Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. For three straight days, it rained. By the time the rain stopped, around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, 1886, nearly six inches had fallen, enough to melt another two inches of accumulated snow and ice. Read more.
State Police are looking for the occupant of a car that pumped repeated shot into another car around 6:15 p.m. on Truman Parkway, near Neponset Avenue, sending the driver to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Read more.
An annoyed citizen filed a 311 report about the people from New Hampshire who've set up shop at the four-way stop in the middle of Stony Brook Reservation to sell T-shirts:
Someone direct them back to Hampton Beach.
Sometime overnight or early this morning, a tree fell at West and Austin streets, causing problems for motorists and riders of the 50 bus. Photo by Sean Flynn.
Jake forwards Nikki Stewart's photo of Danny Road at Reynold Road in Readville following this morning's torrents. A backed up storm drain might have contributed to the new lake.
Developer Jordan Warshaw has filed new plans for his proposed Sprague Street complex that call for fewer units and bedrooms - and the elimination of a proposed steel-frame tower reading "READVILLE" that was intended to bring attention to a neighborhood whose residents had loudly said they didn't want any. Read more.
The Globe reports, adds trains through Hyde Park were delayed because of the investigation.
Richard Poillucci, 62, owner of Automotive Specialties, Inc. on Providence Street in Hyde Park - right behind the E-18 police station - admitted in federal court today that he cashed checks from customers at check-cashing places in two states in a bid to hide the income and avoid taxes on it. Read more.
Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale isn't endorsing any candidates in the 14th Suffolk state-rep race (Hyde Park, Roslindale and West Roxbury), because neither of the progressive candidates - Gretchen Van Ness and Segun Idowu - were able to get the required 60% of the vote at a recent endorsement meeting. Read more.
A clucked off resident cries fowl about a pair of roosters on Holly Road in Roslindale:
Neighbor has two roosters in their unenclosed yard. Animal control told me roosters are illegal in Boston. They are loud and obnoxious and have started to enter other yards.
On Neponset Valley Parkway between Albermarle and Buckingham streets around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, NBC Boston reports.
McSpelling @ American Legion Hwy McDonald's
Priscilla Guerrero seeks some Hyde help finding her new romper:
On 6/17 I put it out to dry on my porch. The weather app indicated 93F. The strong winds blew my romper away.
It is now missing somewhere in the mean streets of Hyde Park. Blk/Blue, sz small. Reward TBD.
A developer who set out to give a proposed Readville apartment complex an industrial look in homage to the neighborhood's industrial history and to set his apartments off from all the other apartment complexes approved in recent years is being told by city officials to ditch those plans. Read more.
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