JP's own watery behemoth, Moby Carp, surfaced today in Jamaica Pond. He serenely swam along the pond's north shore, studiously avoiding the lure of somebody fishing nearby. After all, you don't get to be as old and as big (like two feet long) as Moby Carp by chasing after lures.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. at 1 Metcalf Ct., off South Street, David Finnerty reports. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in.
The Board of Appeals today approved a 44-unit apartment building on Amory Street in Jackson Square that will have some units priced low enough for people making under $35,000 a year to afford. Read more.
We decamped for Jamaica Pond at lunchtime in search of the loon. Didn't find it, but did find plenty of sunning turtles.
A couple weeks ago, Oliver Burton reported seeing a loon in Jamaica Pond. "Unusual for here," he notes.
H/t Wiley Cox.
This gang of two-bit Toms gave Matt E. the eye on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.
Clayton Harper provides an overview of the changes DCR is proposing for the intersection of Parkman Drive and Perkins Street on the northern side of Jamaica Pond, such as installing traffic lights and new paths and narrowing the roads on either side of the intersection to force drivers to slow down.
Kenny Stevens reports a doom pothole in the right lane of the inbound Jamaicaway between Bynner Street and the exit to Huntington Avenue that has cars lining up with flat tires after they go over it.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports an Ethiopian cafe is planned for the Centre Street space vacated by Aurum, and that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile might be involved.
Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.
Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.
Liz Polcha looked out her apartment window on Boylston Street in JP today and saw a squirrel with the slice of pepperoni pizza it had somehow dragged up a tree.
Quincy has a pizza squirrel, too! Read more.
On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.
Green Street home needs just a tad TLC. Note the proximity to the Sam Adams brewery, though (also note: The listing is probably in error in showing it sits on a 230-acre lot).
A group of Allandale Street residents filed suit today to try to overturn Zoning Board of Appeals approval of an 18-unit subdivision off their street. Read more.
City Realty of Brookline is proposing two apartment buildings, one on Washington Street near Green, the other around the corner on Green Street near Union Avenue. Read more.
Spare Change News reports the BPDA yesterday approved new development guidelines for the Washington Street corridor that call for 40% of new residential units to be affordable. Activists, who had staged a two-day sit-in in Mayor Walsh's office to press demands the number be at least 55%, were ejected by police.