Jamaica Plain

By - 4/27/16 - 12:40 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to approve a measure celebrating the Latino heritage of Centre Street from Hyde to Jackson squares in JP.

The designation of the stretch of Centre Street does not change the name of either square, but could make the area eligible for state funds, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), who sponsored the proposal, said.

By - 4/25/16 - 6:12 pm
Architect's rendering of 3193 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

Developers have filed plans with the BRA for a 49-unit, five-story condo building at 3193 Washington St. at Montebello Road - across the street from a proposed 73-unit residential building.

Developers Fred Starikov, Stephen Whalen and Josh Fetterman are proposing 24 parking spaces - and 58 bicycle spaces - for a $13-million building they say is an eight-minute walk to Green Street and Stony Brook on the Orange Line and an easy walk to pretty much everything else that makes JP JP. Read more.

By - 4/24/16 - 4:11 pm
Turtles and a duck at Jamaica Pond

Samuel Trafidio spotted a crowded tree limb in Jamaica Pond today.

By - 4/22/16 - 4:01 pm

East Boston Savings Bank, 515 Centre St., around 3:50 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5'6" and wearing a gray hoodie.

By - 4/22/16 - 9:14 am
Sign critical of late-night motorcyclists and bikers in Franklin Park

Brendan Halpin reports these signs are all over Franklin Park this morning.

By - 4/12/16 - 5:37 pm
Crowded Back Bay station on the Orange Line

Back Bay smushing. Photo by Neal Gaffey.

It's "severe" delays on the Florida Sunshine line thanks to a dead train at Jackson Square.

By - 4/12/16 - 6:28 am

The Jamaica Plain News reports on a developer's proposal for a five-story building at 3193 Washington St., across the street from where another developer won BRA approval for another six-story building.

By - 4/8/16 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say was the leader of a group of teens preying on taxi and Uber drivers in recent weeks. Read more.

By - 4/6/16 - 5:20 pm
Forest Hills crash

Alex Jones urged drivers to abandon all hope after two cars engaged in a sheet-metal tango shortly before 5 p.m. where Washington, New Washington and South streets come together.

By - 4/6/16 - 7:18 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the opening of CityPOP Egleston in a building slated to be torn down in a year or so.

By - 3/26/16 - 5:46 pm

A roving UHub correspondent reports that after a nice walk in Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain line today, he discovered he'd brought home what appear to be a couple of deer ticks.

So time to be careful again in your traipsing around area woods.

By - 3/26/16 - 12:36 pm
Proposed building at Washington and Green streets in Jamaica Plain

Proposed building as seen from outside Canto 6, across from the police station.

A developer is proposing to tear down some old buildings at Washington and Green streets, across from the E-13 police station and put up a 44-unit apartment building that would feature private terraces for some units and a rooftop deck. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 11:13 am
Dominican campaign posteres in Jackson Square

Jed Hresko noticed these campaign posters in Jackson Square yesterday for two congressional candidates in the May 15 elections in the Dominican Republic. Both businessmen are running for seats set aside for Dominicans abroad, under the banner of the Partido Reformista Social Cristiano. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 8:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will be installing speed bumps in the Stonybrook area to get drivers to slow the hell down - and while they're slowing down, they can look at some of the street art the streets will also be getting.

By - 3/22/16 - 11:39 pm

Around 11:35 p.m. outside 127 School St. One victim, a woman, was found in a car there.

A resident who lives near Jackson Square heard five shots.

By - 3/22/16 - 12:26 pm

Police aren't saying just what it was that ticked off members of the Bromley-Heath gang, but whatever their problem, the result was a brutal attack that sent a 20-year-old man inside the Green Briar Pub to nearby St. Elizabeth's Hospital on Jan. 24. Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 12:15 pm
Corvus oculum corvi non eruit

In the Athens of America, why wouldn't we express ourselves in the ancient tongues? This pair of small posters outside the Forest Hills T stop literally say "A crow doesn't pluck out another crow's eye," in Latin. It's how they gory Romans referred to the concept that we usually explain as "honor among thieves." But why did somebody feel the need to express this?

By - 3/18/16 - 1:41 pm

Jeremy wonders:

What's the MBTA refund process when you tap in, realize it's fubar and then walk home?

By - 3/17/16 - 6:24 am
Inside the James's Gate Bar in 2010

The James's Gate bar in better times. Photo by Melissa Jean.

Bldup reports the Ballas Group, which has built residential projects in Jamaica Plain, South Boston and Newton, paid $1.95 million for the land at South and McBride streets where James' Gate used to be.

The parcels involved last sold for $135,000 in 1997.