Jamaica Plain

By - 9/16/08 - 12:28 pm

Sam Baltrusis reports that Mud Dog Media, which replaced CD Spins on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain this past April, is already out of business.

By - 9/7/08 - 10:35 pm

Boston Media Makers September 7, 2008
Boston Media Makers September 7, 2008 by stevegarfield, on Flickr CC BY-NC-SA

Boton Media Makers met at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain to talk about new media. They meet on the first Sunday of every month at 10:00. Meetings are open to all.

Go to Boston Media Makers for more info.

By - 8/27/08 - 12:42 pm

Well, one mean street, at any rate. Jeff Cutler describes what he went through to buy a used iPhone from some dude living near English High School:

... Just a half block away from where the kid with the bat assaulted (that's what threatening with a weapon is called I believe) the girl, there was ANOTHER gang jostling about and being approached by two uniformed cops. I kept going. Real nice neighborhood.

Once I got past that group I thought I was home free until a group of younger kids, five youths between 11 and 14 years old, chased my scooter for about 10 feet before giving up (I'm very glad I got the bigger engine as it accelerates quickly).

When I arrived at the house, the iPhone seller advised me to put the scooter out of sight and near the door to the house. ...

By - 8/17/08 - 9:02 pm

Gone as of today; new place will honor Cafe D gift certificates. Via Chowhound.

By - 8/15/08 - 8:09 am

But as Katken shows, he's not doing so well.

By - 8/8/08 - 11:37 am

Last Sunday, the Washington Post did a nice overview of the neighborhood in its travel (!) section, but the line about "JP, as hip Bostonians call it" cracks me up.

Also noteworthy: Tourists can expect trouble with our "inscrutable" subway fare machines (are the ones in DC that much better?) and while "JP" doesn't have any roller coasters, the Jamaicaway is a good substitute.

By - 8/8/08 - 9:50 am

Baby went flying, at Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue last night, Bostonist reports.

By - 8/4/08 - 5:19 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Robert Lee Jones Jr. innocent of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Michael Etheridge following a fight at the Old Stag Tavern on Oct. 4. 2005, the Suffolk County DA's office announced.

Following a fight at the bar, Etheridge was repeatedly shot as he sat in a car at Walnut and Seaver streets.

By - 7/28/08 - 9:01 pm

Louise loves that when she's walking her dog, Carver:

[A]n old hippie grandma will pull her mini van over, get out of the car, and give carver a reiki treatment on the street! ...

By - 7/22/08 - 10:51 am

Boston Police report a man, 19, was shot at 49 Rockvale Circle in Jamaica Plain; rushed to Brigham and Women's in critical condition.

By - 7/15/08 - 10:15 pm

Lawrence Jemmott, 21, of Dorchester, was arrested yesterday, Boston Police report.

By - 7/13/08 - 8:43 pm

Lyss wonders after reading the following in a Globe story today titled In real estate sales, not all cities are equal:

And communities in Boston's inner belt - including Somerville, Brookline, Newton, and Jamaica Plain - are also doing somewhat better than Cambridge, with their single-family home sales collectively down about 22 percent from the first five months of 2007, he said.

By - 7/13/08 - 1:07 pm

Sign at the lower busway at Forest Hills station.

By - 7/3/08 - 4:07 pm

The father of Liquarry Jefferson, the little boy accidentally shot to death last year, was one of two men arrested yesterday for a pair of brazen convenience-store holdups last month, Boston Police report.

By - 6/24/08 - 4:09 pm

Boston Police could use some help in catching gunmen who held up convenience stores in Hyde Park and JP last week.

On June 18, around 2:20 p.m., police responded to a panic alarm at the River Street Mini-Mart, 991 River St., where employees were robbed at gunpoint by four black men wearing black shirts and black face masks - and carrying silver-colored handguns. One employee was ordered to lie on the floor while the other was ordered to open the cash register.

They got away with about $3,460 in cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

The next day, around 9 p.m., the J.P. Convenience Store, 162 South St. in JP, was held up by three black men, also in black masks and brandishing a silver-colored handgun and who also ordered the clerk to the floor. The thieves made off with about $2,000 in cash.

Based on the store's video system, one suspect is about 6' tall and about 165 lbs., another was 5'9", about 165 lbs. while the third was 5'9" and weighing in at 180 lbs.

Have info? Call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463). Be as anonymous as you want to be.

By - 6/3/08 - 6:15 pm

Five-alarm fire in a $1-million mansion on Dane Street this afternoon.

The Globe reports two kids and a nanny inside got out safely after painters trying to remove some old paint with a blowtorch set the place on fire. Four firefighters required medical attention.

The house last fall:

By - 6/2/08 - 10:48 pm
Mauras booking photo
Mauras booking

Boston Police report arresting four people at a melee outside West Roxbury District Court following the arraignment of alleged hit-and-run drag racer Kenneth Mauras today.

Mauras, 17, of Roslindale, was arrested Friday evening after allegedly running into a woman crossing Hyde Park Avenue during a drag race. He pleaded innocent today, was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. Police say the woman could lose her leg; a second driver is still sought.

Police say that following his arraignment, words in the courtroom turned into a brawl outside the courthouse between family members of Mauras and the injured woman.

... During the altercation, officers arrested Miguel Soto, 23, of Jamaica Plain, Kenneth Ortiz, 29, of Boston, Luis Pena, 18, of Jamaica Plain and charged all three with Assault & Battery and Being a Disorderly Person. Officers also arrested Ilya Vodovzov, 20, of West Roxbury and charged him with Being a Disorderly Person, Disturbing the Peace and Refusing to Submit to a Lawful Request.