Jamaica Plain

By - 8/28/14 - 4:50 pm

Timothy Hearns and Ramon Silvelo-Miles, both 24, today pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down Jaewon Martin, 14, on a Bromley-Heath basketball court in a gang feud the young teen had nothing to do with, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Both confessed killers were members of the H-Block gang, which had long feuded with the Heath Street gang. Hearns, who... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 4:32 pm

The MSPCA's Boston Adoption Center reports it needs newspapers:

All of our small animals have their enclosures lined with a layer of absorbent newspaper under their bedding, and we clean and replace this daily. As you can imagine, we go through a whole bunch of newspaper, and right now we're nearly out!

You can drop off newspapers at the adoption center at 350... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 10:16 pm
South Street fire in Jamaica Plain

South Street scene. Photo by Nick Ellis.

Nick Ellis reports Boston firefighters made quick work of a small fire at 206 South St. around 9:20 p.m. Matt Carter reports the fire was in a third-floor wal.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 6:31 pm
Snapping turtle in Forest Hills Cemetery

Mike Ball reports on the different animals he saw on a walk around Forest Hills Cemetery the other day, including this snapping turtle in Lake Hibiscus:

It was pretty creepy. It came from maybe 30 feet off-shore and surfaced just below me by the tiny rocky beach. As I moved about 100 feet along the shore, it tracked me. I began to feel like

... Read more
By - 8/19/14 - 5:00 pm

State Police report the man who died when his 2013 Dodge Ram truck swerved off Morton Street near the rotary and overturned last night was Lawrence Mulhern, 53.

Mulhern was pronounced dead at the scene.

Last night, Boston Police identified the pickup as the one that hit a van shortly before the fatal crash at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue.... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:16 pm

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.

Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.... Read more

By - 8/17/14 - 7:37 pm
Musicians outside Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain

Neal Simpson captured a band playing in Hyde Square this afternoon:

This is so wonderfully JP.

By - 8/12/14 - 2:55 pm

Around 2:45 p.m. on Centre Street, across from the liquor store.

Police are looking for four suspects, one a woman in a long dress with orange stripes who did the stabbing and three men, one wearing a GPS ankle bracelet and a blue-and-white striped shirt.

Because of the proximity to the Orange Line station - initial reports suggested the stabbing happened near the fare gates... Read more

By - 8/10/14 - 8:52 am

A car flipped over on Hyde Park Ave. at Northbourne Road around 12:15 a.m. (photos).

Boston EMS Incidents reports one person was extricated from the car, conscious, and was taken to the hospital.... Read more

By - 8/8/14 - 10:58 pm

UPDATE, Saturday, 3:45 p.m. Lydia returned home by herself.

Police are looking for a 140-lb. Great Dane, black with white markings on her chest, who goes by the name Lydia. She's a service dog and was last seen on Centre Street, at the Jamaica Pond end, this evening.

By - 8/6/14 - 6:12 pm
Quiet Jesus Lady

She stands, litterally, in sharp contrast to Screaming Jesus Guy, who has been annoying people on the Red and Orange lines for years now.

You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 10:17 am
No more gentrification in Jamaica Plain

Outside the Galway in JP. Photo by Marc W.

Residents in areas such as Jamaica Plain and Brighton may have been pondering the new fliers showing up on utility poles advocating things such as free transit and a ban on yuppies.

They're the work of People for Democratic Revolution, which advocates a revolution (right down to troops turning their guns on their commanders if need be) to turn the US into a massive... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 2:55 pm
Firetrucks on Burr Street

Photo by Jordan.

Firefighters rushed to 17 Burr St. around 2:45 p.m. for an attic fire, which they were able to quickly knock down.

By - 8/1/14 - 9:39 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a developer now has to decide whether to seek city approval of a plan to tear down a two-family house used as an office on South Street and replace it with four units after the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's zoning committee narrowly voted to oppose the plan. Under zoning, he could put up a three-unit building; he had spent... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 8:54 am
Lines at Forest Hills on the Orange Line

Sebastian Zapata shows us the long lines at Forest Hills this morning as Orange Line riders try to add a month of value to their CharlieCards. It's not just that so many people do that as the fact that, as Kyle Geiste explains:

Weirdness on the MBTA machines at Forest Hills. Can't process credit cards. Long lines, employees tapping people through.

Naturally, this... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 5:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting Robert Christopher Baker, 28, of Livermore, CA, for last night's attack on the Southwest Corridor near English High School, in which he allegedly knocked an elderly woman off her bike and stole hner iPhone.

On arrival officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect running behind English High School. Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was

... Read more
By - 7/30/14 - 10:02 pm

UPDATE: California man charged.

A woman riding her bicycle in the Southwest Corridor near English High School was knocked off by a guy who managed to make off with her iPhone 3G after failing to get her bike. She suffered a busted lip and a black eye in the attack.

Police started looking for a white man with tattoos and quickly found a possible... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 2:16 pm
Emerald Ash Borer

State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are now working on a quarantine zone that would be similar to, if somewhat less strict, than the one recently lifted for Asian Longhorned Beetles.

The insect, named because of its bright green color and the way it bores into ash... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 8:08 pm

Oliver Young reports he called 911 when he spotted a "package blinking and making noise in the bushes" around 7:50 p.m. on Sigourney Street near Robeson.

Police shut the street, the bomb squad arrived, looked around and determined it was "just a bag of alarms," he says. "Shoplifting. A bunch of them. Five or six in there."... Read more

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