Mike Ball finds bright color amidst the winter whites and grays at the Arnold Arboretum.
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
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.
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
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.
Thereâ€™s nothing ordinary about Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as itâ€™s called, a dynamic Boston neighborhood located southwest of downtown.
Unfortunately,... Read more
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 artistâ€™s working process, as well as a valuable glimpse of the artistâ€™s own hand,... Read more
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.
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
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
AMO spotted this potted (and, yes, fake) plant today on Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain.
Patty Neal reports:
Whole Foods is totally out of organic bagged carrots!
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
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.
The MSPCA in Jamaica Plain has this giant cat up for adoption.