We spent a some time on the north side of Jamaica Pond today, watching the geese (and some ducks and one seagull) flocked around the one remaining patch of open water on the... Read more
Cat reports on an eventful ride on the Orange Line last night involving a guy who couldn't stop his singing and phone yawping and another guy who finally had enough:
at that point another guy suddenly shouted; "enough!! enough! stop it! no more barbara or whatever her name is. no more singing!! there are other people in this train. enough!" now we suddenly had... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette offers up some history on that 30-story tower (now a rare co-op building) off the Jamaicaway that sometimes makes people go "what the hell is that doing there?" Let's just say the BRA's tactic of declaring an area "blighted" to get what it wants is nothing new.
Kristina Cary reports from an inbound Needham Line train:
We're stopped right after Forest Hills with all power off.
In the Jamaica Plain Gazette, Liam Madden explains.
John Stephen Dwyer put together two videos imagining what it would be like if Iron Man attacked the CSA booth at Forest Hills station (top) and if a giant wrecking ball plunged into the station lobby:
That would, of course, be the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. The Jamaica Plain Gazette reminds us that the group, which claims to be a municipal board so that it can sue over a South Huntington Avenue development it doesn't like, last year claimed it was not a municipal board so that it could hold private meetings without having to comply with the state Open... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council yesterday sued the city over the Zoning Board of Appeals' approval of a luxury housing project at the Home for Little Wanderers site on South Huntington Avenue, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
New MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott bounded up from the Orange Line with hugs for carolers -... Read more
The fence in front of the Soldiers Monument in Jamaica Plan tonight was lined with 26 teddy bears and crosses as a memorial for the children and educators killed in Newtown, CT on Friday.... Read more
The MBTA reports both new GM Beverly Scott and Charlie the T Mascot will be on hand at Forest Hills around 6 p.m. tomorrow to welcome a group of "church ladies" and kids for some old-fashioned caroling. The originally impromptu carolers were kicked out of the station yesterday because they didn't have a busking permit.... Read more
Jose L. Baez, 41, of Dorchester, who admitted setting four fires - and was implicated in four others -... Read more
A group of "church ladies" and some kids were kicked out of the Forest Hills Orange Line station tonight when they started to sing Christmas carols without an official MBTA busking permit.
But after learning of the situation, T General Manager Beverly Scott, making one of the first executive decisions of her first day on the job, decided to invite them back, to a "suitable... Read more
Because some of them were recordings.
Sarita reports on a pre-dawn birding count in Jamaica Plain that involved cranking up a loudspeaker playing "screech owl trills" to try to attract the birds:
Today's Screech owl count was 8, which is a very respectable number. The two first I didn't see, but they both were attracted to the sound from our speaker and vocalized through... Read more
Seems some kids who start up Twitter accounts have taken to soliciting followers on a particular support column in the upper busway at Forest Hills - although as you can see, somebody also took the time to critique their work (and no doubt the T itself... Read more