Jamaica Plain

By - 5/28/13 - 10:06 am

Boston Police are looking for a white Accord in connection with a robbery around 9:45 a.m. on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain.

The two made off with a woman's iPhone 5 in a pink case and her purse after showing her a black object that might have been a gun. Both are black, in their 20s. One wore a jean jacket with a black... Read more

By - 5/27/13 - 8:14 am

Quiet Noise JP is creating a documentary about the Jamaica Plain music scene, through a series of videos. It's a bigger scene than you might think - JP even has house shows (well, at one house).... Read more

By - 5/24/13 - 3:10 pm

Hot-dog vendor nabbed Transit Police report arresting an itinerant hot-dog vendor who tried opening up one of the food stands inside the Orange Line station this morning without a permit - but with several outstanding warrants.

Police say a T worker called police around 5 a.m. when he realized... Read more

By - 5/22/13 - 9:57 am

Stephen Doran, who served Lexington as a state representative for 14 years, was arraigned today on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.

Doran, first elected to the House when he was just 23, in 1980, was arrested yesterday after leaving for the day from the Match Middle School, where he was a tutor and where State Police charge he accepted delivery of a package... Read more

By - 5/19/13 - 11:24 am

Around 5 p.m. yesterday. Driver was headed outbound on the Jamaicaway, mother and baby were in the crosswalk. Mother and baby taken to local hospital for observation.

By - 5/16/13 - 10:54 pm

From asphalt to grass at the Curley School

Parents at the Curley School hold a fundraiser on Saturday afternoon to try to raise $200,000 to convert an old asphalt "field" at the school into a three-season, multi-use playing field. The... Read more

By - 5/12/13 - 11:41 am
Lilac Sunday

Lilac Sunday

It's Lilac Sunday over at the Arnold Arboretum.

Food trucks, Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Batch Ice Cream, Clover Food Truck, Cupcakory and Slush King are also there.

Take mom over for a treat on her day!

Photo: Steve Garfield CC BY-NC-SA... Read more

By - 5/10/13 - 8:05 am

In an editorial, the Jamaica Plain Gazette rhapsodizes about how Roslindale completes JP, in part because Roslindale hosts all the trailer-trash kind of chain stores that would otherwise try to muscle their non-local way into the pristine Elysian fields of Jamaica Plain:

It has been easier for local-business-minded JP to fend off the likes of Family Dollar when we all know we can go

... Read more
By - 5/10/13 - 7:46 am

Vickie Henry and Claire Humphrey yesterday sued the IRS, alleging rules that prohibit them from filing tax returns as a married couple unconstitutionally taxes them at a higher rate than other married people.

The pair, who filed their suit in US District Court in Boston, say they have filed amended returns listing them as married for 2007 and 2009 and want a refund on their... Read more

By - 5/8/13 - 11:15 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors could use heroin seized from a Forest Hills home as evidence against three men charged with selling it, even though a BPD detective's request for a search warrant for the home wasn't really as detailed as it should have been.

A trial judge and the Massachusetts Appeals Court had both agreed with Reginald Clagon, Anthony Gerald... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 4:55 pm

This newly researched and opinionated history of the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain may serve as useful background information for a community grappling with how and why we got here - and where we're going.


By - 5/4/13 - 9:20 pm

Blowing his horn

It was a perfect day for Jamaica Plain's annual Wake Up the Earth parade and festival along the Southwest Corridor Park by Stony Brook station.

Feeling green. Photo copyright Charlie Rosenberg.... Read more

By - 4/23/13 - 9:52 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Hector Soto of Roslindale guilty of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Kenneth Soto - no relation - in October, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The conviction means a mandatory sentence of life in prison - but with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

One of Soto's pals, Christian Rivera of Mission... Read more

By - 4/23/13 - 8:57 am

As he did after the Newtown shootings, Carlos Arredondo has helped turn the Soldier's Monument into a memorial this time to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings - one of whom he helped keep alive.

By - 4/16/13 - 8:38 pm

The Times reports on the story behind the grisly photo from yesterday.

By - 4/12/13 - 8:46 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports residents who want to see the Casey Overpass replaced with another overpass instead of surface roads are considering suing to stop the work:

"No one prefers to go that route if there's a reasonable solution,” he told the Gazette this week. "But all our arrows are in our quiver."

At particular issue: The proposed new location of the exit... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 8:04 am

Wanted for bank robbery

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force has released three photos of the guy they say robbed the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 515 Centre St. on Wednesday.

In addition to wearing a "Pink Floyd 1972" T-shirt (which appears to feature a pyramid... Read more

By - 4/10/13 - 3:45 pm

Alex Jones reports the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 515 Centre St. was held up shortly after 3 p.m. by a gun-toting white man, about 6 feet tall, in his 30s, wearing a green jacket and sunglasses.

The branch was last robbed April 1, by a man who unwisely chose to rob it just as the neighboring Curley School was letting out for... Read more

By - 4/10/13 - 12:12 pm

McDepression hurts. Photo by Kate Ingalls.McDepression hurts. Photo by Kate Ingalls.

Seems those ads promising help for people suffering from the Big Mac withdrawal symptoms were put on the T by McDonald's local ad agency without the hamburger chain's approval.

In a statement, ... Read more

By - 4/9/13 - 7:57 am

Asian Longhorned Beetle ringFun for a rainy day: Directions for making a beetle ring out of black construction paper, white paint and some pipe cleaners. Looks cool and introduces you to the bug that has forced the feds to chop down thousands upon thousands of trees from Worcester to... Read more