Milton

By - 5/21/17 - 6:40 pm
Bridge over the Neponset River

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.

By - 5/21/17 - 5:04 pm
Otter

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.

By - 3/16/17 - 2:52 pm

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.

By - 3/16/17 - 12:46 pm

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".

By - 3/16/17 - 9:07 am
Truck crash on I-93 in Milton

State Police report arresting a Lynn man on OUI charges after he flipped his tractor trailer on its side at the Squantum Street exit on I-93 southbound in Milton around 1:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 3/10/17 - 8:54 pm
Snow at Paul's Bridge on the Hyde Park/Milton line

Mark Smith watched the snow come down on Paul's Bridge and the Neponset River at the Hyde Park/Milton line this afternoon.

Ben Franklin outside Old City Hall was looking good in the snow as well: Read more.

By - 3/6/17 - 9:07 am

WBZ reports two men died overnight in a fire on Elias Lane. Two other residents were able to escape.

By - 2/3/17 - 11:51 pm

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.

By - 2/1/17 - 8:18 pm

US Rep. Stephen Lynch is hosting a forum Friday night on "Keeping America Safe While Preserving Our Constitutional Rights."

The session, which begins at 7 p.m. at Milton High School, 25 Gile Rd., will be: Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

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.

By - 12/2/16 - 10:22 am

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.

By - 11/25/16 - 8:48 am

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.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/6/16 - 12:59 pm

Jessie asks:

Any hiking trail recommendations in blue hills? seems like there's a lot of options!

By - 10/19/16 - 8:26 am

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.

By - 10/1/16 - 5:09 pm

Pats Pulpit recounts how a Pats fan who got and posted some video of Tom Brady throwing footballs at Milton Academy for a commercial reacted when ESPN asked if they could use a copy of the video: Read more.

By - 9/16/16 - 9:06 am

WBUR reports he'll get probation, no prison time for his role in threatening the show's production company and star for not going union when they came to Boston a couple years back.

By - 9/2/16 - 7:26 pm

Motorperson helps dog

This MBTA video from Milton shows a Mattapan Line driver tying up a leashed dog that had followed a passenger to the station so it wouldn't get hurt - and the owner showing up to find the dog just as the trolley pulls away. Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

By - 8/22/16 - 11:43 am
McKinnon

It was a flashing green light, State Police say, that made a female DCR worker at Houghton's Pond in Milton realize somebody was videoing her - by way of a small pen camera. Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 5:16 pm

We don't hear much about the Mattapan High-Speed Line - those 1940s-era trolleys just take a lickin' and keep on tickin', but this afternoon the T is warning of "moderate" delays due to a trolley that switched to the tracks across the river Styx.

By - 5/27/16 - 5:21 pm
Car on fire on I-93 in Milton

Adam Salsman photographed the car that burst into flames shortly befor 4 p.m. on I-93 south in Milton.