Jamaica Plain

By - 10/12/06 - 3:25 pm

Add border historian Charles Swift to the list of people who wish real-estate brokers would stop conflating neighborhoods. Specifically, stop calling Mission Hill part of Jamaica Plain:

... First, Mission Hill is not part of Jamaica Plain. Look at the two names. One has "hill" in it, the other "plain". These two geographic features are mutually exclusive. Jamaica Plain was that part of Roxbury which flattened out from Fort Hill and Mission Hill, from the Stony Brook over to Jamaica Pond. ...

By - 10/4/06 - 10:11 pm

Car with violations ordered to stop in Roxbury. Car flees. Man gets out. Points gun at officer, officer shoots him; he flees. Later turns up in hospital.

24 Heath St.

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By - 10/2/06 - 8:05 am

Officers from District 13 responded to 3095 Washington St in Jamaica Plain yesterday at 8:05am for a robbery report. On arrival officers spoke to the victim who reported that he came to the store earlier to open when three unknown males grabbed him from behind and pulled his shirt over his head. Victim further reported to officers that the suspects took him inside to the basement of the store and demanded that he open the safe. The victim was able to call 911 after the suspects left but search of the area for the suspects was unsuccessful.

By - 9/27/06 - 1:51 pm

Rachele Rosi-Kessel says they had to meet at Doyle's because Roslindale doesn't really have any restaurants that could handle such a meeting. Maybe, she suggests, it's time to face the cold hard fact that Roslindale now has enough bistros.

Ed. question: Hmm, but what about the Pleasant Cafe? They have a back room. And a full liquor license.

By - 9/16/06 - 3:30 pm

Abby has the details on a string of recent residential break-ins in the Revere Street / Alveston Street area.

By - 9/11/06 - 4:31 pm
By - 9/8/06 - 8:47 am

Jamaica Plain now has a mailing list for reuniting lost pets with their owners.

Via Neighbors for Neighbors.

By - 9/1/06 - 12:29 pm

What is it that's forced Carol and Steve to lock themselves in their basement for 18 straight days?

By - 8/31/06 - 10:24 pm

Kitty and a friend were sitting at one of the tables outside JP Licks talking the other day when the guy came up to them:

By - 8/29/06 - 8:51 am

Abby details how a beeping ATM on Centre Street last night led her to meet actress Brooke Adams, whose husband Tony Shalhoub had won an Emmy the night before.

All this and a warning about the ice cream at Bukhara.

By - 8/27/06 - 1:13 am

Taken to Brigham and Women?s Hospital; in critical condition.

122 Heath St.

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By - 8/16/06 - 6:00 pm

13-year-old boy forced into car. Raciel Carbonell Bolano, 28, of Roxbury, arrested.

56 Boylston St.

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By - 8/9/06 - 11:23 am

Lissa Harris notes JP Licks has come out with a new line of multi-culti ice-cream flavors, but says the chain missed a few.

By - 7/13/06 - 11:08 pm

Mike Ball discovers a hidden urban wilds in Jamaica Plain:

... Unless you're on foot and hawk-eyed, you'd likely miss the overly discreet sign for Allandale Woods where Centre Street joins the VFW Parkway. ...

One distinguishing characteristic: A long and old stone wall.

Rhea Becker discovers that America's first baseball factory was located at 39 Green St.

By - 7/10/06 - 10:12 pm

Kat puts together a slide show of JP murals.

By - 6/30/06 - 8:44 pm

Abby reports that roads in Jamaica Plain are getting fixed - although the area around the Green Street T station is still rough.

By - 6/26/06 - 11:00 pm

Rhea wonders why there's a teepee in Jamaica Plain, near the Eliot School.