A fed-up citizen files the latest report on somebody calling himself Bold, who keeps scribbling his fool name all over Forest Hills.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a task force looking at how to replace the hulking Casey Overpass are down to two options: A bridge that would replicate the current traffic flow and ground-level intersections. State Rep. Russell Holmes, who favors a bridge, said the committee should hold hearings in Dorchester and Mattapan, in addition to JP, because of the overpass's importance as a regional route.
The Metro reports. Don't worry: Homeland Security paid for the upgrade.
The Boston Climate Action Network reports, posts photos from a march from Forest Hills to downtown on Saturday
On Sept. 13, an advisory group working on the Casey Overpass replacement project is scheduled to reveal three possible alternatives: Two involving bridges and one involving the complete demolition of the current hulk and replacing it with a ground-level intersection.
Pete Stidman of the Boston Cyclists Union is looking for a volunteer to work on a video explaining why ground level would be better:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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."
Ed. lame note: If they called it Tazenda, they could attract fans of Azimov's Foundation series, although that might not be a large enough market on which to base a business.
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.
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 that one began to chase Jamal Smith, 23.
According to a police report, Smith ran out of the station towards the overpass - and right into the path of an oncoming bus. Fortunately for both him and the officer following him, the alert driver managed to slow and not hit either, the report says.
According to the report, Smith made it to South Street and St. Mark Street on the other side of the overpass when a wooden stockade fence he tried to scale collapsed, dropping him to the ground and making enough noise for the pursuing officer to zero in on his location. The report says Smith surrendered only after the officer drew his gun, and that the officer recovered a pink folding knife from the vacant lot where Smith was arrested.
According to the report, on booking, officers found a shard of glass in Smith's rear pocket that matched the tint and width of the Best Buy glass.
Jamaica Plain Patch reports the 39 driver passed the test but was taken off his route pending an MBTA investigation.