Jamaica Plain

By - 2/7/16 - 9:27 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. on Hyde Park Avenue in front of the lower level of the T station by two black teens, one in a red hoodie, one in a gray hoodie.

By - 2/3/16 - 3:11 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court judge today sentenced Nikolas Papadopoulos, 20, to a one-year sentence in a country jail for a Sept. 6, 2013 crash that permanently injured one of his passengers and the driver of the pickup he smashed into head on. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 7:43 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the shuttered market at 18 Hyde Park Ave., across from the T stop, would become Forest Hills Fine Wines under a proposal that goes before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council tonight.

By - 1/30/16 - 12:20 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 35 South Huntington Ave. building

Architect's rendering of what building would look like with no trolley tracks in front.

A developer wants to replace a couple of parking lots and a derelict old building with a six-story residential complex on South Huntington Avenue, next to the Wok N Talk near the intersection with Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:23 pm
Wood duck at Leverett Pond in Jamaica Plain

Mary Ellen says it looked like she caught a wood duck in mid-sneeze the other day on the Jamaica Plain side of Leverett Pond.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:19 pm

Michael David Scott, 51, of Mansfield, pleaded guilty this week to one count of wire fraud for a real-estate scam he pulled while waiting trial for a condo-flipping scheme that ultimately landed him a prison sentence of more than 11 years. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 8:46 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say got into English High around noon with an unloaded gun. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 8:34 am
Space saver on Glen Street in Jamaica Plain

J shows us a space saver on Glen Road in Jamaica Plain.

Meanwhile, over in Dorchester, an outraged citizen filed a 311 complaint last night: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:20 am
Anxious ad on the MBTA Orange Line

Only when wondering if the Orange Line will get me to work on time ...

Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.

By - 1/21/16 - 8:15 pm
Dangerous sidewalk across from Forest Hills MBTA station

UPDATE, Friday morning: Kate Hutchinson reports a crew from Barletta, the company doing the Arborway project, cleared the ice.

With both the Arborway and the T stop undergoing major construction work, pedestrians heading towards South Street from Forest Hills are supposed to cross Washington and continue north.

But apparently the city, MassDOT and DCR can't decide who's supposed to shovel the walk, so nobody has. Read more.

By - 1/15/16 - 9:03 am
Car on fire on Green Street in Jamaica Plain

Kate Latak had a ringside seat for a car fire on Green Street near the Orange Line station around 8:40 this morning.

Emily Waggoner also saw the fire: Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 6:05 pm

Mitchell Diatz is in search of JP's best Buffalo wings.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:48 am
Bad Arborway crash

Crash aftermath. Photo by AlertNewEngland.

Jury selection began this week for the trial of Nikolas Papadopoulos, 20, who is charged with causing a Sept. 6, 2013 crash on the Arborway by flipping his car while doing 80 m.p.h. on the way to the Jamaicaway.

Opening statements could come today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 10:19 pm
560 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain

Pondview Apartments. Photo by Not Mike Webb.

UPDATE: The Globe reports the cause was an unattended candle.

Boston firefighters responded around 10:05 p.m. to a fire in a first-floor apartment at 560 Centre St. Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 11:42 am

Ho, hum, just another boring morning on Centre Street, where John Stephen Dwyer managed to waken just long enough to catch this R2-02130 droid aimlessly wandering through the neighborhood.

By - 1/8/16 - 2:38 pm

The Same Old Place, 662 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to serve beer and wine with its pizza and subs.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 1/5/16 - 7:22 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the Footlight Club is going to have to come up with $200,000 to replace all its seats at the demand of the Boston Fire Department - on top of the money it's already raised to replace its fire alarm, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems.

By - 1/4/16 - 12:08 pm
Allandale pond freezing over

Daniel Guzman went for a walk in Allandale Woods this morning. Look for more freezing tonight, what with the NWS predicting a low of 9 in greater Roslindale. Guzman cautions:

Cracks under a dog's paw, so no skating just yet.

By - 1/2/16 - 12:11 pm

Jef Taylor shows the salamander he found on the banks of Ward's Pond on the Boston/Brookline line a few days ago.

By - 12/28/15 - 4:43 pm

Reginald Price, 19, of Jamaica Plain, acknowledged today he shot two women who happened to be in the way of the bullets he meant for a member of a rival gang at the Forest Hills station in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.