By - 11/15/15 - 10:30 am
Abandone highway in Fowl Meadow in the Blue Hills Reservation

Tim the roving UHub photographer took a walk this morning on the only part of the Southwest Expressway that actually got built - a short stretch north of that weird, semi-cloverleaf where 95 joins 128 - from which it was supposed to head north through Hyde Park (with an interchange replacing Paul's Bridge), Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury before joining with the Inner Belt roughly where the Ruggles T stop is now.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 10/15/15 - 12:56 pm

WBUR reports the state will issue hunting permits for four specific days - on which other visitors will be urged to stay out of the affected parts of the reservation as hunters reduce a deer population the state says is just too large.

By - 9/30/15 - 11:07 am

The US Attorney's office reports five members of Teamsters Local 25 were arrested today on extortion charges for allegedly trying to get jobs out of the producers of Top Chef when it filmed in the Boston area last year. Read more.

By - 9/10/15 - 2:13 pm

The Patriot Ledger and WATD report DCR is looking at letting up to 240 hunters into the 6,000-acre reservation over a four-day period in early December to cull an expanding deer herd that officials say threaten both reservation habitat and public health. Read more.

By - 8/29/15 - 11:52 am

Daniel J. Flynn, III, 52, of Milton, who ran a real-estate firm at 161 Granite Ave. in Dorchester, was arrested on federal wire-fraud charges this week. Read more.

By - 8/6/15 - 9:15 am

Robert Jubinville of Milton, one of the state's eight elected governor's councilors, says it's time to stop throwing heroin addicts into prison. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 6/27/15 - 9:48 pm

Loud booming coming from south of Hyde Park was actually Milton's WeAreMilton shooting off fireworks to celebrate the Miltonness of Milton.

H/t Chris Franson.

By - 6/16/15 - 1:18 pm

Thomas Baker, 62, had been missing since last week. The Patriot Ledger reports a state trooper and a search dog found his body, and that there is no evidence of foul play.

By - 6/12/15 - 9:29 pm

Milton Police reported they and other agencies called off their second day of searching without finding any signs of Thomas Baker, 62, of Readville, who was last seen Thursday near the Milton Health Care rehab center on Brush Hill Road, just over the Neponset from Readville. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:02 pm
Thomas Baker

Milton, Boston and State police continued searching along the Neponset River for Thomas Baker, 62, but began searching the woods of the nearby Blue Hills Reservation as well. Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 9:48 pm
Sunset over Milton

MadTy watched the sun go down over Milton Landing this evening.

Vanessa Kuo watched the sunset from Boston Common: Read more.

By - 5/4/15 - 4:03 pm

State Police report:

Milton Fire on scene of large brush fire in Blue Hills. MSP has Unquity Rd and Chickatawbut Rd at Hillside St. closed to traffic.

By - 4/13/15 - 6:27 pm
Flavio Leo of Massport discusses jet noise

Massport's Flavio Leo discusses runways and planes.

A City Council hearing today on resident complaints about low-flying jets from Roxbury to Hyde Park and Milton was sort of moot, because the Massport officials who did attend stressed they have nothing to do with deciding which planes fly where or how.

At-large City Councilor Steve Murphy, who lives on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park had a simple answer: "From this point forward think of us as plaintiffs," he told the Massport officials.

By - 4/11/15 - 4:20 pm
Minivan and SUV smashed up on Rte. 128

A minivan and an SUV heading north on 128 south collided around 3:45 p.m., bringing three ambulances as well as police, firefighters and tow trucks and jamming traffic in both directions.

The two vehicles wound up on what passes for a median strip there. Above, people crowded the overpass to take photos.

By - 3/25/15 - 10:04 pm

WCVB reports on the incident today - one day after police discovered a house rigged to explode.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:41 pm
Free snow in Milton

Mark Baard spotted this sign in Milton today.