Jamaica Plain

By - 2/4/15 - 6:34 pm
Municipal space saver in Jamaica Plain

Hillary spotted this plastic covered bit of chutzpah in the city parking lot on Centre Street across from the Curley School in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/4/15 - 1:52 pm

Several city councilors say new flight paths out of Logan Airport have shifted early morning flights over neighborhoods not used to being awoken at 5:15 a.m. by low-flying jets - and they want the FAA and Massport to explain what they're going to do about that.

"It's really impacting heavily the quality of life of constituents in my area, who are not as familiar with low flying airplanes as they are now," City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) said, adding he has also heard complaints from neighboring West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/2/15 - 1:00 pm

Eventually this guy was rescued by a backhoe pushing him up the hill, but he sat jammed there for at least 45 minutes. No snow chains on Boston plows?

By - 1/31/15 - 6:49 pm
Go Pats in snow in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted this snowfitti on one of the walls around Angell Memorial in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 1/31/15 - 11:06 am

The bagels, of course, would be artisanally New York style, carefully crafted out of "well sourced ingredients." Boston Magazine introduces us to Adam Hirsh, who's going to start out using an unidentified pizza place's ovens to bake his bagels overnight (hmm, same old bagels?) while he looks for a more permanent storefront of his own.

Exodus Bagels.

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.

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