Jamaica Plain

By - 11/20/15 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth poster

When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:28 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. at 11-13 Dixwell St.

By - 11/15/15 - 6:43 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers patrolling Centre Street in Jackson Square due to recent gang-related gun violence spotted a bunch of guys hanging out in a no-trespassing area in a Bromley-Heath building Saturday night and went to have a little chat: Read more.

By - 11/13/15 - 9:49 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a fire at the old Flanagan & Seaton building on Washington Street, which came not long after a car fire in an English High School parking lot.

By - 11/13/15 - 3:10 pm

Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, today pleaded guilty to five counts of larceny over $250 by false pretenses for accepting almost $40,000 in cash and other benefits intended for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings even though she was not near the explosions. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 2:37 pm

Ditto the dog went missing on South Huntington Avenue the other night. Wound up spending the night at the city animal pound in Roslindale. And then she was reunited with her owner.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 12:38 pm

District E-13 Capt. Al Andres says investigators don't know how two men wound up with stab wounds - one requiring immediate surgery - on Washington Street early on Sept. 30, because both men have said they were too drunk to provide any useful information.

About all investigators know for sure is that both men wound up at Boston Medical Center after whatever it was that happened outside Coco's Lounge after the bar had closed on Sept. 30, Andres told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 11/9/15 - 8:17 am
Old culvert under Perkins Street into Jamaica Pond

With water levels in Jamaica Pond fairly low, and no recent rain, you can take a look into the culvert that runs from under Perkins Street into the north end of the pond. And what you see is how they built things to last back in the 19th century, when somebody built the culvert for the brook that runs from the smallish Sargent's Pond on the other side of Perkins into Jamaica Pond.

By - 11/8/15 - 6:54 pm

Hillary took in a late-afternoon concert on the shores of Jamaica Pond today.

Crit, meanwhile, watched a guy play electric guitar - while riding a skateboard down Brighton Avenue in Allston: Read more.

By - 11/8/15 - 12:10 pm
Squirrel with some kind of food near Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

A squirrel that had found what looked like a large wad of dough near Jamaica Pond yesterday scampered up a tree and thought he'd get to eat his prize in peace, only to have a nosy photographer with a zoom lens stand there taking pictures of him.

By - 11/7/15 - 10:55 am
Goddard House apartment proposal

Architect's rendering of old and new buildings at Goddard House complex.

A Cambridge company this week filed formal plans for a 167-unit apartment complex at the old Goddard House at 201 South Huntington Ave.

Eden Properties LLC says it will convert the one-time Home for Aged Women into 110 apartments and add two more modern buildings for 57 more apartments.

The proposal calls for spaces for 170 bicycles but just 83 cars. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 4:25 pm
Pond in Allandale Woods

Daniel Guzman took a walk today in Allandale Woods, where West Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and Brookline come together.

By - 11/2/15 - 12:15 pm

Boston Magazine reports the side of a JP pizza place is now just an ad for a Justin Bieber album.

Vitally important update: City Councilor Matt O'Malley tweets:

I'll be introducing an emergency ordinance in Council this week prohibiting graffiti inspired by Biebs.

By - 11/1/15 - 6:54 pm
At First Baptist Church for return of Black Lives Matter banner

Charlie Rosenberg attended the unfurling of a new Black Lives Matter banner today at the First Baptist Church on Centre Street - to replace an earlier one that was ripped down.

By - 10/31/15 - 6:01 pm
Amazing clouds over Forest Hills

Liam Sullivan looked up in Forest Hills this afternoon.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
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By - 10/29/15 - 5:50 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports Forest Hills residents will no longer have to hoof it all the way up to Centre Street for gourmet burgers, because Grass Fed is opening a second location in the space where Tonic used to be, across from the T station.

By - 10/29/15 - 2:22 pm

The Herald reports La’Chija Jones, stood outside the Jackson Square T stop yesterday and publicly forgave Ronaldo Cepeda, 16, of Dorchester, charged with stabbing her son, Mason Raymond, to death last Thursday