Jamaica Plain

By - 5/6/17 - 6:08 pm
Otter in Jamaica Pond

Moby Carp has company: Jameson Brown was walking around Jamaica Pond today when he looked down and spotted this furry criter cruising towards shore.

Jameson said it appeared to be an otter - it seemed too small for a beaver and its home "seemed more otter-like too, a hole more than a lodge."

But local wildlife aficionado Jef Taylor says, no, that's a muskrat.

By - 5/5/17 - 10:40 am

Spontaneous Celebrations reports it's postponed the annual Wake Up the Earth festival until May 13, due to the weekend's forecast, which now includes a flood watch due to anticipated heavy rains that could drop two to three inches on us.

By - 5/4/17 - 9:14 am

The Boston Pretzel Bakery, housed at the Brewery complex on Amory Street, makes 500,000 soft pretzels a year.

By - 5/3/17 - 4:49 pm
Andujar

Transit Police report arresting a Roslindale man they say sat down next to a woman on an Orange Line train headed to Forest Hills this morning, unzipped and began fondling himself.

Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 1:36 pm

Eugene Torres surveyed the damage today after a party on the Arboretum's Hemlock Hill.

By - 4/30/17 - 8:44 am

Around midnight on Washington Street, on the JP side of Columbus, per Boston EMS Incidents.

By - 4/28/17 - 1:52 pm

Governor Baker, Secretary Beaton and local elementary school students stock Jamaica Pond with trout

In what has become an annual tradition for governors of the Commonwealth, Charlie Baker went down to Jamaica Pond yesterday to join with local school kids and City Councilor Matt O'Malley to restock the pond with fish.

Earlier:
Moby Carp lives!

By - 4/27/17 - 4:53 pm
Large white carp in Jamaica Pond

JP's own watery behemoth, Moby Carp, surfaced today in Jamaica Pond. He serenely swam along the pond's north shore, studiously avoiding the lure of somebody fishing nearby. After all, you don't get to be as old and as big (like two feet long) as Moby Carp by chasing after lures.

By - 4/25/17 - 6:45 pm

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. at 1 Metcalf Ct., off South Street, David Finnerty reports. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:23 pm
Proposed 25 Amory Street

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a 44-unit apartment building on Amory Street in Jackson Square that will have some units priced low enough for people making under $35,000 a year to afford. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 10:28 am

Boston Magazine reports on the arrival in JP of the Commonwealth Circus Center, which will cater to "students of any age, experience level, and ability come together to learn self expression, movement arts, and healthy risk-taking through the joy of circus."

By - 4/19/17 - 4:03 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

We decamped for Jamaica Pond at lunchtime in search of the loon. Didn't find it, but did find plenty of sunning turtles.

By - 4/19/17 - 9:55 am

A couple weeks ago, Oliver Burton reported seeing a loon in Jamaica Pond. "Unusual for here," he notes.

H/t Wiley Cox.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:40 am
Turkeys in Jamaica Plain

This gang of two-bit Toms gave Matt E. the eye on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 4/12/17 - 10:42 am

Clayton Harper provides an overview of the changes DCR is proposing for the intersection of Parkman Drive and Perkins Street on the northern side of Jamaica Pond, such as installing traffic lights and new paths and narrowing the roads on either side of the intersection to force drivers to slow down.

By - 4/4/17 - 9:17 pm

Kenny Stevens reports a doom pothole in the right lane of the inbound Jamaicaway between Bynner Street and the exit to Huntington Avenue that has cars lining up with flat tires after they go over it.

By - 4/4/17 - 2:25 pm
Wanted for assault with a knife in Jamaica Plain

Transit Police report they are looking for a man involved in an incident on an Orange Line train that had pulled into Stony Brook station around 5:30 p.m. on March 27. Read more.

By - 4/4/17 - 1:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an Ethiopian cafe is planned for the Centre Street space vacated by Aurum, and that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile might be involved.

By - 4/2/17 - 2:30 pm
Hatoff's gas temporarily closed in Jamaica Plain
Hat's off to Hattoff's

Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.

Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 10:10 am

In a neighborhood where even banks are replaced by coffeehouses, an entrepreneur hopes to open another place to caffeinate. Read more.