WFXT reports the identity of the Haverhill man whose remains were found in charred pieces 25 miles apart.
The Newburyport Daily News reports the house where the murder and dismemberment may have happened had been rented by "an aspiring rapper with a lengthy criminal record" named Reggie Cummings.
Meanwhile, the Globe reports Bridgewater firefighters responding to a report of a fire last night found a flaming barrel with what also appeared to be human remains inside.
Investigators from both communities have made contact just in... Read more
Boston Strolls snapped the sunrise in Readville at 6:20 this morning.
Updated with police statement.
Somebody playing with some chemicals in a Readville apartment this morning caused an explosion that blew his hands off, gave him extensive second and third-degree burns and injured at least four other people.
The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will have trucks going around parts of Hyde Park between dusk and 11:30 p.m. spraying for mosquitoes, the Boston Public Health Commission says.
The specific areas: Streets surrounding Wolcott Square and Meadow Road in Readville, streets beetween Truman Parkway and the Milton line, and the area near the golf course: Gordon Avenue, Austin Street and DeForest Street. If it... Read more
On River Street outbound from Cleary Square, just before Turtle Pond Parkway, there's this Goose Crossing sign. This afternoon, what seemed like endless squadrons of geese took full advantage of the sign, crossing from the Neponset River to their ancestral grazing grounds on the large field... Read more
A firefighter charged with threatening to go on even worse of a rampage than that Los Angeles cop was angry when the fire department ordered him back to work from a leave granted after he tackled another firefighter trying to kill himself in the Engine 49 firehouse in Readville, a source says.
The incident, about a week ago, ended with Kenneth Veiga covered in blood... Read more
In response to a citizen complaint about sheer chaos on the road, the city reports it's looking at installing traffic signals at Milton Street and Hyde Park Avenue just north of Readville station - an intersection that has it all: Hills, curves and, of course, Massholes.
On Memorial Day weekend, the racing world's eyes turn to Indianapolis, of course. But once, the sleepy hamlet within a neighborhood of Readville was a prominent place on the racing circuit - thanks to the Readville Racetrack, where horses eventually gave way to cars - on land where the fabled 54th Massachusetts once trained.
UPDATE: Franklin High School officials say the actual pugilists on the train were Franklin High alumni, not students, the Milford Daily News reports.
The 7:20 Franklin train last night pulled into Forge Park 63 minutes late because MBTA Transit Police had to board it twice to quell rambunctious Franklin High students returning from a hockey match at the Garden (which the Franklin Panthers ... Read more
State Police report a crash at Hyde Park Avenue and Milton Street around 2:40 a.m. killed the driver of one car and sent four occupants of the other car to the hospital.
State Police said the dead driver was a 24-year-old Hyde Park man. No charges have yet been filed and the crash remains under investigation.... Read more
District E-18 reports that over the past couple of weeks, several homes owned by elderly people in Dedham and Readville along River Street have been broken in at night - while the residents were at home.
Boston Police say both they and Dedham Police have stepped up patrols on either side of the town line in the normally quiet area - where Mayor Menino... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Jerome Brody, 24, in connection with a September shooting that left a man near death on a normally quiet Readville street.
Brody was arrested with the help of U.S. marshals and will be returned to Boston to face charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and batter by means of a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm... Read more
Steve Poftak looks at the numbers from Tuesday's election, notices that John Connolly's tally in Hyde Park and the neighboring part of Roslindale dropped more than 1,000 votes from 2009:
What's the explanation here? Well, my best guess would be a certain 60-something Readville resident and civic leader might have been less than fully supportive.
Chris Lovett also looks at Hyde Park's numbers -... Read more