that left his passenger, a 25-year-old woman from Hingham, dead.
Colandris was allegedly behind the wheel of the woman's car around 2:25 a.m. when it hit... Read more
We live in the largest city in New England, and yet, around 10:15 a.m., I had to hit the brakes to avoid plowing into a buck bounding across the Dedham Parkway near the entrance to Georgetowne in Hyde Park. Antlers and everything.
Boston firefighters are on what is now their daily run to Stony Brook Reservation, for another brush fire off Enneking Parkway and Washington Street. Two alarms as of 9:30 a.m. State Police are shutting down the parkway.
UPDATE: All out declared around 10:55 a.m.
For the third time in three days, firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, combating a brush fire. Unlike the first two, which were at the Hyde Park end of the forest, this one is closer to Washington Street, between West Boundary Road and Enneking Parkway. Around 7:20 a.m., fire commanders struck a second alarm for the fire; around... Read more
Mike Moura reports Boston firefighters are in the woods where Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park come together, fighting an extensive brush fire reported shortly before 6 p.m.
UPDATE: Police say Amy Lord was murdered in the forest.
Boston Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found around 4 p.m. in Stony Brook Reservation off Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park.
The female appeared to be the victim of an assault.
The Suffolk County... Read more
Mike Ball reports from the Boston Snow Dog Run today near the Stony Brook Reservation skating rink.
Those of us with images of driven Ititarod racers fairly devouring 1,000 miles of ice and snow were obviously amused at the huskies playing with each other and sometimes pulling in different directions. It seems they are largely pets who have a great time. Getting them competitive... Read more
Boston firefighters are battling a brush fire in the forest, near... Read more
They're peeping away at the George Wright Golf Course and Stony Brook Reservation tonight.
Jef Taylor surveys the fungi and lichens in Boston's forest primeval, i.e., Stony Brook Reservation.
AlertNewEngland tweets that a large brush fire that erupted this afternoon in Stony Brook Reservation between Reservation Road and Turtle Pond Parkway in Hyde Park flushed out a herd of deer, last spotted running down Reservation Road.
Wicked Local Walpole reports on "Turtle," a badly injured pit bull found abandoned and near death along Turtle Pond Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation:
"She was in pretty bad shape," said Lt. Alan Borgal of the Animal Rescue League, explaining dog fighters often discard animals that are excessively injured.... Read more
Boston's only polite intersection? Maybe that's what happens when you put an intersection in the middle of a forest. Mike Ball hails the intersection of Enneking, Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways deep in the woods of Stony Brook Reservation, where drivers not only obey the four-way stop but are actually courteous to one another:
... Could it be something in the oxygen from... Read more