"A nice day for turtles" at Jamaica Pond, DR reports.
From the road, Jamaica Pond still looks very much like a giant field of ice. But get out of the car and walk around and you'll see water around the edges - along with ducks, geese and even the odd fisherman enjoying the new liquid.
On the north side of the pond, a drainage pipe pouring into the pond has created a sort of river... Read more
Sicloot reports, posts photos.
The head-on collision, north of the boathouse around 7 p.m. was with another bicyclist on a path.
Boston Police report on an incident around 9:30 a.m.:
A female victim called police to report that, while running in the vicinity of the Jamaica Pond boathouse, an individual riding a bicycle approached her from behind and slapped her in the buttock region. Victim states she screamed and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim describes the suspect as either... Read more
Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.
Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:
Boston Police officials told Jamaica Plain residents today that increased cruiser, foot and undercover patrols around Jamaica Plain will continue until they capture the two teenagers they say attacked several people walking on the footpath around the pond last Wednesday night.
At a meeting held outside the boathouse, one of the first questions residents asked was why they weren't notified sooner about the incidents... Read more
Boston Police report a total of six people were held up on the night of Sept. 24 around Jamaica Pond by two men, one armed with a gun, the other with a knife.
According to police, the men are black, Hispanic and in their early 20s.
Police said that around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, two people entered the E-13 station to report that they... Read more
Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident last Wednesday night.
UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Boston Fire Department reports not finding anything, all units leaving.
UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: Dive team being called in to search the pond.
Witnesses told police and fire responders the woman got in the water around 7:15 p.m., then swam toward the center of the pond. Only problem is while one witness said she walked into the water near the boathouse on... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Rob White - at JP Licks, of course.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
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