A federal judge this week sentenced Michael Pridgen, 36, to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for selling crack and fentanyl in hallways in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
As Tom the roving UHUb photographer walked down Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday, something made him look down at a collection of obviously used masks and gloves, and so he noticed somebody had had a strong reaction to them - strong enough to no, not put them in the nearest trash, but to stop and compose a note imploring his or her fellow Plainers to cut that out, because JP Strong or something.
Jamaica Plain News reports on a collaboration between Sazama Real Estate and Fiore's Bakery on South Street in Jamaica Plain: The real-estate office has set up in the space where Fiore's had tables in the Before Times.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. today filed plans for a five-story, 39-unit apartment building for low- and extremely low-income senior citizens at 3371 Washington St., at Green Street and right next to the Turtle Swamp brewery, whose landlord is now suing to block a proposal by the Pine Street Inn for low-income apartments across the street. Read more.
Three non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA to replace roughly half the Mildred Hailey public-housing complex in Jamaica Plain with a new mixed-income community over eight to ten years. Read more.
A federal judge today denied compassionate early release for Joe "Profit" Simmons, sentenced to 7 years in prison in 2018 for selling crack at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Read more.
A bit of trucking excitement enlivened a normally quiet stretch of South Street in Jamaica Plain at lunch time today when the driver of an 18-wheeler thought it would be a good idea to turn onto McBride Street only to learn it wasn't. Read more.
I've always enjoyed exploring Boston on foot, especially gardens and smaller roads. During the quarantine we've explored more of Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan than before. Everywhere we walk, we find unpaved roads. Read more.
The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected arguments that the 9/11 attacks would have made prospective jurors antisemitic and upheld Daniel Mason's first-degree murder sentence for bursting into a Hyde Park Avenue apartment and shooting its two occupants and their dog, killing one of the men and the dog and injuring the other man so seriously he had to be put in a medical coma. Read more.
Boston Police report that officers responding to a report of gunfire on Woodlawn Street, near Washington Street, around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday found "a partially loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson" that had earlier been reported stolen in Fort Lauderdale, FL.