Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this purple gallinule in Milton over the weekend. The bird normally doesn't get much farther north than the South Carolina coast - where it uses its giant feet to step "gingerly across water lilies and other floating vegetation" as it hunts for frogs and worms. She reports the people in the house where the bird came to roost are trying to take care of it until it, hopefully, starts heading south.
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.
Inside the Hyde Park warehouse. Photo from court document.
A Milton woman was arrested yesterday on a federal charge that she ran a large-scale retail pot company that offered same-day home delivery and employed 25 people at a Hyde Park warehouse before it was shut down in a raid on Aug. 2.
NBC Boston reports Capt. Timothy Connolly, formerly in charge of District C-11 in Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of domestic assault and battery for incidents at his Milton home. Connolly claims she kicked him in the groin.
State Police report a trooper who'd pulled over a driver for failing to signal a lane change on I-93 in Milton early this morning watched a guy try to get on I-93 the wrong way - and nabbed him for OUI. Read more.
Byron Nash took the photos of the former Hendries plant at Central Avenue in Milton, which was reduced to rubble to make way for condos. Nash got there on a trolley driven by Tim Murphy after the Mattapan line was started up again after a week-long cancellation due to the demolition.
The Globe reports that that white supremacist a clueless Republican congressman took to the State of the Union address was born in Dorchester and went to Milton Academy, where all his classmates hated him because he was an obnoxious troll even then - just like shadowy White House wraith Stephen Miller.