Jamaica Plain

By - 3/15/18 - 11:24 am
Space saver/heater

But regardless, it doesn't hurt to emphasize the point with a cinder block, as Robert Alvarez discovered on the mean streets of Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 3/11/18 - 11:08 am

Tillie Jupiter reports this chicken was found in the Bourne section of Jamaica Plain yesterday.

By - 3/9/18 - 3:23 pm

UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports the victim is 19, the suspect 17.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the Green Street Orange Line station, according to Mass Incidents, which reports one person is in custody. The victim's injuries do not appear life threatening.

Orange Line service slowed as trains bypassed Green Street, which was shut for the investigation.

By - 3/9/18 - 8:44 am

Gustaf Berger interviewed 12 of the regulars on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/28/18 - 11:29 am

Boston firefighters responded around 11:15 a.m. to Forest Hills station when an overheated motor on an Orange Line train parked on one of the storage tracks past the station sparked a small fire. Firefighters quickly doused the fire and packed up their equipment - and the command center they'd set up inside the station.

By - 2/27/18 - 4:16 pm
Guy wearing Anti-Trump Social Club hoodie at Forest Hills

Spotted this afternoon getting on a 34E at Forest Hills.

By - 2/26/18 - 10:47 pm

WBUR reports state officials have concluded buying a building Boston Medical Center is abandoning in the South End and moving Shattuck's state-funded patients there would be a lot cheaper than doing required renovations at Shattuck - and would get patients closer to programs run by BMC and the BU Medical School.

By - 2/25/18 - 12:05 pm
Swans in Jamaica Pond

There are three swans at the pond these days - a couple and a third wheel. Yesterday afternoon, all converged on the small island at the northern end of the pond, but the couple was not in a sharing mood - one of them broke off and drove away the third swan, which decided the middle of the pond wasn't so bad after all.

By - 2/21/18 - 12:59 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Grass Fed on Centre Street will be shutting down, with its owner hoping to transfer its current alcohol license to the owner of the burgeoning Chilacates chain. No word on what sort of food the new place will serve; Chilacates already has an outlet on Centre Street, across from JP Licks.

By - 2/19/18 - 8:37 am

On neighborhood Facebook groups, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain residents report being startled awake either shortly before or after 5 a.m. by at least two loud booms. On Twitter, Pete Cannon reports: Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:15 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver

Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/15/18 - 6:52 pm

Forest Hills at rush hour, as Eli Reusch shows us:

By - 2/14/18 - 5:04 pm
Subaru pushed down fence at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods

Gretchen Van Ness captured the scene at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this afternoon, where somebody managed to push down a fence in the parking lot and then a tree planted on Centre Street. No injuries, although a woman who had been on the sidewalk just a few feet away was shaken up.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:24 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a restaurant called Bar Orange hopes to open where Tonic and Grass Fed failed across from the Forest Hills T station.

By - 2/12/18 - 11:38 am

The deceased inbound train is good for "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/8/18 - 8:48 am

Friends and neighbors of the Andujar family have set up a GoFundMe page for the family, who lost their Lamartine Street home in a fire on Tuesday.

By - 2/6/18 - 10:21 am
Fire on Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain

Fire on Lamartine Street. Photo by Will Poff-Webster.

UPDATE: BFD reports the cause was an unattended candle on the first floor.

Boston firefighters responded to 165 Lamartine St., near the Stony Brook T stop, around 10 a.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire.

A daycare in the house was quickly evacuated; all the kids were removed safely. Read more.

By - 2/3/18 - 7:45 pm
Pothole at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, Gscharoun posted this example of "crumbling infrastructure" at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in JP. Paul Friedmann replied: Read more.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:55 pm

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills that have basically knocked one track out of service between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

Maggie reports that, at least at first, one train driver didn't seem to know what to do: Read more.