Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

By - 5/25/15 - 10:54 am

At 10 Bickford St. around 1:15 a.m., Stanley Staco reports.

By - 5/24/15 - 3:58 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Boston spotted turtles enjoying the sun at Jamaica Pond today.

By - 5/23/15 - 10:49 am
Slobs leave a mess in the Arnold Arboretum

UPDATE: As described below, blame Boston Latin School seniors.

Joe Growhoski found the evidence this morning on Hemlock Hill. Naturally, they couldn't have been bothered to take their trash with them.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:11 am
Backhoe rips up a light pole on the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

Fred White watched a backhoe operator rip up light poles on the Casey Overpass and just fling them over the side. "This must be fun," he suspects.

By - 5/19/15 - 5:38 pm

As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:

Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.

To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:

No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!

It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?

By - 5/15/15 - 5:11 pm

Stephanie Ainbinder spotted this horse and rider under the overpass today.

By - 5/14/15 - 3:17 pm
Taking down girders at the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

With the overlaying concrete gone, a backhoe started wrenching out its first piece of structural steel at the going-down Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, as Clay Harper shows us.

This weekend, the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Morton Street, which will free workers to rip the whole thing down.

By - 5/12/15 - 9:11 am
Gridlock at Forest Hills

Go figure: Crews painted all these new don't-block-this-box boxes around Forest Hills in anticipation of the overpass shutdown and motorists promptly figured screw this, we're going to block these boxes just like we always do, as Chris shows us this morning.

By - 5/11/15 - 9:27 am
Arborway backed up at Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain

Mark shows us the backed up new roadway alongside the old Casey Overpass around 9 a.m. on the first morning the overpass is shut towards Jamaica Pond. Read more.

By - 5/10/15 - 8:35 am
Sunrise over the Casey Overpass

Isaac Walwrath took what could be his last walk across the doomed Casey Overpass this morning - the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Jamaica Pond this weekend, and the other side next weekend and then tear the whole thing down. Read more.

By - 5/7/15 - 11:04 pm

Dark lines show pedestrian routes: Note absence of sidewalk on T-stop side of street.

State officials said tonight the Casey Overpass demolition begins in earnest this weekend, when crews shut off the side heading towards Jamaica Pond and begin diverting traffic onto the new temporary surface road they've built. Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 4:43 pm

Shaun Harrison, 55, a minister and counselor in Boston schools, was ordered held in lieu of $400,000 today at his arraignment on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony ... Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 11:51 am
Charlie Baker at Jamaica Pond

Shamus Moynihan was on hand this morning as Charlie Baker made his first appearance as governor at the annual restocking of Jamaica Pond. Read more.

You'll notice that while he has appropriate footwear on, he's staying well away from the big box o' fish. You may recall that the first time Deval Patrick attended a restocking, he grabbed the biggest fish of them all and promptly got slapped around by the mini-leviathan.

By - 5/2/15 - 4:43 pm
Cherry blossoms at the Arnold Arboretum

Robbie Shade gets up close with some cherry blossoms at the Arboretum today.

Lilac Sunday is, of course, next weekend.

By - 5/2/15 - 10:44 am
Peace and love on a Jamaica Plain hillside

Grace captured the floral peace symbol and heart on the parkway hillside near Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/30/15 - 1:34 pm

The Globe reports the shuttered Sanctuary in Hyde Square could soon be replaced by a new restaurant serving cuisine from the Low Country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

By - 4/30/15 - 1:16 pm
Demolition at the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

Demolition of the abutments on the Arborway side of the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills began today, as Clay Harper shows us.

By - 4/28/15 - 7:41 am

HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.

By - 4/24/15 - 10:37 am

State officials say next week is when workers take the first real bite out of the Casey Overpass - they're scheduled to remove a piece of the abutment on the rotary side of the hulking, crumbling bridge.

Along with that comes the first overpass-removal detours: Traffic heading from the rotary into Jamaica Plan will be diverted onto the temporary road that's been built alongside the Arborway bus depot - which means the gazillion traffic lights the state has installed will blink into use.

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