Jamaica Plain

By - 6/25/14 - 9:29 am
Gonsalves

Transit Police yesterday made their first arrest under the law after a woman complained at Forest Hills a guy took inappropriate photos of her.

Joshua Gonsalves, 23, of Norwood, is scheduled for arraignment in West Roxbury District Court this morning.

According to Transit Police, the incident happened shortly before 5:45 p.m.

Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who informed the officers

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By - 6/23/14 - 5:09 pm

But Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is throwing his weight behind Chase Busch, the Democratic candidate in House District 20 in west central Arkansas. And part of the reason is the guy Busch is running against, incumbent Republican Nate Bell - the bozo who wondered after the Marathon bombings if Bostonians were cowering behind their doors, wishing they had an assault rifle.... Read more

By - 6/22/14 - 10:44 pm

Boston Police report two men, both 24, were shot around 1:50 a.m. at School and Arcadia streets. Both were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other was expected to survive.

"At this time, the incident does not appear to be random," police say.... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 7:19 am

Jamaica Plain News reports JP Local First is not liking plans to turn a closed bank branch into a Caffe Nero, worrying it could open all of Centre Street to invasion by local-business-stomping chains. They've asked the landlady - who also owns the neighboring Blanchard's - to consider just ripping up the lease.

By - 6/18/14 - 9:35 pm

A group of Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) supporters held signs and collected petition signatures calling for a bridge to replace the dilapidated Casey Overpass in Forest Hills. MassDOT plans to permanently eliminate the bridge and build a 6-lane to 7-lane arterial street with five new signals for those currently using the bridge. Signs called for passers-by to “Tell the Mayor: Forest Hills Needs a New... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 7:48 am

Greg Cook reports how a local artist turned an old stump of a city street pole into a memorial to Trayvon Martin.

By - 6/15/14 - 8:19 pm

Gotnospice asks:

Anyone know where a really good hot wing place is in Boston or Rozzie/JP area?

By - 6/15/14 - 8:01 pm

I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?

I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 2:49 pm

Now that the convention is over, take a fresh look at the field!

Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steve Grossman will meet for a forum in Jamaica Plain Monday evening.

The forum will be preceded by a chance to meet the candidates.

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road JP
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 2:25 pm
South Street tiny free library

Charles McEnerney snapped a photo of the rough-hewn tiny library on South Street, across from the BPL branch, today.

By - 6/14/14 - 7:14 pm

Matt Karolian bought himself a camera-equipped Phantom FC40 Quadcopter and took it out for a spin today at the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 6/11/14 - 11:28 pm
Flier that asks people to stop giving Boylston Street panhandler money

This morning, the sort of people who trek down Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain to City Feed were greeted by a flier about a homeless regular on the street, McCallister Crowley reports.

But some of those people objected to the sentiments. This afternoon, he reports, there were a couple of replies to the original flier:

By - 6/11/14 - 2:19 pm
Tikki Masala in Forest Hills

At least, according to the Tikki Masala signs now in the windows of the renovated storefront that used to be a driving school next to Oriental House, across from the T stop.

By - 6/10/14 - 12:15 pm

The owner of the long shuttered Tonic says he's negotiating with the owners of a longstanding Wellesley Chinese restaurant to open a new location in his space across from the Forest Hills T stop.

Coran McCormack had to appear before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why it shouldn't take away his liquor license, which has gone unused since he shut the bistro... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 7:26 am
Globe Direct mess

When a resident of Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain complained about this Globe Direct mess, the city sprang into action:

Case Resolved. Ticket was issued on 6-6-14 by officer donovan.

By - 6/8/14 - 1:29 pm

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road in Jamaica Plain
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein
Questions Welcome!

Parking is available on street and at the municipal lot across Centre Street from the Curley School. The school is also accessible via buses 39 and 41, and is a 15 minute walk... Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 7:37 am
Tiny library on South Street in Jamaica Plain

The soggy Pampers box that was all that made up the tiny free library on South Street yesterday was replaced this morning by five boxes from liquor companies - and by a couple of actual books.

Meanwhile, roving UHub photographer Alex Markarian reports the less troubled tiny free library at Chestnut Avenue and Paul Gore Street is busier than ever:

By - 6/5/14 - 10:26 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the cemetery has canceled the annual event along the shores of Lake Hibiscus.

In recent years, the cemetery has been unable to decide whether to allow non-burying events.

By - 6/5/14 - 8:39 am

Jamaica Plain News compiles a gallery of almost all the restaurant patios in the neighborhood (Wonder Spice's wasn't quite ready for business).

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