A federal judge recently tossed Dedham's bid to block construction of a planned natural-gas pipeline, saying the town filed its suit in the wrong court. Read more.
City lawyers this week moved to delay construction of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets by arguing the gas company can't simply start digging a trench without city approval.
The filings, by the city's outside counsel in US District Court, come as West Roxbury and Dedham opponents of the proposed pipeline gear up for a two-community protest this Sunday that will end with people holding hands at the town line on Washington Street. Read more.
Gov. Mike Dukakis (a.k.a. Prof. MBTA) was going into the Dedham Costco this morning as I exited. I hailed him and of course had to be the jerk saying the obvious, that he arrived by car instead of public transit. He laughed and also said the obvious, that any combination of MBTA services would be arduous and time-consuming.
That gave him the segue into his communication with Costco management. He's been pitching a Boston store. He says he told them it would be well received and profitable. He pointed out that his daughter lives in San Francisco where she is only 10 minutes from an in-town Costco.
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Workers spent the day installing signs for the new Tesla showroom and service center on Providence Highway in Dedham - at what used to be a Lincoln-Mercury dealership.
The town of Dedham's federal lawsuit seeks to block construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline from Westwood to West Roxbury at least until after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) holds a hearing on requests by Dedham, Boston and others to force changes in the pipeline's route. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports Dedham selectmen today asked a judge in US District Court in Boston to block Spectra Energy from starting construction of its West Roxbury Lateral natural gas pipeline, which would run through Dedham on its way to a transfer station across from the West Roxbury quarry.
Groups of people opposed to the pipeline planned to run from Westwood to West Roxbury marched from West Roxbury and Dedham today and converged at Centre and Grove streets, where Spectra Energy plans to build a "metering and regulating" station to pump natural gas into National Grid's network, across from an active quarry. Read more.
There was still plenty of snow today at the Dedham snow dump, a.k.a. the Dedham Alps, on High Street.
Legislators from Boston and Dedham are proposing a VFW Master Plan Commission to look at ways to improve the VFW Parkway from Centre Street in West Roxbury to the Dedham line and Providence Highway in Dedham between the Boston line and the Washington Street rotary.
State Sen. Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury) and state Reps. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) want the commission to conduct:
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.
Oh, sure, the owner of this pickup, spotted by Chris Ferry at the Dedham Mall, has an excellent reason for taking up three spaces today. Like he had to rush in to pick up some burritos at Chipotle or burgers at Five Guys before they got cold. We've all been there, right?
Ed. note: As somebody who frequents that particular Five Guys, yes, I am aware there's never a parking issue in that parking lot, but still, really, that's how the kids park these days?
All that's missing at the soon to close Dedham Radio Shack - besides most of the inventory, that is - is a sign saying even the fixtures are for sale.
Dedham and Boston police are looking for a man who robbed the Dunkin' Donuts at 248 Bussey St. around 9:45 p.m. He's described as white, wearing a red mask and black clothing.
The Amateur Planner fulminates a bit on how the 34E bus between Forest Hills and Walpole has to go on a lengthy expedition through the driving morass that is the Dedham Mall; wonders why it doesn't just drop off/pick up passengers on Washington Street at the mall entrance:
The loop-the-loop to access the mall unnecessarily lengthens the route, costs the T money, costs passengers time, and subsidizes private development, all to service the front door of an auto-centered development.