At first, it might seem like a ridiculous question. But as Readville residents told the prospective developer of 240 apartments across the Milton Street bridge from Readville station tonight, it begins to make sense if you actually try to commute from the station. Read more.
A developer that specializes in turning dilapidated industrial and commercial parcels into market-rate housing has its eyes on the dilapidated old warehouse at 1725 Hyde Park Ave., just north of the Readville train station. Read more.
The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will spray areas around Fowl Meadow with an aerosol insecticide this coming Wednesday night - Thursday if it rains or the truck has issues.
The sumethrin spraying will be done in the area of Neponset Valley Parkway between Meadow Road and Prescott Street. The Boston Public Health Commission advises: Read more.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) thinks local schools need to educate students on what to do if they find syringes, needles and similar implements in public spaces.
Boston firefighters are at 10 Solaris Rd., behind Tutto Italiano on River St., for a fire reported around 12:50 p.m.
WCVB reports on the incident at Iacono Playground.
With so many rail lines converging and all these old-fashioned trestles, Readville's the best place in Boston to see all manner of commuter-rail and Amtrak trains. And with what could be the last rail yard in the city limits (Ed. note: Somebody correct me if I'm wrong), it's also the best place to see freight trains. This afternoon, these two locomotives pushed a series of freight cars into the Readville yard, just past Readville station on the Fairmount Line.
Thomas Baker, 62, had been missing since last week. The Patriot Ledger reports a state trooper and a search dog found his body, and that there is no evidence of foul play.
Milton, Boston and State police continued searching along the Neponset River for Thomas Baker, 62, but began searching the woods of the nearby Blue Hills Reservation as well. Read more.
Around 10:40 p.m. at 19 Norton St. Knocked down not long after.
Although the new building will be on the Dedham side of the property, its only street access is through Meadow Road in Readville. The Conservation Commission is involved because the company wants to build a new driveway on the property, which sits next to wetlands along the Neponset River.
The Boston Fire Department reports a building in the Boston-Dedham Commerce Park on Sprague Street collapsed this morning, blowing out the building's walls, taking down power lines and forcing the evacuation of other buildings when workers and emergency crews began smelling natural gas.
One building in the complex, 63 Sprague St., was ordered evacuated when firefighters got a look at the snow on its roof.
The department reports no injuries.
Yeah, about that. Looks like a plow driver completely covered it up with snow boulders, so, as Molly Lanzarotta reports, Fairmount Line riders and people looking to get from one side of the train tracks and the Neponset to the other have to walk in the street again.
It's no better down the line at Readville station, where Boston Strolls reports sidewalks have gone unshoveled since that first January storm.
When you turn onto Norton Street from either River or Readville, just follow the blue glow in the sky to 26 Norton for the Canale family's annual Christmas celebration. You'll find an entire front yard full of glowing ornaments and lights, turning on and off to festive music. A life-size video Santa waves to you from inside the house.
Ken Canale Jr. and other family members will probably be outside to greet you, hand you a candy cane and urge you to check out the backyard as well:
The BRA board tomorrow takes a brief break from considering luxury residential complexes to hear plans for an industrial park between the Readville commuter-rail station and the Dedham line geared to small and start-up manufacturers.
Around 7 p.m., a couple of people fishing on Sprague Pond near the Dedham line discovered what turned out to be a convertible sitting in six feet of water about 30 feet offshore.
Boston firefighters dispatched to the scene found the car with two open doors and its top down, but no people or bodies in the car. The BFD dive team was summoned to search around the car; a tow truck was requested to pull the vehicle out.
UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Divers found no people or bodies in the area near the car.
The Herald reports a Neponset Valley Parkway lawyer has finally taken down his Marty Walsh for Mayor sign after at least one neighbor began complaining about all the Easter decorations festooning it - a few months after the sign was lit up with Christmas lights.
Another resident agreed the sign's time had past, but said it didn't seem much worse than all the Menino references he sees everywhere and which he says he can still see in his dreams.
Photo copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.