Batter up! New ball fields at Houghton’s Pond get a first work out

Senator Brian A. Joyce threw out the first pitch at the first game played on the new Houghton’s Pond Ball Fields in Milton, which were restored with $1 million secured by Senator Joyce. The improved facilities will benefit Milton’s many youth sports leagues, including baseball, softball, lacrosse, and soccer programs. An additional $1.8 million secured by Senator Joyce will allow for future improvements, including increased parking and comfort stations.

Kneeling: Jared Carney and Matt Ryan; Standing First Row: Jullian Miller, Garrett Allen, Brendan Cox, Senator Brian A. Joyce, Peter Sakellaris, Chris Martin, Rich Laine, Ben Rounds; Standing Back Row: Coach Brad Hawn, Sam Pasquantonio, Coach Dave Perdios.

Town Meeting – Day 1: An Evening of History

by Frank Schroth

On May 7, 1662 Stephen Kingsley, Robert Vose, and John Gill wrote a Petition of Incorporation to the General Court for “that part of Dorchester which is situated on the south side of the Naponset River commonly called Unquatiquisset.” Having been granted liberty by the Towne of Dorchester, these men sought “a second graunt of liberty to become a Township of our selves.” 350 years later to the day, Town Meeting convened at the First Parish Church last night to conduct the town’s business.

Milton has a Mayor! Driscoll wins!

by Frank Schroth
A lot happened in a short amount of time at last night’s Town Meeting. Among other things, Milton “elected” a mayor. The election was bought, but that was the point! And hizonner is Phil Driscoll!

Annual Spring Open House at the Observatory

Join us for our Spring Open House to take a tour of our facility, enjoy the view from the summit of Great Blue Hill and participate in many fun activities. Activities include presentations on weather and climate, kite making and flying, tagged balloon releases, self guided tours with interpreters throughout the facility, and tables for the WINS program, MWO, NWS, and Friends of the Blue Hills.

Fuller Village Olympic Event Schedule

Below is the schedule of Olympic events. Whether you are participating, volunteering or cheering on your neighbors, the day, time and location are listed.  We look forward to your involvement to make the Fuller Village Olympics a success!!

Town Meeting

Town Meeting will continue at 7:30PM on 5/8 and 5/10. These sessions will be at the Winchester Auditorium at Milton High School.

The Milton police log: raccoon stuck on balcony; eggs on car

from – Your Town Milton

Here are some recent incidents reported to Milton police. A full list is available at police headquarters, 66 Highland St.

On April 27, a resident on Wendell Park reported an unoccupied vehicle parked in his driveway. Police reported that the car was connected to a bank robbery in Boston earlier that day. The Boston Police Department towed the car from the home. (Read the full story here.)