Jamaica Plain

By - 10/2/14 - 5:10 pm

Capt. Alfredo Andres at E-13 will discuss last week's armed holdups on the path around Jamaica Pond at a meeting Friday afternoon at the Jamaica Pond boathouse, Jamaicaway and Pond Street.

The session starts at 4:30 p.m.

Police say they are looking for two black or black, Hispanic teens, one between 5 and 5'4" and the other between 5'5" and 6".

Police say the two,... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 6:35 pm

Boston Police report a total of six people were held up on the night of Sept. 24 around Jamaica Pond by two men, one armed with a gun, the other with a knife.

According to police, the men are black, Hispanic and in their early 20s.

Police said that around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, two people entered the E-13 station to report that they... Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 5:32 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident last Wednesday night.

By - 9/26/14 - 4:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Ten Tables, 597 Centre St., in Jamaica Plain, to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Earlier this week, diners found the restaurant closed - as punishment for being found open after 10 p.m. one night in May.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 11:01 am

The interior tour starts at 1:00.

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a class project at Wentworth to scan in photos of both the exterior and interior of James Michael Curley's house at 350 Jamaicaway - which is owned by the city but which is almost never opened to the public.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:23 am
Proposed Washington Street apartment building in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA meeting in Jamaica Plain on the latest plans for 3521-3529 Washington St., where a developer wants to replace an old car dealership building with 132 apartments and a self-storage facility.

By - 9/22/14 - 3:52 pm
Cow in Jamaica Plain

Jed Hresko snapped a pic of a cow (bull?) in front of the First Baptist Church on Centre Street yesterday afternoon, which of course raises the question of what a cow whose giant head is not affixed to JP Licks was doing on Centre Street on a Sunday afternoon. Anybody know?

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 10:33 am

Jamaica Plain News reports business owners along Centre Street remain opposed to the Caffe Nero now being built in an abandoned bank branch next to Blanchards. One local real-estate agent - who also opposed the Whole Foods - said:

A Gap will come. A Starbucks will come. This is a way to plug the dam.

... Read more
By - 9/15/14 - 5:46 pm

Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 2:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend Young Kong's food-serving license for two days as punishment for an incident on Aug. 3 in which a police lieutenant found it open 80 minutes after its licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Linda Pan, owner of the 300 Centre St. eatery, said her parents mistakenly kept serving food after she had to go home to care... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 7:56 am

The Haven, Boston's only Scottish bar, will have its TV tuned to the BBC on Sept. 18 so patrons can follow the latest results in the Scottish voting, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:34 pm
People looking towards the Jamaicaway crash

Sean Olson reports a car rolled over on the Jamaicaway near Bynner Street, ejecting one person, around 7:50 p.m. About 40 minutes later, with the area still crowded with emergency workers, a bicyclist crashed into a tree there, as well, he reports.

The Jamaicaway is shut in both directions.

By - 9/9/14 - 7:45 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Wednesday, September 10, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 1:02 pm

Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer lambasted the owner of Young Kong, 300 Centre St., today for being found open at 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 3 - an hour and 20 minutes past the place's licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Owner Linda Pan said she had to leave early that night because her son fell ill at home. With only one car in the... Read more

By - 9/6/14 - 8:05 pm
Fire response to missing swimmer in Jamaica Pond

Fire crews looking for swimmer near the boathouse. Photo by Kevin Murray.

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Boston Fire Department reports not finding anything, all units leaving.

UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: Dive team being called in to search the pond.

Witnesses told police and fire responders the woman got in the water around 7:15 p.m., then swam toward the center of the pond. Only problem is while one witness said she walked into the water near the boathouse on... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 6:13 am

Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report a man was shot around 2:45 a.m. at Washington and Beethoven streets. The homicide unit was summoned just in case due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 8/31/14 - 2:40 pm

I thought that Bukhara in JP had closed, but today I got a Groupon offer for them. Was I misinformed about them closing?

By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

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