Jamaica Plain

By - 8/22/13 - 9:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday considers granting a food-serving license to the 7 Pond Coffee Bar proposed for, well, 7 Pond St.

The high-end coffee place is proposed by Maks Milstein, who owns Brookline's Cafe Fixe. Milstein used to be a lawyer, but got hooked on coffee brewing as a hobby and eventually decided to abandon the law for the bean.

Board... Read more

By - 8/20/13 - 5:06 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say stabbed somebody repeatedly around 9:20 p.m. at 9 Plant Ct. in Jamaica Plain.

The man, seen on the surveillance video released by police, is described as white, 6' and 200 lbs. He wore a blue shirt, a black baseball cap with a white... Read more

By - 8/18/13 - 9:50 pm

Patricia Adams had lived at 306 South St. in Jamaica Plain for 50 years. Yesterday, the house went up in flames.

Friends have set up a fund to help her get back on her feet.

By - 8/17/13 - 4:33 pm

Massive Forest Hills fire. Photo by BofoHouse.Massive Forest Hills fire. Photo by BofoHouse.

The Boston Fire Department reports a four-alarm fire that erupted around 1 p.m. at 306 South Street displaced six people and sent two firefighters to the hospital,... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 11:07 pm

Around 10:50 p.m., in the leg and hand, on Washington Street near Beethoven Street.

Police are looking for an older, silver, four-door Infiniti, which apparently pulled up to the victim outside the Chinese restaurant before an occupant of the car opened fire.

By - 8/15/13 - 1:31 pm

It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 10:17 am

Boston Police tweet this morning:

Missing person Josiah Simmons has been located. BPD thanks all agencies for assistance.

Friends launch search for missing owner of JP video store.

By - 8/13/13 - 1:36 pm
Josiah Simmons

Friends say Josiah Simmons, who owns Video Underground on Centre Street in Hyde Square, was supposed to open the store Monday morning but never showed up.

Simmons was last seen around 1 p.m. on Sunday in Hyde Square.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Boston Police.

Larger photo. Another photo.

Simmons bought the Video Underground in 2011 after... Read more

By - 8/13/13 - 8:57 am

A concerned citizen reports from Montebello Road:

Dead bird in a lunch bag. This is the second time I've seen and reported something like this occurring on this block.

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By - 8/10/13 - 11:11 pm

Updated Sunday a.m.

Transit Police report the recovery of a body of a man in his 50s from under an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.

Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. At this time there are no signs of foul play

The T organized bus... Read more

By - 8/8/13 - 6:41 pm

UPDATE, Friday a.m.: An MBTA spokesman reports: "We found no video evidence to support the story you sent us."

UPDATE: Dorchester Reporter News Editor Gintautus Dumcius caught up with Clemons at a candidate forum in Dorchester tonight. He tweets:

He denies it, quite adamantly.

An outraged Orange Line rider reports on an incident around 9 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills involving mayoral candidate Charles... Read more

By - 8/8/13 - 2:56 pm

The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.

For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed

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By - 8/8/13 - 12:13 pm

Turns out the Arboretum has one - in fact, it's one of the first plants it ever got.

By - 8/8/13 - 10:11 am

Danger Tree

A head-clutching citizen complains about this sign-encrusted tree on Custer Street:

Deplorable property condition. Is it abandoned? Also large tree is going to fall soon.

The city reports ISD sprung into action:

Ticket was issued on 8-7-13 by officer donovan.

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By - 8/6/13 - 2:29 pm

Soon to be an Italian restaurant?Soon to be an Italian restaurant?

Croan McCormack says it wasn't a dispute with his chef, or his own back surgery, or the long-term illness of a family member that shuttered Tonic, across from the Forest Hills T stop.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 9:29 pm

Brian Kerins reports somebody was shot around 9 p.m. at 270 Centre St.

By - 7/29/13 - 9:35 am

Giant shrimp

Vincent Morreale forwarded this photo of the Giant Orange Line Shrimp, reports it was for a bit for a Web video series called Staying in Boston: The Series. No word if the next scene involved the shrimp being chased through a Downtown Crossing... Read more

By - 7/27/13 - 9:41 am

Ris2000 reports this morning on some exposed rebar on the ol' overpass:

Just came down Morton St. by cemetery and saw 3 cars with flats from the road conditions. Casey overpass plus Morton not fun drive!