Jamaica Plain

By - 5/27/17 - 11:26 am
Balloon over Roslindale

As seen from Centre Street near the parkway. Photo by Robin.

The Arnold Arboretum teased us yesterday, saying helium balloons would be meandering above Weld Hill between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as part of a "cool research project."

By - 5/25/17 - 9:53 am

Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.

By - 5/24/17 - 8:56 pm
Tire-changing cop in Jamaica Plain

Around 11:15 a.m., roving UHub photographer Will Murphy came upon BPD Officer Oscar Guerrero doing a good deed: Changing a flat tire for a senior citizen on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the Forest Hills T stop.

By - 5/20/17 - 8:02 pm

Jamaica Plain News covered the re-opening of the expanded BPL branch on South Street today.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:41 pm

It's not even rush hour yet and already the parkways are a parking lot between Forest Hills and Faulkner Hospital due to issues related to the Washington Street re-do.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:21 am

Adam Sell reports spotting an "It's OK to be white" sticker on a utility pole at Boylston and Beecher yesterday afternoon. He adds he did his civic duty and removed it.

By - 5/13/17 - 6:40 pm
Woman with lilac hair on Lilac Saturday at the Arboretum

Because of the impending nor'easter, the Arnold Arboretum moved Lilac Sunday to Saturday. Read more.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:15 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the possible proposal for Lotus Street, off Forest Hills Street.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:13 am

Jamaica Plain News clucks over the whole, raw chicken in a plastic bag in the tiny library atop the traffic control box on South Street, across the street from the BPL.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:10 am

The Arnold Arboretum is moving its traditional Mother's Day Lilac Sunday to Saturday this year because of anticipated "severe weather."

By - 5/9/17 - 1:02 pm
Rendering 3353 Washington St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved Mordechai Levin's proposal for a 45-unit, six-story building at the corner of Green and Washington streets in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By - 5/7/17 - 11:41 am

A mystified citizen files a complaint about a trash barrel at the intersection of Weld Hill and Wenham streets in Jamaica Plain:

I reported this trash can last week. It moved to the other side of the intersection but it still full of trash and no owner is taking responsibility. It's not labeled so I don't know which neighbor is responsible.

By - 5/6/17 - 6:08 pm
Otter in Jamaica Pond

Moby Carp has company: Jameson Brown was walking around Jamaica Pond today when he looked down and spotted this furry criter cruising towards shore.

Jameson said it appeared to be an otter - it seemed too small for a beaver and its home "seemed more otter-like too, a hole more than a lodge."

But local wildlife aficionado Jef Taylor says, no, that's a muskrat.

By - 5/5/17 - 10:40 am

Spontaneous Celebrations reports it's postponed the annual Wake Up the Earth festival until May 13, due to the weekend's forecast, which now includes a flood watch due to anticipated heavy rains that could drop two to three inches on us.

By - 5/4/17 - 9:14 am

The Boston Pretzel Bakery, housed at the Brewery complex on Amory Street, makes 500,000 soft pretzels a year.

By - 5/3/17 - 4:49 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Roslindale man they say sat down next to a woman on an Orange Line train headed to Forest Hills this morning, unzipped and began fondling himself.

Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 1:36 pm

Eugene Torres surveyed the damage today after a party on the Arboretum's Hemlock Hill.

By - 4/30/17 - 8:44 am

Around midnight on Washington Street, on the JP side of Columbus, per Boston EMS Incidents.

By - 4/28/17 - 1:52 pm

Governor Baker, Secretary Beaton and local elementary school students stock Jamaica Pond with trout

In what has become an annual tradition for governors of the Commonwealth, Charlie Baker went down to Jamaica Pond yesterday to join with local school kids and City Councilor Matt O'Malley to restock the pond with fish.

Moby Carp lives!