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By adamg - 4/16/24 - 1:25 pm
Phillips Brooks Memorial Reading Room in the 1930s.

Inside the old library in the 1930s, by W. Jordan, from the BPL's Boston Pictorial Archive.

A Readville church is asking a judge to let it ignore a restriction in the 1897 deed that limits the use of a side building to "a free and public reading room and library" so that it can put up a six-unit apartment building in its place. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/24 - 12:18 pm

A truck driver for Designers Choice, a wholesale florist in Hyde Park (granted, about as close as you can get to Dedham and still be in the city, but still), got on Storrow Drive inbound at rush hour this morning and promptly learned why truck drivers aren't supposed to do that, as James Januzzi shows us (Januzzi rated the crash as a 10/10).

By adamg - 3/15/24 - 11:27 pm

Boston Police responding to 911 calls about gunfire in the area of Iaconno Playground in Hyde Park around 8:40 p.m. found two houses with gunshot damage - one at Readville Street and Como Road, the other further up Como, past Reynold Road.

By adamg - 1/25/24 - 11:24 am

CommonWealth Beacon reports on yet another effort by Boston lawmakers to convince the T to change the Hyde Park, Readville and West Roxbury commuter-rail stations to the same zone as the Fairmount one - which could save riders hundreds of dollars a year. But T officials say they're more interested in an overall reduced-fare system it's looking to set-up for low-income riders across the entire commuter-rail network.

By adamg - 12/26/23 - 10:16 am
Fogg in Wolcott Square

Jan drove through some creepy pea soup in Readville's Wolcott Square last night.

Mike shows us the view out his Back Bay window this morning - and reports the barely visible crane in the center pane is just a block away: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 10:03 pm

Boston Real Estate Times reports the Boston Pickle Club has leased 20,000 square feet of space at 91 Sprague St. in Hyde Park for an indoor pickleball facility - which could open by Feb. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/23 - 3:33 pm
Fire anew at Readville scrapyard

Photo by David Shorr.

Firefighters had to return to the scene of yesterday's scrapyard fire on Wolcott Street in Readville this morning when it reignited this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/23 - 8:50 pm
Firefighters at two-alarm junkyard fire in Hyde Park

Photo by BFD. See it larger.

Boston firefighters responded to the James G. Grant Co. scrapyard at 28 Wolcott St., just down the street from the Readville Dunkin' Donuts, around 2 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/23 - 3:36 pm

An annoyed citizen in Hyde Park files a 311 complaint about the overnight noise from the MBTA's Readville commuter-rail yard: Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/23 - 1:57 pm
CSX locomotive pushes box cars behind Readville Dunkin' Donuts

Nothing like pulling into the Wolcott Square Dunkin' Donuts for a couple of breakfast sandwiches and seeing a freight train slowly rolling past on the Fairmount Line tracks above you. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/23 - 1:20 pm

WCVB reports that one Amtrak maintenance vehicle collided with another around 4:30 a.m. on Northeast Corridor tracks just north of Readville station, sending five workers to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 3/28/23 - 9:50 am
Wrecked car at Readville train station

Transit Police report that early Sunday, a man plowed into the cement-anchored sign at one of the Hyde Park Avenue parking lots at the Readville commuter-rail stop, called an Uber and then left the destroyed remains of his car behind.

Police say they tracked down the man and will charge him with leaving the scene of an accident.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 1:01 pm

Boston today announced the arrival of the first of 20 electricity-powered buses at the BPS bus yard in Readville, which will serve as a pilot with the goal of replacing all of the city's current 620 diesel and propane buses by 2030 - and which will start carrying students after February vacation. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 9:50 am

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man yesterday on charges he shot somebody on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge around 4:20 p.m. on Dec. 2. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/23 - 10:23 am

The Mariano family announced yesterday they have closed their BC Baking on Como Road in Readville, at least "for a little while:" Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 6:49 pm
Remains of crashed truck

Tony shows us the suddenly sagging trailer of an 18-wheeler whose driver found out what happens when you hit a guard rail at the intersection of Milton Street and Hyde Park Avenue by the Readville train station. Hyde Park rush-hour traffic, already a daily mess due to the closing of the River Street Bridge in Cleary Square, got even worse.

By adamg - 10/31/22 - 10:46 am

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the intractable noise from the train yard in Readville: Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 11:07 am
Parakeet on a fence in Readville

Jake reports spotting this parakeet perched on a fence at the Westinghouse complex this morning.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 1:10 pm
Shaun Nelson blocked by row of cops

Row of cops keeps Nelson from getting in Louijeune's face at Hyde Park playground.

With most people there to get some free potted plants or Munchkins and to chat with Mayor Wu, the usual gang of Covid screamers also descended on Iacono Playground in Readville this morning - this time with a large contingent of uniformed cops between them and the mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 1:13 pm
Proposed park lots

Proposed new park. Ovalish space is the pond; straight lines on right the Northeast Corridor train tracks.

Mayor Wu is proposing to use the city's eminent-domain powers to buy an acre of land along the shore of Sprague Pond, a little known pond on the Hyde Park/Dedham line off Sprague Street that the state last fall designated as a "great pond" open to the public. Read more.

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