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By adamg - 6/9/21 - 12:48 pm
Bridge Street rendering

On Bridge Street, a hollowed out shell would sprout two new floors. Rendering by McKay Architects.

The Dedham Planning Board meets tonight to consider a developer's proposal for a six-story, 120-room hotel on Eastern Avenue, behind the Papa Gino's, Pep Boys and Petco on Providence Highway, and a separate developer's proposal to turn a long abandoned empty shell of a building on Bridge Street into a residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 12:46 am
Land where condos would go

Lakeside parcel where the condos would go, on Lakeside Avenue.

The state Department of Environmental Protection could decide later this summer whether to add Sprague Pond at the Readville/Dedham line off Sprague Street to its official list of "Commonwealth great ponds." Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 1:47 pm
Sprague Pond

Sprague Pond, with the Northeast Corridor tracks and the Great Blue Hill behind it.

The Hyde Park Historical Society has asked the state to formally designate Sprague Pond, just off Sprague Street and next to the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Dedham line, as an official "great pond." Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 9:35 am
Deer in Cutler Park

Mary Ellen spotted this deer in Cutler Park along the Charles at the Needham/Dedham line this morning.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 12:42 pm
Bald eagle in Cutler Park

I don't know, I love the river views, but seems kinda small.

Mary Ellen traversed the Charles this morning and spotted a couple of bald eagles in Cutler Park along the Needham/Dedham line, across from West Roxbury - possibly checking out good nesting spots.

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 7:54 pm
Juvenile bald eagle

Mary Ellen mixed it up this morning and headed over to Cutler Park, on the other side of the Charles from Millennium Park, where she spotted this juvenile bald eagle.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 4:19 pm
Atlas Kebab and Grill, coming soon

A Walpole man is getting ready to open Atlas Kebab and Grill at 37 Bridge St., in Dedham, where the Subway used to be, across the street from Moseley's on the Charles and just over the river from Spring Street in West Roxbury.

The Dedham select board approved Mohammed Ouknouz's request for a food-serving license on Jan. 21.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 5:01 pm

WHDH reports authorities think the man might have been living in the woods. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:10 pm

Organizers of the James Joyce Ramble, a Dedham 10K in which runners race people reading aloud from the works of Joyce while also raising funds for a local charity and promoting human rights, say they have called off this April's race - but are already making plans for next year's. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 11:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an outlet of the Jersey Mike's sub chain has opened in a (gasp!) closed Dunkin' Donuts in that sort of rotary where Washington Street and Providence Highway (no longer confused with Rte. 1!) meet in Dedham.

That only solidifies that stretch of Providence Highway-into-VFW Parkway as one of the fast-food chainiest stretches of road in the immediate Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 1:17 pm

Patricia Melnitsky, 67, died Nov. 5.

She had many passions and interests, including keeping tabs on the criminality of the current President and his administration; mercifully, she lived to see him voted out of office.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 12:49 pm

The Dedham Board of Health announced today the town has "a significant rise" in Covid-19 cases - 17 in the past week - and says most of the new cases are in young children and teens. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 11:00 am

Fallon Ambulance is setting up a Covid-19 testing site at the bucolic Endicott Estate, 656 East St., now that the town has made the state's list of "red" towns, likely due to some local teenagers who couldn't resist partying like it was the Before Times. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 12:49 pm

Dedham has put off a Sept. 21 start date to resume limited in-school education, and will now be getting a three-day visit from a mobile Covid-19 testing unit now that the state has added the town to its list of communities with elevated testing numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 10:42 am

Dedham Police report a man was robbed by two other men, one armed with a machete, outside the Hooters on Providence Highway around 11:55 p.m on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/20 - 11:41 am

La Taqueria of Roslindale plans to open an outlet in Dedham on Monday, next to the uBreakiFix on Washington Street at the rotary with Boston Providence Highway. That's just up the street from El Centro and a couple blocks away from Pancho's Taqueria on High Street.

This will be La Taqueria's second outlet.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 7:54 pm
Dedham couple supports BLM

Some 200 to 300 people came to Dedham Square late this afternoon for a vigil in memory of George Floyd and other black men and women who have died in recent years. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 7:02 pm
Easter Bunny in Dedham

Stacy exchanged pleasantries with the Easter Bunny at a proper distance in Dedham today.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 12:03 pm
Dedham lemonade stand of a sort

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this young entrepreneur on Walnut Street in Dedham today.

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