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By adamg - 1/23/21 - 2:12 pm
Firefighters on the Orange Line at Jackson Square

Firefighters in the pit. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to get a man out from under an Orange Line train at Jackson Square around 9:50 a.m.

He was taken to a local hospital for care. The incident remains under investigation, the department says.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 5:22 pm
Lot of cash and cocaine

Boston Police report finding the cocaine and cash - plus marijuana - during a raid at 25 Armstrong St. yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 11:01 am
Man sought for tasing

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say whipped out a taser and used it on somebody who asked him to pull up his mask on a bus at Forest Hills station around 2:10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:35 am
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this pair of hooded mergansers (the male is the one using the bold splash of white) on Jamaica Pond yesterday.

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By adamg - 1/11/21 - 9:02 am
Sunrise over Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen captured the first rays of the new day at Jamaica Pond this morning.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:11 pm
Belted kingfisher and great blue heron at Leverett Pond

Mary Ellen got a twofer on a visit to Leverett Pond on the Brookline/Boston line yesterday: A belted kingfisher and a great blue heron both perched above the water: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/21 - 8:07 pm
Orange Fort Hill water tower at sunset

Thebostonlol captured the orange of the setting sun on the old Fort Hill water tower in Roxbury late this afternoon.

The sun also turned the more nondescript Jamaicaway apartment tower orange, as seen from down by the Jamaica Pond boathouse: Read more.

By Bob Leponge - 12/28/20 - 5:04 pm
"one way" pedestrian sign on bench at Jamaica Pond

The City has decided that having pedestrian traffic move in only one direction (clockwise) around Jamaica Pond will reduce crowding and therefore reduce the chances of COVID-19 spread. So the City designed, printed, and posted signs indicating that the path is one way: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/20 - 11:55 am
Firefighters at Union Avenue fire in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Fire Department reports that a resident of 24 Union Ave. in Jamaica Plain suffered life-threatening injuries in a fire that broke out early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 6:08 pm

The Galway House on Centre Street announced today it's closing until things get better. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 3:49 pm

Michael Spicher watched the JP Honkband perform "Mad World" in the Jamaica Pond gazebo this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 4:36 pm
Tab in the snow

Liz Lemongrab spotted this can of Tab that somebody in Jamaica Plain was getting ready today with help from nature's icebox.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 11:42 am
Snowy streets in downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon looks out over all the snow in downtown Boston this morning.

Michael Spicher's eye, though, is drawn to a dark-eyed junco flitting about in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 1:19 pm
Moraine Street scene with firetruck

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded late this morning to 60 Moraine St. for an attic fire. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 12:46 pm

The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain has canceled its normal Thursday food-bank pickup for Thursday due to the impending snowstorm, and is looking for donations today to help it get food out over the upcoming pre-holiday weekend to the 300 families it normally serves. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 9:00 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Wayne Yeh, who next week will cast a vote as a member of the Electoral College to officially make Joe Biden the next president.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 9:15 am
Mary Tamer

She may be from West Roxbury, but this photo from the Tamer campaign shows she knows how to get to the Jamaica Pond gazebo.

Mary Tamer, who served four years on the Boston School Committee, announced this morning she's running for the city council in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and a bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill). Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 1:02 pm
Albino squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen journeyed over to Jamaica Pond this morning and promptly spotted its fabled white squirrel - and an eared grebe, which normally doesn't come further east than Illinois (so maybe carried here by the weekend storm?): Read more.

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