Jamaica Plain

By - 4/4/17 - 9:17 pm

Kenny Stevens reports a doom pothole in the right lane of the inbound Jamaicaway between Bynner Street and the exit to Huntington Avenue that has cars lining up with flat tires after they go over it.

By - 4/4/17 - 2:25 pm
Wanted for assault with a knife in Jamaica Plain

Transit Police report they are looking for a man involved in an incident on an Orange Line train that had pulled into Stony Brook station around 5:30 p.m. on March 27. Read more.

By - 4/4/17 - 1:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an Ethiopian cafe is planned for the Centre Street space vacated by Aurum, and that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile might be involved.

By - 4/2/17 - 2:30 pm
Hatoff's gas temporarily closed in Jamaica Plain
Hat's off to Hattoff's

Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.

Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 10:10 am

In a neighborhood where even banks are replaced by coffeehouses, an entrepreneur hopes to open another place to caffeinate. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 5:48 pm

Liz Polcha looked out her apartment window on Boylston Street in JP today and saw a squirrel with the slice of pepperoni pizza it had somehow dragged up a tree.

Quincy has a pizza squirrel, too! Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 10:41 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Boylston Street gang member Jaime Rivera, 20, to nine years in federal prison for a murder-to-hire plot and for distribution of cocaine, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:59 am

On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.

By - 3/21/17 - 12:15 pm

Green Street home needs just a tad TLC. Note the proximity to the Sam Adams brewery, though (also note: The listing is probably in error in showing it sits on a 230-acre lot).

By - 3/16/17 - 6:46 pm

A group of Allandale Street residents filed suit today to try to overturn Zoning Board of Appeals approval of an 18-unit subdivision off their street. Read more.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:06 am
Apartments proposed for Washington Street near Green Street in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering.

City Realty of Brookline is proposing two apartment buildings, one on Washington Street near Green, the other around the corner on Green Street near Union Avenue. Read more.

By - 3/3/17 - 9:42 am

Spare Change News reports the BPDA yesterday approved new development guidelines for the Washington Street corridor that call for 40% of new residential units to be affordable. Activists, who had staged a two-day sit-in in Mayor Walsh's office to press demands the number be at least 55%, were ejected by police.

By - 3/1/17 - 10:57 am

If you didn't get a chance to visit Aurum in Hyde Square, well, it's too late now, although the owner is promising pop-ups from time to time.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:13 am

A couple days ago, of course, when there was still lots of ice. Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 2/24/17 - 9:27 am

The Globe reports the Boston Housing Authority is looking to find a private developer willing to replace some of the buildings at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in exchange for being allowed to build market-rate housing on vacant parts of the complex.

The BHA has increasingly used this model to renovate its projects in the face of declining federal funds for the work, most notably at Bunker Hill in Charlestown.

By - 2/23/17 - 8:06 pm

As residents from the area around South and Rosemary streets filed into the conference room at Curtis Hall tonight, they were a bit tense: They'd gotten vague notices summoning them to a meeting about a "proposed project" at 162 South St., and these days, along that stretch of South Street, that can only mean one thing: More condos. Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:25 pm
Standstill on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street in Roslindale at a standstill around 3:30. Photo by Forcv.

3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.

Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.

By - 2/12/17 - 1:00 pm

Shortly after noon, somebody got very angry while walking down Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain, angry enough to file 17 complaints (with 17 photos) with 311 about houses whose owners he or she wants cited for not shoveling their sidewalks. Read more.

By - 2/11/17 - 4:49 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a flame-shooting switch. The fire was quickly doused with firefighting chemicals, but power was shut on the inbound track so that firefighters and the T could investigate what happened. BFD declared an "all out" about 18 minutes later.

By - 2/11/17 - 10:05 am
Car off the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain

Nick the roving UHub photographer came on this scene between the Jamaicaway and Jamaica Pond near Pond Street around 6:30 a.m.; says the minivan had been there for 30 to 60 minutes.