Jamaica Plain

By - 7/13/15 - 10:07 pm
Search along the Southwest Corridor in Jamaica Plain

Around 8 p.m., BPD officers tried to stop a car in the area of McBride Street in Jamaica Plain as part of a drug investigation. Seems the driver didn't want to be stopped, so he took off, with officers in pursuit. Just as a supervisor was about to call off the search, officers managed to box the car in near English High School.

They collared one of the cars occupants, but another took off down through the Southwest Corridor Park. Read more.

By - 7/12/15 - 12:38 pm

Mike Ball reports, praises his favorite performers.

By - 7/12/15 - 1:26 am

Saturday in Jamaica Plain, Mayor Walsh and his staff successfully avoided talking with a group who wanted to ask him to pull the Boston bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:58 am

The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.

By - 7/2/15 - 11:31 am

Organizers of the Jamaica Plain Porchfest on July 11 say more than 100 bands will perform on porches and in yards across the neighborhood, between noon and 6 p.m. In addition to musicians, spaces will be set aside for storytelling, dramatic readings and circus performers - including unicyclists.

Meanwhile, the Roslindale Arts Alliance is putting together the first Roslindale Porch Fest, on Sept. 12.

By - 7/1/15 - 8:14 am
New view from Forest Hills towards Franklin Park

With the gap in the Casey Overpass getting ever larger, Clay Harper shows us you can now see the Wilderness at Franklin Park from the Forest Hills T stop.

By - 7/1/15 - 8:07 am
Protesters before the meeting in Jamaica Plain

Protesters gathered before the meeting.

The day after Boston 2024 announced their revised plans, organizers of a city forum on the games tried a new approach in Jamaica Plain: Splitting the meeting into three parts, to discuss different ramifications of the would-be games.

"They're separating us to take away our voice!" some protesters yelled at the English High School session, not far from Franklin Park, which remains the proposed venue for equestrian events and the pentathlon. Read more.

By - 6/27/15 - 11:23 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. on Round Hill Street.

By - 6/22/15 - 11:26 am

Mike G watched crews taking down one of the piers that used to hold up the Casey Overpass last night.

Ed. note: They could defray some of the costs by letting people with some aggression to get out get five minutes behind the controls of one of those things.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:31 am
Whale weather vane in Jamaica Plain

Is this Centre Street weather vane an homage to the nautical past we didn't know Jamaica Plain has?

By - 6/19/15 - 7:21 pm
Crumbling Casey Overpass continues to come down

Karen Springer is your host for this episode of "Today in the Demise of the Casey Overpass."

Ed. note: It's too bad the supports weren't just a bit closer together - or taller. Because it would just be super amazing to take off just the roadway, then have a bulldozer or something push the very first/last one and watch them all tumble like dominoes.

By - 6/18/15 - 8:40 pm
Silent vigil for Charleston in Jamaica Plain

Boston shows us the silent vigil on the lawn of the First Baptist Church on Centre Street tonight.

By - 6/17/15 - 10:51 pm
Casey Overpass coming down even more in Jamaica Plain

Mike Davis shows us the new wide open vista where the middle of the Casey Overpass used to be.

On the plus side, LindaK writes: Read more.

By - 6/15/15 - 12:50 pm

A man already wanted for various crimes was charged with another early Saturday: Knocking over a vending machine at the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line, Transit Police report.

A surveillance video shows Dayquan Hardy, 22, apparently being quite happy with his work - possibly because he knows he's cheated death by vending-machine crushing. Read more.

By - 6/13/15 - 9:39 pm

Stanley Staco reports the victim was shot in the chest and arm after 8:30 p.m. on Egleston Street near Boylston. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned just in case.

By - 6/12/15 - 8:27 am
Sign warning about the dark fort in Jamaica Plain

Katie Merrill spotted this sign on a Jamaica Plain lawn on her way to the T this morning.

By - 6/11/15 - 12:30 pm

Clay Harper shows us a couple of excavators contentedly munching on the Casey Overpass.

By - 6/11/15 - 9:53 am
Proposed apartment building at Gree and Amory streets in Jamaica Plain

Archtect's rendering.

Developer Chris DiSisto says the condos he built at Amory and Green streets in 2012 worked out so well he wants to replicate their success across the street. In a filing with the BRA, DiSisto is proposing a 15-unit apartment building across Amory from the T stop that would also have retail space - including for a restaurant DiSisto says he wants to run. Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 12:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Drinking Fountain shares any of the blame for an all-out brawl that sent at least one man to the hospital with a stab wound on April 7. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 8:08 am
Great white fish of Jamaica Pond

Call him Ishmael. Michael Silverman reports the presence of a great white fish, at least two feet long, in Jamaica Pond - which, of course, was once circled by a fabled white squirrel.

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