Shaka Dudu photographed this SUV on fire where Truman Parkway turns into Brush Hill Road in Milton shortly after 6 p.m.
A man packing a loaded firearm in the backpack he carried when caught inside Milton High School in 2015 had his gun charges dismissed today when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled a police officer did not have enough evidence to search him and his backpack without a warrant. Read more.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because of a trolley at Milton that just refuses to budge.
WHDH reports "the group was stranded for hours in the dark Thursday night with no flashlight or cell phone service."
On Friday at 5 p.m., DCR opened the newest section of the Neponset Greenway, a 1.3-mile stretch from near Central Avenue into Mattapan that includes the new Harvest River Bridge crossing the river between Mattapan and Milton.
If you pull into the parking lot for the Ryan Playground, on River Street, sort of opposite Gladeside Avenue in Mattapan, follow the new path into the woods, which will take you to the Greenway. Turn left and you'll soon come to the bridge, the river and the path towards Lower Mills. Read more.
There was no mistaking this as anything but an otter, because you'd think the Audobon Society folks at the Trailside Museum at the Great Blue Hill would know the difference between an otter and a muskrat, at least based on the sign on the enclosure for the critter.
MassDOT reports that due to damage to utility wires caused by the flipped over cheese truck, Exit 10 at Squantum Street will be shut for the evening rush hour. Officials are hoping to get it open in time for the morning rush. Also:
Effective at midnight tonight, there will be intermittent closures of I-93 north and southbound in Milton.
Dumps 38,000 pounds of cheese, takes out power lines. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/03/16/southeast-expressway-milton-inters...
Song about the incident to be titled "30,000 Pounds of Havarti".
WBZ reports two men died overnight in a fire on Elias Lane. Two other residents were able to escape.
Steve Lynch is no fan of the nascent Trump administration. At a forum at Milton Avenue tonight, the 8th District congressman had some choice words, as highlighted by Molly Lanzarotta:
I've never seen concern like this before.
We have to buy sneakers...there will be a lot more marches.
A fatal mistake is to underestimate how far Bannon and Trump are willing to go.
Trump is good for 2 groups: Goldman Sachs and Russia.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
State Police report that around 3:30 a.m., a car with three occupants crashed into a tree on the side of Brush Hill Road, which connects with Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.
The car caught fire. The driver, a 24-year-old woman from Dorchester, and the front-seat passenger, a 23-year-old man from Mattapan, were pronounced dead at the scene, State Police say. A 17-year-old from Dorchester in a rear seat was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries, State Police say, adding the crash remains under investigation.
UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday on I-93 south near the Dorchester/Milton line, WBZ reports, adding the trooper's injuries are not life threatening.
Reginald Pyram will be arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Any hiking trail recommendations in blue hills? seems like there's a lot of options!
Our own Jim Sullivan writes about a recent tour he and Mattapan Line driver Tim Murphy gave a Japanese reporter and some transit enthusiasts and wonders why the T doesn't promote the PCC ride as a tourist attraction:
The Mattapan-Ashmont line is a true tourist attraction. Drivers like Tim Murphy love to show it off. Why the T doesn’t better promote one of its true gems is the real puzzler.
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