Forest Hills

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 - 9/5/17 - 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."

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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 - 8/12/17 - 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 - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:11 am
Proposed Forest Hills project

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story apartment buildings.

Criterion Development agreed to set aside 20% of the units as affordable - the city requires only 13%. Read more.

By - 6/15/17 - 10:43 pm
Stolen Staples cart

Spotted today at the Forest Hills T stop. The Staples just down Washington in Roslindale, of course, closed a few days ago.

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

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.

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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 - 2/11/17 - 4:49 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a flame-shooting switch. The fire was quickly doused with firefighting chemicals, but power was shut on the inbound track so that firefighters and the T could investigate what happened. BFD declared an "all out" about 18 minutes later.

By - 2/7/17 - 12:03 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans for a 28-unit apartment on Stonley Road behind the MBTA bus yard. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 12:24 pm
Sacchetti

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man on charges he determined the best way to make his point in a political discussion early this morning on a train to Forest Hills was to pull his pants down and show just what a man he is.

Or as Transit Police put it: Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 9:23 pm

Grass Fed Forest Hills served its last burger today, about a year after it opened up in the old Tonic space across from the T stop. The original Grass Fed, up on Centre Street, remains open.

By - 12/30/16 - 8:38 am

Deb Beatty Mel reports Orange Line trains are entering and leaving from both sides of the platform again, several months after one side was shut to allow for the work needed to build a new station entrance on the other side of New Washington Street.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:12 am
Ventillation fan being installed at the Forest Hills MBTA station

Deb Beatty Mel had some time to study one of the massive ventilation fans being installed at Forest Hills as the T's contractors work to build a new Orange Line/commuter rail entrance on the other side of the tunnel under the impending revamped Arborway.

By - 12/1/16 - 9:36 am

UPDATE: Post corrected to show the T turned down the idea.

Jamaica Plain News reports on a neighborhood meeting on a developer's plans to turn the 300-car Laz parking lot across from Forest Hills into a 252-unit apartment complex.

According to the News, the developer said it's not really his issue what happens to the people who park there now, but that he met with the T, which turned down his possible suggestion of using space at the "temporary" bus yard for car parking.

By - 11/27/16 - 10:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the BPDA will hold a public meeting on Criterion Development's proposal to replace the parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with a complex with 252 apartments in six-story buildings.

The hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Andrew Church, 24 Orchardhill Rd.