Jamaica Plain

By - 12/30/16 - 9:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilicates on Amory Street is planning to open a second outlet in the Centre Street space where Pink Samurai briefly opened for a few days earlier this year.

By - 12/30/16 - 8:38 am

Deb Beatty Mel reports Orange Line trains are entering and leaving from both sides of the platform again, several months after one side was shut to allow for the work needed to build a new station entrance on the other side of New Washington Street.

By - 12/29/16 - 6:40 pm
Haffenreffer smokestack in Jamaica Plain

A closeup of the new top of the FENREFFER smokestack at the Brewery complex in Jamaica Plain now that artist Robert Maloney has had a replacement for the long lost HAF put back on top.

By - 12/29/16 - 2:12 pm
Hawk at Green Street station on the Orange Line

This hawk was perched near the elevator in the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain this morning.

Earlier:
Hawk hurt at Back Bay station.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 4:01 pm
Hof being lifted in in Jamaica Plain

A crane today lifted a metal frame with HAF on it to the top of what had been the FENREFFER smokestack at the Brewery complex for decades.

Local artist Robert Maloney had long been bothered by the missing three letters of the former brewery's owner, taken down - along with the portion of the smokestack they were on - 30 years ago as a safety measure. Read more.

By - 12/26/16 - 12:47 pm
No Trumps on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain

Space Man Spiff spotted this sign on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 12/23/16 - 4:55 pm

Amos Carrasquillo wasn't going to let a federal court order keep him out of Jamaica Plain and the result is that Jeffrey Kelly is dead - shot to death after Carrasquillo had threatened and physically attacked him days earlier, prosecutors charged today. Read more.

By - 12/23/16 - 4:31 pm

MassLive.com reports on comments by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk) after "watching a criminal justice working group ignore pleas by black and Latino activists to expand the scope of their work."

By - 12/23/16 - 12:13 am

Boston Police report arresting Amos Carrasquillo, 28, on Thursday for the August murder of Jeffrey Kelly outside the 7-Eleven at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street. Read more.

By - 12/17/16 - 10:59 am

LFB reports:

Oh my god dumpster dive alert all the coolers at WF Jamaica plain failed and they have to throw it all away. Eggs everything.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:12 am
Ventillation fan being installed at the Forest Hills MBTA station

Deb Beatty Mel had some time to study one of the massive ventilation fans being installed at Forest Hills as the T's contractors work to build a new Orange Line/commuter rail entrance on the other side of the tunnel under the impending revamped Arborway.

By - 12/9/16 - 8:50 am

A man was shot around 4:20 a.m. outside 960 Parker St. in the Mildred Hailey Apartments (formerly Bromley-Heath).

By - 12/8/16 - 2:47 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the old Uforge Gallery on Centre Street could be replaced by a coffeehouse.

By - 12/8/16 - 2:20 pm

Eversource reports scammers are calling people in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain threatening immediate termination of people's electricity service unless they go down to a pharmacy, buy a pre-paid card and then call back with the number. Read more.

By - 12/5/16 - 9:08 am
Woman playing Japanese stringed instrument

Charlie Rosenberg took in a festival at Showa Boston Institute in Jamaica Plain yesterday, including a performance by a koto player.

Video of a koto player in action.

By - 12/5/16 - 8:54 am
Crowded Jackson Square on the Orange Line

Matt Murphy took this photo at Jackson Square around 8:30 a.m., reports:

Back-to-back full #OrangeLine trains, 100's of passengers can't get on. #HappyMonday!

Video.

By - 12/4/16 - 1:52 pm

Patrick Maguire reports on an experiment by the owners of Tres Gatos, The Centre Street Cafe and Casa Verde in which diners had a 3% fee added to their checks so that "back of house" workers who don't normally get tips could get pay raises.

It worked, he writes: Those workers are making an average $2.87 more an hour and "despite the initial concern about reducing [server] tips, servers actually saw an increase in their tips by 2.5%." Also, the new policy has led to "excellent" staff retention and made it easier to recruit new workers.

By - 12/1/16 - 10:38 am

The Bulletin reports on the infighting that has delayed a BPDA vote on what to do along Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, which has devolved into people involved in the process only agreeing to talk to a reporter off the record.

By - 12/1/16 - 9:36 am

UPDATE: Post corrected to show the T turned down the idea.

Jamaica Plain News reports on a neighborhood meeting on a developer's plans to turn the 300-car Laz parking lot across from Forest Hills into a 252-unit apartment complex.

According to the News, the developer said it's not really his issue what happens to the people who park there now, but that he met with the T, which turned down his possible suggestion of using space at the "temporary" bus yard for car parking.