Jamaica Plain

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

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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.

By - 12/22/13 - 4:46 pm

Around 4:30 p.m. Power on the Orange Line was briefly shut off to let firefighters get the person out without worrying about the third rail.

By - 12/20/13 - 4:38 pm

With the help of some online friends, Adam Mazo figured out a solution that didn't involve either nail guns or fists, but instead the season's best passive-aggressive note.

By - 12/20/13 - 7:55 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews a local artist who has done a series of oil paintings of the crumbling Casey Overpass, slated to be torn down next spring.

McCabe paints from photographs, as "standing in traffic would be suicidal," he said. He adapted his painting technique to reflect the decay of the structure and "achieve a more tactile surface much like the paint and

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By - 12/18/13 - 8:48 am

You may recall the story this past July when a guy showed up at Faulkner Hospital missing a finger or two and told police it happened in Roslindale, no, wait in Franklin Park and it was muggers, yeah, muggers, who wanted his ring, only the cops couldn't find any blood or missing fingers and his girlfriend told police he never wears rings.

Turns out... Read more

By - 12/17/13 - 5:09 pm
Traffic backup

BK reports from the Riverway:

Thanks 2 my sister-in-law who introduced me to candy crush I have something to do in this parking lot.

By - 12/15/13 - 5:27 pm

UPDATE: At 9:53 p.m., Joanna Carvalho tweeted her power - and heat - was still out in JP.

NStar is currently estimating 7 p.m. for a fix to power outages in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester and Roslindale, the city reports.

That can't come soon enough for Maura O'Toole in Jamaica Plain:

It's cold and dark being told 7:30 - so power will have

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By - 12/15/13 - 4:16 pm
Jamaica Plain chair

Matt O'Connor snapped this Jamaica Plain snow scene today.

Meanwhile, somebody picked a good day to start up a new blog: Boston Parking Spot Savers.

Also see:
Our own collection of parking-space news and photos.... Read more

By - 12/15/13 - 1:34 pm
Snowman with an agenda in Jamaica Plain

Rachel spotted this snowman with an agenda along the Southwest Corridor today.

By - 12/14/13 - 10:57 pm

In JP, rapidly turning into Southie on the Pond, the cones came out with maybe a couple inches on the ground.

Around 10:45 p.m. in East Boston, meanwhile, police responded to an A&B call on Princeton Street: A woman was standing in a space to hold it for somebody on their way when a guy not of her acquaintance began pulling into the... Read more

By - 12/14/13 - 10:57 am

A Roslindale resident reports on an incident involving his wife and a guy in a car around 3 p.m. yesterday:

My wife was riding her bicycle home and an angry motorist punched her in the face. This happed at Hyde Park Ave and Ukraine. She reported it to the police, including the vehicle plate number, and she is now resting with an ice pack on

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