Mary Ellen says it looked like she caught a wood duck in mid-sneeze the other day on the Jamaica Plain side of Leverett Pond.
Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.
UPDATE, Friday morning: Kate Hutchinson reports a crew from Barletta, the company doing the Arborway project, cleared the ice.
With both the Arborway and the T stop undergoing major construction work, pedestrians heading towards South Street from Forest Hills are supposed to cross Washington and continue north.
But apparently the city, MassDOT and DCR can't decide who's supposed to shovel the walk, so nobody has. Read more.
Mitchell Diatz is in search of JP's best Buffalo wings.
Jury selection began this week for the trial of Nikolas Papadopoulos, 20, who is charged with causing a Sept. 6, 2013 crash on the Arborway by flipping his car while doing 80 m.p.h. on the way to the Jamaicaway.
Opening statements could come today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Ho, hum, just another boring morning on Centre Street, where John Stephen Dwyer managed to waken just long enough to catch this R2-02130 droid aimlessly wandering through the neighborhood.
The Same Old Place, 662 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to serve beer and wine with its pizza and subs.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Jamaica Plain News reports the Footlight Club is going to have to come up with $200,000 to replace all its seats at the demand of the Boston Fire Department - on top of the money it's already raised to replace its fire alarm, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems.
Daniel Guzman went for a walk in Allandale Woods this morning. Look for more freezing tonight, what with the NWS predicting a low of 9 in greater Roslindale. Guzman cautions:
Cracks under a dog's paw, so no skating just yet.
Jef Taylor shows the salamander he found on the banks of Ward's Pond on the Boston/Brookline line a few days ago.
Reginald Price, 19, of Jamaica Plain, acknowledged today he shot two women who happened to be in the way of the bullets he meant for a member of a rival gang at the Forest Hills station in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Steve Garfield of Jamaica Plain explains why he's thrown up his hands and given up on the Mass. Health Connector after more than a month of trying to figure out, without success, why the state accepted his first payment for a new health insurer yet never sent it to that company. So with five days left before his new insurance was supposed to start, he's now dealing directly with the insurer: Read more.
Around 3:45 p.m. inside 277 Centre St., one in the leg, one in the arm.
They are the victims of the latest in a string of violent incidents at Bromley-Heath and the stretch of Centre Street from Wyman to Lamartine.