Jamaica Plain

By - 12/17/15 - 5:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a licensing swap in which the owners of Frogmore in Hyde Square will sell their beer and wine license to the new dumpling joint going in where Charlie Chan's use to be and Frogmore will in turn get one of the new all-alcohol licenses available in certain Boston neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 2:39 pm

An area resident who normally walks her dog in the woods where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale meet reports both wound up in an ER due to an attack by two larger dogs whose owner couldn't keep them on leash: Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 9:35 am

And raises the issue of whether its would be neighbor is doing enough to bring more affordable housing to the neighborhood, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 12/12/15 - 12:44 pm

Jamaica Plain News posts some video of what happens when the local Honk band is waiting at Green Street for a train to a climate-change protest on the Common.

UPDATE: The music didn't stop when the train pulled in.

By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/7/15 - 4:46 pm
Sky matches ad for Italian ice in Jamaica Plain

Melissa Jean noticed that the sky matched the sign for Richie's Italian Ice outside Ruggierio's Market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain late this afternoon.

By - 12/5/15 - 9:33 am

Steven Locke is a professor at Mass. College of Art and Design. He's won awards for his work. And he's black. Yesterday, on his way to the school, he parked in the lot behind Bukhara on Centre Street in JP, and started to walk out towards the Purple Cactus to get a burrito. And briefly became a suspect for a break-in, detained by a number of Boston cops, at least one who took care to unsnap his gun holster. Locke recounts the incident, including the hug a black woman who stopped to witness it all, gave him as he stood there afterwards.

"Thank you," I said to her. "Thank you for staying."

"Are you ok?" She said. Her small beautiful face was lined with concern.

"Not really. I'm really shook up. And I have to get to work."

"I knew something was wrong. I was watching the whole thing. The way they are treating us now, you have to watch them. "

"I'm so grateful you were there. I kept thinking to myself, 'Don't leave, sister.' May I give you a hug?"

By - 11/30/15 - 11:21 pm

Boston Magazine reports on the effort by the owners of Tres Gatos and the Centre Street Cafe to try to increase the pay of kitchen workers, who don't get tips.

By - 11/30/15 - 7:44 am

The Globe takes a look at rising test scores and a new sense of optimism at the long beleaguered school.

By - 11/24/15 - 2:02 pm

Bryan Santos, 24, shot to death in an attack that sent another man to the hospital Friday night.

Visting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. in Forest Hill are 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church, 65 London St., East Boston.

By - 11/23/15 - 9:17 pm

Firefighters are on scene; police have shut Centre Street between the Stop & Shop and Columbus Avenue.

By - 11/23/15 - 7:41 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the proposal for Stonley Road, a small road behind the Arborway bus yard.

By - 11/20/15 - 6:03 pm

Shortly before 6 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Centre between Forbes and Wyman streets.

One of the victims, shot in the head in the municipal parking lot, was pronounced dead at the scene; the other, shot in the torso, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Boston Police report.

Possible shooter described as a white man in a black hoodie and blue jeans, who limped to a car that sped off.

Centre Street was shut between Hyde and Jackson squares for the investigation.

By - 11/20/15 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth poster

When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:28 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. at 11-13 Dixwell St.

By - 11/15/15 - 6:43 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers patrolling Centre Street in Jackson Square due to recent gang-related gun violence spotted a bunch of guys hanging out in a no-trespassing area in a Bromley-Heath building Saturday night and went to have a little chat: Read more.

By - 11/13/15 - 9:49 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a fire at the old Flanagan & Seaton building on Washington Street, which came not long after a car fire in an English High School parking lot.

By - 11/13/15 - 3:10 pm

Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, today pleaded guilty to five counts of larceny over $250 by false pretenses for accepting almost $40,000 in cash and other benefits intended for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings even though she was not near the explosions. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 2:37 pm

Ditto the dog went missing on South Huntington Avenue the other night. Wound up spending the night at the city animal pound in Roslindale. And then she was reunited with her owner.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.