Jamaica Plain

By - 8/13/15 - 7:08 pm

The BRA board this evening approved a 76-unit development at 3200 Washington St. over the chants of protesters who said it doesn't go far enough to provide affordable housing in the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 8/12/15 - 4:25 pm

Levels of a toxic microorganism in Jamaica Pond have receded below dangerous levels, and the city today lifted its ban on any activities that might bring you or your pet into contact with pond water or pond scum. Read more.

By - 8/8/15 - 6:24 pm
Mirrored box in Franklin Park art exhibit

The Franklin Park Art Grove is a two-day pop-up exhibit in the Wilderness along the Jamaica Plain side of Franklin Park.

Enter through the parking lot that sits on the main park road between the zoo and Shattuck Hospital and walk along the paths (at least, through 6 p.m. on Sunday) for installations and thoughts in several languages tied around trees. Read more.

By - 8/6/15 - 3:52 pm

Around 3 p.m. on Chestnut Avenue near Centre Street. His attackers jumped into an SUV and sped away.

By - 8/5/15 - 4:25 pm

The Bay State Banner interviews Robert Johnson, Jr., a UMass Boston professor and attorney, on being pegged by a local liquor store as a cognac thief last month.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:36 pm
Large hailstone in Jamaica Plain

Michael Halle shows off the big-ass hailstone that fortunately did not fall on him in Jamaica Plain, because that would have left a mark.

Also see:
Gang, gang, the hail's all here.

By - 8/3/15 - 10:01 am

The Jamaica Plain News listens as the Egleston Square record-store owner tells its story - and his.

By - 8/3/15 - 8:58 am
No train coming on the Orange Line

The passengers kept coming, even if the train didn't. Photo by Meredith Sandiford.

An unspecified power problem on the very same stretch of track between Forest Hills and Stony Brook that was shut for winter "resiliency" upgrading this weekend mean not Orange Line at all for riders between those two stops and lots of issues for riders on the rest of the line this morning. And that was on top of problems caused by an inbound train at Tufts cut down by Death's Scythe around 6:30 a.m.

By - 8/3/15 - 12:07 am

Shortly before midnight on Round Hill Street at Gay Head Street. His injuries did not appear life threatening.

By - 8/1/15 - 2:58 pm

Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the woman who was using a thick wad of bills to bring some joy to Centre Street.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:59 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.

Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 10:20 pm

Matt Karolian shows us the last seconds of his camera-equipped drone's life in the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 7/30/15 - 3:59 pm
Young bald eagle in Jamaica Plain?

There was this large bird sitting at the very top of one of the dead branches poking out from the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon. I thought it was a young bald eagle at first, but folks who actually know what they're talking about (both here and on Facebook) said no, that's an osprey.

Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 8:39 pm

Results from Monday testing of Jamaica Pond water show cyanobacteria levels more than three times higher than the maximum considered safe for people and their pets, the Boston Public Health Commission reports. Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports a car and a deer collided early this morning on the Jamaicaway at Lochstead Avenue. The deer did not survive.

In 2012, a deer died in a crash on Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By - 7/24/15 - 4:22 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers who arrived at a large fight on Centre Street near Chestnut in Jackson Square yesterday evening couldn't help but notice the two guys screaming at each other as they dispersed the crowd: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 9:33 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Roxbury Preparatory Charter School will move into the 86 Wachusett St. location being vacated by Match Community Day School, which is moving to new space on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line.

By - 7/23/15 - 7:37 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that water samples taken Monday from Jamaica Pond show blue-green algae counts are higher than the amount allowed for water activities by people and pets. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 7:19 pm
Proposed Allandale Street development

Architect's rendering.

A developer wants to turn a two-acre parcel on Allandale Street into 20-unit subdivision it says will add no demands to the regional electricity grid and will be able to withstand the stronger storms that could come with global climate change. Read more.