Jamaica Plain

By - 9/22/17 - 5:49 pm

Bruce Smith, 53, currently a Boston Police sergeant and detective in Jamaica Plain's District E-13, pleaded guilty today to repeatedly making false statements that let him carry his gun on personal plane trips and get a friend around security screenings at Logan Airport, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 10:08 pm
Narrow flight path from Logan to Forest Hills

Wright points to the narrow flight path from Logan to Forest Hills; the blue shows the paths planes used to take.

Modern technology and a 1990s court decision have created a narrow flight corridor off a Logan runway that can mean hour after hour of planes roaring over Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury, from late at night to early in the morning, driving residents nuts. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 8:54 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on a formal complaint about "unbearable" jet noise of late, notes a new citizen group, Boston South Fair Skies, holds an organizing meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway.

By - 9/20/17 - 7:28 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang today notified students, staff and parents at Greater Egleston High School that "Headmaster Julie Coles is on leave due to an ongoing internal investigation." Read more.

By - 9/17/17 - 9:49 pm

An exhausted citizen files a complaint about a sleep-depriving smoke detector on Tower Road in Forest Hills.

Block cannot sleep. Over 37!hours with smoke detectors blasting!!!!Please shut off power to unattended residence, likely not occupied. (3 units and no one home in 36 hours?) please do something about it!!! Super noisy!!! Can hear oneself think!

By - 9/15/17 - 6:02 pm
Crash on Hyde Park Avenue

Gordon Bedford watched the aftermath of a three-car crash on Hyde Park Avenue near Northbourne Road late this afternoon. He reports two people in the car in the middle were unable to get out until after firefighters arrived and pried open the doors. EMTs arrived to check them out.

By - 9/10/17 - 6:51 pm

Exodus Bagels announced today it's moving into the old Canto 6 location at 3346 Washington St., across from the E-13 police station. Read more.

By - 9/8/17 - 9:58 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Demetrius "Troll" Williams, 30, to 15 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in the running of the Columbia Point Dawgs, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/8/17 - 12:15 am

Around 11:15 p.m. on Washington Street near Beethoven Street. Shell fragments recovered, but no victims.

By - 9/5/17 - 6:18 pm
Griffin

Transit Police report a West Roxbury man really didn't want to get off a bus at Forest Hills the other day and eventually expressed his displeasure by unzipping and urinating on the ground - in full view of "a father and his two young daughters."

Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 3:40 pm
New path in Forest Hills

Clay Harper reports the tar was still hot when this jogger decided to try out a new bike path put down today as part of the Arborway road project in Forest Hills.

By - 8/31/17 - 3:37 pm
250 Centre St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 250 Centre St.

The Board of Appeal this week approved plans for a 112-unit apartment building at 250 Centre St., which will fill in yet another hole in the streetscape left over from the I-95 extension that never was. Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 2:34 pm
Inside the Curley house

James Michael Curley's old place on the Jamaicaway, which has mostly sat unused for decades, will get new life under a plan by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to re-open it for regular historical and cultural events. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 5:09 pm

Travis Gustafson failed to appear in court for his arraignment today on a charge of animal cruelty for the heat-related death of a pit bull in his pickup truck on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

As a result, a West Roxbury Municipal Court judge issued a warrant for Gustafson's arrest, the DA's office says.

By - 8/23/17 - 8:22 pm
Firefighters on Goldsmith Street

Boston firefighters responded around 7:50 p.m. to 12 Goldsmith St., where they quickly put out a fire on the first floor of the triple decker there. No residents injured.

By - 8/23/17 - 11:38 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a juice bar is going into the part of the old Harvest building on South Street that wasn't taken up by the daycare.

By - 8/17/17 - 9:35 am
Jamaicaway crash

Ben Walsh happened upon a head-on crash on the Jamaicaway outbound near Bynner Street shortly before 6 a.m. NBC Boston reports at least one person was taken to the hospital.

View from the air.

By - 8/12/17 - 11:52 am
New sidewalk open on Washington Street in Forest HIlls

Longtime Arborway observer Clay Harper took a look at the new sidewalks around Forest Hills station today:

Sidewalk open from FH Gate of @ArnoldArboretum all the way to @harvestcoop. Bike paths, not quite.

By - 8/11/17 - 9:15 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will be re-doing the streets around the little rotary, which itself will be rebuilt.