Who's going to park in a space with that demon pedestal staring at them? Kyle photographed it on Bynner Street, near South Huntington in Jamaica Plain, the other day.
Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.
BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year's budget, these schools are too small to keep operating.
Donte Henley, 24, is expected to be arraigned tomorrow on a charge of murder in West Roxbury Municipal Court, according to police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Developers hope to break ground this fall on a residential complex in Egleston Square that could also bring a new restaurant to the neighborhood - and more affordable housing than required by city code.
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Darryll Fernald will be at the Green Street T stop with a shovel. And then he'll go out in search of people who still need help digging out. He's taking requests - and hoping other folks will join him in a roving JP cleanup squad.
Prescient drivers who brought long books with them had plenty of time to catch up this morning. Hyde Park Avenue into Forest Hills was, once again, a complete mess. It was joined this morning by the West Roxbury Parkway and Arborway/Jamaicaway where delays stretched way back, in turn causing a backup on Walter Street that extended all the way to Henry's, where, at least, motorists could stop for a candy bar and a lottery ticket.
This replaces an earlier post on the robbery that had an incorrect location for the crime.
Boston Police report arresting one of two men they say entered a Hyde Park Avenue residence shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday, forced the residents to the floor and then stole watches, phones and several hundred dollars in cash before running out.
Shamus Moynihan spotted this note on a car on Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain today, and now we're just filled with questions:
What if the driver evacuates the space but doesn't return the gallon jug? What kind of jug was it that it's worth wanting back? And given that it's now approaching 5 p.m., what happened at 4?
Jamaica Plain News introduces us to what might be the city's most elaborate snow bar that isn't located in a festival marketplace.
Bobbie spotted this space saver in Jamaica Plain today.
A Quincy man faces charges he participated in two of the five gunpoint robberies that had left Jamaica Plain shop owners on edge.
Heath Carson, 35, was arraigned last week on charges he was one of two guys who helped hold up Tostado, 300 Centre St. on Jan. 22 and is expected to be arraigned on charges he held up the JP Variety Store on South Street on Jan. 6, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he gave himself up to police on Feb. 11.
Robert Farrell looked up at his neighbor's house in Jamaica Plain this morning.
You know it's bad when even the cats are getting in the act. Chumley shows us Willow and the warmest space saver in all of Jamaica Plain.
Even on roads that look black, it's still slippery out there. Patty Neal inched past a spun-out car on the Jamaicaway between Bynner and Huntington around 7 a.m.
Things are getting bad out there. Around 8:40 p.m., Night Sea looked out at Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain, a normally two-way road now down to barely one lane, where two groups of motorists heading in opposite directions faced off, with neither budging.
UPDATE: Night Sea reports on the final outcome:
it took a lot of backing into driveways, church parking lots and side streets to end it. NOT a street I'd recommend driving on.
A two-alarm fire on the seventh floor of the Forbes Building, 545 Centre St., reported around 1 p.m. forced the evacuation of residents today.
The fire was reported knocked down around 1:30 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reports:
Fire Investigators have determined cause was careless disposal of smoking material. Chief estimates loss at $100,000.00.
Several residents in eighth-floor apartments were trapped by the heavy smoke; firefighters reached them and used fans and open windows to dissipate the smoke.