Jamaica Plain

By - 8/31/17 - 3:37 pm
250 Centre St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 250 Centre St.

The Board of Appeal this week approved plans for a 112-unit apartment building at 250 Centre St., which will fill in yet another hole in the streetscape left over from the I-95 extension that never was. Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 2:34 pm
Inside the Curley house

James Michael Curley's old place on the Jamaicaway, which has mostly sat unused for decades, will get new life under a plan by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to re-open it for regular historical and cultural events. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 5:09 pm

Travis Gustafson failed to appear in court for his arraignment today on a charge of animal cruelty for the heat-related death of a pit bull in his pickup truck on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

As a result, a West Roxbury Municipal Court judge issued a warrant for Gustafson's arrest, the DA's office says.

By - 8/23/17 - 8:22 pm
Firefighters on Goldsmith Street

Boston firefighters responded around 7:50 p.m. to 12 Goldsmith St., where they quickly put out a fire on the first floor of the triple decker there. No residents injured.

By - 8/23/17 - 11:38 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a juice bar is going into the part of the old Harvest building on South Street that wasn't taken up by the daycare.

By - 8/17/17 - 9:35 am
Jamaicaway crash

Ben Walsh happened upon a head-on crash on the Jamaicaway outbound near Bynner Street shortly before 6 a.m. NBC Boston reports at least one person was taken to the hospital.

View from the air.

By - 8/12/17 - 11:52 am
New sidewalk open on Washington Street in Forest HIlls

Longtime Arborway observer Clay Harper took a look at the new sidewalks around Forest Hills station today:

Sidewalk open from FH Gate of @ArnoldArboretum all the way to @harvestcoop. Bike paths, not quite.

By - 8/11/17 - 9:15 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will be re-doing the streets around the little rotary, which itself will be rebuilt.

By - 8/7/17 - 4:02 pm

Hameen Edwards, 41, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on charges he killed a fellow patient at Arbor Hospital by punching him in the head in 2015, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/7/17 - 3:39 pm
Dragonfly on a turtle in Jamaica Pond

A turtle sunning itself on a fallen tree branch in Jamaica Pond became a resting spot for a dragonfly this afternoon.

By - 8/5/17 - 8:05 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports it's looking like curtains - possibly by the end of the month - for the Drinking Fountain on Washington Street, a bar that has been open for decades and whose patrons take breaks outside on a bench bookended by wooden bear statues.

By - 8/5/17 - 7:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting Hameen Edwards, 41, of Dorchester, on charges he killed John Duggie, 50, of Framingham, at Arbour Hospital, 49 Robinwood Ave., on July 2, 2015. Read more.

By - 8/3/17 - 7:14 pm

WBZ reports DCR will kick in another $1 million for an athletic something-or-other, maybe even an ice rink, for Jackson Square, after those high-school kids discovered the Garden and the state just plumb forgot all about those benefits that were made a condition of construction for the new Garden.

By - 8/2/17 - 8:37 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports BPD will charge him with animal cruelty and improper confinement because his dog was found dying in the pickup on Burroughs Street in JP yesterday.

By - 8/2/17 - 5:47 pm
Hail in Jamaica Plain

"So much hail!" Becca reports from Jamaica Plain.

There was a bit of the old flash flooding at Forest Hills and a tree came down at Florida and Wrentham streets in Dorchester.

By - 8/1/17 - 7:05 pm

WCVB reports ISD inspectors responding to a complaint found the dog in a car on Burroughs Street near Jamaica Pond today; rushed the dog to Angell Memorial, but it was too late. The owner could face charges.

By - 8/1/17 - 3:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills, where trains were already limited to just one side of the platform due to work on Arborway-related station renovations.

By - 7/28/17 - 10:33 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on forums JP Progressives held for the two main candidates for mayor this year.