Jamaica Plain

By - 1/13/16 - 9:48 am
Bad Arborway crash

Crash aftermath. Photo by AlertNewEngland.

Jury selection began this week for the trial of Nikolas Papadopoulos, 20, who is charged with causing a Sept. 6, 2013 crash on the Arborway by flipping his car while doing 80 m.p.h. on the way to the Jamaicaway.

Opening statements could come today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 10:19 pm
560 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain

Pondview Apartments. Photo by Not Mike Webb.

UPDATE: The Globe reports the cause was an unattended candle.

Boston firefighters responded around 10:05 p.m. to a fire in a first-floor apartment at 560 Centre St. Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 11:42 am

Ho, hum, just another boring morning on Centre Street, where John Stephen Dwyer managed to waken just long enough to catch this R2-02130 droid aimlessly wandering through the neighborhood.

By - 1/8/16 - 2:38 pm

The Same Old Place, 662 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to serve beer and wine with its pizza and subs.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 1/5/16 - 7:22 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the Footlight Club is going to have to come up with $200,000 to replace all its seats at the demand of the Boston Fire Department - on top of the money it's already raised to replace its fire alarm, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems.

By - 1/4/16 - 12:08 pm
Allandale pond freezing over

Daniel Guzman went for a walk in Allandale Woods this morning. Look for more freezing tonight, what with the NWS predicting a low of 9 in greater Roslindale. Guzman cautions:

Cracks under a dog's paw, so no skating just yet.

By - 1/2/16 - 12:11 pm

Jef Taylor shows the salamander he found on the banks of Ward's Pond on the Boston/Brookline line a few days ago.

By - 12/28/15 - 4:43 pm

Reginald Price, 19, of Jamaica Plain, acknowledged today he shot two women who happened to be in the way of the bullets he meant for a member of a rival gang at the Forest Hills station in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/27/15 - 5:02 pm

Jackson Square T stop being closed off. Photo by Timothy LePage.

Updated to reflect where the victim was found.

The Jamaica Plain News reports a person was found stabbed in the lobby of the Jackson Square T stop around 4 p.m.

The victim's injuries did not appear life threatening. Read more.

By - 12/26/15 - 5:21 pm

Steve Garfield of Jamaica Plain explains why he's thrown up his hands and given up on the Mass. Health Connector after more than a month of trying to figure out, without success, why the state accepted his first payment for a new health insurer yet never sent it to that company. So with five days left before his new insurance was supposed to start, he's now dealing directly with the insurer: Read more.

By - 12/25/15 - 9:59 am
Mayor Curley, wife and son on Christmas Day in Jamaica Plain

Mayor Curley, his wife Mary and son Francis X. celebrate Christmas.

John White notes:

A somewhat tragic figure, his father wanted him to be a pol; he wanted to be a Jesuit.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 12/23/15 - 3:57 pm

The scene on Centre Street. Photo by Neuroboy.

Around 3:45 p.m. inside 277 Centre St., one in the leg, one in the arm.

They are the victims of the latest in a string of violent incidents at Bromley-Heath and the stretch of Centre Street from Wyman to Lamartine.

On Nov. 20, two people were shot, one fatally, at Centre and Wyman streets. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 9:57 am
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this bald eagle at Jamaica Pond this week.

By - 12/20/15 - 9:50 pm

In the leg and arm, around 9:40 p.m. at Gay Head and Minden streets.

By - 12/20/15 - 9:38 pm
Seaverns Avenue chimney fire

John Hayden got a bird's eye view of Boston firefighters responding to and dousing a fire at the top of the chimney at 67 Seaverns Ave. around 7:35 p.m. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 5:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a licensing swap in which the owners of Frogmore in Hyde Square will sell their beer and wine license to the new dumpling joint going in where Charlie Chan's use to be and Frogmore will in turn get one of the new all-alcohol licenses available in certain Boston neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 2:39 pm

An area resident who normally walks her dog in the woods where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale meet reports both wound up in an ER due to an attack by two larger dogs whose owner couldn't keep them on leash: Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 9:35 am

And raises the issue of whether its would be neighbor is doing enough to bring more affordable housing to the neighborhood, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 12/12/15 - 12:44 pm

Jamaica Plain News posts some video of what happens when the local Honk band is waiting at Green Street for a train to a climate-change protest on the Common.

UPDATE: The music didn't stop when the train pulled in.

By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.