Jamaica Plain

By - 11/30/13 - 9:33 am

Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic... Read more

By - 11/30/13 - 1:02 am
Matt O'Malley

"Who is Number 1?" Matt O'Malley demanded.

"You are Number 6," the mysterious man replied.

"I am not a number, I am a city councilor!" O'Malley retorted.

The man in the chair began to laugh.

By - 11/27/13 - 11:06 am
Firefighters at Jamaica Plain fire.

Firefighters in the rear of the house. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports: "The injured firefighter was released this afternoon. He has 2nd-3rd degree burns to hand and thigh.He wanted to be home with family for the holiday. Cause still under investigation."

Firefighters experienced a tense few moments at a fire at 14 Pond Circle overnight when a firefighter briefly went missing (listen to the Mayday call).

The fire, reported... Read more

By - 11/22/13 - 8:45 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the pizza chain is making its third attempt to set up shop in JP, this time in Egleston Square.

Even if local activists manage to keep the chain out again, JP residents will still be able to get a pie from the new Domino's that is almost fully armed and operational on Washington Street in Roslindale, mere steps from... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 2:40 pm
Mobile home

Somebody posted an ad on Craigslist and, yes, that is what the mobile home actually looks like:

Hi, I have a tiny home that I would like to either put in a vacant lot or a backyard. It is tiny. 20 feet long and 8 feet wide. I will be moving it in Fall and looking for a place to bring it to!

If JP... Read more

By - 11/19/13 - 7:41 am
Monk sale

Laura Everett notices the yard-sale signs put up by her JP neighbors, leaving soon for a monastery.

By - 11/11/13 - 8:02 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00 PM at the Farnsworth House in JP. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings. Check here to see if you live in Ward 19.

The Farnsworth House is located at 90... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 7:27 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the council has voted to give up its legal battle to be declared a city agency, a declaration without which it can't fight the project to turn the former orphan's home on South Huntington Avenue into condos. On the plus side, if the council isn't a city agency, it can once again argue it's not subject to the state... Read more

By - 11/5/13 - 4:18 pm

Around 1 p.m. The MBTA reports:

There was no train in the area. He made no contact with the third rail. Taken to Brigham and Women's to be checked out.

A witness on the platform says he appeared to just pass out and fall down, on the left track:

He got off the train on the opposite side and was walking towards the escalator past

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By - 10/29/13 - 7:48 am

Doc Sigma tweets:

A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.

Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:

Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.

She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.

... Read more
By - 10/25/13 - 1:12 pm

Earlier this month, Bomba Sankofa put on a "bombazo" flash mob at Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain:

Sankofa uses Bomba -- a genre of Afro-Puerto Rican folk music -- to bridge cultures and create dialogues for multicultural understanding, healing and unity.

By - 10/25/13 - 7:02 am

The Walsh campaign has announced an 11;45 a.m. endorsement at the Moakley Courthouse by state Sen. Therese Murray.

CommonWealth reports that the vast majority of outside money pouring into Boston is pouring into Walsh's coffers:

Super PACs and labor unions have upended Boston’s mayoral race, turning what was a relatively even spending contest between Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly into a

... Read more
By - 10/20/13 - 9:58 am
2013 Lantern Parade in Jamaica Pond

Steve Garfield took in the annual lantern parade around Jamaica Pond last night.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 7:51 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports, becomes part of the story when mayor's office tells it to file an official public-records request for information on just which groups city bike commissars contacted before installing the new stations.

By - 10/11/13 - 7:48 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Dominic Luberto is trying to sell his Arborway castle again, this time in a short sale.

By - 10/9/13 - 8:00 pm

WriteBoston's Writing Center at English High School in Jamaica Plain is looking for volunteer tutors to help students develop their writing skills.

From WriteBoston's website:

WriteBoston Writing Centers help students develop their writing skills through one-on-one, interactive conferences with volunteer writing tutors. Each Writing Center is staffed by a professional coordinator who trains and supports a group of volunteer tutors. All

... Read more
By - 10/9/13 - 3:38 pm
Ambroult

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man for allegedly trying to stick somebody up right in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line stop last night.

According to police, William Ambroult, 40, approached a man in the lobby and showed "what the victim believed to be a handgun and demanded the victim turn over his money."

Police say the victim ran and... Read more

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