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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 - 1/11/22 - 9:59 am
Rendering of proposed 36-40 Sprague St.

Sprague Street to the left.

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.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 8:42 pm

The Department of Environmental Protection ruled today that Sprague Pond is no longer just OK - it's officially great. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 1:47 pm
Sprague Pond

Sprague Pond, with the Northeast Corridor tracks and the Great Blue Hill behind it.

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.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 12:46 pm
Sprague Street architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved 247 apartments in two buildings - with a common base - on Sprague Street just south of the Readville train station. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/18 - 10:34 pm

City Councilor Tim McCarthy, a Readville native, announced today he opposes a developer's plans for a 492-unit residential development along Sprague Street just south of the Readville train station. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/18 - 2:43 pm

The BPDA holds a public meeting Monday evening on Jordan Warshaw's latest plans for a residential complex south of the Readville train station - in which he now proposes 492 units, some condos. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/18 - 9:47 am
New Sprague Street proposal

New Sprague Street rendering. Shorter building in rear, closer to the Sprague Street bridge.

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.

By adamg - 6/11/18 - 1:54 pm

Imagine this stretch as "a real street in the future."

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.

By adamg - 6/27/17 - 9:38 am
Proposed Sprague Street project

Architect's rendering.

A resident advisory group appointed by the BPDA sits down with the developer who wants to turn a warehouse and industrial area south of the Sprague Street bridge into a 521-unit apartment complex aimed at the middle class. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/17 - 5:53 pm
Latin phrase on pole in Dedham

Festive Daisy Razor spotted two of these Latin signs on Sprague Street in Dedham today, wonders why somebody would bother posting signs advising that "crows don't pluck out each other's eyes." You might remember the same basic signs, which are equivalent to our saying about "honor among thieves," showed up in Forest Hills last year.

By adamg - 11/1/16 - 10:02 pm
Proposed Sprague Street building

Architect's rendering of two of the proposed buildings

Developer Jordan Warshaw today showed up plans for a 521-unit middle-income apartment complex in four buildings that would rise as high as eight stories in what is now an industrial/warehouse area off Sprague Street between Sprague Pond, the Northeast Corridor and the Readville train station. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/16 - 9:23 am

Amazon has agreed to send representatives to a Manor Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday to talk about the distribution center it now runs on Sprague Street on the Dedham/Readville line. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/16 - 9:58 pm
Jordan Warshaw shows his apartment proposal

Look, ma, no parking lots: Warshaw shows off proposal.

Developer Jordan Warshaw says he's bought one of the three parcels he needs for a 650-unit apartment complex off Sprague Street at the Dedham line, has a second parcel under option and is still negotiating with the owner of the third. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/16 - 1:29 pm
Mile marker in Hyde Park's Readville

Head south towards the Sprague Street bridge and, at West Milton Street, just before the bridge, there's this mile marker that seems to indicate it's less than 20 miles (or 38 km) to Providence. But that can't be right, can it? And how many old granite mile markers give the distance in kilometers first (or at all)?

By adamg - 3/4/15 - 9:57 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a building in the Boston-Dedham Commerce Park on Sprague Street collapsed this morning, blowing out the building's walls, taking down power lines and forcing the evacuation of other buildings when workers and emergency crews began smelling natural gas.

One building in the complex, 63 Sprague St., was ordered evacuated when firefighters got a look at the snow on its roof.

The department reports no injuries.

By adamg - 6/15/14 - 8:09 pm

Around 7 p.m., a couple of people fishing on Sprague Pond near the Dedham line discovered what turned out to be a convertible sitting in six feet of water about 30 feet offshore.

Boston firefighters dispatched to the scene found the car with two open doors and its top down, but no people or bodies in the car. The BFD dive team was summoned to search around the car; a tow truck was requested to pull the vehicle out.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Divers found no people or bodies in the area near the car.

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