Jamaica Plain

By - 1/8/15 - 1:31 pm

Clayton Harper has been taking a detailed look at what happens when the Casey Overpass comes down to make way for surface roads. Forest Hills station will be getting a lot of changes as part of the project - many related to the busways.

By - 1/7/15 - 8:22 am
Car in front of a hydrant in Jamaica Plain

Ted Hanno spotted this miscreant this morning on Chestnut Avenue near Forbes in Jamaica Plain. He reports the note on the windshield is a request not to park in front of this thing that we Bostonians call "a hydrant."

The owner is lucky firefighters didn't need access to the hydrant.... Read more

By - 1/6/15 - 6:01 pm
No Justin Bieber fans in Jamaica Plain; you'll get charged extra

Gordon Hallett spotted this sign today in the Subway on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 1/6/15 - 2:52 pm

Around 2:40 p.m., a white man with a small black gun held up the JP Variety Store, 162 South St. He took about a dozen packs of cigarettes, which he stuffed in a white plastic bag, and headed to the Southwest Corridor.

He was 5'11" or 6' and appeared to be in his early to mid 30s. He had brown hair and eyes, a... Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 7:55 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 5, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 7:04 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m., JP Auto Services, 429 Centre St., was held up by a white man, in his 20s, 5'10" to 6' and with light-brown hair. He wore dark sunglasses, a silver cloth jacket and jeans, and was last seen running up Barbara towards South Huntington.

By - 1/2/15 - 3:28 pm

WBZ reports police are investigating how two people wound up dead in Forest Hills Cemetery this morning. Boston EMS Incidents reports they were found outside a car "reportedly turning blue."

By - 12/31/14 - 12:03 pm

Ula Cafe, in the same complex as Sam Adams at 284 Amory St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to seek a license to add beer and wine to its offerings, which currently include baked goods, sandwiches, coffee and tea.

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

By - 12/28/14 - 11:53 pm

The Harvest Co-op's lease on its South Street location ends on Feb. 28. Although board members are continuing to negotiate with their landlord, there's a chance the store could close, forcing members to journey to the newer Harvest on Washington Street on the JP/Roslindale line.

The co-op board meets on Jan. 5, starting at 6 p.m., at the Cooperative Artists Institute, 311 Forest... Read more

By - 12/26/14 - 2:50 pm

Around noon, in front of the housing project. The victim was taken to a local hospital, John Duffill reports.

Mike Flynn photographed the car.

By - 12/22/14 - 12:34 pm

Officers arrived on Barlow Street just in time to flush three guys out of a house around noon.

They ran through backyards towards Tower Street. One was captured on Woodlawn, a couple blocks away. The other two made it to Tower, where they disappeared. And then showed back up again on Woodlawn, which proved to be a mistake, given all the cops there,... Read more

By - 12/22/14 - 12:29 pm

Boston Police are looking for five teenagers for an armed robbery around 12:10 p.m. at Columbus and Weld avenues.

The suspects were described as black, all about 6' tall. One wore a black, puffy coat and a hat with some sort of baskeball logo on it. They made off with the victim's wallet and phone.

By - 12/21/14 - 6:06 pm
Carolers in Jamaica Plain

Mike Fedore caught up with some carolers on Green Street in Jamaica Plain this evening.

By - 12/19/14 - 9:51 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell, who says that the committee has already IDed a North Shore site (hmm, so maybe they're not so short-sighted?) in case the local city councilor comes out against shutting down Franklin Park for use by the horsey set:

If, for example, “[City Councilor] Matt O’Malley came to me and said there is no support

... Read more
By - 12/19/14 - 8:59 am
Parcel U proposal in Forest Hills

The BRA yesterday approved a 124-unit housing project on the long grassy field on Hyde Park Avenue between Ukraine Way and Tollgate Cemetery.

Urbanica, Inc., is proposing 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on the parcel, which once sat under the end of the elevated Orange Line. Some 44 of the units - 6 of them condos - will be marketed as "affordable." Apartments will... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 3:54 pm

Transit historian and Harvard University librarian Foster Palmer narrates the trip, with a brief stopover at Barry's Ledge, once a gravel pit, then a never-was driving range.

H/t Tim Murphy.

By - 12/13/14 - 12:30 am

On Jamaica Plain News, Stephanie Welch describes getting attacked on School Street around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/12/14 - 8:56 pm
Washington Street just south of Forest Hills

A concerned citizen complains about the way those extra parking spaces were added to Washington Street south of Forest Hills, creating a sudden swerve on an otherwise straight road:

Truck parked completely blocking bike lane because the parking spots along the side of the road are still there. Please get rid of the parking on the street in front of the harvest co-op. It

... Read more
By - 12/7/14 - 11:24 am

UPDATE: Transit Police report the woman suffered life-threatening injuries.

Orange Line service was shut shortly after 8 a.m. as firefighters and EMTs rushed to Jackson Square to extricate somebody from under a train there. The T ran shuttle buses until around 9:15 a.m., when regular service was resumed. No further details available.

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