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By adamg - 3/16/23 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's lifted most of the speed restrictions on the Mattapan Line, but adds it still has "block restrictions where necessary," so not quite 100% back to being the Mattapan High-ish Speed Line.

Fans of more leisurely trolley rides can still hop on the Green Line, which remains a "global" slow zone as inspectors continue to look for both new track problems and old ones that the T isn't sure if they were actually fixed.

By adamg - 11/3/22 - 12:56 pm

A man walking on the Mattapan Line tracks between Capen Street and Mattapan Square on Tuesday night died after he was hit by a trolley, Transit Police confirm. Foul play is not suspected, they add.

By adamg - 10/13/22 - 11:42 am

A man from Staten Island and six Boston-area men were arrested today on money-laundering and cocaine-distribution charges based in part on evidence obtained by a group of FBI agents and informants posing as their own Latin American cocaine-money laundering ring, according to documents unsealed in Boston federal court today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report the arrest of a Hyde Park man on rape and sexual assault charges dating to 2017, in part based on DNA evidence from rape-kit samples from his alleged victims. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 10:13 am

Four Curry College students suspended in 2019 for getting another student into a situation where they could video him and make him seem like a sexual predator yesterday sued the Milton school for suspending them without, they say, due process. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 9:51 pm

The Globe reports on the machinations involving a cop whose own department moved to fire him but whose possible indictment was seemingly scuttled after Rachael Rollins left as Suffolk County district attorney and Gov. Baker appointed Kevin Hayden as acting DA. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/22 - 10:22 am

Anti-vaxxer Catherine Vitale of Dorchester, who likes to follow Michelle Wu around Boston with a bullhorn set to siren, has her minions out this weekend trying to collect signatures so she can get on the November ballot as an independent in the 7th Congressional District. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:32 am

Most of the T excitement today is over the new service past Lechmere on the Green Line, but Mattapan High Speed Line fans are loving this morning's reintroduction of car 3265, the first ever modern PCC car, and the first to finally get back on the rails as part of an MBTA refurbishing program.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 9:23 am

The Currier Times reports former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is now working to help Curry College review its security plans as the college and Milton Police continue to hunt for whoever keeps scrawling hate messages on campus. The school held classes online yesterday after one of the messages claimed violence would happen; Milton Police have joined Curry cops on campus patrols.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 1:33 pm
Large Dunkin' iced coffee in the snow

Our own Cybah reports the area in front of Chelsea City Hall got one large Dunkin' iced-coffee cup's worth of snow this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 12:24 pm
Hunting in the Blue Hills

Yellow areas are where bow-and-arrow hunting will be allowed.

The Friends of the Blue Hills alerts us that DCR will be allowing limited bow-and-arrow hunting in roughly half of the Blue Hills Reservation starting Monday and running through Dec. 2. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:50 pm
A mushroom

There were a couple of interesting mushrooms yesterday on the path to the canoe launch on the Neponset River at Paul's Bridge on the Milton/Hyde Park line, one looking like it was trying to detect alien radio signals, the other like it had been designed as a piece of folk-art tableware. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 2:25 pm

The State House News Service reports the federal EPA yesterday formally proposed making the Neponset River, from Dana Avenue in Hyde Park to Dorchester Lower Mills a designated Superfund hazardous-waste and cleanup site due to the large volume of PCBs in river silt and the difficulties of trying to recoup costs from dozens of sites responsible for the contamination on one of the nation's oldest industrial waterways.

In its proposal to designate the river, the EPA says: Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 12:55 pm
Osemwegie about to wire money

Osemwegie at Roslindale TD Bank branch about to wire some money he didn't know came from the feds. From the affidavit.

Augustine Osemwegie, a Nigerian native living in Milton, set up an elaborate system involving used cars and multiple bank accounts to launder money for a network of Nigerians along the East Coast who, federal officials say, defrauded seniors looking for company on Facebook and using other people's personal information to suck money out of state pandemic unemployment accounts and federal payments meant for hard-hit businesses, the US Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 9:48 am

A MassHealth manager who compared people filing complaints about the maskless to Germans turning Jews in to the Nazis says MassHealth had no right to fire her for what she said in her off hours and is suing to get her job back, plus damages. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/21 - 5:05 pm
Woman holding a chicken

Laura Castañón reports:

If anyone in Milton is missing a chicken, I just dropped this feathery menace off at Angell.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 2:49 pm

Five members of a Dominican drug ring used a Hyde Park restaurant and a Dorchester bodega to conduct their fentanyl and cocaine business, the proceeds of which they funneled back to their Mexican suppliers and people in the Dominican Republic through a pair of Chinese money launderers, federal officials charged in a complaint made public today. Read more.

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