Jamaica Plain

By - 5/11/16 - 8:32 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Phillip Carrington, 51, of second-degree murder for the strangulation death of his former girlfriend in her 34 Heath St. apartment in 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/9/16 - 4:50 pm
Meadowcroft

After he was charged with spray painting his tag on the old trolleys at Boylston station, police say, Marc Meadowcroft of Revere promised to never do it again. In exchange, authorities agreed to a plea deal that kept him out of jail.

He lied, police say. Read more.

By - 5/7/16 - 6:17 pm
Hula hooping to music at Jamaica Plain's Wake Up the Earth festival

Parades from both ends of Jamaica Plain converged today, as they do every May, to march to the Southwest Corridor for the neighborhood's annual Wake Up the Earth festival in front of Stony Brook station, where residents converged for arts, music, progressive politics and all sorts of food and stuff to buy - as well as the usual ad-hoc slide for kids down one hillside.

J.S. Hummel spotted some of the many musicians in the parade: Read more.

By - 5/5/16 - 7:42 am

WBZ reports workers turned on fountains at the Lee and Mather schools in Dorchester, the Curley school in Jamaica Plain and Another Course to College in Brighton by mistake and that students may have drunk from them before they were shut off again because of elevated lead levels.

Parents are not amused:

[A BPS administrator] met with staff on January 29th to discuss the water situation. But didn’t notify school families until February 12th. In addition, the families were told not to worry, there were no health risks associated with the elevated levels. BPS was just being proactive by turning off those fountains. If she knew about the issues at the Mather, why did she not include it in last week’s count of schools impacted by elevated levels of lead.

By - 5/5/16 - 7:31 am

Jamaica Plain News recaps yesterday's annual trout release at Jamaica Pond.

By - 5/4/16 - 7:20 am
Dead Orange Line train at Stony Brook

Suddenly finding himself with no way to go further north than Stony Brook around 6:20 a.m., Todd Cosentino had plenty of time to photograph the flatlined Orange Line train at Stony Brook. The T says service has since resumed.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Jen Vesp reports: "FYI, the Orange Line is an absolute nightmare this morning. I've only been waiting 50 minutes to fit on a train."

By - 5/3/16 - 5:46 pm

Boston Police are investigating how an officer's gun fired yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue, but say initial evidence points to a simple accident.

Police declined to specify the nature of that accident, but said the officer remains on the job and is not facing disciplinary action.

By - 5/2/16 - 3:02 pm
View from inside City Feed and Supply in Jamaica Plain

The scene from inside City Feed and Supply.

Around 2 p.m. on Seaverns Avenue, just off Centre Street.

P. Cheung forwarded a friend's photo from inside City Feed.

John Hayden forwards a report from the local neighborhood watch - that an officer's gun went off accidentally and that nobody was hit. Boston Police are investigating the incident.

By - 4/27/16 - 12:40 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to approve a measure celebrating the Latino heritage of Centre Street from Hyde to Jackson squares in JP.

The designation of the stretch of Centre Street does not change the name of either square, but could make the area eligible for state funds, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), who sponsored the proposal, said.

By - 4/25/16 - 6:12 pm
Architect's rendering of 3193 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

Developers have filed plans with the BRA for a 49-unit, five-story condo building at 3193 Washington St. at Montebello Road - across the street from a proposed 73-unit residential building.

Developers Fred Starikov, Stephen Whalen and Josh Fetterman are proposing 24 parking spaces - and 58 bicycle spaces - for a $13-million building they say is an eight-minute walk to Green Street and Stony Brook on the Orange Line and an easy walk to pretty much everything else that makes JP JP. Read more.

By - 4/24/16 - 4:11 pm
Turtles and a duck at Jamaica Pond

Samuel Trafidio spotted a crowded tree limb in Jamaica Pond today.

By - 4/22/16 - 4:01 pm

East Boston Savings Bank, 515 Centre St., around 3:50 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5'6" and wearing a gray hoodie.

By - 4/22/16 - 9:14 am
Sign critical of late-night motorcyclists and bikers in Franklin Park

Brendan Halpin reports these signs are all over Franklin Park this morning.

By - 4/12/16 - 5:37 pm
Crowded Back Bay station on the Orange Line

Back Bay smushing. Photo by Neal Gaffey.

It's "severe" delays on the Florida Sunshine line thanks to a dead train at Jackson Square.

By - 4/12/16 - 6:28 am

The Jamaica Plain News reports on a developer's proposal for a five-story building at 3193 Washington St., across the street from where another developer won BRA approval for another six-story building.

By - 4/8/16 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say was the leader of a group of teens preying on taxi and Uber drivers in recent weeks. Read more.

By - 4/6/16 - 5:20 pm
Forest Hills crash

Alex Jones urged drivers to abandon all hope after two cars engaged in a sheet-metal tango shortly before 5 p.m. where Washington, New Washington and South streets come together.

By - 4/6/16 - 7:18 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the opening of CityPOP Egleston in a building slated to be torn down in a year or so.