The Bulletin reports on the efforts of the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston to convince the state to turn the long shuttered Thompson Center in Hyde Park into a dog park. In addition to general state inertia, the group also has to contend with advocates for children - who say the center should be restored to its original use as a park for kids with disabilities - and senior citizens.
Stony Brook Reservation
A contractor is scheduled to begin work this month on a two-year project to build a new water main through Stony Brook Reservation to serve several southern suburbs. Read more.
Boston firefighters are back in Stony Brook Reservation this morning because the brush fire they thought they'd taken care of yesterday has re-ignited in two spots near Turtle Pond.
Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation for what has turned into a three-alarm brush fire, along the George Wright Golf Course, not too far from the parking lot across from the baseball field.
BFD has requested water-tank brush-fire trucks from DCR because both of Boston's trucks are involved with the Marathon.
WCVB reports on closure for both the woman's family and the Boston Police detectives who had been trying to identify the remains of a woman found murdered and buried in the reservation.
DCR has canceled tonight's planned meeting on putting a dog park in Stony Brook Reservation. It says it will announce a new date.
DCR holds a hearing Thursday, Feb. 11, on proposed designs for turning the shuttered Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park into a dog park.
The session begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Municipal Building, 1179 River St.
Geese paddled around Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning.
One of the docks on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon - during the two minutes when the wind stopped and the surface of the pond was fairly calm.
Major deer spotted at the Roslindale Wetlands off Weld and Walter streets, near the Arboretum. He's also been spotted at Stony Brook (at the intersection of Washington and the parkway, no less), so don't be too startled if you see this huge woodland creature bounding through your backyard some evening.
Boston firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation on the West Roxbury end battling a three-alarm brush fire. Jan watched the rising smoke from the Hancock building in the Back Bay.
Stony Brook is one of three areas in Boston particularly prone to brush fires - the other two being the marshes along the Neponset River in Dorchester and the Back Bay Fens along the Muddy River.
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.
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:
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 parkways in Stony Brook Reservation.
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 an accident causing personal injury, State Police say.
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 following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety. No word if either of them was named Elmer.
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 a tree on Dedham Parkway at the Hyde Park/Dedham line, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
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