Jamaica Plain

By - 3/19/14 - 3:47 pm

He's wanted for smashing a window on St. Mark Street in Forest Hills this afternoon - with a rock. He might still be riding around Forest Hills.

By - 3/19/14 - 2:11 pm

Before he left the train, hipster dude went up to a woman and told her to lose weight. Alison, who saw the victim burst into tears after vaguely Macklemorish dude swaggered off, pens an angry Missed Connection that you shouldn't read if you're prone to vapors:

I asked her what you said---and in between sobs she goes, "he said 'Have some respect for

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By - 3/16/14 - 5:31 pm
Geese on the Jamaicaway

Paul Schlichtman was among those who stopped to let the Jamaicaway procession finish today.

By - 3/14/14 - 10:54 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on a possible tenant for the former Ban Chiang, which recently closed.

By - 3/13/14 - 8:02 am

The last two times I've walked by it has been closed; does anyone know if this is permanent? And if it is, does Wonderspice Cafe do takeout?

By - 3/3/14 - 5:48 pm
Anesthesia for a parakeet

The Milton owner of an 8-year-old parakeet rushed the "bloodied, barely conscious" bird to Angell Animal Medical Center last month after she turned on a shop vac - not realizing the budgie had crawled into the device moments before. In a statement, Angell says veterinarians first stabilized Marie Margarone's Birdie, then got the pet into surgery:

X-rays confirmed that Birdie's left wing was so

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By - 3/1/14 - 12:14 am

A crash sent an off-duty cop and another person to the hospital near the Forest Hills T station around 11:25 p.m. Roads around the station were shut down as firefighters worked to free the officer from the wreck of his car.

By - 2/28/14 - 8:40 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of a Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to trying to burn down the businesses and residences of people who annoyed him, from Roslindale to Cambridge, over a two-year period.

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston agreed with Jose Baez that evidence from a GPS device that monitored one of his... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 5:20 pm

Kathy Cahill asks:

Where to find locally made cannolis in JP-Ros-Hyde Park?

By - 2/28/14 - 9:30 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports residents continue to complain about problems getting their mail despite the postal service's apparent effort to clean house at the local post office.

Welby said she will be cutting out the Gazette articles on the problem and sending them with her bills that have come late, hoping she won’t get charged a late fee.

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By - 2/25/14 - 3:52 pm

A man accused of a sexual attack on a woman on an Orange Line train just before Forest Hills tried to fight his way out of being arrested after the train pulled into the station this afternoon, Transit Police say:

The victim stepped off the train and observed two Transit Police officers located on the platform. The victim immediately yelled out to the officers

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By - 2/22/14 - 9:27 am
Fire in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire early this morning at 104 Bynner St. sent an 80-year-old man to the hospital.

The fire, called in at 1:48 a.m., also sent a firefighter to the hospital when he got something in his eye.

Investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of the fire in the two-family home.... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 9:23 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.

A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.

Area bicycling groups protested this week after... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports Video Underground in Hyde Square will soon cease to be.

By - 2/16/14 - 3:39 pm

Around 3:15 p.m., somebody fired three shots. No apparent victims, but police found shell casings at School Street and Weld Avenue. Police are looking for a small black car seen fleeing the area, as well as for somebody seen jumping on a T bus right after the shots.

By - 2/16/14 - 12:41 pm

Shortly after noon, a car went flying into the building at 71 S. Huntington Ave., in the latest of an unending series of crashes along the street south of the intersection with Huntington Avenue.

The building inspector was summoned to check the building for structural damage; the E Line stopped running past Brigham Circle.... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 10:14 am

A bicyclist's request that DCR ensure its bike paths are plowed and salted to bare pavement within a couple days after a large snowstorm has DCR officals saying enough's enough: Bicyclists with "poor judgement and unrealistic expectations" who can't find other ways to get around in the days after a snowstorm should consider moving to a warmer city.

UHub was forwarded a series of e-mail... Read more

By - 2/15/14 - 3:51 pm
Jamaica Pond at the start of the storm

Rachel visited Jamaica Pond around 3:30 p.m.

By - 2/14/14 - 2:04 pm

So it has come to this in Jamaica Plain: A fed-up citizen complains about Weld Hill Street:

In addition to the gazillion space savers that are all along Weld Hill, at 14 Weld Hill there is a small blue car used to save at least 2 spots during the day, then moved to a driveway. there is no parking on the street because of

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By - 2/13/14 - 2:50 pm
Stuck buses on South Huntington Avenue

Two stuck buses. Photo by Gordon Hallett.

As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.

And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.

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