Jamaica Plain

By - 12/28/15 - 4:43 pm

Reginald Price, 19, of Jamaica Plain, acknowledged today he shot two women who happened to be in the way of the bullets he meant for a member of a rival gang at the Forest Hills station in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/27/15 - 5:02 pm

Jackson Square T stop being closed off. Photo by Timothy LePage.

Updated to reflect where the victim was found.

The Jamaica Plain News reports a person was found stabbed in the lobby of the Jackson Square T stop around 4 p.m.

The victim's injuries did not appear life threatening. Read more.

By - 12/26/15 - 5:21 pm

Steve Garfield of Jamaica Plain explains why he's thrown up his hands and given up on the Mass. Health Connector after more than a month of trying to figure out, without success, why the state accepted his first payment for a new health insurer yet never sent it to that company. So with five days left before his new insurance was supposed to start, he's now dealing directly with the insurer: Read more.

By - 12/25/15 - 9:59 am
Mayor Curley, wife and son on Christmas Day in Jamaica Plain

Mayor Curley, his wife Mary and son Francis X. celebrate Christmas.

John White notes:

A somewhat tragic figure, his father wanted him to be a pol; he wanted to be a Jesuit.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 12/23/15 - 3:57 pm

The scene on Centre Street. Photo by Neuroboy.

Around 3:45 p.m. inside 277 Centre St., one in the leg, one in the arm.

They are the victims of the latest in a string of violent incidents at Bromley-Heath and the stretch of Centre Street from Wyman to Lamartine.

On Nov. 20, two people were shot, one fatally, at Centre and Wyman streets. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 9:57 am
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this bald eagle at Jamaica Pond this week.

By - 12/20/15 - 9:50 pm

In the leg and arm, around 9:40 p.m. at Gay Head and Minden streets.

By - 12/20/15 - 9:38 pm
Seaverns Avenue chimney fire

John Hayden got a bird's eye view of Boston firefighters responding to and dousing a fire at the top of the chimney at 67 Seaverns Ave. around 7:35 p.m. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 5:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a licensing swap in which the owners of Frogmore in Hyde Square will sell their beer and wine license to the new dumpling joint going in where Charlie Chan's use to be and Frogmore will in turn get one of the new all-alcohol licenses available in certain Boston neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 2:39 pm

An area resident who normally walks her dog in the woods where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale meet reports both wound up in an ER due to an attack by two larger dogs whose owner couldn't keep them on leash: Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 9:35 am

And raises the issue of whether its would be neighbor is doing enough to bring more affordable housing to the neighborhood, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 12/12/15 - 12:44 pm

Jamaica Plain News posts some video of what happens when the local Honk band is waiting at Green Street for a train to a climate-change protest on the Common.

UPDATE: The music didn't stop when the train pulled in.

By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/7/15 - 4:46 pm
Sky matches ad for Italian ice in Jamaica Plain

Melissa Jean noticed that the sky matched the sign for Richie's Italian Ice outside Ruggierio's Market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain late this afternoon.

By - 12/5/15 - 9:33 am

Steven Locke is a professor at Mass. College of Art and Design. He's won awards for his work. And he's black. Yesterday, on his way to the school, he parked in the lot behind Bukhara on Centre Street in JP, and started to walk out towards the Purple Cactus to get a burrito. And briefly became a suspect for a break-in, detained by a number of Boston cops, at least one who took care to unsnap his gun holster. Locke recounts the incident, including the hug a black woman who stopped to witness it all, gave him as he stood there afterwards.

"Thank you," I said to her. "Thank you for staying."

"Are you ok?" She said. Her small beautiful face was lined with concern.

"Not really. I'm really shook up. And I have to get to work."

"I knew something was wrong. I was watching the whole thing. The way they are treating us now, you have to watch them. "

"I'm so grateful you were there. I kept thinking to myself, 'Don't leave, sister.' May I give you a hug?"

By - 11/30/15 - 11:21 pm

Boston Magazine reports on the effort by the owners of Tres Gatos and the Centre Street Cafe to try to increase the pay of kitchen workers, who don't get tips.

By - 11/30/15 - 7:44 am

The Globe takes a look at rising test scores and a new sense of optimism at the long beleaguered school.

By - 11/24/15 - 2:02 pm

Bryan Santos, 24, shot to death in an attack that sent another man to the hospital Friday night.

Visting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. in Forest Hill are 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St., East Boston.

By - 11/23/15 - 9:17 pm

Firefighters are on scene; police have shut Centre Street between the Stop & Shop and Columbus Avenue.

By - 11/23/15 - 7:41 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the proposal for Stonley Road, a small road behind the Arborway bus yard.