Jamaica Plain

By - 7/15/14 - 8:31 pm
What happens when the fire extinguisher goes off at a gas station

Vera photographed a seeming impossibility this evening: Snow in July - at the Centre Street Gibbs station.

Marc W reports the overhead fire extinguishers went off for some reason at the station (Boston Police report it was just baking soda). He also took a photo:

By - 7/15/14 - 8:07 pm
Stupid grate in Jamaica Plain

An injured citizen complains about this metal cover on School Street in Jamaica Plain:

I was walking to work this morning and fell into this grate. I went to the emergency room and got some stitches. The grate was covered but not bolted so when I walked on top of it, I fell in. I did not place the top back on because I

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By - 7/15/14 - 2:33 pm

The Centre Street boite plans to start talking to neighbors about extending its current 10 p.m. legal closing time, after it got caught by police serving dinner at 11:15 p.m.

At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, the restaurant's lawyer and general manager said the sophisticated-palate JPers who savor the restaurants offering are more of a late-night crowd , especially on warm... Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 2:13 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley and BPD District E-13 Capt. Alfredo Andres are planning a community meeting this Monday to discuss three recent shootings - one fatal - in the area.

The session starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.

By - 7/14/14 - 4:58 pm

Two men arrested over the weekend for attacking their girlfriends were released on personal recognizance at their arraignments in West Roxbury District Court today after neither woman expressed interest in having them locked up. One man was, however, released on condition he stay away and wear a GPS device pending the outcome of his case; both were told to stay alcohol free.

In one of... Read more

By - 7/14/14 - 1:33 pm

A West Roxbury District Court judge today admonished two neighbors to grow up and stop battling over their property line.

She reserved particular ire for a 72-year-old woman whose neighbor captured her video on his property scaring his kids and then smashing a glass deck table by throwing a rock at it. The woman, who had requested a restraining order against her neighbor and who... Read more

By - 7/14/14 - 9:05 am

UPDATE: Arraignment postponed to Aug. 1 to allow for a competency evaluation at Shattuck Hospital.

Alzy Bello is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he assaulted a woman on an inbound Orange Line train between Jackson Square and Roxbury crossing Saturday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/12/14 - 10:45 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. in the rear of 172 School St. Police are looking for a silver sedan with two black men inside seen fleeing down School towards Egleston Square.

By - 7/10/14 - 9:12 am
Little Free Library in Jamaica Plain

Alex Markarian reports the neighborhood's latest library-in-a-box appeared yesterday on Chestnut Avenue, right between Chestnut Square and Chestnut Place - just a few blocks down from another Chestnut Street mini-library. That makes at least four of these tiny libraries in JP (there's also one at the St. Rose Street Community Garden).

By - 7/7/14 - 8:27 pm

Stony Brook scene. Photo by Vera.

UPDATE: Suspect identified and sought.

Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot at the entrance to the Stony Brook Orange Line station around 7:55 p.m. - and that the gunman may have gotten off as many as eight shots.

Transit Police report the victim, 23, is expected to survive.... Read more

By - 7/6/14 - 2:02 pm
Flamingos in Jamaica Pond

Sometime overnight, a flock of pink flamingos landed on the island at the Perkins Street end of Jamaica Pond. The pond's native geese and ducks gave them a wide berth.

Flamingos

H/t BostonStrolls.... Read more

By - 7/5/14 - 5:29 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. 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 Roslindale Community Center is... Read more

By - 7/4/14 - 10:22 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Rob White - at JP Licks, of course.

By - 7/3/14 - 10:33 am

Firefighters responded this morning to 807 Centre St., in Jamaica Plain, where they kept a small porch fire apparently caused by dying embers from a grill from becoming a large porch fire.

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/27/14 - 8:31 am

Updated with arraignment info, which is somewhat graphic.

Ashton Davis, 23, of Roxbury, had bail set at $50,000 today on charges he raped a student in the Arnold Arboretum while free awaiting trial for a rape earlier this year in Roxbury.

West Roxbury District Court Judge Mary Ann Driscoll found Davis was a potential threat to the community and revoked his bail in the... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 11:45 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Yesterday's sexual attack and robbery happened in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection near the Forest Hills gate in the arboretum's northern end (Arboretum map), according to a memo sent to Arnold Arboretum staff today

The memo, now circulating on neighborhood mailing lists, says the victim had set up a blanket off Willow Path (which parallels the Arboway) , about 100... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 1:11 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report a woman was attacked at knifepoint around 11 a.m. yesterday somewhere in the Arnold Arboretum.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early twenties, 5’4” to 5’6” in height. He is further described as having a thin build, wearing a black do-rag, white t-shirt, dark colored jeans with grey. The suspect was riding a

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