It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.
The owner of Tres Gatos is buying the Centre Street Cafe and plans some renovations and menu changes before it re-opens this fall, under the same name.
David Doyle told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that he's working on an Italian dinner menu with a Mediterranean-influenced lunch menu as well, featuring such things as homemade pastas. However, he said he is planning no changes... Read more
The tiny little lending library on South Street is back in business after disappearing a few days ago, with the following note inscribed on a plank underneath:
Dear Book Club,
I live in Chicago now. Coming back to this specific Book Club Box brings me much joy. When I saw it was gone, my heart sank deep into thedarkness of the place your soul... Read more
State and federal officials gathered at the Arnold Arboretum this morning to declare Jamaica Plain and parts of neighboring Roslindale free of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
In practical terms, the declaration means residents in the quarantine zone no longer have to do anything special with any tree limbs or trees they chop down.
The discovery of the bugs in a tree on the grounds... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so... Read more
In Jamaica Plain, a sign against littering appeals to the Shakespearean in all of us.
Jamaica Plain News reports the victim's phone and wallet weren't enough for his muggers in Hyde Square early Saturday.
Roving UHub photographer Kevan Grimaldi noticed a bit of construction work going on atop a certain traffic-control box on South Street in Jamaica Plain today.
UPDATE: Return of the Free Tiny Library!
Jessica Atcheson wonders what happened to the JP Free Tiny Library that used to sit on South Street.
Hell hath no fury like a Jamaica Plain resident who is really put out by poop. Neal Simpson spotted this epic work posted on a fence on Williams Street, a few doors down from Doyle's.
Just think: This person was so annoyed he or she went home (or just inside) fuming, pounded this out on the keyboard, printed it out and went back out... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, May 5, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.
The Roslindale Community... Read more
Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
Suffolk County prosecutors have temporarily dropped rape charges against a man they accused of attacking two women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill nearly ten years ago - but only so that they can re-test his DNA to rule out the chance his identical twin was actually the attacker.
Dwayne McNair was nearing his trial date for on charges he pistol whipped and raped women... Read more
Arnold Arboretum yesterday:
So this out of towner makes the mistake of parking on Oakview Terrace in JP last night and makes the further mistake of telling the local to be more careful the next time he parks after he bops into her car with his. And then she comes out later and finds a threatening note on her windshield, inside a bag with a biohazard sticker on... Read more