Jamaica Plain

By - 1/29/16 - 10:19 pm

Michael David Scott, 51, of Mansfield, pleaded guilty this week to one count of wire fraud for a real-estate scam he pulled while waiting trial for a condo-flipping scheme that ultimately landed him a prison sentence of more than 11 years. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 8:46 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say got into English High around noon with an unloaded gun. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 8:34 am
Space saver on Glen Street in Jamaica Plain

J shows us a space saver on Glen Road in Jamaica Plain.

Meanwhile, over in Dorchester, an outraged citizen filed a 311 complaint last night: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:20 am
Anxious ad on the MBTA Orange Line

Only when wondering if the Orange Line will get me to work on time ...

Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.

By - 1/21/16 - 8:15 pm
Dangerous sidewalk across from Forest Hills MBTA station

UPDATE, Friday morning: Kate Hutchinson reports a crew from Barletta, the company doing the Arborway project, cleared the ice.

With both the Arborway and the T stop undergoing major construction work, pedestrians heading towards South Street from Forest Hills are supposed to cross Washington and continue north.

But apparently the city, MassDOT and DCR can't decide who's supposed to shovel the walk, so nobody has. Read more.

By - 1/15/16 - 9:03 am
Car on fire on Green Street in Jamaica Plain

Kate Latak had a ringside seat for a car fire on Green Street near the Orange Line station around 8:40 this morning.

Emily Waggoner also saw the fire: Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 6:05 pm

Mitchell Diatz is in search of JP's best Buffalo wings.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:48 am
Bad Arborway crash

Crash aftermath. Photo by AlertNewEngland.

Jury selection began this week for the trial of Nikolas Papadopoulos, 20, who is charged with causing a Sept. 6, 2013 crash on the Arborway by flipping his car while doing 80 m.p.h. on the way to the Jamaicaway.

Opening statements could come today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 10:19 pm
560 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain

Pondview Apartments. Photo by Not Mike Webb.

UPDATE: The Globe reports the cause was an unattended candle.

Boston firefighters responded around 10:05 p.m. to a fire in a first-floor apartment at 560 Centre St. Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 11:42 am

Ho, hum, just another boring morning on Centre Street, where John Stephen Dwyer managed to waken just long enough to catch this R2-02130 droid aimlessly wandering through the neighborhood.

By - 1/8/16 - 2:38 pm

The Same Old Place, 662 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to serve beer and wine with its pizza and subs.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 1/5/16 - 7:22 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the Footlight Club is going to have to come up with $200,000 to replace all its seats at the demand of the Boston Fire Department - on top of the money it's already raised to replace its fire alarm, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems.

By - 1/4/16 - 12:08 pm
Allandale pond freezing over

Daniel Guzman went for a walk in Allandale Woods this morning. Look for more freezing tonight, what with the NWS predicting a low of 9 in greater Roslindale. Guzman cautions:

Cracks under a dog's paw, so no skating just yet.

By - 1/2/16 - 12:11 pm

Jef Taylor shows the salamander he found on the banks of Ward's Pond on the Boston/Brookline line a few days ago.

By - 12/28/15 - 4:43 pm

Reginald Price, 19, of Jamaica Plain, acknowledged today he shot two women who happened to be in the way of the bullets he meant for a member of a rival gang at the Forest Hills station in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/27/15 - 5:02 pm

Jackson Square T stop being closed off. Photo by Timothy LePage.

Updated to reflect where the victim was found.

The Jamaica Plain News reports a person was found stabbed in the lobby of the Jackson Square T stop around 4 p.m.

The victim's injuries did not appear life threatening. Read more.

By - 12/26/15 - 5:21 pm

Steve Garfield of Jamaica Plain explains why he's thrown up his hands and given up on the Mass. Health Connector after more than a month of trying to figure out, without success, why the state accepted his first payment for a new health insurer yet never sent it to that company. So with five days left before his new insurance was supposed to start, he's now dealing directly with the insurer: Read more.

By - 12/25/15 - 9:59 am
Mayor Curley, wife and son on Christmas Day in Jamaica Plain

Mayor Curley, his wife Mary and son Francis X. celebrate Christmas.

John White notes:

A somewhat tragic figure, his father wanted him to be a pol; he wanted to be a Jesuit.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 12/23/15 - 3:57 pm

The scene on Centre Street. Photo by Neuroboy.

Around 3:45 p.m. inside 277 Centre St., one in the leg, one in the arm.

They are the victims of the latest in a string of violent incidents at Bromley-Heath and the stretch of Centre Street from Wyman to Lamartine.

On Nov. 20, two people were shot, one fatally, at Centre and Wyman streets. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 9:57 am
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this bald eagle at Jamaica Pond this week.