Jamaica Plain

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!

By - 7/26/13 - 8:35 am

Slather on the DEET: The Boston Public Health Commission yesterday announced the finding of the year's first virus-laden mosquito, in Jamaica Plain.

By - 7/25/13 - 5:14 pm

UPDATE, 12/17/13: Per Boston's Finest, he had his finger and half another finger chopped off in a Hyde Park apartment used for cocaine distribution.

Boston Police are investigating how a man who showed up last night at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain with stab wounds lost his left index finger.

According to a police report, the man gave varying accounts of where and how he... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 11:16 pm

Lantern festival

Paul Villanova headed to Forest Hills Cemetery tonight for the annual lantern festival.

By - 7/15/13 - 9:27 am

Boston Police are looking for a black Dodge Durango in connection with a holdup at Hatoff's, 3440 Washington St., around 6:45 a.m.

Both men in the SUV were armed. Both were black. One wore a Bruins cap, a jean jacket and a white T-shirt. The other was 5'10" to 6', weighs about 250 lbs. and was wearing a brown jacket with a brown sweater.... Read more

By - 7/13/13 - 10:13 am

And it wasn't even all that warm.

By - 7/8/13 - 8:48 am

From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.

"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.

On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to... Read more

By - 7/6/13 - 12:37 pm

Around 12:15 p.m. on the inbound side. Photo of the scooter on the tracks.

John reports he watched the guy get helped up and his scooter retrieved, says he almost drove off the platform a second time.

A T spokeswoman says the person declined medical attention and that service was delayed for about 18 minutes.... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 10:58 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a proposal for White Stadium.

By - 7/5/13 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette clucks that neighborhood zoning would trump a proposed citywide ordinance revamp to promote urban agriculture, and neighborhood zoning in JP and Roslindale, under which backyard chickens are not allowed to come home to roost, would trump that.

In 2011, the Zoning Board of Appeals ordered a Roslindale resident to roust her chickens, although other people continue to keep... Read more

By - 7/1/13 - 9:05 am

With MBTA management silent, what better way to get answers for the daily "E"xcuses than to ask an operator? It was brought to my attention that the elusive Huntington Ave construction is actually occurring somewhere on Route 9 in Brookline. The thought on the T's part is that this will cause traffic to back up all the way into Boston - even if it... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 10:53 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the new signs, going up six years after being approved by the city council along Centre between Hyde and Jackson squares.

By - 6/21/13 - 8:58 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America isn't going to just move out of its Washington Street offices now that a developer wants to turn the former Hughes Oil property into an apartment complex.

By - 6/18/13 - 7:08 am

Apparently, the state's decision to replace the collapsing Casey Overpass with surface roads was racist. Who knew? Oh, JP.

By - 6/12/13 - 8:07 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Luis Valerio of West Roxbury, who is running against incumbent Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) not out of any animus toward O'Malley but because he couldn't get his kids into any of the public schools in West Roxbury. In addition to renting out English to local universities, he would build an indoor sports center at Millennium Park.... Read more

By - 6/11/13 - 9:53 am

FasterHorses recounts what happened as he was panting on the pathway following a particularly hard run around Jamaica Pond yesterday:

A girl (walking) who I had passed about 50 yards back caught up to me. She signaled for me to take off my headphones and said, "I don't know who you are, but I just wanted to say that you're awesome and I want

... Read more
By - 6/7/13 - 7:44 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a Suffolk Superior Court judge has dismissed the council's lawsuit against a proposed development on South Huntington Avenue because it's not a branch of city government and so has no standing to sue.

The council is considering whether to appeal. On the bright side, the ruling could mean the council, elected by JP residents, can go back to ... Read more