Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

By - 8/1/15 - 2:58 pm

Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the woman who was using a thick wad of bills to bring some joy to Centre Street.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:59 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.

Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 10:20 pm

Matt Karolian shows us the last seconds of his camera-equipped drone's life in the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 7/30/15 - 3:59 pm
Young bald eagle in Jamaica Plain?

There was this large bird sitting at the very top of one of the dead branches poking out from the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon. I thought it was a young bald eagle at first, but folks who actually know what they're talking about (both here and on Facebook) said no, that's an osprey.

Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 8:39 pm

Results from Monday testing of Jamaica Pond water show cyanobacteria levels more than three times higher than the maximum considered safe for people and their pets, the Boston Public Health Commission reports. Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports a car and a deer collided early this morning on the Jamaicaway at Lochstead Avenue. The deer did not survive.

In 2012, a deer died in a crash on Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By - 7/24/15 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers who arrived at a large fight on Centre Street near Chestnut in Jackson Square yesterday evening couldn't help but notice the two guys screaming at each other as they dispersed the crowd: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 9:33 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Roxbury Preparatory Charter School will move into the 86 Wachusett St. location being vacated by Match Community Day School, which is moving to new space on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line.

By - 7/23/15 - 7:37 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that water samples taken Monday from Jamaica Pond show blue-green algae counts are higher than the amount allowed for water activities by people and pets. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 7:19 pm
Proposed Allandale Street development

Architect's rendering.

A developer wants to turn a two-acre parcel on Allandale Street into 20-unit subdivision it says will add no demands to the regional electricity grid and will be able to withstand the stronger storms that could come with global climate change. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 3:43 pm
Last Casey Overpass pier east of Hyde Park Avenue

Clay Harper shows us the last standing support for the old Casey Overpass between Hyde Park Avenue and the rotary.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:13 am
Giant white fish of Jamaica Pond

As I walked around Jamaica Pond this morning, I spotted the Leviathan: The fabled giant white carp of Jamaica Pond. It moved at a stately pace along the bank (near that weird bench you can't actually sit on) before slowly turning and moving into deeper water.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:04 am
Warning sign about blue-green algae at Jamaica Pond

The city posted these signs all around Jamaica Pond yesterday after confirming a bloom of toxic blue-green algae - warning people to stay away from the water and keep their dogs far away as well.

The scum seemed particularly bad right around the boathouse and gazebo: Read more.

By - 7/20/15 - 9:36 pm
Manhole of doom in Jamaica Plain

Fire in the hole! The scene on Parkton. Photo by Alex Carlson.

Alex Carlson reports a fire in a manhole on Parkton Road shortly after 9 p.m. was followed rather quickly by people losing power between the MSPCA and the Jamaicaway.

By - 7/20/15 - 8:50 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission today banned boating and fishing at Jamaica Pond and warned residents to stay away from the water, because of a massive bloom of blue-green algae. The commission says: Read more.

By - 7/20/15 - 8:02 am

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting reports on stubbornly high mercury levels in fish across the ponds and lakes of New ENgland, including Jamaica Pond:

On Boston’s Jamaica Pond one recent sunny afternoon, Shu Bao Chen of Boston tied bait to a hook as one of his two young girls dangled a fishing pole over the still water. He said he was unaware of the state’s blanket advisory that no children under 12 and no women of childbearing years should eat any fish from freshwater bodies in Massachusetts.

By - 7/19/15 - 10:52 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. outside 154 Heath St. The bullet instead hit a window at a nearby building.

By - 7/16/15 - 4:15 pm
Do you worry a lot?

Maybe the reason this woman worries a lot is because she made the mistake of looking up and saw this ad staring back at her from the other side of the car: Read more.

By - 7/14/15 - 12:06 pm

A fed-up citizen reports he was so tired of waiting for the city to do something about an overactive sprinkler on Perkins Street that kept watering the sidewalk that he finally did something:

I ripped the sprinkler out of the ground yesterday, so I guess you can close both cases now. I was sick of having to choose between getting wet and walking on a busy street with my back to the speeding cars. You're welcome.

By - 7/13/15 - 10:07 pm
Search along the Southwest Corridor in Jamaica Plain

Around 8 p.m., BPD officers tried to stop a car in the area of McBride Street in Jamaica Plain as part of a drug investigation. Seems the driver didn't want to be stopped, so he took off, with officers in pursuit. Just as a supervisor was about to call off the search, officers managed to box the car in near English High School.

They collared one of the cars occupants, but another took off down through the Southwest Corridor Park. Read more.

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