Jamaica Plain

By - 3/24/15 - 3:13 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 124-unit residential project along Hyde Park Avenue across Ukraine Way from the T stop.

The BRA gave its OK in December to the proposal, which will include 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on what is now a tree-lined grass field that stretches to the Tollgate Cemetery.

Some 39 apartments and 6 of the condos will... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 9:47 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. near Jamaica Street, although he may have been stabbed closer to the Monument. Police are looking for a Hispanic male, about 5'11" and 180 lbs., wearing a silver jacket, who fled towards Forest Hills.

By - 3/17/15 - 3:39 pm

Shamus Moynihan's posted a couple of photos from Day Street in Jamaica Plain that prove just how disgusting our receding snow mounds have become (oh, and here's another).

Ed. note: I chose not to post either of the photos, but you can either use your imagination or you can click on the links to see dirty diapers on top of snow.... Read more

By - 3/16/15 - 7:42 pm
Crocus in Jamaica Plain

Mike the roving UHub photographer spotted proof that spring is on the way today at Danforth and Wyman streets in Jamaica Plain.

By - 3/11/15 - 7:29 am
New lane along the Casey Overpass

Clay Harper, who has been chronicling plans for the Casey Overpass, watched workers smooth out the new temporary lane along the overpass yesterday, in preparation for the demolition of the overpass. The work has also included taking down trees - yesterday, workers chopped down the trees along the upper busway at the Forest Hills T station.... Read more

By - 3/10/15 - 9:16 am

A UHub eye in the sky forwarded a photo of South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain, where an inbound 39 bus got jammed by a car parked by a snowbank near the VA entrance, jamming up traffic in both directions.

By - 3/9/15 - 6:07 pm

The day he allegedly shot a male student, Shaun Harrison was fired from his job at English High School for pushing a female student involved in an altercation at the school two days earlier, Mayor Walsh's office says.

Walsh this afternoon released a snapshot of the city's initial investigation into Rev. Shaun Harrison's work record in the Boston Public Schools from the time he... Read more

By - 3/9/15 - 10:46 am

Mayor Walsh this morning announced "a comprehensive internal inquiry of the employment history of Shaun Harrison" by the BPS department of labor relations.

Walsh says he plans to meet with both BPS and BPD officials today to discuss the criminal investigation into the Roxbury minister, arrested Thursday after he allegedly tried killing a 17-year-old who had been dealing pot for him. Harrison could face... Read more

By - 3/8/15 - 10:26 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Centre Street Sanctuary, 365 Centre St., has ceased to be.

By - 3/8/15 - 5:57 pm

Jamaica Plain News introduces us to the local women who have been busy painting "CLIMATE CHANGE" on snowbanks around the neighborhood.

By - 3/7/15 - 9:22 am
Time travel in Jamaica Plain

Spotted yesterday on the side of the South Street tiny free library.

By - 3/5/15 - 11:27 pm
Richard Davey talks up the Olympics

Richard Davey talks as Rev. Jeffrey Brown (l) and architect David Manfredi listen.

If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.

The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose... Read more

By - 3/5/15 - 12:57 pm

The Franklin Park Coalition meets wth Boston 2024 organizers at 6:30 p.m. to consider the possible impact of the Olympics programs proposed for the park.

The session is at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Dr.

In its filing with the US Olympics Committee, Boston 2024 proposed fencing off much of the park for equestrian events and the pentathlon - along with... Read more

By - 3/3/15 - 11:19 pm
Rawr!

Roving UHub photographer Nick and his roving UHub photographerlets spotted this hungry snow monster at Hyde Park Avenue and Dellmore Road today.

By - 3/3/15 - 6:39 am
Taupaw

Taupaw the Dutch Wolfhound, who startled a Coast Guard cutter crew when he ran in front of them on the ice in Quincy Bay, turned up at a construction site in Dorchester yesterday, according to Missing Dogs Massachusetts, which reports Boston Animal Control, which spotted, picked him up and reunited him with his Jamaica Plain owner.... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 11:16 am
Ugly pedestal snow saver

Who's going to park in a space with that demon pedestal staring at them? Kyle photographed it on Bynner Street, near South Huntington in Jamaica Plain, the other day.

By - 3/1/15 - 9:51 am
Fire at 9 Porter St. in Jamaica Plain

Porter Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 9 Porter St. did an estimated $700,000 in damage.

The fire, called in around 5:10 a.m., went to three alarms.

The department reports no injuries and that Lt. Bill Miller rescued a "scared, cold cat" and reunited it with its owner.

Car rescued from fire

The... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 2:11 pm
Taupaw

A Jamaica Plain man says the coyote that ran across Quincy Bay the other day is actually Taupaw, his 11-month old Dutch Wolfhound.

Taupaw is lanky, gray, brown and white, is shy, but loves other dogs. And he loves to roam:

He went missing from Newmarket Sq., was photographed on the ice in Quincy Bay on 2-27, seen 2-27 on Lawrence Ave/Blue Hill

... Read more
By - 2/28/15 - 1:56 pm
West Roxbury Education Complex

West Roxbury Academy, in the West Roxbury Education Complex, slated for closure.

Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.

BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall... Read more

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