Jamaica Plain

By - 5/12/14 - 12:38 pm

State and federal officials gathered at the Arnold Arboretum this morning to declare Jamaica Plain and parts of neighboring Roslindale free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

In practical terms, the declaration means residents in the quarantine zone no longer have to do anything special with any tree limbs or trees they chop down.

The discovery of the bugs in a tree on the grounds... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 5:20 pm
Car crash in Jamaica Plain

Joe Growhoski photographed a new wreck at South and St. Mark streets this afternoon.... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 8:25 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the victim's phone and wallet weren't enough for his muggers in Hyde Square early Saturday.

By - 5/6/14 - 3:57 pm
Tiny Free Library on way back in Jamaica Plain

Roving UHub photographer Kevan Grimaldi noticed a bit of construction work going on atop a certain traffic-control box on South Street in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 5/4/14 - 9:45 am
Where the tiny free library used to be in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE: Return of the Free Tiny Library!

Jessica Atcheson wonders what happened to the JP Free Tiny Library that used to sit on South Street.

The city's smallest library had been there since late 2012, when it showed up while the BPL Jamaica Plain branch across the street was closed for renovations.... Read more

By - 5/3/14 - 11:37 pm
Big head in Jamaica Plain

Mike Ball took plenty of photos at the Wake Up the Earth festival in Jamaica Plain today, including this big round head.

Posted under this Creative Commons license. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/3/14 - 11:12 am
Bad words on a note posted to a fence in Jamaica Plain

Hell hath no fury like a Jamaica Plain resident who is really put out by poop. Neal Simpson spotted this epic work posted on a fence on Williams Street, a few doors down from Doyle's.

Just think: This person was so annoyed he or she went home (or just inside) fuming, pounded this out on the keyboard, printed it out and went back out... Read more

By - 5/3/14 - 7:12 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, May 5, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. 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 Roslindale Community... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 8:01 am
Gridlocked traffic on Bennington Street in East Boston

Gridlock on Bennington Street reached into Revere. Photo by Ally.

Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.

There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.

A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 5:28 pm

Suffolk County prosecutors have temporarily dropped rape charges against a man they accused of attacking two women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill nearly ten years ago - but only so that they can re-test his DNA to rule out the chance his identical twin was actually the attacker.

Dwayne McNair was nearing his trial date for on charges he pistol whipped and raped women... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 3:50 pm

So this out of towner makes the mistake of parking on Oakview Terrace in JP last night and makes the further mistake of telling the local to be more careful the next time he parks after he bops into her car with his. And then she comes out later and finds a threatening note on her windshield, inside a bag with a biohazard sticker on... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 10:59 am

UPDATE: Per Jennifer M., all clear sounded around 11:15 a.m. - it was an empty suitcase.

Police have blocked off the area around Brookside Avenue and Ophir Street to await the arrival of the bomb squad, which will examine an suitcase just sitting there.

H/t Jennifer M.... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 6:52 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the robbery, Wednesday night in the Forest Hills Liquors parking lot.

By - 4/17/14 - 12:52 pm

The Green Street Market, 186 Green St., was robbed shortly after noon by a man who took some money and then punched the owner.

He's described as black, in his 20s, wearing an army shirt, a hat and bluejeans. He was listening to an iPod during the attack and had a large, light blue backpack.

By - 4/16/14 - 9:05 am
Trash at the Arnold Arboretum

Last week, Erica Fletcher posted a photo of some of the remains of a killer party at the top of the Arboretum's Hemlock Hill, and asked City Councilor Matt O'Malley for some city help in cleaning it up.

O'Malley and Fletcher report the mess got cleaned up alright - by the culprits themselves. Of course, they didn't do it out of the... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 2:50 pm

The Curley School in Jamaica Plain was evacuated around 10 a.m. when a trash wheeled trash receptacle being stored in a stairway erupted in flames, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Students were evacuated without incident by the one-alarm fire, BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald said, adding they were allowed back in once the fire was out and the smoke evacuated. He said the cause is under... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 2:09 pm

Sparks from a sander caused a fire that forced the evacuation of 381 Centre St., home of the Miami Restaurant, around 11 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire was called in by two off-duty firefighters who noticed smoke coming out of the building while driving by, a spokesman says.

When on-duty firefighters arrived, they found the workers trying to put out the fire... Read more

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