Forest Hills

By - 3/30/08 - 1:58 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guest at the former Charles Street Jail (now known as the Liberty Hotel) who was allegedly spoiling for a fight in the lobby last night. When they arrived and he offered to duke it out with them, they escorted him to another building with bars on the windows.

His arrest comes a month after he was arrested for raising a similar ruckus at Olives in Charlestown.

Also click on the link to read about the perils of inevitability: Boston officers already at the Forest Hills T stop on another matter got on a train just in time to see a guy unzip his pants:

Officers shortly thereafter observed the suspect removed his private parts from his pants, and ordered him to zip up his pants, and get off the train. The suspect stated to officers "It's too late!" At this time officers observed the suspect start to urinate all over the floor of the train causing people to scatter and scurry away from the suspect.

Finally, in the mayhem department, police report that when security guards at the Back Bay Lord and Taylor tried to stop an alleged shoplifter, he warned he was armed and willing to shoot. They backed off; police report arresting the guy at Clarendon and Stanhope.

By - 3/4/08 - 6:28 pm

Orange Line to Forest Hills this evening: Three teens, two girls and one guy, are trying to figure out where they know each other from. They figure it out and they start to chat, when one of the young ladies asks the guy where he lives:

Seaver Street! Wooo, Seavey! You must hate me 'cuz I live on Seaver, but I don't rep Seaver.

No, she didn't hate him; by the time we got to Forest Hills, they were trying out secret gang handshakes with each other.

By - 2/29/08 - 9:40 am

Sam Baltrusis says this photo he took at the Orange Line stop is freaking him out because he sees a ghost in it.

By - 1/25/08 - 1:47 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports:

Shots exchanged across New Washington Street between one person at Forest Hills Station and three people in the Southwest Corridor Park at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Jan. 17 resulted in no injuries or fatalities, according to MBTA officials. ...

Shooting in September.

By - 1/6/08 - 9:16 pm

Eeka figured she'll use the MBTA trip planner to find the best way to get from Forest Hills station to Beech Street in Roslindale. She discovered a slight problem - the planner thought she wants to get to Beech Street from Forest Hills in Queens. And apparently that line isn't finished yet (what would they call it? The Orange G? The 34 F?).

By - 1/2/08 - 10:25 pm

St. Andrew in Forest Hills sold to the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By - 12/11/07 - 8:36 am

Jef Taylor takes a walk through Forest Hills Cemetery.

By - 9/28/07 - 3:09 pm

A kid too young to have his name released is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail for allegedly opening fire on crowded Hyde Park Avenue yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

By - 9/27/07 - 8:44 pm

The online staff seems to have left for the day (save for the Extra Bases guy). As I type, it's 8:35 p.m. and there's nothing on about a 3 p.m. shooting across from the Forest Hills T stop that lots of people saw, heard or watched the aftermath of (many because Washington Street/Hyde Park Avenue traffic was all messed up).

By - 9/27/07 - 4:04 pm

A shooting across from the Forest Hills T station around 3 p.m. today left one man injured and people pouring out of the station and nearby shops wondering what had happened. Channel 4 reports the man was shot several times and is in serious condition. Channel 5 reports the man's brother, also in the pick-up, was uninjured.

Above: A detective walks by the pickup truck whose driver was apparently shot and the light pole on Hyde Park Avenue he took down after he put the truck in reverse in an attempt to escape the shooters (who apparently abandoned their car and ran off).

Below: Passersby try to help a grief-stricken woman:

The crowds watch, warily (traffic, as you might expect, was a mess around the station):

Update: 15-year-old held on $750,000 bail for yesterday's Forest Hills shooting.

By - 9/8/07 - 4:58 pm

Mike Ball vists Forest Hills Cemetery after the burials of the two firefighters killed by the Tai Ho fire and describes the arrangements of flowers - and his surprise at learning that one of the firefighters' bodies was cremated.

By - 8/28/07 - 1:25 pm

WBZ-TV reports two robbers armed with a semi-automatic weapon got away with $150,000 from Forest Hills Check Cashing on Washington Street after locking employees in a back room around 9 a.m.

By - 4/7/07 - 2:51 pm

Joseph Porcelli has the details on a time to get to know your neighbors, Monday, April 9 at the Dogwood Cafe.

By - 4/1/07 - 3:05 pm

The West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Blog is written by the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Association (which, for those of you still not used to Boston, is actually in Jamaica Plain). Currently features a survey about redevelopment across from the Forest Hills T stop (including a question on what should be allowed if the owner of the private parking lot sells it to a developer).

By - 11/25/06 - 8:53 pm

Mass. Marrier is our host (and, yes, it's true - e.e. cummings really is buried under a tombstone reading EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS):

... Instead of fame by distant contact, consider the fall and winter in one of Boston's most splendid parks. A few photos taken today show a bit of what you can see in staturary, wildlife, art, and iconography. ...

By - 11/19/06 - 12:17 am


On Hyde Park Avenue in Forest Hills.

By - 11/13/06 - 10:23 am

Hatoff sign

Best review of a gas station EVAR! This review by Brittany was spotted on Yelp and is about Hatoff's in JP:

Holy s**t. This is the most awesomely f**ked up gas station ever.

They only take cash, and you have to push it under a bulletproof-glass window counter. There are about a million pumps, and I haven't seen cheaper gas in greater Boston anywhere. There are weird slogans painted on the carport area like "GAS IS GAS." They also might be a check-cashing place and/or a place where you can play Keno and/or other lottery games, but I can't decide how updated those signs are. Hatoff's has a constant influx of people listening to loud Caribbean music, and everyone seems like they're totally cool with being at the gas station. I f-ing was! I have never been happier supporting the oil industry in my horrid car than I was at Hatoff's. Hat's off to YOU, Stan Hatoff!

By - 5/22/06 - 8:54 pm

Memorial Day sale

Wellsmere Monumental Works on Washington Street is having an appropriate sale this week. So's Davis Monuments next door.

Meanwhile, Rhea, who lives in the neighborhood, checks into cremation costs at Forest Hills and finds they're pretty thrifty.

By - 5/5/06 - 7:05 pm

Yeah, today was a beautiful day, but was there any excuse for this? Kat somehow manages to capture the shot across from the Forest Hills T stop:

... Is it that hard to pull up your pants?

By - 4/12/06 - 9:57 am

Mass Marrier describes the general suckitude that is the new CharlieTicket system (slower than tokens!); in particular, the interlude between tokens and CharlieTickets at Forest Hills this morning, when only a large box sat where two turnstiles used to be: