Jamaica Plain

By - 10/27/15 - 7:39 pm
Old car by Jamaica Pond in 1913

The Boston City Archives has put up a set of more than 350 photos, taken between 1860 and 2000, showing Jamaica Plain buildings - as well as this couple enjoying a leisurely drive around Jamaica Pond in 1913.

By - 10/23/15 - 9:46 am

Updated with names.

Ronaldo Cepeda, 16, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges he stabbed Mason Raymond, 17, to death yesterday at the Jackson Square T station.

Raymond, of Hyde Park, died around 4:30 a.m. today, of a single stab wound to the heart, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. It provided this account: Read more.

By - 10/22/15 - 4:12 pm

Jadckson Square crime scene. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

UPDATE: Victim died; suspect arrested.

In the chest and stomach, shortly before 3:20 p.m., Moynihan and David Finnerty report. Both homicide detectives and Commissioner William Evans arrived at the scene.

The station was closed for the investigation.

By - 10/20/15 - 9:51 pm

An 18-year-old was arraigned today on charges he opened fire on a group of teens after an argument on a bus entering Forest Hills station Friday morning. Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 6:10 pm
Wanted for in-train self love on the Orange Line

Transit Police report they are looking for a 40-ish man they say serviced himself in full view of other passengers on an Orange Line train hurtling through Roxbury and Jamaica Plain around 1:25 p.m. on Oct. 14.

He got off at Forest Hills and walked towards the upper busway, police say.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 10/19/15 - 6:33 pm

An aggrieved citizen complained this afternoon:

Multiple helicopters hovering over JP right now. It is loud, and unnecessary, and disruptive.

Ed. note: They were there for the warehouse fire on Amory Street.

By - 10/19/15 - 5:33 pm

Firefighters responded to 181 Amory St. around 4:30 p.m. for a fire in an abandoned two-story warehouse. The roof collapsed.

By - 10/16/15 - 8:11 am

Updated with information from BPD.

Boston Police report arresting two teens after one of them threatened some other teens with a taser and the other took out a gun and started firing outside the upper busway at Forest Hills station around 7:55 a.m.

Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 10:50 am
Fazenda in Forest Hills.

Now Fazenda, soon Brassica?

The owner of Fazenda Coffee Roasters across from the Forest Hills T stop is seeking an all-alcohol license with which to change the coffeehouse into a restaurant specializing in "tastings" - menus that pair particular drinks with a changing roster of food items. Read more.

By - 10/13/15 - 10:08 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports people are confusing the former Maryland governor with the District 6 city councilor (who happens to support the other O'Malley).

By - 10/11/15 - 12:16 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the flat roofs that will replace the old pointy canopies that covered the upper busway at Forest Hills station.

By - 10/11/15 - 10:49 am
Sign says runner runs better than the government in Franklin Park

Patty spotted a well wisher at today's BAA Half Marathon which started in Franklin Park.

The race had some issues, some from nearby residents. Read more.

By - 10/10/15 - 3:54 pm
Fire on Dunster Street in Jamaica Plain

What's left of the house, seen from the rear. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 3:30 p.m. at 46 Dunster Rd. in Jamaica Plain went to three alarms before it was brought under control.

The department estimates damage at $300,000. Nobody was injured; two people were displaced. The cause and exact origin are under investigation.

By - 10/5/15 - 9:01 pm
Sunset over Centre Street in West Roxbury

People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.

And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.

By - 10/3/15 - 11:49 am
The end of the Forest Hills upper busway

Clay Harper watched the demolition of the upper busway at Forest Hills this morning. It's part of the work to add a berth for those extra-long 39 buses now that the old trolley station they'd been using is in the way of the new Arborway.

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

Around 11 a.m. at the Bilingual Montessori School, 61 Rockwood St.

By - 10/2/15 - 7:21 am

The Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA session at English High on coming up with long-range plans for the Washington Street corridor. The top resident priority was affordable housing.

The second most significant value that emerged was summed up by one table - keep Jamaica Plain weird.

By - 9/30/15 - 6:02 pm

Around 5:40 p.m., a man accidentally dropped a vodka nip on the Orange Line tracks, so he jumped down into "the pit" to retrieve it. On getting back up, he was met by T employees, who held him until the arrival of police - who told him to not do that again. Service was not delayed.

By - 9/30/15 - 11:54 am

Transit Police have posted photos of a guy who rode up to Stony Brook station on a bicycle Monday morning, went to the bike rack and stole a tire off another bike.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:01 am

City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) hope to hold a hearing at which MBTA officials can explain the differing fares for commuter-rail stations within Boston city limits - in particular at stations south of Forest Hills. Read more.