Jamaica Plain

By - 2/12/15 - 8:09 pm

A gang associate from Hyde Park was ordered held without bail today on charges he gunned down a man who really was shoveling snow on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to assistant DA Ian Polumbaum, after murdering Kenneth Lamour and then shooting at a police officer who chased him, Josiah Zachery, 18, briefly evaded...Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain as Kenny Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park.

Lamour had ridden in a van to the Arborway rotary to do snow cleanup as part of a "transitional employment program" organized by Roca, Inc., which tries to steer young people with troubled pasts away from violence.

In 2011,...Read more

By - 2/11/15 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report charging a Hyde Park teen with murdering a man in his 20s around 10:30 a.m. on Centre Street near the Arborway, then opened fire on an officer who started chasing him.

Boston Police report the murder happened outside 891 Centre St., near the Arborway rotary.

Steve Abreu, who took the photo, reports he heard four shots, saw one suspect,...Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 3:26 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley says he's giving out $5 JP Licks gift certificates to kids in his district who shovel out hydrants. E-mail him before and after pictures (or tweet the photos to him or post to his Facebook page). Sorry, no parents - just kids....Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 11:54 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the tire slasher of Creighton Street, possibly upset by people parking where he doesn't want them to.Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 5:33 pm

A Far Cry, a string orchestra with no conductor that plays at the Gardner Museum, is up for a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

The awards ceremony in Los Angeles starts at 8 p.m., EST. On their way there, the group stopped off in Tucson. They were supposed to leave for LA yesterday, but there plane was delayed for five hours....Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 10:04 am
Clean out the fire hydrant, bozo, in Jamaica Plain

Sujei ran across this sign on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.Read more

By - 2/5/15 - 6:51 pm
Sign in Jamaica Plains says: Please park here

Brett Martin reports "my faith in humanity is nearly restored" after seeing this sign on Oakview Terrace off Centre Street across from the 7-Eleven in Jamaica Plain tonight.Read more

By - 2/5/15 - 11:59 am

Reports are coming in from Jamaica Plain of a power failure along Washington Street from Green south towards Forest Hills. Power is out at Green and Amory and Sumner Hill. The traffic lights at Green and Washington are out.

NStar, um, Eversource Energy, reports 877 customers without power in Boston....Read more

By - 2/5/15 - 9:05 am

Seems people are continuing to park across from the train station, even though the city never cleared the road to the curb, narrowing the road to one lane and creating backups that now extend down to Roslindale.

The Clumsy Jeweler reported around 9 a.m. on her efforts to get a bus to the train station this morning:

5 full 32's passed since 7:45. Finally

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By - 2/4/15 - 6:34 pm
Municipal space saver in Jamaica Plain

Hillary spotted this plastic covered bit of chutzpah in the city parking lot on Centre Street across from the Curley School in Jamaica Plain.Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 1:52 pm

Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.

"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with...Read more

By - 2/2/15 - 1:00 pm

Eventually this guy was rescued by a backhoe pushing him up the hill, but he sat jammed there for at least 45 minutes. No snow chains on Boston plows?Read more

By - 1/31/15 - 6:49 pm
Go Pats in snow in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted this snowfitti on one of the walls around Angell Memorial in Jamaica Plain today.Read more

By - 1/31/15 - 11:06 am

The bagels, of course, would be artisanally New York style, carefully crafted out of "well sourced ingredients." Boston Magazine introduces us to Adam Hirsh, who's going to start out using an unidentified pizza place's ovens to bake his bagels overnight (hmm, same old bagels?) while he looks for a more permanent storefront of his own.

Exodus Bagels....Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 11:54 am

Tostado surveillance photos via BPD.

A Somerville man already charged with two armed holdups in Cambridge now also faces charges he held up a sandwich shop in Jamaica Plain last week.

Police declined to say whether they think Richard Perry, 41, has any connection with four other armed holdups in Jamaica Plain, but said they are looking for another possible suspect in connection with the Jan. 22 robbery...Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 10:20 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette takes a look at how Bicon Dental wound up owning a historic house that it plans to knock down for a parking garage and townhouses.Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 8:37 am

Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:

Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.

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