Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

By - 2/16/15 - 1:22 pm
Fire at 545 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain

545 Centre St. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

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.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:00 pm
Man on a unicycle in the snow in Jamaica Plain

Steve watched this guy wheel by on Ritchie Street at Slayton Way last night.

Earlier:
Snow unicyclist in Cambridge.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/15/15 - 7:58 pm

LinaMariaGiraldo.com brings us a new time lapse video of the storm, but this time focuses on the awesome neighborhood cleanup!

By - 2/14/15 - 10:40 pm
Shoveled in car in Jamaica Plain

OK, so a lot of people fantasize about shoveling in the car of somebody who's annoyed them, but as Joseph Porcelli shows us, somebody actually went through with it on Weld Hill Street in Jamaica Plain, leaving us to wonder why (hey, if you live near there, why not leave a note asking why?)

By - 2/14/15 - 6:21 pm

Ryan Hamilton Walsh thinks this is a winner, and we'd be hard pressed to disagree.

By - 2/12/15 - 8:09 pm

A gang associate from Hyde Park was ordered held without bail today on charges he gunned down a man who really was shoveling snow on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 2/12/15 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain as Kenny Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park.

Lamour had ridden in a van to the Arborway rotary to do snow cleanup as part of a "transitional employment program" organized by Roca, Inc., which tries to steer young people with troubled pasts away from violence.

By - 2/11/15 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report charging a Hyde Park teen with murdering a man in his 20s around 10:30 a.m. on Centre Street near the Arborway, then opened fire on an officer who started chasing him.

Boston Police report the murder happened outside 891 Centre St., near the Arborway rotary.

By - 2/10/15 - 3:26 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley says he's giving out $5 JP Licks gift certificates to kids in his district who shovel out hydrants. E-mail him before and after pictures (or tweet the photos to him or post to his Facebook page). Sorry, no parents - just kids.

By - 2/8/15 - 11:54 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the tire slasher of Creighton Street, possibly upset by people parking where he doesn't want them to.

By - 2/8/15 - 5:33 pm

A Far Cry, a string orchestra with no conductor that plays at the Gardner Museum, is up for a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

The awards ceremony in Los Angeles starts at 8 p.m., EST. On their way there, the group stopped off in Tucson. They were supposed to leave for LA yesterday, but there plane was delayed for five hours. So they put on an impromptu concert for their fellow passengers.

By - 2/8/15 - 10:04 am
Clean out the fire hydrant, bozo, in Jamaica Plain

Sujei ran across this sign on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/5/15 - 6:51 pm
Sign in Jamaica Plains says: Please park here

Brett Martin reports "my faith in humanity is nearly restored" after seeing this sign on Oakview Terrace off Centre Street across from the 7-Eleven in Jamaica Plain tonight.

By - 2/5/15 - 11:59 am

Reports are coming in from Jamaica Plain of a power failure along Washington Street from Green south towards Forest Hills. Power is out at Green and Amory and Sumner Hill. The traffic lights at Green and Washington are out.

NStar, um, Eversource Energy, reports 877 customers without power in Boston.

By - 2/5/15 - 9:05 am

Seems people are continuing to park across from the train station, even though the city never cleared the road to the curb, narrowing the road to one lane and creating backups that now extend down to Roslindale.

The Clumsy Jeweler reported around 9 a.m. on her efforts to get a bus to the train station this morning:

5 full 32's passed since 7:45. Finally got on one. Driver says it will be an hour to Forest Hills.

By - 2/4/15 - 6:34 pm
Municipal space saver in Jamaica Plain

Hillary spotted this plastic covered bit of chutzpah in the city parking lot on Centre Street across from the Curley School in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/4/15 - 1:52 pm

Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.

"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with low flying airplanes as they are now," City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) said, adding he has also heard complaints from neighboring West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/2/15 - 1:00 pm

Eventually this guy was rescued by a backhoe pushing him up the hill, but he sat jammed there for at least 45 minutes. No snow chains on Boston plows?

By - 1/31/15 - 6:49 pm
Go Pats in snow in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted this snowfitti on one of the walls around Angell Memorial in Jamaica Plain today.

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