Jamaica Plain

By - 1/18/17 - 12:12 am

KStephen Snider took a photo of a hawk near the Stony Brook T stop yesterday morning. Nothing too unusual about that these days, but the hawk has black bands around its legs, attached to straps of the sort a hawk or falcon owner might have attached.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:43 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Centre Street near Lamartine, Abby Burns reports.

Earlier in the afternoon, somebody was robbed at gunpoint on Centre in front of the Stop & Shop.

By - 1/17/17 - 4:26 pm

Around 3:50 p.m., a bunch of teens held somebody up at gunpoint outside 315 Centre St., in front of the Stop & Shop.

Suspects are at least three teens, one white, short and overweight, the other two black. The teen with the gun was black, with braids and wearing a black jacket and a black hoodie.

By - 1/17/17 - 12:27 pm

Boston Police say a man was stabbed several times outside the Drinking Fountain on Nov. 12 by a group of four people who had been denied entrance into the Washington Street watering hole earlier in the evening and that his attackers fled towards Forest Hills in a white sedan. Read more.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:03 pm

Sure, Grass Fed in Forest Hills just shut down, but now word comes that Jackson Square at the other end of JP will be getting a burger joint. Jamaica Plain News reports a small chain called MOOYAH (which sounds like what they should've shouted every time you placed an order at BurgerFi in West Roxbury, only it wasn't, and now they're gone, too) plans an outlet at Columbus and Centre.

By - 1/13/17 - 8:51 am
Snowman in the trash in Jamaica Plain

Benzo Amore spotted this sad sight in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/13/17 - 8:40 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the latest on the proposed 18-unit project off Allandale Street on the JP/West Roxbury line.

By - 1/11/17 - 12:24 pm
Sacchetti

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man on charges he determined the best way to make his point in a political discussion early this morning on a train to Forest Hills was to pull his pants down and show just what a man he is.

Or as Transit Police put it: Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 9:23 pm

Grass Fed Forest Hills served its last burger today, about a year after it opened up in the old Tonic space across from the T stop. The original Grass Fed, up on Centre Street, remains open.

By - 1/5/17 - 1:52 pm
Suspect in Jamaica Plain bank robbery

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who held up the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 515 Centre St. shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Subject entered the bank and approached the teller station after waiting in line. Handed the teller a demand note for money and also made a verbal demand. Received money from the teller and fled the bank in the direction of Spring Park Ave.

By - 1/2/17 - 4:25 pm
Weird goose in Jamaica Plain

Scott Tetreault wonders what kind of goose he saw in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 12/31/16 - 7:13 pm

Around 7 p.m. at 32 Merriam St.

By - 12/31/16 - 5:20 pm
12 Creighton St. fire

12 Creighton St. fire. Photo by J.S. Hummel.

Boston firefighters responded around 5 p.m. for what became a three-alarm fire at 12 Creighton St. that destroyed the building's rear porches. Read more.

By - 12/30/16 - 9:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilicates on Amory Street is planning to open a second outlet in the Centre Street space where Pink Samurai briefly opened for a few days earlier this year.

By - 12/30/16 - 8:38 am

Deb Beatty Mel reports Orange Line trains are entering and leaving from both sides of the platform again, several months after one side was shut to allow for the work needed to build a new station entrance on the other side of New Washington Street.

By - 12/29/16 - 6:40 pm
Haffenreffer smokestack in Jamaica Plain

A closeup of the new top of the FENREFFER smokestack at the Brewery complex in Jamaica Plain now that artist Robert Maloney has had a replacement for the long lost HAF put back on top.

By - 12/29/16 - 2:12 pm
Hawk at Green Street station on the Orange Line

This hawk was perched near the elevator in the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain this morning.

Earlier:
Hawk hurt at Back Bay station.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 4:01 pm
Hof being lifted in in Jamaica Plain

A crane today lifted a metal frame with HAF on it to the top of what had been the FENREFFER smokestack at the Brewery complex for decades.

Local artist Robert Maloney had long been bothered by the missing three letters of the former brewery's owner, taken down - along with the portion of the smokestack they were on - 30 years ago as a safety measure. Read more.

By - 12/26/16 - 12:47 pm
No Trumps on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain

Space Man Spiff spotted this sign on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain.