Jamaica Plain

By - 6/14/18 - 8:54 pm
Wood duck and ducklings on Jamaica Pond

A mother wood duck and her ducklings glided across the northern end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.

By - 6/14/18 - 11:05 am

Ethiopian Cafe, 377 Centre St. in Hyde Square, is seeking a license that would let diners bring in their own wine and beer. Read more.

By - 6/14/18 - 8:53 am

Jamaica Plain News talks to a guy who was walking his dog when they encountered the beast. No harm came to anyone; and yes, there are pics (well, a pic) so it did happen.

By - 6/12/18 - 4:05 pm
Upper busway canopy under construction at Forest Hills

Workers are busy this week assembling a series of large metal pipes into the frame of a canopy for long suffering riders of the Washington Street and Centre Street buses that use the upper busway at Forest Hills. The old canopy was taken down years ago as part of the reconfiguration of the busway to make way for the new Arborway/Washington Street layout. Read more.

By - 6/8/18 - 5:14 pm
Insane traffic jam at Forest HIlls

Plenty of time to take a photo of the gridlock.

Butch reports it took him 45 minutes to go the roughly two miles from Jamaicaway to Forest Hills this afternoon.

By - 6/8/18 - 8:43 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a forum for candidates in the 11th Suffolk state representative's district: Incumbent Liz Malia and challengers Ture Turnbull and Charles Clemons Muhammad.

By - 5/30/18 - 10:12 pm

Boston and Transit Police are investigating how a man wound up stabbed and on an inbound Orange Line train that pulled into Back Bay around 10 p.m.

The man was stabbed at 10 Atherton St. in Egleston Square, then walked to Jackson Square - where he got on the T.

By - 5/19/18 - 9:28 pm

NBC Boston reports Salem State University observed a moment of silence at its graduation in honor of Chris Joyce, who would have been the first member of his family to graduate college today, except that he was murdered on May 4. The school gave his family his diploma.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:30 pm
Hawk with squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Late yesterday afternoon, this hawk sat in a tree on the Jamaica Pond shore along Parkman Drive. Oh, look, it has some dinner. After about 30 seconds of me taking its photo, it had enough and flew off, with dinner, right in front of a runner on the path.

By - 5/15/18 - 6:05 pm
Raindrops keep falling on their heads at Forest Hills

You might think that having an enormous metal and glass structure over your head would be enough to protect you from torrential downpours, but obviously not, as BNF shows us at the lower busway at Forest Hills. But don't bother upper-busway riders with any complaints - most of them have nothing at all to stand under.

By - 5/14/18 - 2:02 pm

Wilvin Guity, 28, of Dorchester, was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment for the murder of Chris Joyce and Clayborn Blair at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain on May 4, as they celebrated Joyce's impending graduation from Salem State College. Read more.

By - 5/14/18 - 12:44 pm
Stock art showing palm trees and water tower for JP building

Nothing like a morning run through the Arboretum palm glen.

The Vita is a new 82-unit luxury condo building going in on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain that, based on its Web site, is aimed at the sort of hard-charging set who might feel a tad awkward at the Drinking Fountain across the street, except the Drinking Fountain closed last summer, so it's cool. Read more.

By - 5/13/18 - 7:43 pm
Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum

Paint the World took in Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum today.

By - 5/12/18 - 7:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting Wilvin Guity, 28, of Dorchester, on charges he murdered both Chris Joyce and Clayborn Blair in the rear of 277 Centre St. on May 4. Read more.

By - 5/10/18 - 10:21 am
Swans at Jamaica Pond

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy shows us a typical Jamaica Pond scene in 1910.

As Ben Evans notes:

Feeding small children to swans was outlawed in 1923.

By - 5/9/18 - 8:18 pm
Large turtle

Roving UHub photographer Elisha Meyer found herself stopped on Allandale Street on the Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury line around 4:15 p.m. today - by a monster turtle, at least until police showed up to help him across the street:

He got a BPD escort and everything. I guess it gives new meaning to the term "rubbernecking."

By - 5/9/18 - 7:53 pm
Jamaica Pond in the setting fog

Roving UHub photographer Kirsten Morgan enjoyed the foggy sunset at Jamaica Pond this evening.

By - 5/8/18 - 11:23 pm
End is here at Forest Hills

This woman moved around the upper busway at Forest Hills this afternoon, proclaiming the end was no longer nigh, it was here. She spent some time on the sidewalk and some time in the busway itself, proclaiming a warning or promise to people who mostly tuned her out. At one point, she stood at the edge of the 36/37 berth and continued to give witness even after both buses left and the berth was completely empty.

By - 5/6/18 - 8:11 pm

Boston Police have identified the second man shot to death at the Mildred Hailey Apartments on Friday night as Clayborn Blair, 58.

Read more.

By - 5/6/18 - 5:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teenagers on gun-possession charges yesterday at 277 Centre St., where Chris Joyce and another man were shot to death the night before. Read more.