Boston Globe highlights intriguing destination for its readers who like to travel

The Globe travel section yesterday ran an introduction to an exotic locale where both the shopping and the dining offer a break from the humdrum - and where the locals are friendly and, in many cases, able to converse with you in English.

There’s nothing ordinary about Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as it’s called, a dynamic Boston neighborhood located southwest of downtown.

Unfortunately, the article doesn't state which airlines fly there or what shots are required.

Knife-wielding robbers make off with phone at Savin Hill T station

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 20:30

Around 8:30 p.m. at the rear entrance to the station. The two suspects are described as black, about 18, one wearing an Army jacket and sweatpants, the other wearing a red and black hoodie.

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Lights flicker, electronics go haywire when Dot Ave. manhole explodes

A manhole on Dorchester Avenue near Bay Street went FOOM into the night. Residents for blocks around had their lights flicker and their electronic devices show their resentment. One resident a couple blocks away reported hearing a loud thud; she thought at first her downstairs neighbor had slammed the door.

Meanwhile, lights went out from Uphams Corner down to the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Quincy Street.

Police in Roslindale, Hyde Park planning neighborhood meetings over recent violence

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), says he is working with the captains of BPD's districts E-5 and E-18 to set up meetings this week to discuss the murders in Georgetowne and in Roslindale.

McCarthy tweeted the news in a discussion about today's knifepoint robbery in Hyde Park.

Sneaker exchange turns into armed robbery in Hyde Park

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:10

Somebody who thought he was arranging a sneaker exchange instead found himself surrounded by five guys, at least three armed with knives, shortly after 3 p.m. at West Street and Myopia Road.

The suspects, described as white males, took his wallet and then ran into the nearby George Wright Golf Course. Four wore black hoodies, one a gray hoodie.

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