Jamaica Pond

By - 4/19/15 - 6:55 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

"A nice day for turtles" at Jamaica Pond, DR reports.

By - 4/3/15 - 11:05 pm
ice on Jamaica Pond

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

By - 1/22/15 - 7:19 pm

The head-on collision, north of the boathouse around 7 p.m. was with another bicyclist on a path.

By - 1/19/15 - 7:57 pm

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
By - 11/20/14 - 7:04 pm

Jamaica Plain News gets the scoop on the link between the patient data Brigham and Women's hospital reported missing and the man tied to a tree during one of the Jamaica Pond muggings in September.

By - 11/12/14 - 8:00 am

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:

By - 10/5/14 - 10:47 pm
Boston Police vehicle at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

Nancy Nee Hanifin noticed a larger BPD vehicle at Jamaica Pond tonight, following yesterday's mid-day mugging attempt and last week's two successful muggings on the path around the pond.

By - 10/3/14 - 8:09 pm
Robert Merner

BPD Supt. Robert Merner makes a point as Supt. Bernard O'Rourke listens.

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

By - 9/30/14 - 6:35 pm

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

By - 9/29/14 - 5:32 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on an incident last Wednesday night.

By - 9/6/14 - 8:05 pm
Fire response to missing swimmer in Jamaica Pond

Fire crews looking for swimmer near the boathouse. Photo by Kevin Murray.

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

By - 7/6/14 - 2:02 pm
Flamingos in Jamaica Pond

Sometime overnight, a flock of pink flamingos landed on the island at the Perkins Street end of Jamaica Pond. The pond's native geese and ducks gave them a wide berth.

Flamingos

H/t BostonStrolls.... Read more

By - 7/4/14 - 10:22 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Rob White - at JP Licks, of course.

By - 4/9/14 - 12:08 pm

The city Parks and Recreation Department says it's installed a WiFi hotspot in the area of the boat house and bandstand.

By - 2/15/14 - 3:51 pm
Jamaica Pond at the start of the storm

Rachel visited Jamaica Pond around 3:30 p.m.

By - 12/13/13 - 7:00 pm
Tobogganing in Franklin Park

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:

One horsepower

In 1939, parents in... Read more

By - 10/20/13 - 9:58 am
2013 Lantern Parade in Jamaica Pond

Steve Garfield took in the annual lantern parade around Jamaica Pond last night.

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