From WriteBoston's website:
WriteBoston Writing Centers help students develop their writing skills through one-on-one, interactive conferences with volunteer writing tutors. Each Writing Center is staffed by a professional coordinator who trains and supports a group of volunteer tutors. All... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man for allegedly trying to stick somebody up right in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line stop last night.
According to police, William Ambroult, 40, approached a man in the lobby and showed "what the victim believed to be a handgun and demanded the victim turn over his money."
Police say the victim ran and... Read more
A.P. Blake reports the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain lost power around 10:30 a.m., and now the halls are lit only by emergency lights and only two elevators are running.
There's a veteran singing Charlie on the MTA, playing a banjo, in one of the waiting areas. This is what power outages do. ... Pretty much everyone in the hospital is cracking jokes about... Read more
A Jamaica Plain man was arraigned today on a variety of charges related to the child pornography and unlicensed rifle police say they found in his apartment last night.
Martin Kollar, 57, had bail set at $25,000 in West Roxbury District Court, following last night's raid at his Elm Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
State Police assigned to the Internet Crimes... Read more
MassDOT plans to shut the Casey Overpass on Oct. 5 and 6 for emergency repairs to the road surface "to ensure the bridge can remain open during snow and ice events."
And that's just the start. The state says some 17 sections of the overpass, which is slated to be completely be torn down, need repair, and that it will have to be shut... Read more
Sandra Storey loves JP's restaurants to pieces, but says they need to stop pouring so much salt on everything. She recalls the eggs she ordered at one unnamed eatery:
It was like ingesting a wave at Revere Beach.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports only 12 people signed up to run for the 20 total seats on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council in its October elections. But don't worry, drama fans: One of the people now guaranteed a return trip to the council is Benjamin Day, the guy responsible for that ever popular guessing game: Is the council a public agency or... Read more
Kevin Cellucci was the other driver in that horrific Arborway crash, the one who was just minding his own business when an SUV careened from the other side and hit his pickup head on.
Cellucci, 33, and a carpenter, was on the way to a job. He's married to Tina and has three sons,... Read more
Adrienne M. photographed and meme'd up an Orange Line car today.
As you may recall, a couple days ago, we puzzled over the way the city put a "Keep Right" sign" right in front of a "Do Not Enter" sign on Boynton Street in Jamaica Plain.
Tracey Ganiatsos at BTD responds that, yes, indeed, there was... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney updates us on the crash between an SUV occupied by Boston Latin Academy students and a pickup with two adults following the crash:
One occupant of each vehicle has been released from care â€“ a 15-year-old passenger in the Mazda SUV and the adult passenger in the Ford pickup. The driver of the pickup and the three other occupants... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee is hosting a forum for the two Democratic mayoral candidates advancing to the general election. The forum will be Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. Ward constituents are welcome. Time will be provided for the candidates to take questions from the attendees.
Converse is making a federal case out of a Jamaica Plain company's 100% organic sneakers that it says looks so much like... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, September 9, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Farnsworth House is located at 90... Read more
Mike Ball fills us in on what we missed.
Update, 9:15 p.m.: The Arborway is clear and open again to traffic, State Police report.
Massachusetts State Police report four teenagers and two adults were seriously injured in a crash around 2 p.m. State Police say their initial investigation shows that an SUV carrying the teens "rolled over center line, struck a pickup with two adults in the opposite lane." AlertNewEngland reports two... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating five housebreaks in the three neighborhoods over the past couple of days - four of them in which they have evidence the burglar or burglars entered via a window.