Jamaica Plain

By - 2/28/06 - 8:15 pm

Victim says he was mugged by three black males, one of whom shot him in the upper thigh. He was treated at Children's Hospital for an injury not considered life threatening.

380 Centre St.

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By - 2/8/06 - 10:42 am

Big and fat and Greek: Pizza!

Forest Hills' newest pizza place, on Walk Hill Street off Hyde Park Avenue.

Piece of Pizza.

By - 1/31/06 - 12:52 pm

On Adventures with Dr. Lady Cutie Troublemaker, Abby describes her first taste of random Jamaica Plain power outages:

... So the power went out last night from 5-7pm, then again at around midnight for 3 more hours. ...

What Nstar says it's doing about it.

By - 1/29/06 - 8:33 pm

Man pulls gun, orders victim into office, takes money, tells victim to count to 20 before calling police.

178 Heath St.

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By - 1/29/06 - 3:46 pm


Aaron Hurley discusses what's wrong with Rocketboom and volunteers to help local videobloggers with their editing techniques - as he blends in with a Marimekko print (Abby has more photos).

About 20 videobloggers, new-media types, documentary makers and community journalism fans, some from as far away as Worcester and Merrimack, NH, gathered at Sweet Finnish this morning to begin building a local video effort, under the general auspices of Node 101. Steve Garfield of Off on a Tangent described an attempt both to improve the work of local vloggers and to show other folks that doing video is no longer a complex technical task.

The next meeting is this coming Sunday at 10 a.m., also at Sweet Finish, where Hurley and Serra Shifflett will lead a discussion on video editing.

Tim Wright, a JP documentary maker, said he's looking forward to learning how to turn around video as quickly as folks such as Garfield does. He added he'd love to revive something he did in the 1980s: JP Newsreels, in which local people doing interesting things were given cameras to film them to be turned into short features (only now he'd do it with digital video instead of the Super 8 cameras he used back then).

Michael Oh of Tech Superpowers said Sweet Finnish would soon become the Boston Globe's fourth Pulse Point. Pulse Points offer a way for anybody within reach of their Wi-Fi access points to watch videos, hear music and download other materials at wicked fast speeds (they are not actually connected to the Internet, so nobody out of range can reach them).

Oh said the basic idea is to build community around the Pulse Points (the other ones are at South Station, on Newbury Street and at Roxbury Crossing), letting users create and upload their own videos and stories about the area around the points (using Drupal). He said his long-term idea is to build a distribution network so that all the Pulse Points can share these files.

Yes, I write a more or less weekly column for the Globe; no, I don't have anything to do with Pulse Points.

By - 1/26/06 - 3:07 pm

The JP police held their annual state of the district meeting last night. Abby attended and reports what went down.

By - 1/24/06 - 7:52 pm

The New England Belt Sander Racing Association's 2006 Winter Nationals is Feb. 4, noon to 8 p.m. at Kenyon Woodworking, 179 Boylston St. If you've never seen belt sanders race down a wooden course, you don't know what you've been missing.

Via Steve.

By - 1/20/06 - 2:28 pm

Say it ain't so! On Left Center Left, Chris says the case of Fasika, an Ethiopian restaurant that doubled as a Dominican nightclub on South Huntington before it shut down following complaints from nearby Pondside residents, is a classic example:

By - 1/17/06 - 6:34 pm

Continuing dialog about the development of the Blessed Sacrament Church and Campus. The effect of the project on traffic, parking and density will be discussed.

When: Thursday, January 19, 2006, 6:30 - 9:00PM (food at 6:00PM)

Where:  Cheverus School (behind the church), 365 Centre St., Hyde Sq., Jamaica Plain

Info: 617-524-2424 x279  or kbarnett[at]jpndc.org

By - 1/10/06 - 11:57 am

Workers from a nearby auto service center heard her cries, captured Carl Pettijohn, 51, of Mattapan.

62 Montebello Rd.

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By - 1/9/06 - 5:37 pm

Chris, who lives in Jamaica Plain, agrees with the author of that Globe Magazine piece on JP that its retail core is dysfunctional:

By - 1/8/06 - 3:37 pm

PlasticBoy reads a Globe Magazine profile of JP and wonders why the author seems so insistent the neighborhood just won't be complete without a Starbucks and a Gap:


By - 1/8/06 - 12:05 am

Woman getting off T bus reports she was robbed by man with silver handgun.

Huntington Ave. and Barbara St.

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By - 1/7/06 - 8:30 pm

Two suspects wanted for robbing the Boylston Fruit Market with a gun. One took the cash register.

Egleston St.

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By - 1/2/06 - 5:20 pm

Riccardo Knight, 19, of Roxbury, arrested after gunshot heard. Charged with: trespassing, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of a firearm with obliterated serial numbers.

279 Centre St.

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By - 12/22/05 - 12:17 pm

I found out about the JP Christmas Caroling Mob from the JP Neighbors for Neighbors group. I went last night, had a GRAND time, and took lots of pictures. Thanks to Joel Sindelar of the Loose Canon Chorale for setting up this event.

By - 11/20/05 - 2:32 pm

Steve discusses a meeting last week on how to improve Centre Street and posts photos from the idea lists that people at the meeting came up with.

By - 11/10/05 - 6:41 pm


Part of a mural on Hyde Park Avenue, across from the Forest Hills T stop.