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).
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
The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Rob White - at JP Licks, of course.
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.
Conor Olmstead noticed this space saver tonight on St. Peter Street in Jamaica Plain.
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
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
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
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, 5â€™4â€ť to 5â€™6â€ť 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... Read more
Making Comic Sense
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)
A Norwood man had bail set at $150 today on charges he used an iPad to try to snap photos up a woman's skirt from a Forest Hills T-stop bench yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joshua Gonsalves, 23, was also ordered to stay away from all T stops while his case is pending, the DA's office says.
Gonsalves is the first... Read more
Transit Police yesterday made their first arrest under the law after a woman complained at Forest Hills a guy took inappropriate photos of her.
Joshua Gonsalves, 23, of Norwood, is scheduled for arraignment in West Roxbury District Court this morning.
According to Transit Police, the incident happened shortly before 5:45 p.m.
Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who informed the officers... Read more
But Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is throwing his weight behind Chase Busch, the Democratic candidate in House District 20 in west central Arkansas. And part of the reason is the guy Busch is running against, incumbent Republican Nate Bell - the bozo who wondered after the Marathon bombings if Bostonians were cowering behind their doors, wishing they had an assault rifle.... Read more
Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.
Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.
Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.
Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....
But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.
Jamaica Plain News reports JP Local First is not liking plans to turn a closed bank branch into a Caffe Nero, worrying it could open all of Centre Street to invasion by local-business-stomping chains. They've asked the landlady - who also owns the neighboring Blanchard's - to consider just ripping up the lease.