Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

By - 1/30/15 - 11:54 am

Tostado surveillance photos via BPD.

A Somerville man already charged with two armed holdups in Cambridge now also faces charges he held up a sandwich shop in Jamaica Plain last week.

Police declined to say whether they think Richard Perry, 41, has any connection with four other armed holdups in Jamaica Plain, but said they are looking for another possible suspect in connection with the Jan. 22 robbery at Tostado, 300 Centre St. - and that their investigation into the other robberies remains active.

By - 1/30/15 - 10:20 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette takes a look at how Bicon Dental wound up owning a historic house that it plans to knock down for a parking garage and townhouses.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:37 am

Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:

Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.

By - 1/29/15 - 1:40 pm

An argument between two groups of teens inside Forest Hills station on Monday ended with one kid opening fire with a gun, hitting two women who had nothing to do with the beef, and missing his antagonists completely, a prosecutor said today.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:51 pm
Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain in the snow

Patty Neal's advice: Just avoid Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/26/15 - 2:24 pm

UPDATED.

Transit Police report two teens have been charged for a 2 p.m. fusillade that left one woman with life-threatening injuries and another with a fresh wound from where a bullet grazed her head.

Police say the woman with the more serious injuries, 60, did not realize she'd been shot when she developed sudden back pain. The other woman was running away from the gunfire when she realized she'd been grazed. Police found her on Asticou Road, across Washington Street from the station.

By - 1/26/15 - 7:28 am
Wanted in Jamaica Plain

Boston Police say this is the man who held up City Feed and Supply on Jan. 16 - and the man who also held up JP Auto Services, Metro PCS, and the JP Variety Store.

If he looks familar, contact detectives at 617-592-9266.

H/t Bibliotequetress.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:39 pm
Upside down snowman in Jamaica Plain

Chas McEnerney spotted this head-standing snowman on Alfred Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/23/15 - 11:29 pm

Updated Saturday morning with additional info from police.

A party at Bromley Hall in the Bromley-Heath project ended in chaos around 11:15 p.m.with six people shot and other people injuring themselves just trying to escape.

By - 1/22/15 - 7:29 pm
Entrance to White Stadium in Franklin Park

White Stadium entrance might need a bit of paint.

The Boston 2024 organizers have proposed using Franklin Park for equestrian events and for the pentathlon, a sport whose athletes run, ride horses, swim, shoot a gun and fence each other, in emulation of the skills that might be needed by a 19th-century European soldier behind enemy lines.

White Stadium would host some equestrian events - dressage and jumping - and part of the pentathlon. According to Boston 2024, the city has promised to refurbish the little used facility, which could seat 10,000 spectators.

By - 1/22/15 - 7:19 pm

The head-on collision, north of the boathouse around 7 p.m. was with another bicyclist on a path.

By - 1/21/15 - 10:57 pm
Casey Overpass

State transportation officials said tonight they will shut the Arboretum-bound side of the Casey Overpass in February, followed by the Mattapan-bound side by the end of March.

By - 1/21/15 - 4:39 pm

The Mt. Washington Bank branch on Centre Street was held up again, around 4:30 p.m. Police are looking for a Hispanic man, 5'9" or 5'10" with a stocky build, wearing a black hoodie under a brown jacket.

Shamus Moynihan was right there:

Dye pack exploded. Pink smoke everywhere. Suspect on foot up Robinwood.

Police say he jumped into a mid-90s, gray Civic hatchback on Robinwood, then drove away.

This branch was last held up in October.

By - 1/21/15 - 7:26 am

Jamaica Plain News takes a look at 3116-3122 Washington St., which police and local civic activists say is a den of drugs and hookers.

By - 1/20/15 - 11:45 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Edward Corliss of Roslindale, who has a criminal record dating to 1962, got a fair trial for the 2009 shooting death of Surendra Dangol and that it saw no reason to overturn his first-degree murder conviction.

By - 1/20/15 - 9:27 am

With contractors now getting ready to begin tearing down the Casey Overpass, MassDOT will hold its first construction-update meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Boston English auditorium, 144 McBride St. in Jamaica Plain.

MassDOT Casey Overpass page.

By - 1/19/15 - 7:57 pm

Boston Police report on an incident around 9:30 a.m.:

A female victim called police to report that, while running in the vicinity of the Jamaica Pond boathouse, an individual riding a bicycle approached her from behind and slapped her in the buttock region. Victim states she screamed and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim describes the suspect as either a black or Hispanic male in his early twenties, 6'0" in height, medium build, wearing a white ball cap with red trim (possibly a Chicago Bulls cap), a dark sweatshirt, dark pants and white sneakers.

Last fall saw several armed robberies or robbery attempts around the pond.

By - 1/17/15 - 10:24 am

Ashley Keenan asks:

Any suggestions on a reasonable and reliable mechanic to do some upkeep on an older VW? Preferably near JP.

By - 1/16/15 - 7:41 pm

Boston.com reports City Feed and Supply on Boylston Street was held up this afternoon by a white guy in glasses with a gun.

This is the fourth such armed robbery in Jamaica Plain this month by a white guy in glasses with a gun.

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