Jamaica Plain

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

By - 10/27/14 - 10:24 pm

Clayton Harper reports MassDOT last week awarded a contract worth nearly $60 million to Barletta Heavy Division of Canton to tear down the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills and replace it with a series of surface roads.

Harper says state engineers want the work started ASAP, partly because a winter teardown will minimize the effects of all that dust and noise on nearby residents,... Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 8:24 pm

A concerned citizen complains:

This morning found lots of empty bottles and beer cans in the woods at the top of Hemlock Hill in the arboretum. More empty cases of beer stashed throughout the woods along the path. Bumped into two young men urinating in the woods at the same site. Don't know if they were involved in the mess.

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By - 10/23/14 - 3:41 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports City Councilor Matt O'Malley and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. convinced City Realty to reduce the rent increases in an Egleston Square building that would have forced six Latino-owned businesses out of the square.

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out.... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 3:46 pm
Path Bussey Brook Meadow in the Arnold Arboretum

The Harvard Gazette reports on a new smartphone app to guide people around Bussey Brook Meadow, a 24-acre parcel across from the main portions of the Arnold Arboretum, between South Street and the small side streets off Washington Street on the Roslindale/Jamaica Plain line.

The app, developed by Peter Del Tredici, retired senior scientist at the Arboretum, and artist Teri Rueb, guides users... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 9:52 am

State Police report a head-on crash shortly before 3 a.m. on the Jamaicaway at Perkins Street killed two, injured three, one critically, and left the road shut for three hours.

A 2007 BMW 530XI with three occupants struck a 2002 Toyota Camry with two occupants. Two of the passengers from the BMW, a 44 year old Everett woman and a 33 year old Revere

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By - 10/17/14 - 2:41 pm

Emmanuel Pena, 18, of Roxbury, had bail set at $5,000 at his arraignment yesterday on charges related to the loaded gun police say he tossed after he tried running away from officers patrolling the Centre Street area after a shooting Wednesday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

While being transported for booking, Pena allegedly made statements that he had knowledge of

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By - 10/16/14 - 5:05 pm

Boston Police report officers patrolling Centre Street a couple hours after yesterday's shooting noticed that six guys in Mozart Park began to flee when they approached - one clutching his waist as if he had something in his waistband:

At this time, the suspect removed a shiny silver item from his waistband and threw it over a fence into the backyard of a

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By - 10/15/14 - 6:06 pm

Shooting scene. Photo by Iza Rey.

Alert New England and Iza Rey report somebody was shot around 5:45 p.m. near the Pimentel Market, 340 Centre St..

By - 10/15/14 - 8:24 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident Saturday morning on Tower Street - involving a gun-wielding purse snatcher who escaped in a late-model BMW.

By - 10/10/14 - 4:54 pm
Feliz

Transit Police report arresting Enrique Feliz, 20, on a charge of assault and battery with intent to murder for an incident Wednesday afternoon at Forest Hills station that left a man in the lower busway with a puncture wound to the head.

The victim, 25, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Feliz was arrested today, police say.... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 7:30 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a dispute between neighbors on Greenley Place over a colony of feral cats that one couple feeds and provide shelter for but which another neighbor wishes would stop using his property as a litter box.

By - 10/8/14 - 10:44 pm

David Finnerty reports a man was stabbed in the lower busway at Forest Hills around 2 p.m. The suspect is a white Hispanic male, about 18, last seen walking up Washington Street.

By - 10/6/14 - 2:33 pm

Two 17-year-olds, one from Roslindale and one from Jamaica Plain, are expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and malicious destruction of property following a vandalism spree at the Irving that police say left ten classrooms heavily damaged, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 10:26 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 10:47 pm
Boston Police vehicle at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

Nancy Nee Hanifin noticed a larger BPD vehicle at Jamaica Pond tonight, following yesterday's mid-day mugging attempt and last week's two successful muggings on the path around the pond.

By - 10/4/14 - 12:38 pm

UPDATE: Jamaica Pond News reports the dog walkers' screams scared the three off.

Police are swarming the area around Jamaica Pond again, looking for three teenagers who put a kitchen knife up to somebody's throat around 12:15 pm. on a path near Perkins Street and the Jamaicaway.

Police are looking for three males, about 15, all in red hoodies, black and possibly Hispanic.... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 8:09 pm
Robert Merner

BPD Supt. Robert Merner makes a point as Supt. Bernard O'Rourke listens.

Boston Police officials told Jamaica Plain residents today that increased cruiser, foot and undercover patrols around Jamaica Plain will continue until they capture the two teenagers they say attacked six people walking on the footpath around the pond last Wednesday night.

At a meeting held outside the boathouse, one of the first questions residents asked was why they weren't notified sooner about the incidents... Read more

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