Jamaica Plain

By - 12/23/16 - 12:13 am

Boston Police report arresting Amos Carrasquillo, 28, on Thursday for the August murder of Jeffrey Kelly outside the 7-Eleven at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street. Read more.

By - 12/17/16 - 10:59 am

LFB reports:

Oh my god dumpster dive alert all the coolers at WF Jamaica plain failed and they have to throw it all away. Eggs everything.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:12 am
Ventillation fan being installed at the Forest Hills MBTA station

Deb Beatty Mel had some time to study one of the massive ventilation fans being installed at Forest Hills as the T's contractors work to build a new Orange Line/commuter rail entrance on the other side of the tunnel under the impending revamped Arborway.

By - 12/9/16 - 8:50 am

A man was shot around 4:20 a.m. outside 960 Parker St. in the Mildred Hailey Apartments (formerly Bromley-Heath).

By - 12/8/16 - 2:47 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the old Uforge Gallery on Centre Street could be replaced by a coffeehouse.

By - 12/8/16 - 2:20 pm

Eversource reports scammers are calling people in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain threatening immediate termination of people's electricity service unless they go down to a pharmacy, buy a pre-paid card and then call back with the number. Read more.

By - 12/5/16 - 9:08 am
Woman playing Japanese stringed instrument

Charlie Rosenberg took in a festival at Showa Boston Institute in Jamaica Plain yesterday, including a performance by a koto player.

Video of a koto player in action.

By - 12/5/16 - 8:54 am
Crowded Jackson Square on the Orange Line

Matt Murphy took this photo at Jackson Square around 8:30 a.m., reports:

Back-to-back full #OrangeLine trains, 100's of passengers can't get on. #HappyMonday!

Video.

By - 12/4/16 - 1:52 pm

Patrick Maguire reports on an experiment by the owners of Tres Gatos, The Centre Street Cafe and Casa Verde in which diners had a 3% fee added to their checks so that "back of house" workers who don't normally get tips could get pay raises.

It worked, he writes: Those workers are making an average $2.87 more an hour and "despite the initial concern about reducing [server] tips, servers actually saw an increase in their tips by 2.5%." Also, the new policy has led to "excellent" staff retention and made it easier to recruit new workers.

By - 12/1/16 - 10:38 am

The Bulletin reports on the infighting that has delayed a BPDA vote on what to do along Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, which has devolved into people involved in the process only agreeing to talk to a reporter off the record.

By - 12/1/16 - 9:36 am

UPDATE: Post corrected to show the T turned down the idea.

Jamaica Plain News reports on a neighborhood meeting on a developer's plans to turn the 300-car Laz parking lot across from Forest Hills into a 252-unit apartment complex.

According to the News, the developer said it's not really his issue what happens to the people who park there now, but that he met with the T, which turned down his possible suggestion of using space at the "temporary" bus yard for car parking.

By - 11/27/16 - 10:56 pm

Around 10:45 p.m. outside 50 Bickford St. in the Midred Hailey Apartments (formerly Bromley-Heath).

By - 11/27/16 - 10:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the BPDA will hold a public meeting on Criterion Development's proposal to replace the parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with a complex with 252 apartments in six-story buildings.

The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Andrew Church, 24 Orchardhill Rd.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:41 am
Turkeys on a roof in Jamaica Plain

Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

By - 11/23/16 - 9:15 am
Read of 36 Hall St. in Jamaica Plain after fire

Rear of 36 Hall St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 36 Hall St. at 4:22 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The department identifies the cause as: " careless disposal of smoking materials, 1st floor rear porch." Read more.

By - 11/21/16 - 12:06 pm

Oh, Sidney: Green Street became the last stop for an Orange Line train and now inbound riders get to sit or stand with no place to go.

By - 11/20/16 - 12:05 am
Painted house on Green Street in Jamaica Plain

A dilapidated house on Green Street in Jamaica Plain has become a canvas for street artists while its new owner figures out just what to do with the property. Read more.

By - 11/16/16 - 5:57 pm

Malfunctioning traffic lights at Washington and New Washington streets have created gridlock in all directions: Traffic heading south on Washington Street is now backed up to Egleston Square; traffic heading north is so bad it took one guy an hour to get to the T stop from Dedham.

By - 11/11/16 - 10:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports neighbors of the proposed 64 Allandale St. subdivision are still blasting it even after the developer lopped 2 units off the 20 she'd originally proposed. Too dense for something right next to Allandale Woods they say.

The BPDA had already approved the 20-unit proposal; the change means it will have to vote on it again - and after that comes a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals.