Jamaica Plain

By - 11/2/15 - 4:25 pm
Pond in Allandale Woods

Daniel Guzman took a walk today in Allandale Woods, where West Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and Brookline come together.

By - 11/2/15 - 12:15 pm

Boston Magazine reports the side of a JP pizza place is now just an ad for a Justin Bieber album.

Vitally important update: City Councilor Matt O'Malley tweets:

I'll be introducing an emergency ordinance in Council this week prohibiting graffiti inspired by Biebs.

By - 11/1/15 - 6:54 pm
At First Baptist Church for return of Black Lives Matter banner

Charlie Rosenberg attended the unfurling of a new Black Lives Matter banner today at the First Baptist Church on Centre Street - to replace an earlier one that was ripped down.

By - 10/31/15 - 6:01 pm
Amazing clouds over Forest Hills

Liam Sullivan looked up in Forest Hills this afternoon.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
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The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/29/15 - 5:50 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports Forest Hills residents will no longer have to hoof it all the way up to Centre Street for gourmet burgers, because Grass Fed is opening a second location in the space where Tonic used to be, across from the T station.

By - 10/29/15 - 2:22 pm

The Herald reports La’Chija Jones, stood outside the Jackson Square T stop yesterday and publicly forgave Ronaldo Cepeda, 16, of Dorchester, charged with stabbing her son, Mason Raymond, to death last Thursday

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.