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.
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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.
Tractor-trailer driver hits guardrail at Father Hart Bridge in Hyde Park, snares traffic across neighborhood
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.
Citizen complaint of the day: Do you know how annoying the Readville train yard is? No, but hum a few bars ...
A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the intractable noise from the train yard in Readville: Read more.
Jake reports spotting this parakeet perched on a fence at the Westinghouse complex this morning.
Man who was arrested while charging the mayor in Dorchester is blocked from trying to charge a city councilor in Hyde Park
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.
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.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal for a six-unit apartment building on Yuil Circle, a small circular street off Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville's Wolcott Square. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start construction of a proposed 247-unit apartment complex just south of the Readville train station and the Sprague Street Bridge, down the hill from Sprague Street. Read more.
Developer concludes there's just not enough demand for office space in a former Readville train yard; files plans to build self-storage space instead
The developer of a series of small industrial buildings atop what used to be a train yard off the Readville train station has filed plans to replace two proposed office buildings with a single self-storage building. Read more.
The owners of a "microgreens" farm on Norton Street in Readville yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal and the developer it gave permission to build three houses on a lot next door, saying shadows from the houses would reduce the amount of light hitting their greenhouse, where they do the bulk of their farming. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to rescue somebody who somehow wound up in the Mother Brook where River Street crosses, near the intersection with Readville Street and Neponset Valley Parkway, shortly after 8 p.m. The department reports firefighters handed the person over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 273-unit, two-builiding complex on what is now an unused, sunk-away industrial site on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge, next to the inbound platform at the Readville commuter-rail station. Read more.
Proposal to make a Hyde Park pond 'great' may not be so good, say developers with plans for three pondside condos
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.
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.
OK, so Olympic Pizza is the only place to eat in Readville for anybody, never mind Olympic athletes (unless you count the Dunkin' Donuts across the street), but now we know where Simone Biles would eat if she made a wrong turn getting off 128 and got horribly lost, thanks to the billboard on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the place (or maybe she really loves their curly fries).
A Jamaica Plain chef and his business partner hope to open a family-centered microbrewery in the Westinghouse Plaza complex this June. Read more.
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