Jamaica Plain

By - 11/27/16 - 10:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the BPDA will hold a public meeting on Criterion Development's proposal to replace the parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with a complex with 252 apartments in six-story buildings.

The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Andrew Church, 24 Orchardhill Rd.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:41 am
Turkeys on a roof in Jamaica Plain

Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:15 am
Read of 36 Hall St. in Jamaica Plain after fire

Rear of 36 Hall St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 36 Hall St. at 4:22 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The department identifies the cause as: " careless disposal of smoking materials, 1st floor rear porch." Read more.

By - 11/21/16 - 12:06 pm

Oh, Sidney: Green Street became the last stop for an Orange Line train and now inbound riders get to sit or stand with no place to go.

By - 11/20/16 - 12:05 am
Painted house on Green Street in Jamaica Plain

A dilapidated house on Green Street in Jamaica Plain has become a canvas for street artists while its new owner figures out just what to do with the property. Read more.

By - 11/16/16 - 5:57 pm

Malfunctioning traffic lights at Washington and New Washington streets have created gridlock in all directions: Traffic heading south on Washington Street is now backed up to Egleston Square; traffic heading north is so bad it took one guy an hour to get to the T stop from Dedham.

By - 11/11/16 - 10:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports neighbors of the proposed 64 Allandale St. subdivision are still blasting it even after the developer lopped 2 units off the 20 she'd originally proposed. Too dense for something right next to Allandale Woods they say.

The BPDA had already approved the 20-unit proposal; the change means it will have to vote on it again - and after that comes a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals.

By - 11/2/16 - 9:37 pm

Around 9 p.m., where Centre Street turns into VFW Parkway, Follow Cookie reports, adding the driver was able to crawl out.

By - 11/2/16 - 9:35 pm

Sherry Eskin reports she and her kids were walking by Forest Hills Cemetery on Walk Hill Street around 4 p.m. when she spotted two chickens without heads by the cemetery entrance.

We told the cemetery security guard, who said he hadn't seen dead chickens in the cemetery in six or seven years.

She forwarded a photo of the fowl deed, but, well, use your imagination.

By - 10/28/16 - 7:52 pm
Waiting to vote in Jamaica Plain

Jodi Solomon reports the wait was an hour long this afternoon in the rain to vote at Curtis Hall in Jamaica Plain. By 7 p.m., the line was still long but moving nicely, Joe Growhoski reported.

By - 10/26/16 - 10:34 am

Project Repat, a Jamaica Plain company that takes people's old T-shirts and remakes them into quilts, is suing a Rhode Island company it says stole its trade secrets and customer lists. Read more.

By - 10/25/16 - 3:30 pm

WBZ reports on the 12:20 p.m. crash at School and Washington streets.

By - 10/22/16 - 7:25 am
Proposed Residences at Forest Hills

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

Developers this week submitted their formal plans for turning a parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop into a 252-unit, three-building apartment complex with retail and restaurant space along the street. Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 5:44 pm

Because it seems Hatoff's on Washington Street in JP, with the famous slogan, ran out of gas this afternoon. Disappointed motorists can, of course, wash their sorrows away at the Drinking Fountain.

By - 10/12/16 - 1:49 pm

Around 1:40 p.m., by a man on a moped.

By - 10/10/16 - 11:50 am
Too many toys in Jamaica Plain playground

A concerned citizen files a complaint that well meaning JP parents have gotten out of hand with the tradition of leaving toys at the Brewer Street tot lot for other kids to play with:

Too many toys have been dumped at Brewers Playground. It was cute at first but now it's dangerous. Can't even walk without tripping over discarded and broken toys.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:39 am
Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to Boston Licensing Board

Haven owner Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to board.

UPDATE: The board approved the license request.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Boston's only Scottish restaurant add whisky to the Scottish beers it now offers.

Jason Waddleton, owner of the Haven, 2 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square, told the board today people constantly ask him why they can't get some whisky to go with their haggis, Scottish eggs, smoked salmon and other Scottish delicacies. Read more.

By - 10/4/16 - 12:17 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports American Legion Post 76 has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and restitution and require staff to attend classes on public-accommodation laws after they were charged with treating a black family throwing a sweet sixteen and their guests like crap.

The AG’s Office further alleges that when an African American photographer arrived, he was stopped by the same bartender, who suggested he might be carrying a gun and required him to open his bags so they could be inspected. Throughout the night, Post 76 staff were also overheard making derogatory comments about the African American guests. Post 76 then allegedly ended the party early.