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By adamg - 6/30/20 - 12:31 pm
Construction above Costello's in Jamaica Plain

Construction underway. Photo by Eli Hoffman.

Workers have been busy of late adding four residential units on two floors atop Costello's Tavern, 723 Centre St. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 11:44 am

At 11:18 a.m., Derek Lumpkins reported his lights flickered twice in Roxbury. Nicole Levay reported same, in downtown Boston, at 11:15 and 11:16. Reports of double flickering also came in from Hyde Park, JP and Brookline.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 11:42 am

Corrinne Bourgoin wonders: Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 2:20 pm

The owners of Bella Luna and the Milky Way have launched a Gofundme page to help them retire some $75,000 in debt and to provide some help for employees losing their jobs. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 10:02 pm

Parkman Drive is once again open to cars, seeing as how there's no longer any need to provide extra space for walkers and joggers around Jamaica Pond, or something. In any case, DCR said it was removing the barriers tonight.

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By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:27 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is investigating a now former Transit Police officer for possibly lying about an April 28 incident in a Forest Hills busway in which he may have shoved the man into the pavement and then kept him there with his knee on his back for 20 seconds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 12:24 pm
Canary Square tables overturned

After being shut for 100 days due to Covid-19 concerns, Canary Square at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street re-opened just this past Wednesday. This morning, co-owner Michael Moxley reports, he arrived to find several of the new tables for outdoor seating overturned: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 5:48 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from Bridgeport, CT on a variety of charges stemming from an armed robbery at Lamartine and Mozart streets in Jamaica Plain early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 7:55 pm
Bella Luna logo

Bella Luna Restaurant and Milkyway Lounge, which survived a traumatic move from Hyde Square to the Brewery complex, couldn't beat Covid-19: It announced today it's shutting for good because the very nature of its business - a social gathering place - is now untenable due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/20 - 11:05 pm

Shamus Moynihan spotted this new mural by Alex Golob today on Centre Street in Hyde Square, where Bella Luna used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/20 - 11:39 pm

According to posters in the Jamaica Pond Facebook group, there are now at least two koi in Jamaica Pond, one orange and one white, and that's not a good thing because they can grow fat and sassy, as they eat and uproot underwater plants and contribute to algae blooms through their waste.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 11:59 pm

Driver's journey tonight ended at a Centre Street market.

Around 11:20 p.m., residents living in the area of Centre Street near Creighton and Wyman streets heard what sounded like a simultaneous car chase and gunfire. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:55 pm
Protester at Frankling Park

At Franklin Park. Photo by Charlie Rosenberg.

Several thousand people came to Franklin Park this evening to remember George Floyd and other black victims of police violence, in a vigil sponsored by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say fired shots during an incident on Centre Street in front of the Mildred Hailey Apartments that left one man dead and another hospitalized on May 20. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 11:36 pm

Here are the ones we know about. Others? Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 12:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man and a Jamaica Plain 17-year-old on gun charges early this morning after foot chases, one of which ended when the suspect tripped and fell, allowing pursuing cops to catch up to him. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:39 am

The MBTA is reporting 10-minute delays on the Orange Line inbound from Forest Hills due to another train with a mechanical problem.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:21 am
Allandale Woods in early May

Callan visited Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line on May 2 (above) and then visited the same spot yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 9:22 am

Boston Magazine files a dispatch from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 11:48 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. by a guy wearing a black mask who fled down Jamaica Street and St. Rose Street. Not long after, police nabbed a suspect at South Street and the Arborway. Read more.

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