Jamaica Plain

By - 1/26/14 - 10:17 am
Cranberries in winter

European cranberries

Mike Ball finds bright color amidst the winter whites and grays at the Arnold Arboretum.

By - 1/18/14 - 3:48 pm

JP Licks is running a contest to find a new name for its Oreo ice cream, because the Oreo people say that is not how their cookies will crumble, thank you very much.

Via Mike Ball.

By - 1/18/14 - 2:38 pm
Jamaica Plain in the snow

At least it's pretty, as Mitchell Diatz shows.

By - 1/17/14 - 7:45 am

The MBTA has rejected a proposal to move the "temporary" bus yard to American Legion Highway in favor of a plan to rebuild the current bus yard - and hand over several acres to the city for housing and parkland, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

However, the T has no plans to fund the rebuilding proposal.... Read more

By - 1/15/14 - 5:50 am

Stanley Staco reports that a prisoner brought to Faulkner for medical treatment escaped his Boston Police guard around 2:50 a.m.

Boston and State Police officers and dogs flooded the area and the unarmed man was recaptured nearby about an hour later.

By - 1/14/14 - 10:06 pm
Boulders

State Police had to block a lane on Centre Street outbound just past Faulkner Hospital tonight when several boulders plummeted to the sidewalk and bike lane from the rock formation between Allandale Street and the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Workers from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation quickly joined troopers as they tried to figure out how to remove the rock slide and keep another... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 10:31 pm

The Globe travel section yesterday ran an introduction to an exotic locale where both the shopping and the dining offer a break from the humdrum - and where the locals are friendly and, in many cases, able to converse with you in English.

There’s nothing ordinary about Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as it’s called, a dynamic Boston neighborhood located southwest of downtown.

Unfortunately,... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 8:52 am

Design for windows for the Chapel of the Psalmist, Forest Hills Cemetery. See it larger.

The Boston Public Library has posted hundreds of photos of studies and work orders for stained-glass windows in churches, synagogues and cemeteries by the studio of Charles J. Connick in the mid-20th century.

Executed in watercolor and gouache, these studies provide critical insight into the nature and range of an artist’s working process, as well as a valuable glimpse of the artist’s own hand,

... Read more
By - 1/8/14 - 12:48 pm

Boston Police are looking for a man who allegedly hit another person in the face with a bicycle lock around 12:30 p.m. on West Walnut Park at Amory Street, then rode away on his bike.

He's described as black, 6'3" and 240 lbs., and was weaing a yellow jacket and gray sweatpant.

By - 1/6/14 - 8:33 am
Fog in the Arnold Arboretum

If by "moors," you mean a path at the Arnold Arboretum this morning, that is, as Adam Shutes illustrates.

Nearby, at the Forest Hills commuter-rail stop, Chris reports visibility was down to 20 feet:

By - 1/4/14 - 9:13 pm
Flooded basement at 99 Bay State Rd. in Boston

Ladder floats in flooded basement of MIT frat on Bay State Road. Photo by BFD.

From downtown office towers to apartments across the city, Boston firefighters were kept busy tonight dealing with sprinkler systems failing under the onslaught of cold temperatures.

Firefighters went floor to floor in the 33-story 44 Federal St. tonight, ordering all unnecessary workers out of the building after they shut the entire building's sprinkler system due to a leak.

Around the same time, firefighters responded to... Read more

By - 1/4/14 - 5:50 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, January 6, at 7:00 PM at the Roslindale Community Center. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. At this meeting, we will be preparing for our February caucus.

To find out if you live in Ward... Read more

By - 1/4/14 - 11:55 am
Potted space saver after the snow in Jamaica Plain

AMO spotted this potted (and, yes, fake) plant today on Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/2/14 - 4:13 pm
No bagged carrots in Jamaica Plain Whole Foods

Patty Neal reports:

Whole Foods is totally out of organic bagged carrots!

By - 12/30/13 - 4:04 pm

Boston Police report at least 20 storm-drain covers have gone missing in Roxbury, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan.

The removal of these storm drain covers poses a risk to the residents of the City of Boston. A majority of the incidents have taken place on Friday night into Saturday morning. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact 911 if they see a suspicious vehicle

... Read more
By - 12/30/13 - 10:00 am
Dead Sam Adams truck in Jamaica Plain

A Sam Adams truck, about to make a delivery to Blanchard's around 9:30 a.m., kicked the bucket right in the middle of Centre Street, forcing police to block the road in both directions until the truck could be moved.

"Usually, I'm more than happy to see Sam Adams," Tiffani Faison, who took the photo, commented.... Read more

By - 12/28/13 - 6:21 pm

The MSPCA in Jamaica Plain has this giant cat up for adoption.

By - 12/25/13 - 12:16 am

Around 8 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Amory Street, Stanley Staco reports, adding the person went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance. The Globe reports she died at the hospital.

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