South Huntington Avenue

By - 9/10/16 - 9:54 am
Water bubbles over at Centre and South Huntington in Jamaica Plain

That she blows! Photo by Rob Cant.

UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports on the exact cause. A giant block of granite was involved.

Late last night, a water main blew its gasket at Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue, flooding the intersection and knocking out water service to much of Jamaica Plain - leaving many residents this morning no way to take showers or make coffee. Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 2:50 pm

The MSPCA says it's closed its South Huntington Avenue dog park again, this time to protect a mother rabbit and some new baby buns currently nesting there:

We anticipate re-opening the park in two to three weeks after the babies have been weaned and are able to move on. We ask for patience as we prioritize the safety of #wildlife who share this space with the community. We can all live skillfully (and enjoyably!) alongside wild life such as these rabbits.

Via Jamaica Plain News.

By - 7/2/16 - 5:12 pm
Flier on South Huntington: Guy misses dog and woman who owns him

One of numerous pleas along South Huntington, taken by a roving UHub photographer.

The light and trolley poles along South Huntington Avenue in front of Angell Memorial Hospital are now lined with pages of a plea for a reconnection from a man who wants to see the woman whose dog bit him, now that she seems to be taking a different path with the dog. Read more.

By - 1/30/16 - 12:20 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 35 South Huntington Ave. building

Architect's rendering of what building would look like with no trolley tracks in front.

A developer wants to replace a couple of parking lots and a derelict old building with a six-story residential complex on South Huntington Avenue, next to the Wok N Talk near the intersection with Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 9:35 am

And raises the issue of whether its would be neighbor is doing enough to bring more affordable housing to the neighborhood, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 11/7/15 - 10:55 am
Goddard House apartment proposal

Architect's rendering of old and new buildings at Goddard House complex.

A Cambridge company this week filed formal plans for a 167-unit apartment complex at the old Goddard House at 201 South Huntington Ave.

Eden Properties LLC says it will convert the one-time Home for Aged Women into 110 apartments and add two more modern buildings for 57 more apartments.

The proposal calls for spaces for 170 bicycles but just 83 cars. Read more.

By - 11/7/15 - 8:38 am
Tree asks people to stop putting trash around it at the base of  Mission Hill

Chris in Boston noticed a tree at Huntington and South Huntington avenues had a request for passersby this morning: Stop leaving trash around it.

Ed. note: Given its location, the tree should probably also be asking people to drive more carefully in the rain and not crash into it.

By - 9/19/15 - 11:57 am

The BRA board this week approved a plan by the developers of a proposed 13-story residential building at 105A South Huntington Ave. to build 36 units of affordable housing someplace else in the area, rather than including them in the project, which will rise from 5 floors on the Jamaicaway side to 13 on South Huntington. Read more.

By - 8/16/15 - 12:28 pm
SUV crashed at Huntington and South Huntington avenues, Mission Hill

Julio Salado happened upon this SUV inside Nana's Hair Braiding on Huntington Avenue at South Huntington around 10:45 a.m.

By - 6/10/15 - 5:19 pm

A dead T bus on the tracks on South Huntington Avenue means the Green Line ain't going anywhere.

By - 10/29/14 - 7:47 am
Dead bus on South Huntington Avenue

The dead bus. Photo by Tyler.

Just ask anybody who tried getting to the medical area via South Huntington Avenue this morning, thanks to a 38 bus whose poor little heart just plum gave out just before Huntington around 7:20 or so, close enough to the trolley tracks to box in a trolley and so jam up the entire inbound side of the road back into JP.

Yes, a 38 - it was one of the buses making a morning run from the hinterlands up to Boston Latin School.

Ed. note: I know this thanks to updates from the kidlet, who abandoned her own stuck 39 bus at Heath Street and fast-walked to school.

By - 8/29/14 - 6:39 pm
Truck crash on South Huntington Avenue

Gordon Hallett came upon the aftermath of a rental truck rear-ending a car on South Huntington around 6:20 p.m. today.

By - 8/13/14 - 10:19 pm
South Huntington Avenue

At 9:18 p.m. Mr. Eggcorn posted this photo of the latest wet-weather crash on South Huntington Avenue. Maybe it's time the city posted "Slippery When Wet" signs at either end of the stretch between Heath Street and Huntington Avenue.

By - 3/24/14 - 10:02 pm
Tearing down the Home for Little Wanderers

DR captured the demolition action at the old Home for Little Wanderers on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain today. It's being replaced with luxury housing.

By - 2/16/14 - 12:41 pm

Shortly after noon, a car went flying into the building at 71 S. Huntington Ave., in the latest of an unending series of crashes along the street south of the intersection with Huntington Avenue.

The building inspector was summoned to check the building for structural damage; the E Line stopped running past Brigham Circle.

By - 2/13/14 - 2:50 pm
Stuck buses on South Huntington Avenue

Two stuck buses. Photo by Gordon Hallett.

As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.

And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.

By - 12/1/13 - 9:59 pm

Around 9:50 p.m. at Back of the Hill, natch. And Mr. Eggcorn reports it was the second one of the day.

By - 11/27/13 - 12:07 pm
Back of the Hill crash

A.P. Blake came upon yet another crash in the rain on the street, at the Back of the Hill trolley stop, shortly after 11:30 a.m.

By - 11/22/13 - 12:02 pm
South  Huntington crash

Sure as rain, somebody slid on the trolley rails on South Huntington Avenue this morning and wound up needing another way to get around town. C.J. Chapman snapped the latest rain smashup around 10:30 a.m.

By - 11/8/13 - 7:27 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the council has voted to give up its legal battle to be declared a city agency, a declaration without which it can't fight the project to turn the former orphan's home on South Huntington Avenue into condos. On the plus side, if the council isn't a city agency, it can once again argue it's not subject to the state Open Meeting Law and so shut residents out of meetings whenever it feels like it.