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By adamg - 4/9/22 - 8:40 pm
Double rainbow over Boston Harbor

Aegon Targaryen VI watched the post-storm rainbow over Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 10:00 am
Yellow warbler

Mary Ellen hied over to Franklin Park yesterday in time to spot this yellow-throated warbler, which are pretty uncommon north of Maryland (and should not be confused with the far more mundane yellow warbler).

By adamg - 11/6/21 - 10:23 am
Frost-covered green at Franklin Park golf course

For the second morning in a row, Bostonians have awoken to a bit of frost on various surfaces, such as greens at the Franklin Park golf course, as thebostonlol shows us.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 10:58 am

Boston Magazine provides an overview of the fighting over the 13 acres of the park used for Shattuck Hospital - and now the "temporary" Arborway bus yard next door, pitting mental-health and park/greenspace advocates against each other and gathering in residents who have been putting up with the eyesore bus yard long after the T said it would do something about it.

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By adamg - 7/11/21 - 2:49 pm
Franklin Park flood

Friday's downpours left Franklin Park near the zoo with a major pond, as thebostonlol shows us.

By adamg - 6/13/21 - 12:28 pm
Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park

Last week, Charlie Rosenberg trekked over to Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 5/29/21 - 3:38 pm
Tree wizard of Franklin Park

"Worry not for me for I am immortal." See it larger.

Earlier this month, as people were beginning to notice fires being set in Franklin Park, whether intentionally or through cigarette carelessness, a Jamaica Plain resident discovered that among the victims was the tree wizard that had long sat in the hollow of a tree in the park's Wilderness area off Forest Hills Street - not just set on fire, but hacked up as well.

Alex Cook, who knows something about outdoor art, went out a few days ago and rebuilt and repainted the tree wizard.

By adamg - 5/19/21 - 12:36 pm

Boston firefighters responded to Franklin Park for outside fires at five or six locations yesterday, including near the playground, golf course and White Stadium. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 9:51 am

CommonWealth Magazine talks to state Rep. Russell Holmes, whose district includes part of Franklin Park.

"We deserve quality of life like everyone else," he said. "What Brookline gets and what West Roxbury gets - we deserve the same."

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 11:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say put his hands around a woman's neck during a robbery attempt at the Franklin Park golf course this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/21 - 10:00 pm
Snowwoman in Franklin Park

Lauren did her first snowshoe traipsing today, in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:19 pm
Lot of turkeys in Franklin Park

Thebostonlol spotted a big rafter crossing the plains of Franklin Park today.

Dimas also spotted some free birds, in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 9:00 pm

WFXT reports police today found skeletal remains some 20 yards into the woods off Circuit Drive, near Shattuck Hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 9:32 am

Boston Police report that a couple of guys magnet fishing off a bridge behind Shattuck Hospital Saturday evening pulled up a gun from the murky waters. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 9:21 am
Walk-through, lantern-lit giant shark at Franklin Park

Greg Cook takes us on a tour of Boston Lights, a series of 50 lantern-lit fabric statues of animals at the Franklin Park Zoo that will be on display through Nov. 1.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:50 am

Jef Taylor has been leading a survey on wildlife in Franklin Park, shows us a fox that came to investigate a camera set up as part of the survey yesterday evening.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 10:07 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police today released photos of a man they want to talk to about how a woman's body ended up off Jewish War Veterans Drive in Franklin Park.

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