Mark Baard spotted this sign in Milton today.
Long before Nelli Ruotsalainen protested on I-93, Massachusetts government decided to eliminate the breakdown lane and use it for rush hour traffic. That is not on Nelli Ruotsalainen, that is on us.
The government's concern is that the Interstate 93 protest in Milton broke the way we provide public safety services. In fact, we know of not one death nor one injury caused. I'm... Read more
The Herald reports the 25-year-old woman working for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families is now an ex-part-time worker.
Letâ€™s get the clichĂ© right out the way: it was just another cold winter January weekday morning in the town where I live, just seven miles from the center of Boston, Massachusetts. Wake up in the dark, get the kids going, make the coffee and breakfast, turn on the radio, start the cars up and tell the kids itâ€™s time for school.... Read more
This sounds like a fire chief who wanted to help push another "ambulance trapped by protests" story.
Where was any of that information from the chief? Instead we're told BMC was closed to him due to traffic, South Shore was closed to him due to the traffic he transited to get to where he ended up... Read more
State Police report a total of 27 arrests at this morning's protests on I-93 south at Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford and I-93 north in East Milton Square.
Meanwhile, Easton firefighters report an ambulance carrying a trauma patient to a Boston hospital had to be diverted to another facility because of the blockage in Milton.
While the Medford protesters stood across the highway,... Read more
After weeks of trying to evade police lines at highway ramps downtown and in the Back Bay in nighttime attempts to shut down a road, Black Lives Matter protesters managed to shut down I-93 this morning in East Milton Square and at Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford.
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... Read more
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.
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 Billâ€™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
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
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 Lakshmiâ€™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... Read more
Brian MacLean watched the sun go down over Milton a couple days ago:
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.
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.
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