WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that while the cause of death is still under investigation, it's looking more like the person died of natural causes.
Guerilla knitting shows up in the most unlikely places sometimes, such as on this old pay phone at old Stan Hatoff's gas station ("Stan says: Gas is gas!") on Washington Street in Forest Hills.... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a white Accord in connection with a robbery around 9:45 a.m. on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain.
The two made off with a woman's iPhone 5 in a pink case and her purse after showing her a black object that might have been a gun. Both are black, in their 20s. One wore a jean jacket with a black... Read more
Stephen Doran, who served Lexington as a state representative for 14 years, was arraigned today on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Doran, first elected to the House when he was just 23, in 1980, was arrested yesterday after leaving for the day from the Match Middle School, where he was a tutor and where State Police charge he accepted delivery of a package... Read more
Around 5 p.m. yesterday. Driver was headed outbound on the Jamaicaway, mother and baby were in the crosswalk. Mother and baby taken to local hospital for observation.
In an editorial, the Jamaica Plain Gazette rhapsodizes about how Roslindale completes JP, in part because Roslindale hosts all the trailer-trash kind of chain stores that would otherwise try to muscle their non-local way into the pristine Elysian fields of Jamaica Plain:
It has been easier for local-business-minded JP to fend off the likes of Family Dollar when we all know we can go... Read more
Vickie Henry and Claire Humphrey yesterday sued the IRS, alleging rules that prohibit them from filing tax returns as a married couple unconstitutionally taxes them at a higher rate than other married people.
The pair, who filed their suit in US District Court in Boston, say they have filed amended returns listing them as married for 2007 and 2009 and want a refund on their... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors could use heroin seized from a Forest Hills home as evidence against three men charged with selling it, even though a BPD detective's request for a search warrant for the home wasn't really as detailed as it should have been.
A trial judge and the Massachusetts Appeals Court had both agreed with Reginald Clagon, Anthony Gerald... Read more
This newly researched and opinionated history of the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain may serve as useful background information for a community grappling with how and why we got here - and where we're going.
It was a perfect day for Jamaica Plain's annual Wake Up the Earth parade and festival along the Southwest Corridor Park by Stony Brook station.
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A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Hector Soto of Roslindale guilty of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Kenneth Soto - no relation - in October, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The conviction means a mandatory sentence of life in prison - but with the possibility of parole after 15 years.
One of Soto's pals, Christian Rivera of Mission... Read more
The Times reports on the story behind the grisly photo from yesterday.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports residents who want to see the Casey Overpass replaced with another overpass instead of surface roads are considering suing to stop the work:
"No one prefers to go that route if there's a reasonable solution,â€ť he told the Gazette this week. "But all our arrows are in our quiver."
At particular issue: The proposed new location of the exit... Read more