Forest Hills

By - 7/21/11 - 12:04 am

Stripped car

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Zipcar spaces next to the liquor store across from the Forest Hills T stop, where two Honda Insights had had their wheels stolen.

Stripped car at Forest Hills... Read more

By - 7/5/11 - 2:59 pm

MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on indecent assault and battery charges for an alleged attack at the Forest Hills busway on Saturday.

Maggiacomo According to a police report, a 21-year-old woman was waiting for the 16 bus with her cousin when Gary Maggiacomo came up behind her... Read more

By - 6/24/11 - 12:45 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports an unexpected federal grant could provide enough money to start work on the $200-million rehab of the "temporary" facility - which the T recently said it couldn't do at all.

By - 6/17/11 - 10:26 am

Forest Hills plunge

Sure, the tracks can kink all they want, but at least riders don't have to worry about plunging to the ground (well, except maybe in that stretch under the Big Dig ramps). This photo, from the BPL's Leslie Jones collection, shows the result... Read more

By - 5/11/11 - 1:40 pm

MBTA Transit Police report arresting two teens at the upper busway at the Forest Hills T stop yesterday morning on charges they attacked a police officer trying to stop them from smacking around a woman who objected to one of them lighting up a cigarette.

According to a police report, Shirrell Niles, 17, of Newton, was about to light up around 11:50 a.m. in front... Read more

By - 5/11/11 - 1:07 pm

The Forest Hills Educational Trust announced today the annual Lantern Festival will go on after all this summer. In December, the trust announced the suspension of all programs in 2011 following the departure of three staffers, including the executive director. But in an e-mail today, the trust said:

After temporarily suspending programming for strategic planning, the Forest Hills Educational Trust is pleased to announce

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By - 4/18/11 - 12:54 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Cambridge-based co-op market will open a new outlet as part of a retail project planed for MBTA-owned land near the Forest Hills T stop.

By - 4/15/11 - 2:26 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a proposal for the Flanagan & Seaton property on Washington Street.... Read more

By - 4/6/11 - 6:07 pm

State officials didn't add a $200-million rehab of what was supposed to be a temporary facility to their capital budget, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By - 4/6/11 - 4:32 pm


Java Jo's across from the Forest Hills T stop is being transmogrified into an outlet for the Needham-based Fazenda Coffee Roasters, which promises "small batch-roasted coffee with a sandwich and pastry menu."

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

Ed. lame note: If they called it Tazenda, they could attract... Read more

By - 4/1/11 - 8:52 am

Why the overpass is so high: It had to go over elevated train tracksWhy the overpass is so high: It had to go over elevated train tracks. From the Library of Congress.

The state Department of Transportation holds... Read more

By - 3/21/11 - 1:50 pm

Acting on complaints from neighboring residents about unregistered cars on their streets, city inspectors and Boston Police last week swarmed Boston Best Auto, 3575 Washington St., Capt. John Greland at District E-13 reports.

Greland said that when inspectors arrived last Wednesday, they found numerous unregistered cars being advertised for sale to the public. And one, he wrote, was leaking oil into a catch... Read more

By - 3/18/11 - 12:25 am
Vending machine at Forest Hills

The machine this morning with new wood bars: Yeah, somebody finally tried to rob it.


MBTA Transit Police report a Dorchester man smashed the glass front of the Best Buy vending machine at the Forest Hills T stop around 11:10 p.m. last night, put some goodies in a bag he had, then got arrested after he apparently returned for more.

Police say that on his second visit to the machine, officers were already in the station, investigating the smash-and-grab and... Read more

By - 2/26/11 - 4:39 pm

Jamaica Plain Patch reports the 39 driver passed the test but was taken off his route pending an MBTA investigation.

By - 1/17/11 - 6:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man who allegedly broke into four cars along Tower Street by smashing their windows early this morning.

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

By - 12/30/10 - 7:15 pm

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

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By - 11/24/10 - 11:44 am


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

By - 11/19/10 - 3:48 pm

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.

By - 10/27/10 - 8:08 pm

New bus yardThe view from high above the Arborway.

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

By - 9/24/10 - 12:31 pm

The Overpass is slated for replacement in 2012, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.