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By adamg - 3/27/23 - 3:34 pm

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale holds a forum tonight for Rob Orthman or Roslindale and Celia Segel of Jamaica Plain, who are running in the May 2 Democratic primary for the 10th Suffolk state representative's seat Ed Coppinger recently resigned from. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/23 - 4:24 pm
Koi in Jamaica Pond

Yesterday afternoon, a bright orange koi lazily did circles in the water off the northern shore of Jamaica Pond, tailed by a couple of drabber koi that more closely matched the color of the water. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/23 - 12:13 pm

Matt Shuman, who's been showing movies inside his Wenham Street garage for a few years, has posted this year's schedule for his Wenham Street Cinema. Note: The June 10 movie has yet to be set: The Cinema and City Councilor Julia Mejia are conducting a poll on whether to show "Pretty Woman," "Total Recall" or "Catch Me If You Can."

Screenings are free but are BYOP&C (Bring your own popcorn and chair).

By adamg - 3/25/23 - 10:08 am
Sunrise over Franklin Park

Handmaid snapped her view from Franklin Park around 6:30 a.m. today.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 11:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in the Mildred Hailey development yesterday on charges he shot a man in the shoulder at 51 Prentiss St. in the Alice Taylor development on Jan. 30. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 1:42 pm

In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, somebody posted today a sign in the window of the on-again/off-again Simpli Bar & Bites on Washington Street advertising the impending arrival of a new place called BU Bistro, with the BU standing for, no, not what you'd think, but "Be Understood." Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 3:44 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 9:38 am

Celia Segal of Jamaica Plain has filed papers with the state for a possible run in the Democratic primary in May to replace Ed Coppinger, who recently resigned from the 10th Suffolk seat. Read more

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 9:57 pm

Around 9:45 p.m. in the area of Centre and Bickford streets. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 3/15/23 - 11:45 am

A woman who has been held in institutions since she was arrested in 2019 on charges she repeatedly stabbed a Boston EMT as she was being taken to Mass. General has a hearing scheduled next month to determine whether she should be allowed to walk out of the residential substance-abuse program at Shattuck Hospital where she now lives. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/23 - 2:39 pm

Victim identified as Orlando Watkins, 44, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man was found dead of gunshot wounds at 940 Parker St. in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:57 am

Boston Police report arresting an employee at Seed, 401 Centre St. in Hyde Square, for the Glock with a bullet in the chamber and two magazines loaded with a total of 35 bullets they say he brought to work yesterday - two days after a dispensary in Roslindale was robbed at gunpoint. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 9:38 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a Haitian restaurant will soon replace 100% Delicias on Centre Street.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 9:23 am

Robert Orthman of Roslindale and Garrett Casey of Jamaica Plain have both filed with the state to run as Democrats for the 10th Suffolk state representative's seat Ed Coppinger resigned from this week. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 9:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Boston officials are negotiating the purchase of the Washington Street lparcel that was long an informal park until Clear Channel put a fence around it to protect its all important billboard. Community groups had cared for the land for more than 20 years, turning it into a peace garden and taking care of things property owners would normally have to do, such as snow and trash removal.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 9:08 pm
Fire scene at Bournedale Road

Bournedale fire aftermath. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 49 Bournedale Rd. in Jamaica Plain for a fire around 4:40 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 10:48 am
Hemlocks and paths at the Arnold Arboretum

Mark Smith enjoyed the morning light filtering through the giant hemlocks at the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 3:42 pm
Firefighter in Jamaica Pond

Every winter, the Boston Fire Department cuts a hole or two in the frozen surface of Jamaica Pond so its divers can practice some cold-weather rescuing. The pond never really froze up this winter, except thinly during that brief weekend freeze, but divers were out in the cold water today anyway.

Despite the lack of ice it is important to maintain efficiency .

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 11:43 am

Transit Police report that a 19-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy punched and kicked a 63-year-old man in the upper busway at the Forest Hills T station around 8 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

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