Jamaica Plain

By - 10/6/14 - 2:33 pm

Two 17-year-olds, one from Roslindale and one from Jamaica Plain, are expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and malicious destruction of property following a vandalism spree at the Irving that police say left ten classrooms heavily damaged, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 10:26 am

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. 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.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 10:47 pm
Boston Police vehicle at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

Nancy Nee Hanifin noticed a larger BPD vehicle at Jamaica Pond tonight, following yesterday's mid-day mugging attempt and last week's two successful muggings on the path around the pond.

By - 10/4/14 - 12:38 pm

UPDATE: Jamaica Pond News reports the dog walkers' screams scared the three off.

Police are swarming the area around Jamaica Pond again, looking for three teenagers who put a kitchen knife up to somebody's throat around 12:15 pm. on a path near Perkins Street and the Jamaicaway.

Police are looking for three males, about 15, all in red hoodies, black and possibly Hispanic.... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 8:09 pm
Robert Merner

BPD Supt. Robert Merner makes a point as Supt. Bernard O'Rourke listens.

Boston Police officials told Jamaica Plain residents today that increased cruiser, foot and undercover patrols around Jamaica Plain will continue until they capture the two teenagers they say attacked several people walking on the footpath around the pond last Wednesday night.

At a meeting held outside the boathouse, one of the first questions residents asked was why they weren't notified sooner about the incidents... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 7:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Ten Tables, 597 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, permission to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight.

At a hearing on Wednesday, owner Krista Kranyak said diners kept asking for later hours because otherwise, they couldn't start the restaurant's "tasting" menu any later than 8:30 p.m. to comply with the 10 p.m. closing time. The restaurant was... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 5:17 pm

Jamaica Plain News has some details on the independent bookshop opening on Green Street, just off Centre.

By - 10/2/14 - 5:10 pm

Capt. Alfredo Andres at E-13 will discuss last week's armed holdups on the path around Jamaica Pond at a meeting Friday afternoon at the Jamaica Pond boathouse, Jamaicaway and Pond Street.

The session starts at 4:30 p.m.

Police say they are looking for two black or black, Hispanic teens, one between 5 and 5'4" and the other between 5'5" and 6".

Police say the two,... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 6:35 pm

Boston Police report a total of six people were held up on the night of Sept. 24 around Jamaica Pond by two men, one armed with a gun, the other with a knife.

According to police, the men are black, Hispanic and in their early 20s.

Police said that around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, two people entered the E-13 station to report that they... Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 5:32 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident last Wednesday night.

By - 9/26/14 - 4:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Ten Tables, 597 Centre St., in Jamaica Plain, to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Earlier this week, diners found the restaurant closed - as punishment for being found open after 10 p.m. one night in May.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 11:01 am

The interior tour starts at 1:00.

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a class project at Wentworth to scan in photos of both the exterior and interior of James Michael Curley's house at 350 Jamaicaway - which is owned by the city but which is almost never opened to the public.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:23 am
Proposed Washington Street apartment building in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA meeting in Jamaica Plain on the latest plans for 3521-3529 Washington St., where a developer wants to replace an old car dealership building with 132 apartments and a self-storage facility.

By - 9/22/14 - 3:52 pm
Cow in Jamaica Plain

Jed Hresko snapped a pic of a cow (bull?) in front of the First Baptist Church on Centre Street yesterday afternoon, which of course raises the question of what a cow whose giant head is not affixed to JP Licks was doing on Centre Street on a Sunday afternoon. Anybody know?

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 10:33 am

Jamaica Plain News reports business owners along Centre Street remain opposed to the Caffe Nero now being built in an abandoned bank branch next to Blanchards. One local real-estate agent - who also opposed the Whole Foods - said:

A Gap will come. A Starbucks will come. This is a way to plug the dam.

... Read more
By - 9/15/14 - 5:46 pm

Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 2:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend Young Kong's food-serving license for two days as punishment for an incident on Aug. 3 in which a police lieutenant found it open 80 minutes after its licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Linda Pan, owner of the 300 Centre St. eatery, said her parents mistakenly kept serving food after she had to go home to care... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 7:56 am

The Haven, Boston's only Scottish bar, will have its TV tuned to the BBC on Sept. 18 so patrons can follow the latest results in the Scottish voting, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

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