Brian D'Amico reports State and Boston police flooded the area around the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line after a knife fight shortly after 4 p.m. - even as people nearby celebrated Boston's ties to the Dominican city of Bani in the annual Convite Banilejo. A State Police helicopter and K9 units were brought to the scene to look for a third suspect.... Read more
Jamaica Plain Patch reports on a late-night incident at Stony Brook station in which four riders teamed up to capture and detain an alleged cell-phone thief - despite some punches from the guy's accomplices.
NOTE: This post originally said Stonybrook Wine and Spirits had been robbed again on March 17, two months after it was robbed by a guy with a prominent facial scar.
UPDATED 1:20 p.m., Wednesday.
Boston Police report arresting two men in connection with a Tuesday-night shooting on School Street that sent one man to the hospital.
Neither Rey Fulcar, 25, of Roxbury, nor David Arias, 19, of Roxbury, however, was charged with the actual shooting, from which the victim is expected to recover, police say.
Police report finding the victim around 10:28 p.m.... Read more
UPDATE: The MBTA says witnesses watched the man jump onto the tracks, where he made no contact with either train or third rail. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises.
Joseph Porcelli reports on a community meeting with police and city officials in Jamaica Plain last night. District E-13 reports there were 21 robberies within 1,500 feet of the Orange Line stop between Nov. 1 and Feb. 14 and that most of the attackers are teens with prior robbery records:
Robbers get away because if your phone is stolen you can't call the police... Read more
Capt. John Greland at District E-13 reports two 18-year-olds and a 16-year-old were arrested last night after a passing motorists noticed them trying to mug a woman on Boylston Street, near Germania Street and scared them off.
Greland says the three, from JP, Roxbury and Brighton, were found not long after at Columbus Avenue and Dimock Street. He said E-13 has stepped up patrols... Read more
Boston Police have released the following on five separate holdups, three of which involved a gun, between 6:10 and 11:25 p.m.:
On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at about 6:10pm, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a robbery in the area of Boylston and Amory Streets. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that two Hispanic males... Read more
If you crouch low, you can almost forget there's a small parking lot right behind you and a road just to your left:
Channel 25 reports on the evening accident.
Third Decade notes the culverted path of Stony Brook under Jamaica Plain is well plotted out but wonders what path it now takes under Roxbury in its inexorable path to the sea (well, the Charles) - and what other brooks have gotten buried over the past couple of hundred years.
And yes, I said "inexorable path" because I like saying "inexorable path."... Read more
I was just going to go out to the store today, but then I saw Anali's calm before the storm photos and decided to detour via Stony Brook Reservation first, to see the forest before it's re-covered in snow again.
Even in the middle of winter, there's a surprising amount of color in the forest: