Jamaica Plain Patch reports the 39 driver passed the test but was taken off his route pending an MBTA investigation.
Earl Joseph's alleged undoing was that all the noise from smashing windows woke a resident on thedead end, who looked outside and saw:
[A] black male, dressed in black clothing, holding a flashlight, rummaging through several motor vehicles.
Police say Joseph... Read more
The Forest Hills Educational Trust has sent e-mail to supporters announcing the departure of its executive director and its two other paid staff members and that:
The Forest Hills Educational Trust will take a break from its busy calendar of public programs to focus on strategic planning in 2011. The Members of our Board invite the Trust's supporters to make a valuable contribution to our... Read more
People arriving at Forest Hills station today were puzzled by the sudden appearance of a vending machine selling digital cameras, iPods, GPSes, Bose headphones and video games (and, of course, portable devices to play them on). Knots of people kept congregating around the new "Best Buy Express" machine to gawk.... Read more
A 16-year-old was stabbed and another teen attacked during an altercation at the Forest Hills MBTA station around 3 p.m., T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment; both are expected to survive.
He said a third teen was arrested in connection with one of the attacks. Transit Police are continuing to investigate.
The MBTA and a neighborhood planning group showed off plans for a $200-million reconstruction of the 18-acre Jamaica Plain facility that could mean a new park along with new housing and stores on what is now basically a giant field... Read more
The Overpass is slated for replacement in 2012, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
Coran McCormack says his proposed Tonic, across the street from the Forest Hills T stop, would be a neighborhood bistro aimed at medical workers in the neighborhood who now have to travel all the way into the South... Read more
The JPVoice reports that federal and state bug officials will put a half-acre tree-grinding facility at the MBTA's Forest Hills bus yard to grind branches and trunks - and any beetles and larvae they may house - into tiny little chips.
For possibly the next four years, people and businesses within a roughly 1.5-mile radius of Faulkner Hospital - where a number of the... Read more
Channel 7 reports on a Monday incident at the Orange Line station, involving a pregnant woman trying to exit the station in the face of a woman who objected to her existence:
"[The alleged puncher] did state to the officers that she did do it, and she wished she had done more, and she was proud she did it," said Lt. Michael Shea of... Read more
The Singing Spare Change Guy (not the Grating Spare Change Guy) is back; he was outside DeLuca's on Newbury Street today.
The birds inside the Forest Hills T station were singing up a storm.
The "seasonal special" on sandwiches at the new bagel place in Quincy Market is now $6.96, compared to the $4.94 "seasonal special" for the same exact sandwiches two weeks ago.... Read more
Trains that have been crawling into and out of Forest Hills should be a bit perkier effective today, an MBTA spokesman says.
Train operators had been ordered to go no faster than 10 m.p.h. for the past week as the T repairs the crossover tracks right before the station - and riders report they would often just stop right before or after the station.... Read more
To try to help somebody out, I wanted to see which bus lines go from Forest Hills to the Dedham Mall and when (yeah, I know, the 34 and 34E go there, but when?). So on the handy little form right on the MBTA home page, I typed in "forest hills" as my starting point and "dedham mall" as my destination, and got back... Read more
UPDATE: The T's fixed the digital clocks, at least - when I got back to Forest Hills at 3:59 p.m., they read 3:59. The giant hanging clocks are still an hour behind, though.
I got to Forest Hills around what I think was 12:30 p.m. today for a trip downtown. The large ceiling clocks inside the main part of the station all read 11:30. The... Read more
A Roslindale man was charged with open and lewd grossness on Thursday after several passengers on his Orange Line car told police he stood up, opened his fly and began masturbating as the train hurtled through Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
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The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the parking lot across the street from the Forest Hills T stop will be put up for a foreclosure auction on March 3.
Capt. John Greland at E-13 reports police are looking for somebody who broke into at least nine cars in the Weld Hill area, possibly after 5 a.m. - the last time a cruiser patrolled the area. Only change was taken, even though some of the cars had GPS units in them, he says:
Whoever did the breaks is liable to mention it to others... Read more
A brawl that erupted around 2:45 p.m. yesterday at Forest Hills disrupted bus service through the station as MBTA and Boston police tried to clear both combatants and groups of teens who gathered to watch, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
The DA's office says officers found three of the teens on the lower bus level "yelling, flailing their arms, and challenging... Read more