Jamaica Plain

By - 2/23/15 - 5:57 pm

This replaces an earlier post on the robbery that had an incorrect location for the crime.

Boston Police report arresting one of two men they say entered a Hyde Park Avenue residence shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday, forced the residents to the floor and then stole watches, phones and several hundred dollars in cash before running out.

By - 2/23/15 - 4:53 pm
Get out of our parking space by 4 p.m. or else - in Jamaica Plain

Shamus Moynihan spotted this note on a car on Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain today, and now we're just filled with questions:

What if the driver evacuates the space but doesn't return the gallon jug? What kind of jug was it that it's worth wanting back? And given that it's now approaching 5 p.m., what happened at 4?

By - 2/23/15 - 10:46 am

Jamaica Plain News introduces us to what might be the city's most elaborate snow bar that isn't located in a festival marketplace.

By - 2/17/15 - 11:22 am
Heath Carson

A Quincy man faces charges he participated in two of the five gunpoint robberies that had left Jamaica Plain shop owners on edge.

Heath Carson, 35, was arraigned last week on charges he was one of two guys who helped hold up Tostado, 300 Centre St. on Jan. 22 and is expected to be arraigned on charges he held up the JP Variety Store on South Street on Jan. 6, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he gave himself up to police on Feb. 11.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:28 am
Skeleton with a shovel in Jamiaca Plain

Robert Farrell looked up at his neighbor's house in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/17/15 - 9:02 am
Cat with space saver

You know it's bad when even the cats are getting in the act. Chumley shows us Willow and the warmest space saver in all of Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:03 am
Car spins out on the Jamaicaway

Even on roads that look black, it's still slippery out there. Patty Neal inched past a spun-out car on the Jamaicaway between Bynner and Huntington around 7 a.m.

By - 2/16/15 - 8:59 pm
Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain

Things are getting bad out there. Around 8:40 p.m., Night Sea looked out at Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain, a normally two-way road now down to barely one lane, where two groups of motorists heading in opposite directions faced off, with neither budging.

UPDATE: Night Sea reports on the final outcome:

it took a lot of backing into driveways, church parking lots and side streets to end it. NOT a street I'd recommend driving on.

By - 2/16/15 - 1:22 pm
Fire at 545 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain

545 Centre St. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

A two-alarm fire on the seventh floor of the Forbes Building, 545 Centre St., reported around 1 p.m. forced the evacuation of residents today.

The fire was reported knocked down around 1:30 p.m.

The Boston Fire Department reports:

Fire Investigators have determined cause was careless disposal of smoking material. Chief estimates loss at $100,000.00.

Several residents in eighth-floor apartments were trapped by the heavy smoke; firefighters reached them and used fans and open windows to dissipate the smoke.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:00 pm
Man on a unicycle in the snow in Jamaica Plain

Steve watched this guy wheel by on Ritchie Street at Slayton Way last night.

Snow unicyclist in Cambridge.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/15/15 - 7:58 pm

LinaMariaGiraldo.com brings us a new time lapse video of the storm, but this time focuses on the awesome neighborhood cleanup!

By - 2/14/15 - 10:40 pm
Shoveled in car in Jamaica Plain

OK, so a lot of people fantasize about shoveling in the car of somebody who's annoyed them, but as Joseph Porcelli shows us, somebody actually went through with it on Weld Hill Street in Jamaica Plain, leaving us to wonder why (hey, if you live near there, why not leave a note asking why?)

By - 2/14/15 - 6:21 pm

Ryan Hamilton Walsh thinks this is a winner, and we'd be hard pressed to disagree.

By - 2/12/15 - 8:09 pm

A gang associate from Hyde Park was ordered held without bail today on charges he gunned down a man who really was shoveling snow on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 2/12/15 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain as Kenny Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park.

Lamour had ridden in a van to the Arborway rotary to do snow cleanup as part of a "transitional employment program" organized by Roca, Inc., which tries to steer young people with troubled pasts away from violence.

By - 2/11/15 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report charging a Hyde Park teen with murdering a man in his 20s around 10:30 a.m. on Centre Street near the Arborway, then opened fire on an officer who started chasing him.

Boston Police report the murder happened outside 891 Centre St., near the Arborway rotary.

By - 2/10/15 - 3:26 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley says he's giving out $5 JP Licks gift certificates to kids in his district who shovel out hydrants. E-mail him before and after pictures (or tweet the photos to him or post to his Facebook page). Sorry, no parents - just kids.

By - 2/8/15 - 11:54 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the tire slasher of Creighton Street, possibly upset by people parking where he doesn't want them to.