Banker & Tradesman reports.
Late this afternoon, Boston firefighters and EMTs rushed to the Jamaica Pond boathouse, off of which a man took a plunge into the ice-covered water after his dog did likewise, a day after a woman and her dog had to be rescued from the icy depths. Both man and beast got themselves out and left the scene before emergency responders could ask any embarrassing... Read more
The city reports about 500 customers are without power in Jamaica Plain today but that NStar is looking to restore their service by 3 p.m.
One Green Street resident reports the power went out around 5:45 a.m.
Galen Moore of Jamaica Plain reports this is the print of an animal that killed and ate his neighbor's chickens. Yes, plural and, yes, Jamaica Plain. He wonders if anybody can tell what sort of animal did the fowl deed.... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews the chairman of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, which claims it has standing to sue over a proposed South Huntington Avenue development because it is a municipal board, but which says it doesn't have to worry about the city dissolving it because it is not "a branch" of municipal government. Got that?... Read more
Katken ran across this space saver in Jamaica Plain yesterday:
Much better than the usual orange cone, or broken chair, or the ubiquitous trash barrel.
Jeanette Andrew photographed her street in JP.
Boston Police report an officer walking through a corridor at 934 Parker St. last night happened to see an odd opening in the wall, about six feet up:
Upon closer investigation officers observed a brown handle that appeared to be protruding from the interior of the opening. Officers examined the handle closer identifying it to be the handle of a black firearm. Officers recovered... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Joe Maloof, 31, on charges he broke into St. Aquinas Church, 95 South St., early this morning.
Police say officers arriving around 3:10 a.m. found "a broken window on the basement level, a shovel on the ground near the window and interior lights on inside the church. Rather than rummage through the church, officers summoned Nico the crime dog, who... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports he's earned $500 for the Franklin Park Zoo so far.
Police are swarming Egleston Square following a home invasion around 10:15 p.m. that left a resident of 10 Egleston St. dazed and bleeding.
The man, shirtless, made his way to Washington Street and Columbus Avenue, where police found him. Police are looking for a light-colored sedan, occupied by three black males, possibly in their 30s, and armed with a knife and a gun. They... Read more
A concerned citizen reports this morning he doesn't feel like he should have to buy a construction helmet just to board commuter rail at Forest Hills.
UPDATE: The T reports a maintenance crew is on its way to the station.... Read more
We spent a some time on the north side of Jamaica Pond today, watching the geese (and some ducks and one seagull) flocked around the one remaining patch of open water on the... Read more
Cat reports on an eventful ride on the Orange Line last night involving a guy who couldn't stop his singing and phone yawping and another guy who finally had enough:
at that point another guy suddenly shouted; "enough!! enough! stop it! no more barbara or whatever her name is. no more singing!! there are other people in this train. enough!" now we suddenly had... Read more