Forest Hills

Forest Hills

By - 5/25/14 - 12:07 pm

Transit Police report arresting an out-of-towner they say used a hockey stick to threaten the driver of a 39 bus at Forest Hills and prevent riders from boarding around 7:45 p.m. on Friday.

Police continue that John Capehart, 50, of Marlborough did not willingly go with them to the penalty box:

By - 5/15/14 - 9:04 am

It might all be a moot argument, given that the T has committed no money, but Forest Hills residents gathered last night to discuss possibly moving the "temporary" Arborway bus depot to a zoo parking lot turned mulch yard on American Legion Highway in Mattapan, near the Roslindale line.

Jamaica Plain News reports Roslindale residents also attended, wearing "Ask Rozzie" stickers to tell JP what it could do with its bus depot, i.e., not move it next door to them.

By - 5/9/14 - 7:41 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city is having to re-bid a project to move a pole yard from the MBTA bus depot in Forest Hills to some land on American Legion Highway because nobody bid on the project initially. A city spokeswoman is quoted as saying this is probably because the DPW doesn't tend to have much call for pole moving and so the sorts of companies that would bid on such a project don't tend to look at DPW ads.

By - 5/8/14 - 5:20 pm
Car crash in Jamaica Plain

Joe Growhoski photographed a new wreck at South and St. Mark streets this afternoon.

By - 5/1/14 - 8:01 am
Gridlocked traffic on Bennington Street in East Boston

Gridlock on Bennington Street reached into Revere. Photo by Ally.

Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.

There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.

A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new lake in the upper busway.

By - 4/30/14 - 5:28 pm

Suffolk County prosecutors have temporarily dropped rape charges against a man they accused of attacking two women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill nearly ten years ago - but only so that they can re-test his DNA to rule out the chance his identical twin was actually the attacker.

Dwayne McNair was nearing his trial date for on charges he pistol whipped and raped women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill in September, 2004 when prosecutors asked a Suffolk Superior Court judge to delay the trial so that they could use a new type of DNA test that its German manufacturer says can differentiate between identical twins.

By - 4/18/14 - 6:52 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the robbery, Wednesday night in the Forest Hills Liquors parking lot.

By - 4/7/14 - 11:00 am

State historic-preservation officials on Friday acknowledged there's no feasible alternative to replacing the apparently historic Shea Circle when the Casey Overpass comes tumbling down, Clayton Harper reports.

Harper attended a Friday meeting between the Mass. Historical Commission and the state highway officials anxious to replace the crumbling overpass with a series of surface roads before the thing tumbles to the ground of its own accord.

By - 3/1/14 - 12:14 am

A crash sent an off-duty cop and another person to the hospital near the Forest Hills T station around 11:25 p.m. Roads around the station were shut down as firefighters worked to free the officer from the wreck of his car.

By - 2/25/14 - 3:52 pm

A man accused of a sexual attack on a woman on an Orange Line train just before Forest Hills tried to fight his way out of being arrested after the train pulled into the station this afternoon, Transit Police say:

By - 2/6/14 - 2:04 pm
Forest Hills bus timer

The new bus countdown signboard. Photo by MBTA.

Around 1 p.m., the MBTA turned on a new electronic signboard at Forest Hills to alert bus riders when their bus is due at the station.

In a statement, T General Manager Beverly Scott says:

I've often said our buses are the work horses of our system, serving more than 375,000 people on a typical weekday. The countdown signs at our busiest bus stops will provide customers with information that will make their public transit experience easier and more convenient.

By - 1/31/14 - 8:14 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports plans to replace the concrete-dropping Casey Overpass are on hold because the Massachusetts Historical Commission is raising questions about Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to significantly alter what turns out to be the rather historic rotary on the decrepit overpass's southern end.

By - 1/6/14 - 8:33 am
Fog in the Arnold Arboretum

If by "moors," you mean a path at the Arnold Arboretum this morning, that is, as Adam Shutes illustrates.

Nearby, at the Forest Hills commuter-rail stop, Chris reports visibility was down to 20 feet:

Fog at Forest Hills
By - 12/22/13 - 4:46 pm

Around 4:30 p.m. Power on the Orange Line was briefly shut off to let firefighters get the person out without worrying about the third rail.

By - 12/20/13 - 7:55 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews a local artist who has done a series of oil paintings of the crumbling Casey Overpass, slated to be torn down next spring.

McCabe paints from photographs, as "standing in traffic would be suicidal," he said. He adapted his painting technique to reflect the decay of the structure and "achieve a more tactile surface much like the paint and rust of the bridge itself."

McCabe said his intent is to draw attention to "what is often overlooked" and the rapid pace of change in Boston.

By - 12/14/13 - 10:57 am

A Roslindale resident reports on an incident involving his wife and a guy in a car around 3 p.m. yesterday:

My wife was riding her bicycle home and an angry motorist punched her in the face. This happed at Hyde Park Ave and Ukraine. She reported it to the police, including the vehicle plate number, and she is now resting with an ice pack on her lip.

When she stopped at light, he got out of his car, came up from behind and slugged her; she did not see it coming. MA plate # 62MD34, small silver car.
Assailant was passenger in car with woman driver. Hopefully, with the info she provided to the police, they will get catch this coward.

By - 12/4/13 - 7:28 am

You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!

Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it out of the way a little after 9 a.m.

Anna Lawless was on the pusher train:

After sitting outside Ruggles for 20 mins, we seem to be pushing the disabled train ahead of us.

By - 11/15/13 - 7:55 am

Hank Layfield reports Domino's is moving into the old BBQ Town on Washington Street in Roslindale, which means the local franchise will finally be free of the loneliness that is that little strip mall down by the West Roxbury Parkway and well away from those activist types in Roslindale Square who managed to block its planned move into a storefront there.

By - 11/5/13 - 4:18 pm

Around 1 p.m. The MBTA reports:

There was no train in the area. He made no contact with the third rail. Taken to Brigham and Women's to be checked out.

A witness on the platform says he appeared to just pass out and fall down, on the left track:

By - 10/29/13 - 7:48 am

Doc Sigma tweets:

A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.

Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:

Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.

She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.

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