By - 10/19/14 - 12:55 pm

Transcript of a talk by Joe Bagley, Boston city archaeologist, on the Blue Hills' distant past as a large volcano, and why that became important to the Native Americans who, several hundred million years later, inhabited the area:

I have personally visited, excavated, and studied hundreds of Native archaeological sites throughout the east coast, and I have never experienced the types of intact Native

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By - 10/13/14 - 6:35 pm
Houghton's Pond in Milton in the fall

Brian MacLean photographed Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation the other day.

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 8/30/14 - 8:26 pm

A report that somebody jumped off the Neponset River Bridge around 8:15 p.m. brought Boston firefighters by land and sea until they got an update that the jumper was at the Granite Avenue drawbridge upstream a bit, where they met state troopers, who told them that it was a couple of kids jumping off the bridge - who came out soaking wet on the Dorchester... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 9:24 am

Deadline Hollywood reports on how local Teamsters protested a "Top Chef" filming in Milton earlier this year over the show's not hiring Teamsters as drivers.

By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, "We're

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By - 2/2/14 - 9:30 am
Cambridge canal

David Schachner photographed Broad Canal in Kendall Square, one of the last remnants of Cambridge's days as a seaport.

Brian MacLean watched the sun go down over Milton a couple days ago:

Milton sunset

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By - 1/18/14 - 4:40 pm
Car flips over in Milton

State Police report this car flipped over in the snow on Unquity Road this afternoon. Only minor injures, they report, adding the road had to be shut for a short time.

By - 10/29/13 - 7:32 am

Following yesterday's four-alarm brush fire in Stony Brook Reservation, a brush fire has broken out in the Blue Hills Reservation, near Chickatawbut and Wampatuck roads, WFXT reports. Motorists report seeing the smoke at the Braintree split.

By - 10/22/13 - 8:07 am

A.P. Blake alerts us that drivers on the Mattapan Line are being told to watch out for a deer reported on the trolley right of way, outbound, in Milton.

No doubt the cervid is hoofing it on the tracks because the ride now costs more than a buck.

By - 10/20/13 - 2:58 pm
Fall fishing in Milton

Brian MacLean watched a guy fishing in Houghton's Pond in Milton the other day.

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/28/13 - 12:22 am

Mattapan Square all lit up

One of the more dramatic approaches into Boston is up Blue Hill Avenue or Blue Hills Parkway in Milton at night. You're driving in a somnolent, darkened suburb when you approach the Neponset River, you look up and boom, there's... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 7:12 pm

HOV at a standstill

As Sara shows us in Milton, for some reason, the HOV lane on the Expressway became the state's longest parking lot this evening.

Katherine adds:

People out of their cars, talking, cars are parked.

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By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 12/17/12 - 12:25 pm

Milton, Boston and MBTA police are looking for a woman who held up the Citizens Bank branch at 40 Adams St. in Milton shortly after noon. The woman, described as black, tall and wearing a head scarf, showed a note to a teller. She was last spotted on foot heading across the bridge into Dorchester.

By - 11/15/12 - 8:43 am

The Charlotte Observer reports the family of Delvonte Tisdale, whose badly mangled body turned up in the middle of a quiet side street near the Blue Hills Reservation in November, 2010, is suing both US Airways and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport for not doing enough to keep him from sneaking into the wheel well of a Boston-bound airplane.

Tisdale's body - which at first sparked... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 9:42 am

Spring Seedling Sale May 19th and 20th 9am-3pm
Wake up the Farm Pancake Breakfast May 19th 9am-11am

Join us to celebrate the start of the 2012 season. Enjoy delicious pancakes with friends and stock up on seedlings for your home garden.

There will be a variety of vegetable, herb and flower plants available for purchase, all grown on the farm using organic practices. We... Read more

By - 2/1/12 - 3:53 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on an incident Monday night in which a man was assaulted by two men who also yelled "racial and homophobic slurs" at him near the Butler Street stop - and then tried to pull him off the trolley.

By - 1/2/12 - 10:29 am

The Herald reports a Boston teen is under arrest for a New Year's Eve brawl in Milton that ended with five stabbed after a party bus pulled up at one guy's house, passengers debarked and the guy refused to let them in.