Jamaica Plain

By - 2/22/14 - 9:27 am
Fire in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire early this morning at 104 Bynner St. sent an 80-year-old man to the hospital.

The fire, called in at 1:48 a.m., also sent a firefighter to the hospital when he got something in his eye.

Investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of the fire in the two-family home.... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 9:23 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.

A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.

Area bicycling groups protested this week after... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 1:15 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports Video Underground in Hyde Square will soon cease to be.

By - 2/16/14 - 3:39 pm

Around 3:15 p.m., somebody fired three shots. No apparent victims, but police found shell casings at School Street and Weld Avenue. Police are looking for a small black car seen fleeing the area, as well as for somebody seen jumping on a T bus right after the shots.

By - 2/16/14 - 12:41 pm

Shortly after noon, a car went flying into the building at 71 S. Huntington Ave., in the latest of an unending series of crashes along the street south of the intersection with Huntington Avenue.

The building inspector was summoned to check the building for structural damage; the E Line stopped running past Brigham Circle.... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 10:14 am

A bicyclist's request that DCR ensure its bike paths are plowed and salted to bare pavement within a couple days after a large snowstorm has DCR officals saying enough's enough: Bicyclists with "poor judgement and unrealistic expectations" who can't find other ways to get around in the days after a snowstorm should consider moving to a warmer city.

UHub was forwarded a series of e-mail... Read more

By - 2/15/14 - 3:51 pm
Jamaica Pond at the start of the storm

Rachel visited Jamaica Pond around 3:30 p.m.

By - 2/14/14 - 2:04 pm

So it has come to this in Jamaica Plain: A fed-up citizen complains about Weld Hill Street:

In addition to the gazillion space savers that are all along Weld Hill, at 14 Weld Hill there is a small blue car used to save at least 2 spots during the day, then moved to a driveway. there is no parking on the street because of

... Read more
By - 2/13/14 - 2:50 pm
Stuck buses on South Huntington Avenue

Two stuck buses. Photo by Gordon Hallett.

As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.

And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.

By - 2/13/14 - 2:23 pm

Mike Silverman describes the snow in JP:

Organic cucumber slice-sized snowflakes falling in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/11/14 - 3:21 pm

Chris Helms, who set up Patch's JP effort back when Patch was full of hope and optimism and actual reporters, is cranking up Jamaica Plain News.

By - 2/7/14 - 10:22 am

ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN WARD 19 ARE INVITED!
Delegates representing 13 Districts of Roslindale & JP to be elected

  • Saturday, February 8
  • 10:30 AM
  • IUPAT Hall
    25 Colgate Rd
    Roslindale MA 02131

Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Hall, 2nd floor, to elect 24 delegates and 4 alternates to the... Read more

By - 2/6/14 - 2:04 pm
Forest Hills bus timer

The new bus countdown signboard. Photo by MBTA.

Around 1 p.m., the MBTA turned on a new electronic signboard at Forest Hills to alert bus riders when their bus is due at the station.

In a statement, T General Manager Beverly Scott says:

I've often said our buses are the work horses of our system, serving more than 375,000 people on a typical weekday. The countdown signs at our busiest bus stops will

... Read more
By - 2/4/14 - 6:41 pm

ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN WARD 19 ARE INVITED!
Delegates representing 13 Districts of Roslindale & JP to be elected

  • Saturday, February 8
  • 10:30 AM
  • IUPAT Hall
    25 Colgate Rd
    Roslindale MA 02131

Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Hall, 2nd floor, to elect 24 delegates and 4 alternates to the... Read more

By - 2/2/14 - 10:59 pm

The Monument Square Tedeschi, 779 Centre St., was held up around 10:45 p.m. by a Hispanic man in his 30s wearing a black hat and a black puffy coat. After getting a large amount of cash, he fled in a blue, 2-door car last spotted headed down South Street towards Forest Hills.

This is the same store where a clerk was shot to death... Read more

By - 2/1/14 - 8:24 pm

A Jamaica Plain man allegedly found packing a loaded gun during a traffic stop last night was on probation following his October release from federal prison for illegal possession of a loaded gun in 2008 - when he was just 19 and already an official career criminal.

Boston Police report arresting Dominique Hines, 24, after the driver of the car he was in was... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 2:37 pm

A week after the Boston Licensing Board said it had no beer and wine licenses to give to a new Asian restaurant in Audubon Circle, it found one for a Jackson Square sandwich and pizza shop.

However, the beer and wine license granted to Il Panino, 268 Centre St. is "restricted," which means that owner Themistocles Vlahoulis can't sell it if he goes out of... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 3:53 pm

A Boston Juvenile Court judge today set bail of $250,000 for two teens charged with shooting a third at the Jamaica Plain housing complex yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Should the younger of the two - 15 - somehow make bail, he still would be forced to remain in DYS custody, because Judge Paul Lewis also granted a request from prosecutors... Read more

By - 1/27/14 - 4:32 pm

UPDATE: Two suspects arrested, one at Huntington and South Huntington with a gun, the other at Parker and Alleghany, where Angie V. was able to watch the action (above) out her window.

AlertNewEngland reports a man was shot around 4:15 p.m. in the Bromley-Heath project. The initial report came in for Horan Way, but police found shell casings on Heath Street in what... Read more

By - 1/26/14 - 4:40 pm

ROSLINDALE AND JAMAICA PLAIN DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION

Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Hall, 25 Colgate Road, 2nd floor, on February 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM to elect 24 delegates and 4 alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to... Read more

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