Jamaica Plain

By - 9/15/14 - 5:46 pm

Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 2:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend Young Kong's food-serving license for two days as punishment for an incident on Aug. 3 in which a police lieutenant found it open 80 minutes after its licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Linda Pan, owner of the 300 Centre St. eatery, said her parents mistakenly kept serving food after she had to go home to care... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 7:56 am

The Haven, Boston's only Scottish bar, will have its TV tuned to the BBC on Sept. 18 so patrons can follow the latest results in the Scottish voting, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:34 pm
People looking towards the Jamaicaway crash

Sean Olson reports a car rolled over on the Jamaicaway near Bynner Street, ejecting one person, around 7:50 p.m. About 40 minutes later, with the area still crowded with emergency workers, a bicyclist crashed into a tree there, as well, he reports.

The Jamaicaway is shut in both directions.

By - 9/9/14 - 7:45 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 1:02 pm

Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer lambasted the owner of Young Kong, 300 Centre St., today for being found open at 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 3 - an hour and 20 minutes past the place's licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Owner Linda Pan said she had to leave early that night because her son fell ill at home. With only one car in the... Read more

By - 9/6/14 - 8:05 pm
Fire response to missing swimmer in Jamaica Pond

Fire crews looking for swimmer near the boathouse. Photo by Kevin Murray.

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Boston Fire Department reports not finding anything, all units leaving.

UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: Dive team being called in to search the pond.

Witnesses told police and fire responders the woman got in the water around 7:15 p.m., then swam toward the center of the pond. Only problem is while one witness said she walked into the water near the boathouse on... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 6:13 am

Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report a man was shot around 2:45 a.m. at Washington and Beethoven streets. The homicide unit was summoned just in case due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 8/31/14 - 2:40 pm

I thought that Bukhara in JP had closed, but today I got a Groupon offer for them. Was I misinformed about them closing?

By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 8/28/14 - 4:50 pm

Timothy Hearns and Ramon Silvelo-Miles, both 24, today pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down Jaewon Martin, 14, on a Bromley-Heath basketball court in a gang feud the young teen had nothing to do with, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Both confessed killers were members of the H-Block gang, which had long feuded with the Heath Street gang. Hearns, who... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 4:32 pm

The MSPCA's Boston Adoption Center reports it needs newspapers:

All of our small animals have their enclosures lined with a layer of absorbent newspaper under their bedding, and we clean and replace this daily. As you can imagine, we go through a whole bunch of newspaper, and right now we're nearly out!

You can drop off newspapers at the adoption center at 350... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 10:16 pm
South Street fire in Jamaica Plain

South Street scene. Photo by Nick Ellis.

Nick Ellis reports Boston firefighters made quick work of a small fire at 206 South St. around 9:20 p.m. Matt Carter reports the fire was in a third-floor wal.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 6:31 pm
Snapping turtle in Forest Hills Cemetery

Mike Ball reports on the different animals he saw on a walk around Forest Hills Cemetery the other day, including this snapping turtle in Lake Hibiscus:

It was pretty creepy. It came from maybe 30 feet off-shore and surfaced just below me by the tiny rocky beach. As I moved about 100 feet along the shore, it tracked me. I began to feel like

... Read more
By - 8/19/14 - 5:00 pm

State Police report the man who died when his 2013 Dodge Ram truck swerved off Morton Street near the rotary and overturned last night was Lawrence Mulhern, 53.

Mulhern was pronounced dead at the scene.

Last night, Boston Police identified the pickup as the one that hit a van shortly before the fatal crash at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue.... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:16 pm

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.

Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.... Read more

By - 8/17/14 - 7:37 pm
Musicians outside Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain

Neal Simpson captured a band playing in Hyde Square this afternoon:

This is so wonderfully JP.

By - 8/12/14 - 2:55 pm

Around 2:45 p.m. on Centre Street, across from the liquor store.

Police are looking for four suspects, one a woman in a long dress with orange stripes who did the stabbing and three men, one wearing a GPS ankle bracelet and a blue-and-white striped shirt.

Because of the proximity to the Orange Line station - initial reports suggested the stabbing happened near the fare gates... Read more

By - 8/10/14 - 8:52 am

A car flipped over on Hyde Park Ave. at Northbourne Road around 12:15 a.m. (photos).

Boston EMS Incidents reports one person was extricated from the car, conscious, and was taken to the hospital.... Read more

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