Jamaica Plain

By - 2/6/18 - 10:21 am
Fire on Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain

Fire on Lamartine Street. Photo by Will Poff-Webster.

UPDATE: BFD reports the cause was an unattended candle on the first floor.

Boston firefighters responded to 165 Lamartine St., near the Stony Brook T stop, around 10 a.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire.

A daycare in the house was quickly evacuated; all the kids were removed safely. Read more.

By - 2/3/18 - 7:45 pm
Pothole at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, Gscharoun posted this example of "crumbling infrastructure" at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in JP. Paul Friedmann replied: Read more.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:55 pm

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills that have basically knocked one track out of service between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

Maggie reports that, at least at first, one train driver didn't seem to know what to do: Read more.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:05 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews one of the co-founders of Mass Hole Donuts, who explains why they only make donut holes and who confirms that, yes, he's a Masshole.

By - 1/29/18 - 11:02 pm

State Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on drunk-driving charges early today after a trooper supervising a storrowed tractor-trailer inbound at the BU Bridge spotted him driving a van outbound despite the lack of two tires. Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:44 pm

The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.

By - 1/29/18 - 10:23 am
Ice training on Jamaica Pond

Jonathan Tompkins got a view of Boston firefighters practicing ice rescues at the north end of Jamaica Pond this morning. Despite the warming temperatures of recent days, the ice still held for them - and they had to cut some holes in the ice to practice their rescue techniques.

By - 1/26/18 - 7:34 pm
Coot and feet

Coots are interesting birds. While they're in the water, they look like small ducks. Then they stand on a rock and they look sort of like chickens. And then, if they come fully out of the water and start walking around, well, you can't help but notice their feet, as Enoch Pratt did today down at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace.

By - 1/26/18 - 11:35 am

But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.

By - 1/25/18 - 9:32 am

MassDOT reports that after tomorrow morning's rush hour, like around 10 a.m. or so, workers will shift the westbound (towards the Jamaicway) lanes on the Arborway at Forest Hills to their new permanent positions, which will mean getting into a new mindset when driving through the area. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:09 am

Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.

By - 1/22/18 - 2:48 pm

The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.

By - 1/14/18 - 1:43 pm

A blind New Yorker is suing JP Licks because he claims the chain's Web site makes it impossible for him to look up its store locations, none of which are located anywhere near New York - or even outside Rte. 495. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 10:46 am

If Ronaldo Cepeda wants to appeal his indictment on second-degree murder charges for the stabbing death of Mason Raymond in 2015, he'll have to wait until after his trial, if he's found guilty, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 10:42 am

Boston first responders converged on Jamaica Pond this morning after the discovery of a seemingly abandoned bicycle on the shore with footprints leading onto the ice - but none coming back.

But police soon found the bike owner safe and sound - and dry - on the other side of the pond. Capt. John Greland at E-13 reported around 10:45:

Located person who owns the bike, she is OK, said left bike and walked across the pond and didn’t come back. Located the person by an ID number on bike. Units clearing out.

By - 1/11/18 - 9:54 am


When life gives you snow, make a snowfort. After Snowmygod 2018, Donrick Pond built a publicly accessible snowfort on South Huntington Avenue, at Bynner, in Jamaica Pond.

He outfitted it with a chair. A couple nights ago, Mickey PG put on a live show there. Of course, the forecast for tomorrow calls for rain (and possible floods), so the concert space could be at an end.

By - 1/10/18 - 11:42 am
Passive-aggressive parking notes on a Jamaica Plain windshield

JPYuppie spotted this note and its riposte on a windshield on Burr Street in Jamaica Plain this morning, although they seemed to have gone up last night after work.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:57 pm
Pintail duck in the Emerald Necklace

Mary Ellen spotted this northern pintail at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace near Rte. 9 and Huntington Avenue yesterday.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:47 pm
Blocked Beacon Street bike lane

One of the new "protected" bike lanes on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle is currently protected from bicyclists, P. Cheung reports.

Sheri Ann Cheng, meanwhile, pleaded with the city to do better plowing on Hyde Park Avenue into and out of Forest Hills:

By - 1/9/18 - 12:31 pm
Space saver in Boston neighborhood

Lauren took this photo this morning. Answer after the jump - and, yes, you probably got it right. Answer after the jump.