Jamaica Plain

By - 9/3/15 - 8:25 pm

An outraged citizen kvetches about how the city tries to keep streets clear for street cleaning:

I think it's ridiculous that cars are ticketed AND towed for street cleaning now...what is this North Korea?

Ed. note: Well, not in Charlestown.

By - 9/3/15 - 4:23 pm
Sign on the door of James's Gaete announcing its closing

Sign on the door of James's Gate. Photo by Gary Chase.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the well known JP restaurant has ceased to be.

By - 9/2/15 - 11:29 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. near Bucknam Street. A car and a tree were hit.

By - 8/26/15 - 3:43 pm

Boston Police report drug-unit officers seized 96 grams of heroin, 67 grams of fentanyl and $187,675 in cash in a raid yesterday at 90 South St. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 11:02 am

AA Market, open for two months at 138 South St., is seeking a license to sell beer and wine.

Owner Marcia Peguero Mojica today asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer acting on her request until after she makes her her case to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at a Sept. 8 meeting. Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 6:19 pm
Flier posted at Arnold Arboretum about killer dog

Oh, yeah, there's a reason you're not supposed to let your dog run wild through the Arboretum. Joe Growhoski reports these fliers about off-leash killers are now posted at the Arboretum: They kill the local wildlife, bite kids and bike riders, trample new plantings and shit all over the place. Stop it, the Arboretum implores.

By - 8/24/15 - 7:47 pm

City and state health officials warned today that Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park appears to be experiencing a bloom of blue-green algae and are warning visitors to stay well away from the water - and to keep their dogs away as well. Read more.

By - 8/22/15 - 10:18 am

Adam Machson-Carter and J report the power is out in the area of Glen Road - so motorists should be careful as well, since that means no traffic signals.

By - 8/21/15 - 3:46 pm
clouds over what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

Erica Mattison watched some clouds that obviously mean business roll over what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills around 3:40 p.m.

By - 8/21/15 - 11:34 am
Remains of a crash on the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain

The aftermath of the Jway crash. Photo by Isabel Rey.

A bad crash on the Jamaicway between Perkins and Castleton around 11:15 a.m., had firefighters getting out the Jaws of Life to get two people out. Then police and firefighters discovered a long oil slick that forced them to shut the road between Perkins up towards Rte. 9 so it could be cleaned up.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:52 am
New mural welcomes visitors to Jackson Square in Jamaica Plain

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko shows us the community mural on Centre Street, across from the T stop that volunteers painted this past weekend.

By - 8/18/15 - 10:50 am

Emily Ferrier asks:

Anyone have a recommendation for a body shop (Subaru fender bender fixer upper) in Roslindale/JP/West Rox?

By - 8/16/15 - 10:48 pm
Last span on the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain

Clay Harper shows us the last full span still up on what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, over South Street.

By - 8/15/15 - 12:38 am

One a teen in the leg around 12:30 a.m. outside 26 Walden St.

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.