Jamaica Plain

By - 11/16/07 - 11:12 pm

Word comes from a reliable JP source that the Milky Way is open for business, pending its appeal of the city decision to shut it down for lack of sprinklers.

By - 11/16/07 - 9:34 am

Bostonist has the scoop: The Milky Way is appealing its sprinkler-related shutdown and provides a number to call (after 3 p.m.) to see if they get a stay and can re-open in time for tonight's event.

By - 11/16/07 - 9:31 am

Not Whitey Bulger reposts a report from a 1915 meeting of the Jamaica Plain Anti-Suffrage Association:

... "All of the women that I know who would be of use politically in our State are now working as hard as they can on the boards of institutions, on the boards of charity, in their church work, and last but not least, to my mind, in the much derided home of the modern woman. We feel that our value in public work as nonpartisans is much greater than if we were affiliated with any political party."

By - 11/7/07 - 10:17 am

Not Whitey Bulger recounts when the North End Mission shipped ladies of the evening off to rural Jamaica Plain in an attempt to get them away from:

The temptations of Boston proper, with its docks, warehouses and factories full of laboring men.

He reposts an 1873 Globe article about the opening of a group home near the Hyde Park line:

By - 9/28/07 - 3:09 pm

A kid too young to have his name released is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail for allegedly opening fire on crowded Hyde Park Avenue yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

By - 9/27/07 - 8:44 pm

The online staff seems to have left for the day (save for the Extra Bases guy). As I type, it's 8:35 p.m. and there's nothing on boston.com about a 3 p.m. shooting across from the Forest Hills T stop that lots of people saw, heard or watched the aftermath of (many because Washington Street/Hyde Park Avenue traffic was all messed up).

By - 9/27/07 - 4:04 pm

A shooting across from the Forest Hills T station around 3 p.m. today left one man injured and people pouring out of the station and nearby shops wondering what had happened. Channel 4 reports the man was shot several times and is in serious condition. Channel 5 reports the man's brother, also in the pick-up, was uninjured.

Above: A detective walks by the pickup truck whose driver was apparently shot and the light pole on Hyde Park Avenue he took down after he put the truck in reverse in an attempt to escape the shooters (who apparently abandoned their car and ran off).

Below: Passersby try to help a grief-stricken woman:

The crowds watch, warily (traffic, as you might expect, was a mess around the station):

Update: 15-year-old held on $750,000 bail for yesterday's Forest Hills shooting.

By - 9/27/07 - 2:55 pm

Occupants of car charged with firing several shots at pickup truck; driver taken to hospital in serious condition.

Aftermath photos.

Hyde Park Ave. and Woodlawn St.

More info

By - 9/27/07 - 2:55 pm

Occupants of car charged with firing several shots at pickup truck; driver taken to hospital in serious condition.

Aftermath photos.

Hyde Park Ave. and Woodlawn St.

More info.

By - 9/26/07 - 1:00 am

Man found with multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Jamaicaway and Perkins St.

More info.

By - 9/17/07 - 9:43 pm

15 or 16 years old.

78 Mozart St.

More info.

By - 9/13/07 - 2:03 pm

Today's daily mayhem report from Boston Police includes news of five guys ganging up to rob somebody around 4:30 p.m. at Washington and Williams streets in Jamaica Plain:

By - 9/9/07 - 9:07 pm

Apparently, they were being too affectionate for the clerk at the Tedeschi's on Centre Street last month, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports:

... Rodrigues said she was standing in line behind Perez, with her hands on Perez's hips, while the latter swayed to the music playing on the Tedeschi's sound system.

The clerk-whom Rodrigues described as being in his 40s or 50s and who was wearing a nametag-told the couple they were acting like they were in a "videotape pornography film" and said he would not serve them, according to Rodrigues. ...

By - 9/8/07 - 4:58 pm

Mike Ball vists Forest Hills Cemetery after the burials of the two firefighters killed by the Tai Ho fire and describes the arrangements of flowers - and his surprise at learning that one of the firefighters' bodies was cremated.

By - 8/29/07 - 8:49 pm

Solomonia has the details on the latest efforts of the Somerville Divestment Project, which keeps not getting Somerville to sell off any holdings in companies that do business in Israel.

Of course, JP is just a neighborhood, but don't be surprised to see them hook up with city councilor Chuck Turner, who would love to have Israel disappear, Zionism being a major tool of white supremacists and all.

By - 8/28/07 - 1:25 pm

WBZ-TV reports two robbers armed with a semi-automatic weapon got away with $150,000 from Forest Hills Check Cashing on Washington Street after locking employees in a back room around 9 a.m.

By - 8/28/07 - 9:15 am

Two gunmen forced employees to open safe, then locked them in a bathroom.

3720 Washington St.

More info.

By - 8/23/07 - 8:57 am

Marc reviews Bella Luna in JP:

... Although the food at Bella Luna is good, what make this restaurant especially memorable is the fact that it is attached to a bowling alley (downstairs). ...

By - 8/20/07 - 10:06 am

Mike Ball goes on a tour of JP houses with built-in garages:

... They were the first in the Boston area, maybe in New England. These narrow and short rooms nestle under the compact houses. When they were included in the houses in the 1920s, they were perfect for the reigning Model-T Fords. Yet quickly as Americans emerged out of the Great Depression, their passion for the long, wide muscle cars meant most of these garages became storage and junk rooms. ...

By - 8/19/07 - 10:33 pm

David Prior reports on a Jamaica Plain playground (the one where people drop off unwanted toys) befouled with by human, um, number 2 - prominently marked by a sign reading "HOLY SH*T."

... The author of the sign, who I found out later was a concerned dad who had earlier been spotted by my wife doing some recon patrol around the see-saw, has decided to combat the completely out of line with the somewhat inappropriate. Bravo. How many three year olds can read anyways? ...