Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

By - 3/1/15 - 11:16 am
Ugly pedestal snow saver

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.

By - 3/1/15 - 9:51 am
Fire at 9 Porter St. in Jamaica Plain

Porter Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 9 Porter St. did an estimated $700,000 in damage.

The fire, called in around 5:10 a.m., went to three alarms.

By - 2/28/15 - 2:11 pm

A Jamaica Plain man says the coyote that ran across Quincy Bay the other day is actually Taupaw, his 11-month old Dutch Wolfhound.

Taupaw is lanky, gray, brown and white, is shy, but loves other dogs. And he loves to roam:

By - 2/28/15 - 1:56 pm
West Roxbury Education Complex

West Roxbury Academy, in the West Roxbury Education Complex, slated for closure.

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.

By - 2/26/15 - 8:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man on charges he helped kill Kenny Lamour as Lamour worked on a snow-removal crew on Centre Street near the Arborway on Feb. 11.

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.

By - 2/26/15 - 10:36 am
Proposed rendering of Washington Street project in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering: Permanently circling Hood Blimp as project amenity?

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.

By - 2/26/15 - 9:02 am

Jackie Murphy reports on her commute:

Tons of snow hauled away on Gallivan and Morton last night. Huge improvement on roads! Commute yesterday Dot to JP 1.75 hrs, today 28 min.

ColdSummer checks in from Forest Hills:

Hyde Park Ave is Back to NORMAL. Hallelujah . No More Gridlocks

By - 2/25/15 - 11:51 am

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.

By - 2/25/15 - 10:11 am

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.

By - 2/23/15 - 5:57 pm

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.

By - 2/23/15 - 4:53 pm
Get out of our parking space by 4 p.m. or else - in Jamaica Plain

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?

By - 2/23/15 - 10:46 am

Jamaica Plain News introduces us to what might be the city's most elaborate snow bar that isn't located in a festival marketplace.

By - 2/17/15 - 11:22 am
Heath Carson

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.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:28 am
Skeleton with a shovel in Jamiaca Plain

Robert Farrell looked up at his neighbor's house in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/17/15 - 9:02 am
Cat with space saver

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.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:03 am
Car spins out on the Jamaicaway

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.

By - 2/16/15 - 8:59 pm
Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain

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.

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.

Snow unicyclist in Cambridge.

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