Jamaica Plain

By - 2/5/09 - 2:13 pm

Boomerangs is an award-winning resale store based in Jamaica Plain. Even better, all of our proceeds support the great programs and services of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Since 1996, we have been selling a vast array of finds and treasures, and specialize in new and vintage clothing for men, women, and children as well as gifts, housewares, electronics and furniture.

By - 2/3/09 - 7:59 am

Mark reports a 1917 article about Mayor Curley's wartime garden in the backyard of his Jamaicaway home.

More recently, Freddy Langone used to grow tomatoes on a balcony at the new City Hall.

By - 1/31/09 - 10:17 am

Jim Sullivan reports the Milky Way in JP is offering free bowling and a $10 all-the-pizza-you-can-eat night tomorrow, 6-9 p.m.

By - 1/30/09 - 7:58 am

The Herald breathlessly reports on an incident at the Forest Hills T stop on Wednesday:

Scores of Metro readers were stunned when they picked up the free newspaper the other morning and discovered a frightening front page splashed with anti-Israel rantings.

Why no pictures of either the frightening front page (come on, we're Herald readers, we can take it!) or of stunned Metro readers lying prostrate at the bottom of the escalators like pigeons just given electric shocks?

By - 1/27/09 - 4:53 pm

Boston Police report finding a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in front of 321 Centre St. around 1:40 p.m. today. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he died.

By - 1/26/09 - 11:40 pm
albino on the move

Mike Ball snapped the fabled white squirrel of Jamaica Pond today; reports the mini-beast got close enough to grab a tossed nut, then scampered away.

Copyright Mike Ball.

By - 1/24/09 - 10:56 pm
Toy train

The Notorious R.O.B. used a technique known as tilt shift to transform the Orange Line into an HO train set.

Photo used under Creative Commons.

By - 1/23/09 - 4:23 pm


All of our dreams have come true!

Check out the video called the Man Can Take 2 on Neighbors TV found at http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org

By - 1/19/09 - 10:18 pm

Above: A yearning tree in Beverly, by Brian Lewandowski (used under Creative Common). Below: A lonely bus shelter in Newton, by Ben Ostrander (copyright Ben Ostrander).

By - 1/19/09 - 10:26 am

Mark brings to our attention those more carefree days of yore, when people played baseball - on skates - on a frozen Jamaica Pond.

By - 1/15/09 - 10:10 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of a case worker at the Compass School in Jamaica Plain after he allegedly received a package there containing 1.5 pounds of marijuana.

Lester Robinson, 28, of Dorchester, will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, police said.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/15/09 - 6:03 pm

There are several local inaugural parties planned for those who are interested. (These are sponsored by moveon.org.)

Obama Inaugural Bash
Where: West on Centre (in West Roxbury)
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at 7:00 PM

Obama Inaugural Bash
Where: The Alchemist Lounge (in Jamaica Plain)
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at 7:00 PM

Inauguration Fiesta

By - 1/14/09 - 1:37 pm

Given that I've preached about neighbors who don't clear their walks, I was taken aback this morning over this situation:

Although we cleared our sidewalk during the weekend snow storm and put down de-icer, yesterday the biggest melting snow pile caused a stream of water to flow towards the street, and last night it froze up, leaving about a 3-foot long patch of ice on our sidewalk.

By - 1/10/09 - 1:52 pm

As a J.P. resident, the short walk down Boylston St. to the Stony Brook T stop becomes treacherous during the winter because several neighbors rarely clear away snow and ice from the narrow sidewalk in front of their homes.

I know it's a pain to shovel. I'm a condo owner in one of J.P.'s triple deckers, and we share shoveling duties. It's no fun, but we do a decent job of it. These folks, however, don't even make the effort. Perhaps there are extenuating circumstances, but in any event it's a genuine safety hazard.

By - 1/6/09 - 8:53 am

Blue Socks, who took the above photo, reports that Maria's Hair Fashion, 138 South St. (pre-fire street view), was apparently firebombed around 4 a.m. today. The store was also firebombed in 2006. Unlike in that incident, this time the blaze did not travel all the way down the street, Blue Socks reports, adding:

When will the arson in JP stop?!!

By - 1/5/09 - 10:09 pm

William provides photographic proof that the extra-long 39 buses are every bit as effective at completely blocking traffic on Centre Street as the old trolleys were.

By - 12/31/08 - 8:41 am

Mark reports on days of yore, when Washington Street in Jamaica Plain was a toll road to Dedham - and people's cows sometimes wandered off near the tollgate.

By - 12/19/08 - 6:11 pm
Snow biker

Gribley watched a bicyclist go by in the Southwest Corridor Park this afternoon.

By - 12/17/08 - 1:37 pm

The Globe reports nobody was injured in the 5 a.m. fire at 50 Jamaicaway.