Jamaica Plain

By - 4/21/17 - 10:28 am

Boston Magazine reports on the arrival in JP of the Commonwealth Circus Center, which will cater to "students of any age, experience level, and ability come together to learn self expression, movement arts, and healthy risk-taking through the joy of circus."

By - 4/19/17 - 4:03 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

We decamped for Jamaica Pond at lunchtime in search of the loon. Didn't find it, but did find plenty of sunning turtles.

By - 4/19/17 - 9:55 am

A couple weeks ago, Oliver Burton reported seeing a loon in Jamaica Pond. "Unusual for here," he notes.

H/t Wiley Cox.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:40 am
Turkeys in Jamaica Plain

This gang of two-bit Toms gave Matt E. the eye on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 4/12/17 - 10:42 am

Clayton Harper provides an overview of the changes DCR is proposing for the intersection of Parkman Drive and Perkins Street on the northern side of Jamaica Pond, such as installing traffic lights and new paths and narrowing the roads on either side of the intersection to force drivers to slow down.

By - 4/4/17 - 9:17 pm

Kenny Stevens reports a doom pothole in the right lane of the inbound Jamaicaway between Bynner Street and the exit to Huntington Avenue that has cars lining up with flat tires after they go over it.

By - 4/4/17 - 2:25 pm
Wanted for assault with a knife in Jamaica Plain

Transit Police report they are looking for a man involved in an incident on an Orange Line train that had pulled into Stony Brook station around 5:30 p.m. on March 27. Read more.

By - 4/4/17 - 1:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an Ethiopian cafe is planned for the Centre Street space vacated by Aurum, and that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile might be involved.

By - 4/2/17 - 2:30 pm
Hatoff's gas temporarily closed in Jamaica Plain
Hat's off to Hattoff's

Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.

Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 10:10 am

In a neighborhood where even banks are replaced by coffeehouses, an entrepreneur hopes to open another place to caffeinate. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 5:48 pm

Liz Polcha looked out her apartment window on Boylston Street in JP today and saw a squirrel with the slice of pepperoni pizza it had somehow dragged up a tree.

Quincy has a pizza squirrel, too! Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 10:41 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Boylston Street gang member Jaime Rivera, 20, to nine years in federal prison for a murder-to-hire plot and for distribution of cocaine, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:59 am

On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.

By - 3/21/17 - 12:15 pm

Green Street home needs just a tad TLC. Note the proximity to the Sam Adams brewery, though (also note: The listing is probably in error in showing it sits on a 230-acre lot).

By - 3/16/17 - 6:46 pm

A group of Allandale Street residents filed suit today to try to overturn Zoning Board of Appeals approval of an 18-unit subdivision off their street. Read more.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:06 am
Apartments proposed for Washington Street near Green Street in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering.

City Realty of Brookline is proposing two apartment buildings, one on Washington Street near Green, the other around the corner on Green Street near Union Avenue. Read more.

By - 3/3/17 - 9:42 am

Spare Change News reports the BPDA yesterday approved new development guidelines for the Washington Street corridor that call for 40% of new residential units to be affordable. Activists, who had staged a two-day sit-in in Mayor Walsh's office to press demands the number be at least 55%, were ejected by police.

By - 3/1/17 - 10:57 am

If you didn't get a chance to visit Aurum in Hyde Square, well, it's too late now, although the owner is promising pop-ups from time to time.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:13 am

A couple days ago, of course, when there was still lots of ice. Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 2/24/17 - 9:27 am

The Globe reports the Boston Housing Authority is looking to find a private developer willing to replace some of the buildings at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in exchange for being allowed to build market-rate housing on vacant parts of the complex.

The BHA has increasingly used this model to renovate its projects in the face of declining federal funds for the work, most notably at Bunker Hill in Charlestown.