Jamaica Plain

By - 8/27/16 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report a man was shot more than once on Centre Street, outside the 7-Eleven at Centre and South Huntington Avenue around 3:30 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Globe reports the man was a well known local figure in a wheelchair.

By - 8/26/16 - 5:31 pm

The T's just issued an alert that starting Sept. 3, Forest Hills will be down to just one track due to the Arborway project - which includes building a new station entrance and pedestrian tunnels to it under the new road. The T says two-track operation should resume in December.

By - 8/24/16 - 11:51 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Calm down with these lazing turtles at Jamaica Pond.

By - 8/24/16 - 8:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the death of Ivy of Ivy Insurance on South Street.

Shamus Moynihan shows us the chalk remembrance for Insurance Cat.

By - 8/24/16 - 10:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the MSPCA has re-opened its South Huntington Avenue dog park - but is now banning professional dog walkers following an incident in which one dog mauled another.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:34 am
Sonia Chang-Diaz

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz says she's so disgusted with both sides of the Question 2 issue she doesn't want her answer to be used by either of them to bolster their case.

"I have real beefs with the way the campaigns have been carried out," she said tt a candidate forum sponsored by the Ward 11 and 19 Democratic ward committees in Jamaica Plain last night. Read more.

By - 8/22/16 - 9:34 pm
Turtle with a bug on its nose at Jamaica Pond

A couple of turtles were lazing on a log at the northern end of Jamaica Pond, soaking up the sun, when a dragonfly landed on one of them. That put a quick end to snooze time - the turtle jumped into the water.

By - 8/22/16 - 11:00 am

MSPCA-Angell has temporarily closed its dog park on South Huntington Avenue: Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 11:38 am

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint from Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain:

Some a-hole w a scooter powered by a hairdryer or a million mosquitos is going down lamartine to new Minton up Amory and back again. It's a nuisance. And I've heard a couple people have to brake sharply for the jerk.

By - 8/17/16 - 12:14 pm

A blackout that left hundreds of Jamaica Plain residents and businesses without power from noon yesterday until 3:45 this morning was caused by another company "accidentally digging into our underground equipment," an Eversource spokesman says. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 4:48 pm

UPDATE: Make that 1 a.m.

Power went out around lunchtime and now Eversource is hoping to get power back on by 5:15 p.m. An Eversource outage map shows more than 1,100 customers in Boston without power.

By - 8/11/16 - 4:45 pm

The BRA board today approved a proposed 40-unit condo project at Washington Street and Montebello Road that will include seven condos sold at below-market costs - and commercial space that will also be offered at below market rates. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:36 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports a group of residents has begun working on the idea of a co-op bar in the retail space proposed for a a five-story residential building where James's Gate used to be.

By - 8/6/16 - 3:14 pm

A Jamaica Plain man is suing the state Department of Transportation over what he says is the way Massachusetts Turnpike rest areas are not fully usable by people with handicaps. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 1:21 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), says he understands the need to keep dogs from running loose in the tiny Beecher Street Park. But O'Malley says the dog owners of JP need a place where their pets can legally roam free and socialize.

In a letter today to Leo Roy, commissioner of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, O'Malley says the Southwest Corridor Park through Jamaica Plain has more than enough land to spare some for a dog park. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 11:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the city Parks Department says dogs running loose in the Beecher Street Park is just not a good idea.

By - 8/4/16 - 4:34 pm
GennaRose Nethercott with her typewriter on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, GennaRose Nethercott sat at one of the tables near JP Licks on Centre Street with her 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, offering to write poems on the subject of your choosing.

Eric Mauro took her photo and shows one of her poems: Read more.

By - 8/3/16 - 11:06 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. in the area of 189 Forest Hills St.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20s and about 5'10" in a black hoodie with a black gun.