Jamaica Plain

By - 2/18/18 - 12:15 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver

Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/15/18 - 6:52 pm

Forest Hills at rush hour, as Eli Reusch shows us:

By - 2/14/18 - 5:04 pm
Subaru pushed down fence at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods

Gretchen Van Ness captured the scene at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this afternoon, where somebody managed to push down a fence in the parking lot and then a tree planted on Centre Street. No injuries, although a woman who had been on the sidewalk just a few feet away was shaken up.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:24 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a restaurant called Bar Orange hopes to open where Tonic and Grass Fed failed across from the Forest Hills T station.

By - 2/12/18 - 11:38 am

The deceased inbound train is good for "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/8/18 - 8:48 am

Friends and neighbors of the Andujar family have set up a GoFundMe page for the family, who lost their Lamartine Street home in a fire on Tuesday.

By - 2/6/18 - 10:21 am
Fire on Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain

Fire on Lamartine Street. Photo by Will Poff-Webster.

UPDATE: BFD reports the cause was an unattended candle on the first floor.

Boston firefighters responded to 165 Lamartine St., near the Stony Brook T stop, around 10 a.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire.

A daycare in the house was quickly evacuated; all the kids were removed safely. Read more.

By - 2/3/18 - 7:45 pm
Pothole at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, Gscharoun posted this example of "crumbling infrastructure" at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in JP. Paul Friedmann replied: Read more.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:55 pm

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills that have basically knocked one track out of service between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

Maggie reports that, at least at first, one train driver didn't seem to know what to do: Read more.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:05 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews one of the co-founders of Mass Hole Donuts, who explains why they only make donut holes and who confirms that, yes, he's a Masshole.

By - 1/29/18 - 11:02 pm

State Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on drunk-driving charges early today after a trooper supervising a storrowed tractor-trailer inbound at the BU Bridge spotted him driving a van outbound despite the lack of two tires. Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:44 pm

The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.

By - 1/29/18 - 10:23 am
Ice training on Jamaica Pond

Jonathan Tompkins got a view of Boston firefighters practicing ice rescues at the north end of Jamaica Pond this morning. Despite the warming temperatures of recent days, the ice still held for them - and they had to cut some holes in the ice to practice their rescue techniques.

By - 1/26/18 - 7:34 pm
Coot and feet

Coots are interesting birds. While they're in the water, they look like small ducks. Then they stand on a rock and they look sort of like chickens. And then, if they come fully out of the water and start walking around, well, you can't help but notice their feet, as Enoch Pratt did today down at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace.

By - 1/26/18 - 11:35 am

But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.

By - 1/25/18 - 9:32 am

MassDOT reports that after tomorrow morning's rush hour, like around 10 a.m. or so, workers will shift the westbound (towards the Jamaicway) lanes on the Arborway at Forest Hills to their new permanent positions, which will mean getting into a new mindset when driving through the area. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:09 am

Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.

By - 1/22/18 - 2:48 pm

The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.

By - 1/14/18 - 1:43 pm

A blind New Yorker is suing JP Licks because he claims the chain's Web site makes it impossible for him to look up its store locations, none of which are located anywhere near New York - or even outside Rte. 495. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 10:46 am

If Ronaldo Cepeda wants to appeal his indictment on second-degree murder charges for the stabbing death of Mason Raymond in 2015, he'll have to wait until after his trial, if he's found guilty, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.