Jamaica Plain

By - 3/18/16 - 1:41 pm

Jeremy wonders:

What's the MBTA refund process when you tap in, realize it's fubar and then walk home?

By - 3/17/16 - 6:24 am
Inside the James's Gate Bar in 2010

The James's Gate bar in better times. Photo by Melissa Jean.

Bldup reports the Ballas Group, which has built residential projects in Jamaica Plain, South Boston and Newton, paid $1.95 million for the land at South and McBride streets where James' Gate used to be.

The parcels involved last sold for $135,000 in 1997.

By - 3/16/16 - 8:28 am

The Baltimore Sun reports investigators are following clues and a tip that a body still unidentified nearly 40 years after it was discovered near a Maryland cemetery was that of a young woman who may have lived in Hyde Square. Read more.

By - 3/14/16 - 9:35 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking on Chestnut Avenue near Paul Gore Street around 10:25 a.m. when "the suspect grabbed her indecently."

He's described as having a dark complexion, 5'8" to 5'11" and 160 to 180 lbs., wearing all black clothes.

By - 3/14/16 - 10:55 am
Prom proposal in Allandale Woods
JO and PD foreva

Daniel Guzman ran across this cute proposal this morning on a walk in Allandale Woods on the Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury line, marred by the fact that whoever made it felt compelled to also carve his or her feelings in the tree behind it.

By - 3/12/16 - 1:23 pm
Hair elastics on cat's X-ray

X-ray via MSPCA-Angell.

Kitty the cat

The MSPCA reports a Siamese cat named Kitty had successful surgery to remove 14 hair elastics from his stomach and intestines.

The society reports Kitty's owner, who was already trying to find another home for the rubber-mad feline, rushed him to Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain after discovering numerous hair ties were missing - and the cat showing signs of distress: Read more.

By - 3/11/16 - 8:07 am

Word reaches us that part of Jamaica Plain, like Moss Hill, is without power this morning. Eversource reports 417 customers with no electricity in Boston.

By - 3/10/16 - 2:10 pm
Graffiti at Centre and Greenough streets in Jamaica Plain

At lunchtime, Joe Growhoski noticed this new and large graffiti at Centre and Greenough streets in Jamaica Plain.

By 1:30 p.m., a crew was already removing it, he reports: Read more.

By - 3/10/16 - 9:47 am

The Bulletin reports the state Department of Environmental Protection upheld a city determination that a proposed 20-unit project off Allandale Street is subject to wetlands regulations.

The move could force a reduction in the size of the proposed two-acre development, whose developer says it would generate more energy than it consumes and would consist of units able to withstand a mega-hurricane.

By - 3/4/16 - 3:00 pm

Around 2:50 p.m.

A train is being held in the station, its doors closed, passengers inside.

By - 2/25/16 - 2:03 pm

Boston Strolls asks:

Is there a reliable, affordable place to get my old photographs digitized around here (prefer JP/HP/Rozzie)?

By - 2/24/16 - 1:01 pm

The City Council today agreed with a proposal to look at designating Hyde and Jackson Squares as an official Latin Quarter, in recognition of the Latinos who have long called the area home. Read more.

By - 2/23/16 - 10:26 am
Unicyclist in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted a commuter with just one wheel on Lamartine Street by the Stony Brook T stop in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/20/16 - 7:58 pm
Sunset over English High School in Jamaica Plain

Clay Harper watched the sun go down over English High in Jamaica Plain today.

More photos of the evening's sky activity: Read more.

By - 2/19/16 - 3:09 pm

UPDATE, 3:27 p.m. National Grid arrived and shut off the gas.

Firefighters and police are on Amory Street between Boylston and School streets for a natural-gas leak inside 192 Amory St. that started around 2:50 p.m.

Police have blocked Amory and are evacuating neighboring buildings as they await somebody from National Grid to try to shut the gas off. At least 14 neighboring residents are now being sheltered on Marbury Terrace.

Police had to ask pilots of news helicopters to back off because of the risk the building could explode.

By - 2/17/16 - 10:00 am
Foam portrait at Forest Hills

Melissa Jean is loving the foam portraits springing up all over Jamaica Plain, in this case in Forest Hills.

Kris Aubuchon reports seeing a few in Roxbury as well.

By - 2/12/16 - 8:35 am
Restoring Black Lives matter sign at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain

Katie Ernst watched kids putting up new fliers over the vandalized part of a Black Lives Matter sign at Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain yesterday.

By - 2/11/16 - 2:16 pm
Hope Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain with vandalized sign

Marg Zamos-Monteith shows us Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue, where a Black Lives Matter sign was defaced the night after a JP Black Lives Matter vigil and four months after a similar banner in front of First Baptist Church on Centre Street was torn down (then replaced).

By - 2/10/16 - 6:09 pm
Buses at Forest Hills station, upper busway

Ben Quahog reports that the upper busway at Forest Hills briefly became Boston's longest bus parking lot around 5:20 p.m. when a bus died pretty much at the exit, keeping about a dozen other buses from moving.