Jamaica Plain

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/16/16 - 9:03 pm
Deer being loaded into a truck by Boston Animal Control

UPDATE: Deer found healthy enough to be released, which it was, in a location that was not the Arboretum or Franklin Park, at the direction of state Environmental Police.

A young deer's explorations of Jamaica Plain came to an end this evening in a backyard on Jess Street, a dead end behind the Brewery complex where two Boston Animal Control workers captured it, a couple hours after firefighters had spotted it, possibly injured, on Boylston Street at Amory. Read more.

By - 6/12/16 - 12:29 pm

5 p.m. today at the Monument, where South and Centre streets meet, Robin reports.

Also 3 p.m. in Copley Square.

By - 6/10/16 - 5:22 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. on Centre Street at Mozart in Jamaica Plain. The baby girl just wasn't waiting for the ambulance to arrive; she appeared moments before the EMTs, with the help of Sgt. Rene Sanchez.

Boston Police report: Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 1:51 pm
Jassel Castillo

Jassel Castillo, suspect in Roslindale gunfire.

Around 3:40 a.m. on March 26, their windows closed on a chilly night, residents of Kittredge Street in Roslindale were jolted awake by the sound of gunfire. It was, a federal indictment charges today, an attempt by a member of a Jamaica Plain gang to murder an associate of a rival Jamaica Plain gang who was living near the intersection with Cliftondale. Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 9:40 am

UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. The problem was briefly so severe the T was busing passengers between Forest Hills and Stony Brook, but they say it's all good now.

A T alert of "moderate" delays on the inbound Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills was, of course, followed shortly after by a T alert of "moderate" delays on the outbound Orange Line.

By - 6/6/16 - 10:18 am

Jess Ernst asks:

Need to find a tailor who is good with men's suits, in the Roxbury/JP/South End part of the world.

By - 6/5/16 - 5:15 pm
Stop work order in Forest Hills

On Friday, an ISD inspector slapped a stop-work order on one of the fences outside the former Yang's Martial Arts Academy on Hyde Park Avenue because the contractor never got a permit to demolish the building it demolished.

UPDATE: Developer says ISD issued all the relevant permits months ago, that ISD only issued the order because it misplaced them and that work has started again today. See the comments for more.

By - 6/4/16 - 7:04 pm
Mother duck and ducklings in Jamaica Pond

If you have a camera, you can't go walk around Jamaica Pond without taking a picture of a mother duck and her fluffy little ducklings. It's the law.

By - 6/1/16 - 11:15 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Fiore's Bakery, 55 South St., stay open until 10 p.m. so it can begin offering what owner Charlie Fiore called "low-key" dinners. Read more.

By - 5/26/16 - 4:12 pm

Around 4 p.m. outside 960 Parker St.

By - 5/26/16 - 2:21 pm

UPDATE: Zambrano appeared in court this afternoon and paid $4,000 in restitution. He now has until Oct. 28 to pay the rest.

A judge in West Roxbury Municipal Court today issued an arrest warrant for Giancarlo Zambrano for failing to repay a woman for vinyl-siding work that he nevr did at her home on Child Street in Jamaica Plain, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 2:30 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a ceremony to rename the large apartment complex as the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, in honor of the longtime tenant activist, who died in 2015.

By - 5/15/16 - 12:05 am

Around 11:55 p.m., Saturday, at 12 Metcalf Ct., off South Street. No people hit.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:19 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Nima Samimi on his new alburm - which he created with his iPhone, and mixed and mastered on the sound system of his Nissan Versa.

By - 5/12/16 - 8:38 pm

The BRA today approved construction of a 20-unit development on two acres of land on Allandale Road that its developer says will be the greenest project around but which opponents say could cause problems for the woods behind it.

The project, which would have 47 parking spaces, still needs approval by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

By - 5/11/16 - 10:36 am
Proposed building on Stonely Road in Jamaica Plain

Bus yard? What bus yard?

Developers have filed plans with the BRA to replace a small industrial building and parking lot on Stonley Road, behind the MBTA's Forest Hills bus yard, with a five-story, 31-unit residential building. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 8:32 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Phillip Carrington, 51, of second-degree murder for the strangulation death of his former girlfriend in her 34 Heath St. apartment in 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/9/16 - 4:50 pm
Meadowcroft

After he was charged with spray painting his tag on the old trolleys at Boylston station, police say, Marc Meadowcroft of Revere promised to never do it again. In exchange, authorities agreed to a plea deal that kept him out of jail.

He lied, police say. Read more.