Jamaica Plain

By - 6/13/15 - 9:39 pm

Stanley Staco reports the victim was shot in the chest and arm after 8:30 p.m. on Egleston Street near Boylston. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned just in case.

By - 6/12/15 - 8:27 am
Sign warning about the dark fort in Jamaica Plain

Katie Merrill spotted this sign on a Jamaica Plain lawn on her way to the T this morning.

By - 6/11/15 - 12:30 pm

Clay Harper shows us a couple of excavators contentedly munching on the Casey Overpass.

By - 6/11/15 - 9:53 am
Proposed apartment building at Gree and Amory streets in Jamaica Plain

Archtect's rendering.

Developer Chris DiSisto says the condos he built at Amory and Green streets in 2012 worked out so well he wants to replicate their success across the street. In a filing with the BRA, DiSisto is proposing a 15-unit apartment building across Amory from the T stop that would also have retail space - including for a restaurant DiSisto says he wants to run. Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 12:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Drinking Fountain shares any of the blame for an all-out brawl that sent at least one man to the hospital with a stab wound on April 7. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 8:08 am
Great white fish of Jamaica Pond

Call him Ishmael. Michael Silverman reports the presence of a great white fish, at least two feet long, in Jamaica Pond - which, of course, was once circled by a fabled white squirrel.

By - 5/30/15 - 9:59 pm

Late this afternoon at 95 Child St. Jamaica Plain News has photos of the fire. BFD Commissioner Joe Finn reports no injuries.

By - 5/29/15 - 12:43 pm

A man arrested on charges he threatened somebody with a gun in Jamaica Plain in 2003 was re-arraigned yesterday - 12 years after he skipped out after his first arraignment - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 11:25 pm
Pink sky over Jamaica Pond

Alex Jones enjoyed the sunset over Jamaica Pond this evening.

By - 5/27/15 - 11:19 pm

Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).

By - 5/26/15 - 1:21 am


Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.

24 delegates and 4 alternates will be elected to attend the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across the Commonwealth will gather to share ideas, meet leaders, and organize.

The convention will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

By - 5/25/15 - 6:27 pm
Somebody wants a grocery store where the Harvest used to be on South Street in Jamaica Plain

Rob Halpin noticed this sign taped to the window of the old Harvest Co-op on South Street today.

By - 5/25/15 - 10:54 am

At 10 Bickford St. around 1:15 a.m., Stanley Staco reports.

By - 5/24/15 - 3:58 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Boston spotted turtles enjoying the sun at Jamaica Pond today.

By - 5/23/15 - 10:49 am
Slobs leave a mess in the Arnold Arboretum

UPDATE: As described below, blame Boston Latin School seniors.

Joe Growhoski found the evidence this morning on Hemlock Hill. Naturally, they couldn't have been bothered to take their trash with them.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:11 am
Backhoe rips up a light pole on the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

Fred White watched a backhoe operator rip up light poles on the Casey Overpass and just fling them over the side. "This must be fun," he suspects.

By - 5/19/15 - 5:38 pm

As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:

Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.

To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:

No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!

It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?

By - 5/15/15 - 5:11 pm

Stephanie Ainbinder spotted this horse and rider under the overpass today.

By - 5/14/15 - 3:17 pm
Taking down girders at the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

With the overlaying concrete gone, a backhoe started wrenching out its first piece of structural steel at the going-down Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, as Clay Harper shows us.

This weekend, the state is scheduled to shut the overpass towards Morton Street, which will free workers to rip the whole thing down.