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.
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 and three of their friends had just been mugged on the footpath that goes around Jamaica Pond:
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 the Jamaicaway, others said they saw her enter the pond on the opposite side, off Perkins Street.
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.
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.
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 to give you a high-five. I always want a high-five when I run, so here's a high-five."
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 questions.
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 pond (what looks like open water near the boathouse in the photos below is actually ice):
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.
Andy Dean spotted this downed tree this morning on the Perkins Street side of Jamaica Pond.