Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

By - 4/2/15 - 9:43 am
Dion Stickter

Transit Police report that an MBTA worker who tried to wake a sleeping Orange Line passenger after the train arrived at Forest Hills last night found herself under attack.

Police say Dion Stickter, 45, "struck the female employee with a closed fist multiple times about her torso area" during the attack around 9:40 p.m.

Responding officers found him no easier to deal with, police say:

He became hostile and began to use racial epithets and refused to comply with the officers requests.

By - 3/30/15 - 10:42 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. The robber put a knife to her back as she was on her phone, took the phone and fled. He's described as Hispanic, about 5'6" and 170 lbs with a chinstrap beard. He wore a black and yellow Bruins winter cap with a pom-pom on top, a white track suit and sneakers with pink laces. He may have fled on an inbound Orange Line train.

By - 3/30/15 - 9:46 am
Casey Overpass looking towards downtown over the Northeast Corridor

The blizzards may have slowed the work, but there's no mistaking the Casey Overpass is coming down: Trees all around it have been chopped down, there's a new road and sidewalk on the bus-depot side and construction equipment is everywhere.

By - 3/30/15 - 8:31 am
Space saver in a Jamaica Plain parking lot

Manu spotted this space saver this morning in a parking lot off Heath Street near the Jackson Square T stop.

I'm confused, I thought we were in spring already.

By - 3/27/15 - 11:31 pm

In the stomach and leg, around 11:25 p.m. outside 75 Seaverns St. The suspect wore a green Celtics jacket.

By - 3/26/15 - 9:54 pm

WCVB reports authorities now believe Joanna Leigh was several blocks away from the Marathon explosions and that she faked brain injuries to suck money out of the One Fund, people who saw the GoFundMe page she set up, students at a Boston school and a doctor who donated services.

By - 3/24/15 - 3:13 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 124-unit residential project along Hyde Park Avenue across Ukraine Way from the T stop.

The BRA gave its OK in December to the proposal, which will include 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on what is now a tree-lined grass field that stretches to the Tollgate Cemetery.

Some 39 apartments and 6 of the condos will be marketed as affordable, well above the minimums required by the city.

Several city officials backed the plan at a hearing today. Nobody spoke in opposition.

By - 3/19/15 - 9:47 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. near Jamaica Street, although he may have been stabbed closer to the Monument. Police are looking for a Hispanic male, about 5'11" and 180 lbs., wearing a silver jacket, who fled towards Forest Hills.

By - 3/17/15 - 3:39 pm

Shamus Moynihan's posted a couple of photos from Day Street in Jamaica Plain that prove just how disgusting our receding snow mounds have become (oh, and here's another).

Ed. note: I chose not to post either of the photos, but you can either use your imagination or you can click on the links to see dirty diapers on top of snow.

By - 3/16/15 - 7:42 pm
Crocus in Jamaica Plain

Mike the roving UHub photographer spotted proof that spring is on the way today at Danforth and Wyman streets in Jamaica Plain.

By - 3/11/15 - 7:29 am
New lane along the Casey Overpass

Clay Harper, who has been chronicling plans for the Casey Overpass, watched workers smooth out the new temporary lane along the overpass yesterday, in preparation for the demolition of the overpass. The work has also included taking down trees - yesterday, workers chopped down the trees along the upper busway at the Forest Hills T station.

By - 3/10/15 - 9:16 am

A UHub eye in the sky forwarded a photo of South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain, where an inbound 39 bus got jammed by a car parked by a snowbank near the VA entrance, jamming up traffic in both directions.

By - 3/9/15 - 6:07 pm

The day he allegedly shot a male student, Shaun Harrison was fired from his job at English High School for pushing a female student involved in an altercation at the school two days earlier, Mayor Walsh's office says.

Walsh this afternoon released a snapshot of the city's initial investigation into Rev. Shaun Harrison's work record in the Boston Public Schools from the time he was first hired as a youth mentor at the South Boston Education Complex under an external grant in 2005 to his firing last week.

By - 3/9/15 - 10:46 am

Mayor Walsh this morning announced "a comprehensive internal inquiry of the employment history of Shaun Harrison" by the BPS department of labor relations.

By - 3/8/15 - 10:26 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Centre Street Sanctuary, 365 Centre St., has ceased to be.

By - 3/8/15 - 5:57 pm

Jamaica Plain News introduces us to the local women who have been busy painting "CLIMATE CHANGE" on snowbanks around the neighborhood.

By - 3/7/15 - 9:22 am
Time travel in Jamaica Plain

Spotted yesterday on the side of the South Street tiny free library.

By - 3/5/15 - 11:27 pm
Richard Davey talks up the Olympics

Richard Davey talks as Rev. Jeffrey Brown (l) and architect David Manfredi listen.

If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.

The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose athletes compete in five separate sports - and for equestrian events.

By - 3/5/15 - 12:57 pm

The Franklin Park Coalition meets wth Boston 2024 organizers at 6:30 p.m. to consider the possible impact of the Olympics programs proposed for the park.

The session is at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Dr.

In its filing with the US Olympics Committee, Boston 2024 proposed fencing off much of the park for equestrian events and the pentathlon - along with a major renovation of White Stadium.

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