Forest Hills

By - 1/9/18 - 12:47 pm
Blocked Beacon Street bike lane

One of the new "protected" bike lanes on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle is currently protected from bicyclists, P. Cheung reports.

Sheri Ann Cheng, meanwhile, pleaded with the city to do better plowing on Hyde Park Avenue into and out of Forest Hills:

By - 1/3/18 - 11:07 pm

Colleen O'Connor watched the waterfall at the Forest Hills T stop round 10 p.m.

By - 12/30/17 - 9:54 am

The MBTA reports everything's back to normal on the Orange Line, where a train was taken out back and shot at Forest Hills, and on the Red Line, where a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:37 am

MassDOT reports it now expects the road sections of the Arborway/Forest Hills project to be finished by mid-January, rather than, oh, today.

At 10 a.m. today, workers were to adjust "traffic logistics" to shift eastbound drivers on the Arborway to the new, permanent alignment between South and Washington streets. Read more.

By - 12/26/17 - 10:49 am
New busway exit in use at Forest Hills

Deb Beatty Mel reports buses are now leaving the upper busway at Forest Hills through a pair of exits that separates them from oncoming traffic at the old exit at South Street.

State officials recently said they hope to have the bulk of the Forest Hills/Arborway road work done by the end of this week, although long suffering upper-busway riders will have to wait until next fall for a canopy to protect them from rain, snow and hail.

By - 12/25/17 - 9:48 pm

The sign went up last week: The large parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop closes for good on Jan. 24 as workers begin preparing the site for construction of a 250-unit apartment complex. Read more.

By - 12/6/17 - 9:44 pm
Forest Hills canopy

Long-term good news for long suffering bus riders: They're getting a canopy, eventually.

State officials said tonight that the delayed Casey Overpass replacement project is just three weeks away from being fully opened to motorists. Read more.

By - 11/28/17 - 12:45 pm

MassDOT reports crews will shut the intersection of South and New Washington streets in Forest Hills this weekend for work related to the Casey Overpass replacement project. Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 9:50 am
Old support beams for Orange Line tracks at Forest Hills

Liam photographs a couple of the beams that workers on the new residential complex on Hyde Park Avenue near the Forest Hills T stop have dug up.

Before 1987, when the new Orange Line alignment opened up ... Read more.

By - 11/5/17 - 5:23 pm
Harvest candidate

For the first time in some 20 years, the Harvest Co-op Markets, which has stores in Central Square and Forest Hills, is having a contested election for its board of directors - 12 candidates running for 5 open seats - which might have something to do with the co-op's currently precarious financial condition.

Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:45 am

Veeconley reports the T is once again using both tracks at Forest Hills, which should shave a minute or two off commutes to there. Of course, that does nothing to solve delays caused by the Orange Line just being the Orange Line, but it's a start.

By - 10/4/17 - 9:25 am
Weld Hill Street in Jamaica Plain this morning

The roads around the Forest Hills T station, already a rough ride in these days of Arborway work, became even more gridlocked this morning when at least some of the traffic lights failed. Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 4:05 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills.

By - 9/17/17 - 9:49 pm

An exhausted citizen files a complaint about a sleep-depriving smoke detector on Tower Road in Forest Hills.

Block cannot sleep. Over 37!hours with smoke detectors blasting!!!!Please shut off power to unattended residence, likely not occupied. (3 units and no one home in 36 hours?) please do something about it!!! Super noisy!!! Can hear oneself think!

By - 9/5/17 - 6:18 pm
Griffin

Transit Police report a West Roxbury man really didn't want to get off a bus at Forest Hills the other day and eventually expressed his displeasure by unzipping and urinating on the ground - in full view of "a father and his two young daughters."

Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 3:40 pm
New path in Forest Hills

Clay Harper reports the tar was still hot when this jogger decided to try out a new bike path put down today as part of the Arborway road project in Forest Hills.

By - 8/12/17 - 11:52 am
New sidewalk open on Washington Street in Forest HIlls

Longtime Arborway observer Clay Harper took a look at the new sidewalks around Forest Hills station today:

Sidewalk open from FH Gate of @ArnoldArboretum all the way to @harvestcoop. Bike paths, not quite.

By - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:11 am
Proposed Forest Hills project

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story apartment buildings.

Criterion Development agreed to set aside 20% of the units as affordable - the city requires only 13%. Read more.

By - 6/15/17 - 10:43 pm
Stolen Staples cart

Spotted today at the Forest Hills T stop. The Staples just down Washington in Roslindale, of course, closed a few days ago.