Jamaica Plain

By - 7/3/17 - 9:30 am

Jamaica Plain developers who have largely looked to vacant parcels or old commercial and industrial buildings to increase the number of housing units in the neighborhood are now eying single-family homes. Read more.

By - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By - 6/30/17 - 4:23 pm
Ruined car on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain

Stephen M. came upon the remains of a car around 2:45 p.m. on South Huntington Avenue at Bynner Street.

By - 6/30/17 - 1:38 am

Around 12:40 a.m., in a car near the Hennigan School on Heath Street, possibly in the area of Grotto Glen Road and Day Street. Police found the victims at a local emergency room, where somebody had driven them.

By - 6/28/17 - 12:32 pm

Federal officials today charged Bruce Smith, currently a detective assigned to District E-13 in Jamaica Plain, with making false statements to the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security and unlawfully entering a secure airport area with intent to evade security requirements, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:11 am
Proposed Forest Hills project

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story apartment buildings.

Criterion Development agreed to set aside 20% of the units as affordable - the city requires only 13%. Read more.

By - 6/25/17 - 12:29 am

In the area of 154 Heath St., around 12:10 a.m.

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the victim is 8. She is expected to recover.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:19 pm
Wood duck

That's probably no big news for people used to wildlife, but to us confirmed city dwellers, well, you learn something every day. On a walk around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, I spotted this smallish duck come in over the water and land near some other ducks and ducklings. As it came in, it seemed to be whistling, rather than quacking.

Thanks to some folks on Twitter for identifying it as a wood duck.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:13 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the proposal for 54A Hyde Park Ave., next to where that new apartment building (the little one, across from the T parking lot) is going in, near Weld Hill St.

By - 6/15/17 - 10:43 pm
Stolen Staples cart

Spotted today at the Forest Hills T stop. The Staples just down Washington in Roslindale, of course, closed a few days ago.

By - 6/13/17 - 6:46 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, right in front of the Egleston House of Pizza.

By - 6/8/17 - 11:02 am
Honda with no wheels in Jamaica Plain

This morning, Shamus Moynihan spotted a Honda Fit, on South Huntington Avenue outside the VA Hospital, whose owner won't be going anywhere soon.

By - 6/7/17 - 2:00 pm

Bobbie, who lives off Green Street between Washington and Amory in Jamaica Plain, reports her power has been out since 3 a.m.: Read more.

By - 6/5/17 - 9:32 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports La Rana Rossa cafe and pizza place, which opened last year on Green Street, is closing forever on June 16.

By - 5/27/17 - 11:26 am
Balloon over Roslindale

As seen from Centre Street near the parkway. Photo by Robin.

The Arnold Arboretum teased us yesterday, saying helium balloons would be meandering above Weld Hill between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as part of a "cool research project."

By - 5/25/17 - 9:53 am

Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.

By - 5/24/17 - 8:56 pm
Tire-changing cop in Jamaica Plain

Around 11:15 a.m., roving UHub photographer Will Murphy came upon BPD Officer Oscar Guerrero doing a good deed: Changing a flat tire for a senior citizen on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the Forest Hills T stop.

By - 5/20/17 - 8:02 pm

Jamaica Plain News covered the re-opening of the expanded BPL branch on South Street today.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:41 pm

It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.