Jamaica Plain

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

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.

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