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By adamg - 10/13/19 - 3:17 pm
A heron in Jamaica Pond

This afternoon, this heron was quietly minding its own business on the Parkman Drive side of Jamaica Pond, slowly wading along the shore looking for a bite to eat, with that Groucho Marx gait herons have, when another heron landed on the water about 15 feet away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 11:46 am

Kristin Johnson sighs about Doyle's in JP, a place that had been a Friday-night refuge for her and her family for more than ten years:

As our family tries to wrap our brains around what life will be like when Doyle’s is no longer a part of it, I struggle to teach my children lessons that will prepare them for the next time they lose something they love with all their heart. We talk about gratitude and living in the moment. Tonight, as we visit this hospice we once called home, I realize we’ll have to talk about death too.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 3:50 pm

State Police report they and Boston Police are looking for "a group of around 10 juveniles, ranging in age from elementary-school age to teenager" they say have been attacking people along the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 2:32 pm
Jamaica Pond sailboat knocked over by the wind

If the sailboats at Jamaica Pond were candlepins, the role of the ball today would be played by the wind, Travel New England reports.

By adamg - 10/5/19 - 3:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they charge was packing an illegal, loaded gun on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain around 7:40 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 11:16 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Zoo New England has been using Franklin Park to train Koda to find eastern box turtles, an increasingly rare species in New England, so that researchers can better figure out ways to keep them around.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 1:09 pm

Dunkin' Donuts, sorry, Dunkin', goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for a permanent license for a new outlet at 37 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 5:24 pm

John Godfrey reports he and other Forest Hills residents are struggling to understand how a planned Neversource repair outage that was supposed to end by morning, then by 6 p.m.. is now scheduled to end at midnight - 21 hours after it started.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) says he shares residents' "frustration with the lack of communication throughout the day," but says that long term, the work will mean fewer problems in the future.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 5:17 pm
Pumpkins gone on Pond Street in Jamaica Plain

Brendan the roving UHub photographer spotted these stones on Pond Street in Jamaica Plain the other day.

UPDATE: What was stolen were stones painted like pumpkins, not actual pumpkins.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:37 am

UPDATE, 11:50 a.m. Firefighters leaving, but power will stay off until MBTA workers fix whatever was causing flames when the power was on.

The Orange Line, which was delayed earlier this morning because of smoke from the tracks at Malden Center, is delayed again as firefighters try to figure out why something is burning on the tracks, this time near Forest Hills. Power has been shut in both directions. Buses are being called in to replace trains between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

By adamg - 9/29/19 - 3:18 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins says her office has started an investigation into the "complicated sequence of events" that started as "a domestic disturbance" at a bed and breakfast on Wyman Street and ended with a shootout, more than 20 out-of-towners huddling, some in their underwear, in their rooms and the man dead. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/19 - 1:27 am
Area blocked off

Police blocked off roads in the area, including Centre at Forbes (Photo by KMV).

A man shot at police around 10:10 p.m. from the Wyman Bed and Breakfast, 21 Wyman St.. Around 10:30 p.m., after police officers - including the SWAT unit - had surrounded the building, the man fired again. After the second shot, police returned fire. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 1:49 pm
Sign about the drilling radishes that will be planted along Perkins Street

A Boston Parks and Recreation project around Jamaica Pond that has focused mainly on replacing the crumbling asphalt walkways that ring the park also includes work to improve the plantings there. Along the Parkman Drive and Perkins Street sides, workers have uprooted decades of weeds and put down new soil and, in several areas, grass seed. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 10:09 am

Live Boston reports a person was stabbed around 1:20 a.m. at 248 Amory St., near Porter Street.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 8:53 pm
Raccoon coming out of sewer in Jamaica Plain

Michael Spicher reports a Stephen King experience in Jamaica Plain this evening.

We were walking in JP and I looked down and saw a raccoon peering at me from the sewer. We walked further away and waited, and it emerged.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 1:29 pm
Hawk at Forest Hills MBTA station

Massmikmouse spotted a hawk way up in the rafters of the Forest Hills T station this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow will likely decide whether to approve a Seaport restaurant's $450,000 purchase of the liquor license now held by the venerable Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Also tomorrow, the board is scheduled to consider a request by one of the owners of the neighboring Midway Cafe to buy out the other. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:37 pm
Architect's rendering of Brookley Road proposal

Architect's rendering.

Two developers want to build a four-story, 46-unit residential building at Brookley Road and Steadman Street behind the Arborway bus yard - and across the street from a 21-unit apartment building that won BPDA and zoning-board approval earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 8:58 pm

JP Comics & Games, 603 Centre St., announced tonight it's closing at the end of the month.

The store, which in addition to selling comics hosts a Friday-night Magic the Gathering game, said "this came up pretty quickly on us," but did not go into more details.

By adamg - 9/12/19 - 9:32 am

An alleged member of the Heath Street gang, whom the feds say ran a "successful" coke and heroin ring in and around the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain, was arrested yesterday on federal charges he sold drugs in stairwells in the development. Read more.

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