Jamaica Plain

By - 7/28/16 - 1:36 pm

Jamaica Plain News has a rendering of the proposed mixed-use building that would replace the restaurant, which closed last September. In an apparent homage to the place, the developer is proposing to call the new building the Gate.

By - 7/28/16 - 7:57 am

State Rep candidate and former mayoral candidate Charles Clemons Muhammad (that's how his tiny sign reads) was spotted on Monday morning inside the Forest Hills MBTA station. Dressed nattily in an expensive-looking suit, he chased after T patrons who probably weren't in the mood for a good chat on the issues during their morning commutes...in the middle of a heat wave.

In doing so, Clemons may have violated an unwritten rule regarding how the start of local campaigning begins the first week of August...or is it after Labor Day?

By - 7/27/16 - 8:44 am

Food Processing talks to Jim Koch about a couple of challenges he faced with his beer company.

H/t Jay.

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 11:31 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Daniel Francis, whom a jury found guilty of trafficking crack in 2005 because a key part of the evidence against him was certification from the disgraced chemist that the substance police found in his car - and in the mouth of a man who'd just left his car - was crack. Read more.

By - 7/13/16 - 10:31 pm

The Dig introduces us to some of the kids at Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, "an alternative BPS high school that is often a last resort for youth who are in danger of leaving or being expelled from the system."

By - 7/9/16 - 5:45 pm
The Womps in Jamaica Plain

Patty caught the Womps in JP Porchfest today.

By - 7/8/16 - 10:29 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Gregorio "Mikey" Lopez's conviction for killing his girlfriend's former boyfriend, Shoughan Morgan, on Mozart Street on March 11, 2009.

By - 7/8/16 - 9:05 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a developer's plans to replace the LAZ parking lot - the one across the street from the T stop - with a 260-unit development.

By - 7/7/16 - 5:08 pm

Jamaica Plain News has a guide to the annual neighborhood-wide music festival this Saturday.

WBUR reports how organizers this year are trying to make it more inclusive.

By - 7/5/16 - 11:23 am
Tree down on Tower Street, Jamaica Plain

John Godfrey couldn't help but notice this tree down across Tower Street in Forest Hills.

By - 7/2/16 - 5:12 pm
Flier on South Huntington: Guy misses dog and woman who owns him

One of numerous pleas along South Huntington, taken by a roving UHub photographer.

The light and trolley poles along South Huntington Avenue in front of Angell Memorial Hospital are now lined with pages of a plea for a reconnection from a man who wants to see the woman whose dog bit him, now that she seems to be taking a different path with the dog. Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 10:23 pm

Todd Consentino attended a MassDOT update session on the Casey Overpass/Forest Hills rehab project tonight and reports that the work has fallen a year behind schedule: Three months due to the inability to work under the mega snowpiles of 2015 and now nine months because the state is having problems buying six ceiling-mounted "jet fans" to ventilate and cool the Orange Line tunnel under the new ground-level Arborway. Read more.

By - 6/25/16 - 12:35 pm
Jesus loves you and traffic in Jamaica Plain

Isabel Rey watched traffic come to a standstill in Jackson Square for about 15 minutes this morning as some people proclaimed their devotion to Jesus in the middle of Centre Street.

By - 6/21/16 - 9:02 am

WBUR spends some time with the Fancy Lads, who roam the city in search of places to practice their "avant gnar" skills.

By - 6/20/16 - 12:20 am

Jamaica Plain News roots out the news that researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of truffles in our very own Arnold Arboretum. No word when we can expect truffles-mad pigs to start snouting around the grounds.

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.