Jamaica Pond

By - 1/8/10 - 8:47 am

NotWhitey posts a newspaper account of a giant skating festival on Jamaica Pond (skating on the pond? Well, yeah, they also used to have skinny dipping in the summer for men) that had to be called off when Curley himself noticed the ice about to give way.

By - 11/30/09 - 9:57 am

Alex Howard moved to Washington this past summer. He likes his new home, but still pines for Boston - and compiles a list of all the things he misses (50 categories!), including:

... Jamaica Pond. Whether it was fishing, sailing, rowing, cycling, running, reading or enjoying an amble in the annual Lantern Parade, this kettlehole pond was always a joy to visit. ...

... Read more
By - 10/25/09 - 10:42 pm
Lanterns ho!

Joe Driscoll photographed the Jamaica Pond Lantern Festival this evening.

Copyright Joe Driscoll. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

Andy Dean also posted photos. Mikey Hall did, too.

By - 10/22/09 - 3:28 pm

Steve Garfield captures the moment.

By - 4/7/09 - 1:10 pm

Steve Garfield provides a video report from today's annual re-stocking of Jamaica Pond:

Featured in the video is Ken Simmons, Chief of Hatcheries, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, and a big brown trout.

Last year:
Is Deval Patrick floundering?

By - 3/22/09 - 1:01 pm
Happy peds

It doesn't take much to make peds happy, Scott discovers on a walk around Jamaica Pond.

Copyright, Scott.

By - 1/26/09 - 11:40 pm
albino on the move

Mike Ball snapped the fabled white squirrel of Jamaica Pond today; reports the mini-beast got close enough to grab a tossed nut, then scampered away.

Copyright Mike Ball.

By - 1/19/09 - 10:26 am

Mark brings to our attention those more carefree days of yore, when people played baseball - on skates - on a frozen Jamaica Pond.

By - 11/1/08 - 7:53 pm
Jamaica Pond sunset
By - 10/15/08 - 5:23 am

Kodak Zi6 - Jamaica Pond from stevegarfield on Vimeo.

I bought a Kodak Zi6 HD camera at Radio Shack.

Here's my first video shot outside:

Kodak Zi6 - Jamaica Pond

http://vimeo.com/1971103

Six scenes at Jamaica Pond shot with... Read more

By - 10/13/08 - 7:37 pm

Some nice photos from Forest Hills Cemetery, including one of a sunning turtle.

Some nice photos from Jamaica Pond.

By - 8/2/08 - 9:40 pm

On Friday, Steve Garfield photographed some stupid graffiti scrawled across the width of one of the paths around Jamaica Pond. Today, he reports, the scratchings are gone.

By - 7/27/08 - 5:42 pm
albino squirrel

Steve Garfield captures (digitally, of course), one of the fabled white squirrels of Jamaica Pond.

By - 7/15/08 - 8:31 am

Oh, the horror, the horror that would descend on the area around Jamaica Pond if swimming were allowed. Because you just know kids everywhere would drop what they're doing and charter buses to take them to THE POND and those buses would idle all day long outside those expensive condos and that would be quite distressing enough but then, before the buses left, all... Read more

By - 7/8/08 - 11:07 pm

Mark recounts decade after decade of various legal actions involving the pond (mainly related to people doing such dastardly things as taking ice out of it without the town of West Roxbury's consent - OK, granted, 8,000 tons of ice). He mentions that in 1856, the town of West Roxbury stationed a policeman on the shores in warm weather to stop people from swimming... Read more

By - 5/22/08 - 1:30 pm

New Trees at Jamaica Pond

It was nice to see some new trees planted across from Jamaica Pond this morning. They are just beside the recently refurbished wall.

I'd give them about 50 years.

Then they'll have to be... Read more

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