Jamaica Plain

By - 10/22/16 - 7:25 am
Proposed Residences at Forest Hills

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

Developers this week submitted their formal plans for turning a parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop into a 252-unit, three-building apartment complex with retail and restaurant space along the street. Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 5:44 pm

Because it seems Hatoff's on Washington Street in JP, with the famous slogan, ran out of gas this afternoon. Disappointed motorists can, of course, wash their sorrows away at the Drinking Fountain.

By - 10/12/16 - 1:49 pm

Around 1:40 p.m., by a man on a moped.

By - 10/10/16 - 11:50 am
Too many toys in Jamaica Plain playground

A concerned citizen files a complaint that well meaning JP parents have gotten out of hand with the tradition of leaving toys at the Brewer Street tot lot for other kids to play with:

Too many toys have been dumped at Brewers Playground. It was cute at first but now it's dangerous. Can't even walk without tripping over discarded and broken toys.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:39 am
Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to Boston Licensing Board

Haven owner Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to board.

UPDATE: The board approved the license request.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Boston's only Scottish restaurant add whisky to the Scottish beers it now offers.

Jason Waddleton, owner of the Haven, 2 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square, told the board today people constantly ask him why they can't get some whisky to go with their haggis, Scottish eggs, smoked salmon and other Scottish delicacies. Read more.

By - 10/4/16 - 12:17 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports American Legion Post 76 has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and restitution and require staff to attend classes on public-accommodation laws after they were charged with treating a black family throwing a sweet sixteen and their guests like crap.

The AG’s Office further alleges that when an African American photographer arrived, he was stopped by the same bartender, who suggested he might be carrying a gun and required him to open his bags so they could be inspected. Throughout the night, Post 76 staff were also overheard making derogatory comments about the African American guests. Post 76 then allegedly ended the party early.

By - 10/3/16 - 4:55 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death at 267 Centre St. last Tuesday was Nigel Louis Hailey, 42, of Columbus, OH. Read more.

By - 10/3/16 - 9:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports one of the co-owners of James's Gate is looking at moving into the equally deceased Coco's Lounge on Washington Street with a new place called the Gate.

By - 10/1/16 - 10:54 am
Fallen tree in Jamaica Plain

Darryll J. Fernald shows us the tree that has blocked Lamartine Street at Green this morning.

By - 9/30/16 - 11:03 am

Suffolk County prosecutors won't be able to use a gun and ammunition as evidence against a man facing gun charges after his arrest at the Heath Street rotary because the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled the car he was driving should never have been searched. Read more.

By - 9/29/16 - 9:56 pm

Boston Police report a woman was attacked at gunpoint around 1:40 a.m on Gay Head Street. Read more.

By - 9/29/16 - 2:27 pm

The Arnold Arboretum reports the guy who let his dog loose to attack two weed-eating goats the other day at least got a fine, but now is asking other people fed up with random wildlife being ripped up by dogs to help catch irresponsible pet owners: Read more.

By - 9/28/16 - 4:03 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the guy, who at least stuck around, had been spotted before letting his dogs do whatever the hell they want in the Arnold Arboretum. Read more.

By - 9/27/16 - 7:32 am

A man was fatally shot four times in the upper body shortly around 1 a.m. at 267 Centre St. in the Mildred Hailey Apartments, formerly Bromley-Heath, Kevin Wiles, Jr. and 617 Images report. Boston Police report the victim was in his early 40s.

By - 9/23/16 - 1:12 pm

Steph gives us our first look at South Street's newest insurance cat. You may recall the previous insurance cat, Ivy, died last month.

By - 9/22/16 - 11:22 pm

Around 10:00 p.m. The suspect is described as black, heavyset, 6' tall, about 30 with a long beard and wearing a blue ball cap and a gray shirt.

By - 9/22/16 - 12:58 pm
New trees along the Arborway in Jamaica Plain

Arborway project chronicler Clay Harper shows us the first new trees to be planted along the roadway - 16-to-18 foot elms. MassDOT plans call for 560 trees to be planted along the new surface roads - or about 400 more than were there when the Casey Overpass still hulked along.

By - 9/21/16 - 9:33 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pink Samurai dumpling place shut yesterday. People in desperate need of some dumpling action will have to head over to JP Seafood for some gyoza.