A long-awaited missing link to the 10.5-mile-long Neponset River Greenway trail was discussed during a May 26 online hearing hosted by the state’s Department of Transportation. The current preferred alternative for the connection between Morrissey Boulevard and Tenean Beach — which amounts to...
In other news Gov. Baker has put his support behind an important effort to get the Lower Neponset River listed as a superfund site by the EPA. The river and its banks between Mattapan and the ocean is heavily contaminated with PCBs. Large quantities of these pollutants have built up behind the two dams on this stretch making their removal impossible. They can't just be torn down or they would contaminate the marshes at the mouth of the estuary. Beyond the need to physically protect the public from pollution this is also about the overall health of the harbor as an ecosystem and in the big picture climate resiliency.
Also, has anyone heard anything about the walking trail behind the houses over the subway from Shawmut toward Fields Corner? I haven't seen anything since covid.