Readville

By - 4/10/15 - 7:36 am

The Boston Conservation Commission meets next Wednesday to consider plans by M.S. Walker to build a $50-million factory and R&D center at the old Stop & Shop complex on the Readville/Dedham line.

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.

By - 3/4/15 - 9:57 am
Collapsed Readville building

Photo by BFD.

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.

By - 2/18/15 - 9:48 am
Plowed in sidewalk on the Fairmount bridge in Hyde Park

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.

By - 12/20/14 - 11:03 pm
Norton Street house in Readville lit up for Christmas

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:

By - 11/3/14 - 9:09 am

A faltering Franklin Line train finally started pushing up daisies just before Readville, where people who are very aware they just renewed their passes for November are currently waiting for another train to push them into South Station. People on that train aren't too happy, either.

By - 10/15/14 - 3:39 pm

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.

By - 6/15/14 - 8:09 pm

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.

By - 4/26/14 - 3:10 pm
Walsh sign in Readville

Photo by Chris Walsh. See it larger.

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.

By - 2/4/14 - 9:02 pm
Readville cone

Boston Strolls was stunned tonight by this sight on Vallaro Road.

The first space saver I've ever seen in Readville. AND it's preemptive.

By - 1/31/14 - 7:20 am
Sunrise over Readville

Boston Strolls captured the sunrise over Readville this morning.

By - 1/25/14 - 8:06 pm
Colchester fire

Colchester Street fire. Photo by Jesse S.

A fire that broke out shortly before 8 p.m. at at 40 Colchester St. was the apparent cause of death of an elderly woman found on the lawn outside by arriving firefighters.

Despite CPR by first responders, the woman was pronounced dead not long after her arrival at Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

By - 1/22/14 - 5:20 pm

The Globe reports on the theft of a Hyundai Tucson rented by Angela Menino. Until Jan. 6, Tom and Angela Menino had a 24-hour BPD detail posted outside their Readville home.

By - 12/28/13 - 11:37 am

The Globe reports that MBCR, which currently runs commuter rail for the MBTA, has promised to build a $65-million repair on part of the site of the old Stop & Shop warehouse complex on the Readville/Dedham line if its contract is renewed.

In 2007, a developer proposed 1,850 housing units on the site, in a proposal that would have required Boston annexing a landlocked piece of Dedham. Dedham didn't like the purchase price, though, so turned the idea down.

Given the land's location right atop marshes that feed into the Neponset River, there could be some interesting environmental filings if the project goes forward. It sits next to the tracks used by several commuter-rail lines and Amtrak.

By - 12/19/13 - 6:54 am

Mark Connelly at the Boston Radio Interest mailing list reports on a new station: WZBR, "Boston's Real Jazz," 1410 on your AM dial:

Music was about 80% instrumental 20% vocal. A number of jazz styles were played covering from '40s up to contemporary hip-hop / jazz fusion.

By - 11/21/13 - 6:38 am
Re Clipz

Re Clipz: Gone missing. Source.

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.

By - 11/14/13 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report they are investigating "what appeared to be burned human remains," found outside a commercial garage at 20 Readville St. around 9:20 a.m.

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 case, but it's too early to say if there's a link between the two discoveries, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

By - 11/14/13 - 7:53 am
Sunrise over Readville

Boston Strolls snapped the sunrise in Readville at 6:20 this morning.

By - 9/20/13 - 9:18 am

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.

By - 7/23/13 - 9:24 am

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 rains, the spraying will be done on Monday.

The trucks will spray sumithrin:

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