Jamaica Plain

By - 11/27/14 - 12:33 pm

The Herald reports ISD slapped the owner of 89 Forest Hills St. with the citations over Tuesday's porch collapse, which killed one of the two men working on it without proper permits. OSHA is also investigating.

By - 11/25/14 - 10:50 am
Jamaica Plain porch collapse

Collapsed third-floor porch. Photo by BFD.

Around 10:40 a.m. at 89 Forest Hills St. Two workers were building a third-floor rear porch when it collapsed onto the second-floor porch.

One worker died, the other was less seriously injured.

In addition to firefighters and paramedics, ISD and OSHA were also called in.

NOTE: Thanks to the city data portal, Brian Nailer was able to pull up the record on the... Read more

By - 11/24/14 - 6:27 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the MSPCA is drastically reducing the hours at its dog park at South Huntington and Perkins.

By - 11/23/14 - 9:57 am
Graffiti on the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Pond

A concerned citizen critiques the unknown artist's recent oeuvre:

You can't be a tortured artist if you don't have talent. This person is tagging the whole neighborhood and it's really becoming a problem. Mostly because it's not good art.

By - 11/22/14 - 12:15 pm

Pete Cannon asks:

Any recommendations for emergency heating system repair this weekend in JP?

By - 11/21/14 - 6:13 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on an organizing meeting on Nov. 24 at the First Baptist Church in JP to plan ways to fight efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.

Robin Jacks, one of the organizers, referred to the private organizers' plans to commandeer Franklin Park for equestrian events:

Frederick Law Olmsted did not create the crown jewel of the Emerald

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By - 11/20/14 - 7:04 pm

Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the link between the patient data Brigham and Women's hospital reported missing and the man tied to a tree during one of the Jamaica Pond muggings in September.

By - 11/15/14 - 12:36 pm
3521 Washington Street proposal in Jamaica Plain

The BRA board of directors gave its OK for an $80-million, 132-unit residential complex to replace warehouses at 3521-3529 Washington St.

A five-story building will house 88 apartments; a four-story building 44 condos. The project will also include 25,000 square feet of retail space and a self-storage facility, as well as 166 parking spaces - 116 of them in underground garages.

As part of the... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 3:18 pm

The Globe reports on a hearing this morning in West Roxbury District Court for Nikolas Papadopoulos, charged with causing a crash that sent six people to the hospital last year - permanently injuring two of them, one a Dorchester father of three, the other just 14 at the time.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports that because he withdrew his plea,... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 8:00 am

Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.

Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:

By - 11/10/14 - 6:37 pm

A teacher at the Mission Hill K-8 school was arraigned today on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a minor for a Sunday incident at Boston Medical Center, the Suffolk County DA's office says.

Boston Police responded to the scene at about 6:00 yesterday evening after being notified by BUMC Police about an alleged sexual assault at the hospital earlier that afternoon. After

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By - 11/9/14 - 11:27 pm

Around 11:20 p.m. at 279 Centre St.

The suspect is a black man, about 6' and slim, wearing a dark hoodie, seen jumping into the passenger seat of a newer white Altima, which sped down Lamartine toward Stony Brook.

Police found shell casings on Chestnut Avenue, across Centre from where the victim was shot.

By - 11/9/14 - 5:40 pm
Sunset over Jamaica Plain

Ryan watched the sun go down over Jamaica Plain this evening.

By - 11/7/14 - 1:05 pm

Around 12:30 p.m. at the Margarita Muñiz Academy on Child Street (the former Agassiz School).

The student was transported to a local hospital with a stab wound to the upper right torso. BPS says his injuries are not considered life threatening.

Police are looking for four or five male teens, all wearing hoodies, who fled toward Forest Hills. The possible stabber is 18 or... Read more

By - 11/6/14 - 3:39 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the "Good Community Business Agreement" Caffe Nero won't sign. Among its provisions: That the cafe financially help out local non-profit efforts, including Wake Up the Earth, keep the sidewalk in front neat and tidy and shovel it during snowstorms, not install security grates and print menus in both English and Spanish.... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 7:29 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that mid morning on Oct. 27, two alleged goons stuck a knife up to somebody coming out of Ruggierio's Market on Washington Street and demanded all his belongings - just as a cop was coming out of the E-13 station next door. They made like eggs and beat it.

By - 11/4/14 - 6:40 am

Jamaica Plain News has the details on the revamped Centre Street Cafe.

By - 11/1/14 - 7:49 pm

Jamaica Plain News was on hand today for the opening festivities for Tikki Masala, across the street from the T stop.

By - 10/29/14 - 4:45 pm

Caffe Nero could get a food-serving license for an outlet on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Thursday, although the mayor's office is seeking a delay in any licensing until after chain officials meet with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's public-service committee next week.

Some neighborhood groups have given their backing to the proposed cafe next to Blanchard's, but the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional... Read more

By - 10/29/14 - 7:47 am
Dead bus on South Huntington Avenue

The dead bus. Photo by Tyler.

Just ask anybody who tried getting to the medical area via South Huntington Avenue this morning, thanks to a 38 bus whose poor little heart just plum gave out just before Huntington around 7:20 or so, close enough to the trolley tracks to box in a trolley and so jam up the entire inbound side of the road back into JP.

Yes, a 38 -... Read more

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