Jamaica Plain

By - 8/22/16 - 9:34 pm
Turtle with a bug on its nose at Jamaica Pond

A couple of turtles were lazing on a log at the northern end of Jamaica Pond, soaking up the sun, when a dragonfly landed on one of them. That put a quick end to snooze time - the turtle jumped into the water.

By - 8/22/16 - 11:00 am

MSPCA-Angell has temporarily closed its dog park on South Huntington Avenue: Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 11:38 am

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint from Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain:

Some a-hole w a scooter powered by a hairdryer or a million mosquitos is going down lamartine to new Minton up Amory and back again. It's a nuisance. And I've heard a couple people have to brake sharply for the jerk.

By - 8/17/16 - 12:14 pm

A blackout that left hundreds of Jamaica Plain residents and businesses without power from noon yesterday until 3:45 this morning was caused by another company "accidentally digging into our underground equipment," an Eversource spokesman says. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 4:48 pm

UPDATE: Make that 1 a.m.

Power went out around lunchtime and now Eversource is hoping to get power back on by 5:15 p.m. An Eversource outage map shows more than 1,100 customers in Boston without power.

By - 8/11/16 - 4:45 pm

The BRA board today approved a proposed 40-unit condo project at Washington Street and Montebello Road that will include seven condos sold at below-market costs - and commercial space that will also be offered at below market rates. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:36 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports a group of residents has begun working on the idea of a co-op bar in the retail space proposed for a a five-story residential building where James's Gate used to be.

By - 8/6/16 - 3:14 pm

A Jamaica Plain man is suing the state Department of Transportation over what he says is the way Massachusetts Turnpike rest areas are not fully usable by people with handicaps. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 1:21 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), says he understands the need to keep dogs from running loose in the tiny Beecher Street Park. But O'Malley says the dog owners of JP need a place where their pets can legally roam free and socialize.

In a letter today to Leo Roy, commissioner of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, O'Malley says the Southwest Corridor Park through Jamaica Plain has more than enough land to spare some for a dog park. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 11:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the city Parks Department says dogs running loose in the Beecher Street Park is just not a good idea.

By - 8/4/16 - 4:34 pm
GennaRose Nethercott with her typewriter on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, GennaRose Nethercott sat at one of the tables near JP Licks on Centre Street with her 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, offering to write poems on the subject of your choosing.

Eric Mauro took her photo and shows one of her poems: Read more.

By - 8/3/16 - 11:06 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. in the area of 189 Forest Hills St.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20s and about 5'10" in a black hoodie with a black gun.

By - 8/3/16 - 3:07 pm

One of the owners of the Centre Street Cafe and two other restaurants in Jamaica Plain has spent the day trying to get Facebook to remove a string of bogus hostile reviews sparked by an anti-Trump video an employee posted on his own personal page. Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 11:00 pm
People bemoan loss of Canto 6 on pages posted at bakery

Roving UHub photographer Joseph Laws reports a "For Rent" sign now hangs in the window of Canto 6, while fans of the JP bakery have a clipboard on which to write their thoughts on the loss.

By - 8/1/16 - 1:22 pm

A concerned citizen wants the city to remove this "very offensive" sticker of a knife on a bike rack outside City Feed in Jamaica Plain.

The city responds that's not a knife, that's "actually a picture of a comb," but it'll send somebody out to remove the sticker anyway.

By - 8/1/16 - 9:22 am
Pumpkin-spice coffee pods in Jamaica Plain

Look what Patty spotted on the shelves at the Jamaica Plain Stop & Shop yesterday. Have you taken your first long walk through the crisp air and fallen leaves of fall?

Better rush down to the Hyde Park Shaw's before all the Halloween candy is gone.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:46 pm
Closed Tedeschi store in Jamaica Plain

Tedeschi has shuttered its store by the Monument at Centre and South streets, forcing people who want convenience to go to walk a couple blocks up Centre to the other Tedeschi, where the Store 24 used to be.

By - 7/29/16 - 10:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the impending demise of Canto 6 on Washington Street, across from the police station.

Ed. question: Given what else is happening at and near that intersection, how long before a developer files plans for a six-story apartment building there?

By - 7/29/16 - 6:17 am

State Rep candidate and former mayoral candidate Charles Clemons Muhammad (that's how his tiny sign reads) was spotted on Monday morning inside the Forest Hills MBTA station. Dressed nattily in an expensive-looking suit, he chased after T patrons who probably weren't in the mood for a good chat on the issues during their morning commutes...in the middle of a heat wave.

In doing so, Clemons may have violated an unwritten rule regarding how the start of local campaigning begins the first week of August...or is it after Labor Day?