Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A view from the Blue Hills overlook during Wednesday’s winter weather
Milton residents woke up to a fresh cover of snow on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday afternoon, Milton Patch captured these photos from Chickatawbut Road. Do you have photos of snow in town? Post them to this gallery.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Two Milton roads will be closed Sunday into Monday due to repairs.
Chickatawbut Road and Wampatuck Road through the Blue Hills Reservation will be closed December 2 and 3 while the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) removes construction equipment used for repairs in the area. The roads will be closed to all traffic starting at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 until Monday, December 3, when they will be reopened in the afternoon. Signs will be placed in the area to remind drivers of the closures. Chickatawbut and Wampatuck were closed on November 18, 19, 26 and 27 for the repair work.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Life is Good Festival at Prowse Farm was a sold out weekend of music and good vibes.
Bert and John Jacobs who founded Life is Good in 1989 started out selling t-shirts from the back of a truck in downtown Boston. The company has expanded its products from t-shirts and caps to a full line of apparal for men, women and children as well as many accessory categories. From the back of a truck to 4,500 retail stores in all 50 states as well as 30 companies worldwide. Bert Jacobs, one half of the Life is Good founders said, "Our first festival was in a pumpkin patch. Then we did Fenway Park and now we've returned for our 2nd year at Prowse Farm in Canton." From 2 or 3 bands to 20, the Life is Good Festival has reached 1,000's of people across the country who come from near and far for the festival at the foot of the Blue Hills…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This week's Instagram gallery captures Seamus and Dexter climbing Great Blue Hill.
Instagram is a photo filter application available for iPhone and Android. In an ongoing series called #InstagramMilton we’ll capture life in Milton through the eyes of the popular photo-sharing tool. This week we feature a pair of puppies trekking up Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hill Reservation. Dexter, a three-month-old standard poodle, and Seamus, a five-month-old chocolate lab mix, made the hike in August. If you have Instagram photos you’d like to share with Milton Patch, add them to this gallery. Suggestions for future galleries can be added to the comment section for consideration If you’re using the program on Twitter, use the hashtag #InstagramMilton and we may pick your photos for a gallery. And as long as we are talking about …
Friday, August 17, 2012
State Police are investigating a body that was found off Wompatuck Road on Thursday.
A hiker located a man’s body in the Blue Hills Thursday, according to the report on Boston.com. A State Police spokesman told the Boston Globe, the man’s body was found 30 yards into the woods off Wompatuck Road in Milton. According to the report, David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk district attorney’s office, said foul play was not suspected.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Massachusetts State Police arrested Walter V. Pimentel on Saturday evening for allegedly committing an indecent act in a vehicle on the Blue Hills Reservation.
A Randolph man was arrested on Saturday, August 11, for allegedly committing a lewd act, while naked in a vehicle in the area of the Blue Hills Reservation known as “The Outlook.” Walter V. Pimentel, 55, was charged with Indecent exposure, Open and gross lewdness, subsequent offense, Lewd and lascivious conduct, OUI liquor 5th offense, Open container, alcohol, Operating with a suspended license for OUI and Operating with a revoked license as a Habitual Traffic Offender. Massachusetts State Trooper John McCarthy responded to the area on Chichatawbut Road after a caller reported a naked man masturbating in a white Nissan Pathfinder. The caller observed Pimentel while visiting “The Lookout” with his girlfriend and their two small children to …
This week’s gallery of Instagram photos were taken during the assent up Great Blue Hill.
Instagram is a photo filter application available for iPhone and Android. In an ongoing series called #InstagramMilton we’ll capture life in Milton through the eyes of the popular photo-sharing tool. In the opening week, we begin with the picturesque trails and views from Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hill Reservation. If you have Instagram photos you’d like to share with Milton Patch, add them to this gallery. Suggestions for future galleries can be added to the comment section for consideration If you’re using the program on Twitter, use the hashtag #InstagramMilton and we may pick your photos for a gallery. And as long as we are talking about social media, join us on Facebook.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Photos from a hike through the Blue Hills Reservation.
A stroll through the Blue Hills Reservation is always a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. These photos were taken Saturday, March 24 near the Houghton's Pond visitors' center and on the Blue Hills' trails.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Two were arrested over the weekend in connection to a string of car break-ins at the Blue Hill Reservation.
State police officers punctuated a month-long investigation into car break-ins around the Blue Hills Reservation over the weekend when troopers arrested two suspects. Officers have followed reports after the break-ins of stolen credit cards being used. They spoke with clerks, reviewed security tapes, retrieved receipts, and were able to gather enough information to produce wanted bulletins with the pictures of the suspects and their vehicle, according to a press release from state police. On Saturday, troopers set up a sting operation within the Blue Hills reservation. At 10:30 a.m., one of the troopers observed a vehicle that matched the one in the bulletin and was able to identify both occupants of the vehicle. They allowed the driver to…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Or, how caller ID can liven up a marriage.
- Julie Fay
Saturday, September 17, 2011
It was a typical Friday morning. The kids were in their school-morning flurry of activities: eating breakfast, getting dressed, finishing homework, practicing piano. I was simultaneously emptying the dishwasher and packing snacks when the phone rang. The caller ID said “Department of Corrections.” Who was calling me from jail at 7:30 in the morning? I picked up the phone, and Earl’s voice said, “Hi, it’s me. I’ve got a little problem.” Why was my husband calling me from jail at 7:30 in the morning? Last spring, he spent some time in the back of a police cruiser; today he took the dog out for a run and ended up in the slammer. “I lost my car keys,” he continued. “Oh, no,” I said through clenched teeth, hoping I sounded more sympathetic than…