Jamaica Plain

By - 6/12/07 - 4:55 pm

Photo of one on New Haven Street.

Over in Jamaica Plain, Rhea Becker recounts an encounter between a coyote, her and her dog.

By - 6/6/07 - 11:24 am

Tomorrow's First Thursday in Jamaica Plain:

Each First Thursday of the month more than two dozen businesses along Centre and South Streets are transformed into galleries featuring works from local artists. Open receptions at each location, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, offer a chance to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and experience JP's fabulous businesses in an entirely new light.

By - 6/4/07 - 3:15 pm

Police arrived in time to arrest four suspects, still in the house.

289 Forest Hills St.

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By - 6/2/07 - 2:22 am

Police charge occupants of a car yelled at two guys on the street. When those guys yelled back, the car stopped and two occupants began beating them.

Jimmy Colon, 21, of Jamaica Plain, and John Domingos Barbosa, 22, of Boston, charged.

Centre St. and Green St.

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By - 6/1/07 - 3:04 pm

Boston Police report they broke up an alleged assault and battery by means of a dangerous clicker at a restaurant at 3383 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain yesterday afternoon:

... According to the victim, he yelled at the suspect after the suspect kept messing around with the channels. According to the victim, the suspect kept changing the channels. After getting yelled at by the victim, the suspect then proceeded to beat the victim with the remote control. ...

By - 5/31/07 - 4:55 pm

Restaurant owner asked patron to stop changing channels on the TV; patron began beating him with the clicker.

3383 Washington St.

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By - 5/30/07 - 1:49 pm

Enrique Baez, 18, is charged with manslaughter in connection with the April 8 death of Cheyenne Baez, 17. He also faces a variety of other charges, including two counts of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

When police officers questioned the defendant about the gun, he stated that, "we were playing around with it and it went off."

By - 5/25/07 - 12:42 pm

Woman visiting father's grave ordered out of car by man with a box cutter.

Suspect arrested 30 minutes later on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

Forest Hills Cemetery

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By - 5/17/07 - 1:33 pm

Boston recently started a pilot program to see if it can increase our fair Hub's somewhat abominable recycling rates by replacing the old blue bins - which require newspapers to be saved separately - with these giant-sized trash-can like things that you can just dump everything (well, everything that's recyclable) into.

Kristie Helms reports from the front lines of the recycling wars - her neighborhood was one of the first to get them:

Easy peasy, yes?

You would think.

By - 4/21/07 - 10:43 pm

Today was opening day for the Jamaica Plain Little League, an event always marked by a parade (it was also opening day for the West Roxbury Little League; if anybody's posted photos, let me know and I'll link to them).

Newton Little League parade.

By - 4/9/07 - 4:00 pm

Found slumped over the wheel of his van, shot in shoulder.

Center Street and Chestnut Avenue

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By - 4/8/07 - 10:25 pm

Teen, 19, found shot around 5:13 a.m. at 3146 Washington St. (near Seaver Street). Pronounced dead at Brigham and Women's. Enrique Baez, 17, of Jamaica Plain, charged with manslauger (updated).

By - 4/8/07 - 5:13 am

Enrique Baez, 17, of Jamaica Plain, charged with manslaughter in the death of Cheyenne Baez (no relation), 19, pronounced dead at a local hospital.

3146 Washington St.

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By - 4/7/07 - 2:51 pm

Joseph Porcelli has the details on a time to get to know your neighbors, Monday, April 9 at the Dogwood Cafe.

By - 4/1/07 - 3:05 pm

The West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Blog is written by the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Association (which, for those of you still not used to Boston, is actually in Jamaica Plain). Currently features a survey about redevelopment across from the Forest Hills T stop (including a question on what should be allowed if the owner of the private parking lot sells it to a developer).

By - 3/24/07 - 6:09 am

Jamaica Plain man charged with holding up another man at gun and knifepoint.

23 Armstrong St.

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By - 3/11/07 - 11:18 pm

Aoooooooo!Mark O'Neill of Roslindale took this photo of a sign at the Arboretum today warning of coyote spottings in the Arboretum and along the Arborway and urging anybody who sees one (especially if it has an Acme rocket on its back) to call Boston animal control or state environmental police.

Coyote in Mattapan
Coyote in Arlington
Coyotes in Brookline.

By - 3/11/07 - 7:45 pm

Remains those of a man; age, race, cause of death undetermined.

3529 Washington St.

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By - 2/28/07 - 9:49 pm

Man found dead around 9 p.m. yesterday at 63 Armandine St., Dorchester.

Four thugs got off four rounds at 337 Centre St. (Mozart Park) in Jamaica Plain sometime today before fleeing in a 2000 Honda Civic (Mass. plates, 13TB55). Nobody reported injured.

The two teens shot yesterday afternoon at Washington and Beech streets in Roslindale were hurt pretty badly - one may be paralyzed from the waist down. Both were shot from behind.

Coincidence? This graffiti showed up on the grates on both the Bani Restaurant and Dajajo's sometime this weekend or early Monday. Then two teens were shot right there on Tuesday.

What's it mean?

By - 2/23/07 - 11:44 pm

Russ Stein braves disaster and guy in hardhat to bring us photos of a sinkhole eating Williams Street Friday night:

The roadwork supervisor was like, "Yo what are you doing?!!" I was like, "I'm taking a picture." And he was like, "No pictures!" Too late dude, I got the SINKHOLE pic! ...