Jamaica Plain

By - 3/11/16 - 8:07 am

Word reaches us that part of Jamaica Plain, like Moss Hill, is without power this morning. Eversource reports 417 customers with no electricity in Boston.

By - 3/10/16 - 2:10 pm
Graffiti at Centre and Greenough streets in Jamaica Plain

At lunchtime, Joe Growhoski noticed this new and large graffiti at Centre and Greenough streets in Jamaica Plain.

By 1:30 p.m., a crew was already removing it, he reports: Read more.

By - 3/10/16 - 9:47 am

The Bulletin reports the state Department of Environmental Protection upheld a city determination that a proposed 20-unit project off Allandale Street is subject to wetlands regulations.

The move could force a reduction in the size of the proposed two-acre development, whose developer says it would generate more energy than it consumes and would consist of units able to withstand a mega-hurricane.

By - 3/4/16 - 3:00 pm

Around 2:50 p.m.

A train is being held in the station, its doors closed, passengers inside.

By - 2/25/16 - 2:03 pm

Boston Strolls asks:

Is there a reliable, affordable place to get my old photographs digitized around here (prefer JP/HP/Rozzie)?

By - 2/24/16 - 1:01 pm

The City Council today agreed with a proposal to look at designating Hyde and Jackson Squares as an official Latin Quarter, in recognition of the Latinos who have long called the area home. Read more.

By - 2/23/16 - 10:26 am
Unicyclist in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted a commuter with just one wheel on Lamartine Street by the Stony Brook T stop in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/20/16 - 7:58 pm
Sunset over English High School in Jamaica Plain

Clay Harper watched the sun go down over English High in Jamaica Plain today.

More photos of the evening's sky activity: Read more.

By - 2/19/16 - 3:09 pm

UPDATE, 3:27 p.m. National Grid arrived and shut off the gas.

Firefighters and police are on Amory Street between Boylston and School streets for a natural-gas leak inside 192 Amory St. that started around 2:50 p.m.

Police have blocked Amory and are evacuating neighboring buildings as they await somebody from National Grid to try to shut the gas off. At least 14 neighboring residents are now being sheltered on Marbury Terrace.

Police had to ask pilots of news helicopters to back off because of the risk the building could explode.

By - 2/17/16 - 10:00 am
Foam portrait at Forest Hills

Melissa Jean is loving the foam portraits springing up all over Jamaica Plain, in this case in Forest Hills.

Kris Aubuchon reports seeing a few in Roxbury as well.

By - 2/12/16 - 8:35 am
Restoring Black Lives matter sign at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain

Katie Ernst watched kids putting up new fliers over the vandalized part of a Black Lives Matter sign at Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain yesterday.

By - 2/11/16 - 2:16 pm
Hope Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain with vandalized sign

Marg Zamos-Monteith shows us Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue, where a Black Lives Matter sign was defaced the night after a JP Black Lives Matter vigil and four months after a similar banner in front of First Baptist Church on Centre Street was torn down (then replaced).

By - 2/10/16 - 6:09 pm
Buses at Forest Hills station, upper busway

Ben Quahog reports that the upper busway at Forest Hills briefly became Boston's longest bus parking lot around 5:20 p.m. when a bus died pretty much at the exit, keeping about a dozen other buses from moving.

By - 2/10/16 - 7:54 am
Jamaica Plain kid with a snow shovel

A concerned citizen complains about conditions at the Mendell School on School Street in Egleston Square:

The Mendell not only does not have a gymnasium, but our parents have to buy the shovels AND clear the snow in the outside play area ourselves if we want our kids to have space to play in the winter.

Ed. note: 311 devotees should notice a flood of school-related complaints today as parents use 311 to protest proposed school budget cuts by pointing out problems at BPS schools.

By - 2/7/16 - 9:27 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. on Hyde Park Avenue in front of the lower level of the T station by two black teens, one in a red hoodie, one in a gray hoodie.

By - 2/3/16 - 3:11 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court judge today sentenced Nikolas Papadopoulos, 20, to a one-year sentence in a country jail for a Sept. 6, 2013 crash that permanently injured one of his passengers and the driver of the pickup he smashed into head on. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 7:43 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the shuttered market at 18 Hyde Park Ave., across from the T stop, would become Forest Hills Fine Wines under a proposal that goes before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council tonight.

By - 1/30/16 - 12:20 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 35 South Huntington Ave. building

Architect's rendering of what building would look like with no trolley tracks in front.

A developer wants to replace a couple of parking lots and a derelict old building with a six-story residential complex on South Huntington Avenue, next to the Wok N Talk near the intersection with Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:23 pm
Wood duck at Leverett Pond in Jamaica Plain

Mary Ellen says it looked like she caught a wood duck in mid-sneeze the other day on the Jamaica Plain side of Leverett Pond.