Jamaica Plain

By - 9/19/16 - 5:25 pm
Two dogs found in the Arboretum

Boston Animal Control reports:

We need your help! These two sweet girls were abandoned tied to a tree at the Arnold Arboretum on Saturday (9/17/16). If you recognize these dogs or saw anything, please let us know. 617 635 5348.

By - 9/15/16 - 11:26 pm

Around 10:40 p.m., Boston and Transit Police officers rushed to the area of the Jackson Square Orange Line station when a suspect driving a stolen car got out, climbed up an electrical tower, then down to the station. Read more.

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 - 9/11/16 - 12:31 pm

The morning squall line brought trees down across the region, including this one photographed by Casey on Tower Street in Forest Hills - where another large tree snapped and plunged to the ground in July.

By - 9/10/16 - 9:54 am
Water bubbles over at Centre and South Huntington in Jamaica Plain

That she blows! Photo by Rob Cant.

UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports on the exact cause. A giant block of granite was involved.

Late last night, a water main blew its gasket at Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue, flooding the intersection and knocking out water service to much of Jamaica Plain - leaving many residents this morning no way to take showers or make coffee. Read more.

By - 9/9/16 - 10:05 am

The Animal Rescue League reports it found and captured the bird, which had been wandering Jamaica Plain for a few weeks. Moments before capture.

By - 9/2/16 - 7:20 pm

Shaun Harrison, a former counselor at English High School had been scheduled to go on trial Oct. 17 on charges he shot a student in the head for not selling enough of Harrison's marijuana.

Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 2:50 pm

The MSPCA says it's closed its South Huntington Avenue dog park again, this time to protect a mother rabbit and some new baby buns currently nesting there:

We anticipate re-opening the park in two to three weeks after the babies have been weaned and are able to move on. We ask for patience as we prioritize the safety of #wildlife who share this space with the community. We can all live skillfully (and enjoyably!) alongside wild life such as these rabbits.

Via Jamaica Plain News.

By - 8/27/16 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report a man was shot more than once on Centre Street, outside the 7-Eleven at Centre and South Huntington Avenue around 3:30 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Globe reports the man was a well known local figure in a wheelchair.

By - 8/26/16 - 5:31 pm

The T's just issued an alert that starting Sept. 3, Forest Hills will be down to just one track due to the Arborway project - which includes building a new station entrance and pedestrian tunnels to it under the new road. The T says two-track operation should resume in December.

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

Calm down with these lazing turtles at Jamaica Pond.

By - 8/24/16 - 8:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the death of Ivy of Ivy Insurance on South Street.

Shamus Moynihan shows us the chalk remembrance for Insurance Cat.

By - 8/24/16 - 10:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the MSPCA has re-opened its South Huntington Avenue dog park - but is now banning professional dog walkers following an incident in which one dog mauled another.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:34 am
Sonia Chang-Diaz

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz says she's so disgusted with both sides of the Question 2 issue she doesn't want her answer to be used by either of them to bolster their case.

"I have real beefs with the way the campaigns have been carried out," she said tt a candidate forum sponsored by the Ward 11 and 19 Democratic ward committees in Jamaica Plain last night. Read more.

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 - 8/22/16 - 11:00 am

MSPCA-Angell has temporarily closed its dog park on South Huntington Avenue: Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 11:38 am

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint from Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain:

Some a-hole w a scooter powered by a hairdryer or a million mosquitos is going down lamartine to new Minton up Amory and back again. It's a nuisance. And I've heard a couple people have to brake sharply for the jerk.