Jamaica Pond

By - 9/12/16 - 2:22 pm
Emergency crews at Jamaica Pond

Emergency crews at the Jamaica Pond boathouse. Photo by Hilary Sargent.

Firefighters and EMTs are at Jamaica Pond to investigate a possible drowning.

By - 9/11/16 - 7:30 pm
Turtle in Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond habitues know about the two old tree branches up near Pinebank where the turtles hang out. Today, one of the turtles seemed to just want to be left alone to soak up some more sun.

By - 8/24/16 - 11:51 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Calm down with these lazing turtles at Jamaica Pond.

By - 8/22/16 - 9:34 pm
Turtle with a bug on its nose at Jamaica Pond

A couple of turtles were lazing on a log at the northern end of Jamaica Pond, soaking up the sun, when a dragonfly landed on one of them. That put a quick end to snooze time - the turtle jumped into the water.

By - 6/4/16 - 7:04 pm
Mother duck and ducklings in Jamaica Pond

If you have a camera, you can't go walk around Jamaica Pond without taking a picture of a mother duck and her fluffy little ducklings. It's the law.

By - 5/5/16 - 7:31 am

Jamaica Plain News recaps yesterday's annual trout release at Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/24/16 - 4:11 pm
Turtles and a duck at Jamaica Pond

Samuel Trafidio spotted a crowded tree limb in Jamaica Pond today.

By - 12/22/15 - 9:57 am
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this bald eagle at Jamaica Pond this week.

By - 11/9/15 - 8:17 am
Old culvert under Perkins Street into Jamaica Pond

With water levels in Jamaica Pond fairly low, and no recent rain, you can take a look into the culvert that runs from under Perkins Street into the north end of the pond. And what you see is how they built things to last back in the 19th century, when somebody built the culvert for the brook that runs from the smallish Sargent's Pond on the other side of Perkins into Jamaica Pond.

By - 11/8/15 - 6:54 pm

Hillary took in a late-afternoon concert on the shores of Jamaica Pond today.

Crit, meanwhile, watched a guy play electric guitar - while riding a skateboard down Brighton Avenue in Allston: Read more.

By - 11/8/15 - 12:10 pm
Squirrel with some kind of food near Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

A squirrel that had found what looked like a large wad of dough near Jamaica Pond yesterday scampered up a tree and thought he'd get to eat his prize in peace, only to have a nosy photographer with a zoom lens stand there taking pictures of him.

By - 10/5/15 - 9:01 pm
Sunset over Centre Street in West Roxbury

People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.

And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.

By - 9/11/15 - 10:46 am

Firefighters and police are at the north end of Jamaica Pond, where a passerby noticed a body in the water near Perkins and Chestnut streets, around 10:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly retrieved the body; now police are investigating who the man was and how he wound up there. NECN reports police do not suspect foul play.

By - 8/12/15 - 4:25 pm

Levels of a toxic microorganism in Jamaica Pond have receded below dangerous levels, and the city today lifted its ban on any activities that might bring you or your pet into contact with pond water or pond scum. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 3:59 pm
Young bald eagle in Jamaica Plain?

There was this large bird sitting at the very top of one of the dead branches poking out from the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon. I thought it was a young bald eagle at first, but folks who actually know what they're talking about (both here and on Facebook) said no, that's an osprey.

Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 8:39 pm

Results from Monday testing of Jamaica Pond water show cyanobacteria levels more than three times higher than the maximum considered safe for people and their pets, the Boston Public Health Commission reports. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 7:37 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that water samples taken Monday from Jamaica Pond show blue-green algae counts are higher than the amount allowed for water activities by people and pets. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:13 am
Giant white fish of Jamaica Pond

As I walked around Jamaica Pond this morning, I spotted the Leviathan: The fabled giant white carp of Jamaica Pond. It moved at a stately pace along the bank (near that weird bench you can't actually sit on) before slowly turning and moving into deeper water.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:04 am
Warning sign about blue-green algae at Jamaica Pond

The city posted these signs all around Jamaica Pond yesterday after confirming a bloom of toxic blue-green algae - warning people to stay away from the water and keep their dogs far away as well.

The scum seemed particularly bad right around the boathouse and gazebo: Read more.