Jamaica Plain

By - 7/25/17 - 1:30 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace a one-story industrial building at 114-120 Brookside Avenue that now houses 10 studios for artists and artisans and replace it with a four-story building with nine residential units and three commercial spaces. Read more.

By - 7/22/17 - 9:12 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on possible plans for the Green Street spot where La Rana Rossa used to be.

By - 7/20/17 - 12:00 pm
Anarchy is for black people they say in JP

Renee Graham has been following the Sharpie war on a wall on Green Street in Jamaica Plain, involving the above statement. Read more.

By - 7/20/17 - 10:49 am

JP & Me talks to Maria Finkelmeier, who met her husband while browsing books at Tres Gatos, had her first date with him at Canary Square, loves running around Jamaica Pond and last year organized 92 percussionists with 650 instruments for a performance at the Arboretum.

By - 7/15/17 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports DCR has decided not to convert a street-hockey rink on Anson Street into a dog park because of opposition from street-hockey fans.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:44 am

The Globe reports three high-school students from Jamaica Plain have discovered that the owners of the Boston Garden were legally supposed to be holding three charity events a year to help fund the city's recreational facilities as a condition of its construction, - only they somehow forgot and haven't held a single one.

Maybe next the kids, spurred by JP resident Michael Reiskind's memory, can look for the fabled lost document requiring a public observation deck at the top of the Hancock Building - and James Michael Curley's desk.

By - 7/12/17 - 11:15 pm
Pink stuffed animal on a Green Line trolley

Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.

By - 7/11/17 - 3:17 pm

Robert Alvarez spotted this request on a fence outside a construction site on Green Street across from Chestnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 7/3/17 - 9:30 am

Jamaica Plain developers who have largely looked to vacant parcels or old commercial and industrial buildings to increase the number of housing units in the neighborhood are now eying single-family homes. Read more.

By - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By - 6/30/17 - 4:23 pm
Ruined car on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain

Stephen M. came upon the remains of a car around 2:45 p.m. on South Huntington Avenue at Bynner Street.

By - 6/30/17 - 1:38 am

Around 12:40 a.m., in a car near the Hennigan School on Heath Street, possibly in the area of Grotto Glen Road and Day Street. Police found the victims at a local emergency room, where somebody had driven them.

By - 6/28/17 - 12:32 pm

Federal officials today charged Bruce Smith, currently a detective assigned to District E-13 in Jamaica Plain, with making false statements to the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security and unlawfully entering a secure airport area with intent to evade security requirements, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:11 am
Proposed Forest Hills project

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story apartment buildings.

Criterion Development agreed to set aside 20% of the units as affordable - the city requires only 13%. Read more.

By - 6/25/17 - 12:29 am

In the area of 154 Heath St., around 12:10 a.m.

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the victim is 8. She is expected to recover.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:19 pm
Wood duck

That's probably no big news for people used to wildlife, but to us confirmed city dwellers, well, you learn something every day. On a walk around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, I spotted this smallish duck come in over the water and land near some other ducks and ducklings. As it came in, it seemed to be whistling, rather than quacking.

Thanks to some folks on Twitter for identifying it as a wood duck.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:13 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the proposal for 54A Hyde Park Ave., next to where that new apartment building (the little one, across from the T parking lot) is going in, near Weld Hill St.

By - 6/15/17 - 10:43 pm
Stolen Staples cart

Spotted today at the Forest Hills T stop. The Staples just down Washington in Roslindale, of course, closed a few days ago.

By - 6/13/17 - 6:46 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, right in front of the Egleston House of Pizza.