The city Parks and Recreation Department says it's installed a WiFi hotspot in the area of the boat house and bandstand.
The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.
Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:
In 1939, parents in... Read more
FasterHorses recounts what happened as he was panting on the pathway following a particularly hard run around Jamaica Pond yesterday:
A girl (walking) who I had passed about 50 yards back caught up to me. She signaled for me to take off my headphones and said, "I don't know who you are, but I just wanted to say that you're awesome and I want... Read more
Late this afternoon, Boston firefighters and EMTs rushed to the Jamaica Pond boathouse, off of which a man took a plunge into the ice-covered water after his dog did likewise, a day after a woman and her dog had to be rescued from the icy depths. Both man and beast got themselves out and left the scene before emergency responders could ask any embarrassing... Read more
We spent a some time on the north side of Jamaica Pond today, watching the geese (and some ducks and one seagull) flocked around the one remaining patch of open water on the... Read more
A color-conscious citizen complains about a brownish light pole on the path around Jamaica Pond:
Doesn't match color of every other streetlight around the pond. It's not black.
Ron Newman gets e-mail from the Forest Hills Educational Trust that the cemetery has put the kibosh on the trust's once annual Nov. 2 celebration of the Mexican ritual.
JP fans of the mystical will instead have to content themselves with this coming weekend's Lantern Festival at Jamaica Pond.
Roving reporter Carl Lichenstein checks in from the path around Jamaica Pond:
I was walking by the pond today and on the Brookline side a nasty stench alerted me to check the shoreline for the source. Was shocked to see at least 100 dead fish washed up.