Jamaica Plain

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/27/14 - 8:31 am

Updated with arraignment info, which is somewhat graphic.

Ashton Davis, 23, of Roxbury, had bail set at $50,000 today on charges he raped a student in the Arnold Arboretum while free awaiting trial for a rape earlier this year in Roxbury.

West Roxbury District Court Judge Mary Ann Driscoll found Davis was a potential threat to the community and revoked his bail in the... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 11:45 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Yesterday's sexual attack and robbery happened in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection near the Forest Hills gate in the arboretum's northern end (Arboretum map), according to a memo sent to Arnold Arboretum staff today

The memo, now circulating on neighborhood mailing lists, says the victim had set up a blanket off Willow Path (which parallels the Arboway) , about 100... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 1:11 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report a woman was attacked at knifepoint around 11 a.m. yesterday somewhere in the Arnold Arboretum.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early twenties, 5’4” to 5’6” in height. He is further described as having a thin build, wearing a black do-rag, white t-shirt, dark colored jeans with grey. The suspect was riding a

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By - 6/26/14 - 7:58 am

JIMMY TINGLE
Making Comic Sense

7:00 PM
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
Doyle's Cafe
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
http://bostonward19dems.org/

A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)

By - 6/25/14 - 5:17 pm

A Norwood man had bail set at $150 today on charges he used an iPad to try to snap photos up a woman's skirt from a Forest Hills T-stop bench yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Joshua Gonsalves, 23, was also ordered to stay away from all T stops while his case is pending, the DA's office says.

Gonsalves is the first... Read more

By - 6/25/14 - 9:29 am
Gonsalves

Transit Police yesterday made their first arrest under the law after a woman complained at Forest Hills a guy took inappropriate photos of her.

Joshua Gonsalves, 23, of Norwood, is scheduled for arraignment in West Roxbury District Court this morning.

According to Transit Police, the incident happened shortly before 5:45 p.m.

Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who informed the officers

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By - 6/23/14 - 5:09 pm

But Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is throwing his weight behind Chase Busch, the Democratic candidate in House District 20 in west central Arkansas. And part of the reason is the guy Busch is running against, incumbent Republican Nate Bell - the bozo who wondered after the Marathon bombings if Bostonians were cowering behind their doors, wishing they had an assault rifle.... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/22/14 - 10:44 pm

Boston Police report two men, both 24, were shot around 1:50 a.m. at School and Arcadia streets. Both were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other was expected to survive.

"At this time, the incident does not appear to be random," police say.... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 7:19 am

Jamaica Plain News reports JP Local First is not liking plans to turn a closed bank branch into a Caffe Nero, worrying it could open all of Centre Street to invasion by local-business-stomping chains. They've asked the landlady - who also owns the neighboring Blanchard's - to consider just ripping up the lease.

By - 6/18/14 - 9:35 pm

A group of Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) supporters held signs and collected petition signatures calling for a bridge to replace the dilapidated Casey Overpass in Forest Hills. MassDOT plans to permanently eliminate the bridge and build a 6-lane to 7-lane arterial street with five new signals for those currently using the bridge. Signs called for passers-by to “Tell the Mayor: Forest Hills Needs a New... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 7:48 am

Greg Cook reports how a local artist turned an old stump of a city street pole into a memorial to Trayvon Martin.

By - 6/15/14 - 8:19 pm

Gotnospice asks:

Anyone know where a really good hot wing place is in Boston or Rozzie/JP area?

By - 6/15/14 - 8:01 pm

I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?

I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 2:49 pm

Now that the convention is over, take a fresh look at the field!

Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steve Grossman will meet for a forum in Jamaica Plain Monday evening.

The forum will be preceded by a chance to meet the candidates.

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road JP
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 2:25 pm
South Street tiny free library

Charles McEnerney snapped a photo of the rough-hewn tiny library on South Street, across from the BPL branch, today.

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