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By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:43 am
Big dog in Johnson Park

A concerned citizen files a complaint about unleashed dogs at the ball field off Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain - and not for the reason you might expect: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:24 am

Nikki T watched as one of the brand spankin' new Orange Line trains barreled through Green Street station this morning. It didn't stop to let anyone enjoy that new-train odor, of course - it was just on a test run getting ready, we hear, for actual service later this summer. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 6:05 pm
Faulkner Hospital in 1905

Faulkner Hospital in 1905.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 45% increase in the number of its in-patient medical-surgical beds, from the current 171 to 249, by building a new five-story wing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 10:42 pm
Detectives at Egleston Pizza

Detectives investigate shooting. Photo by Sean Ryan.

Somebody was shot tonight inside Egleston Pizza, 3086 Washington St. tonight, Stanley Stacos reports. Police records show the shooting was around 8:25 p.m.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 5:31 pm
Wood ducks in Jamaica Pond

For at least the third year in a row, a wood duck is raising a flotilla of wood ducklings at Jamaica Pond.

Last year:
Getting her ducks in a row.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:53 am

Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain isn't waiting for the current administration to be voted out: The Religion News Service reports the church has gotten an ink stamp of Tubman's profile and is using it on $20 bills:

"I'm taking such pleasure in this. Mr. Trail of Tears, gone!" laughed Ann Potter, who counts offerings for HCC, as she covered the former president’s face on bill after bill.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 10:20 pm
Missing stuffed pig

Roselynn Rodríguez Manzanet reports:

Please help my little friend, M, find her Mary Pig. She is heartbroken. Last seen on the 39 bus Sunday.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 10:13 pm

DCR alerts us that from Tuesday until Monday, there'll be "rolling lane closures" along the Riverway, Jamaicaway and Arborway in both directions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow for tree pruning.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 9:41 am

The Boston Sun reports state health officials planning the move of Shattuck Hospital's in-patient wards to a new facility in the South End have rejected calls by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to just tear the entire place down so it can revert to parkland. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 11:09 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve Bukhara's move from Centre Street to 3698 Washington St., across from the Forest Hills T stop, in the space where Grass Fed and Tonic briefly used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 11:05 pm

A man who allegedly used the apartment he shared with his girlfriend and their children in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain as his base for selling fentanyl was ordered held without bail pending a detention hearing in US District Court in Boston today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:05 pm
Firefighters at Forest Hills Orange Line station

Katy Purington got a glimpse of Boston firefighters at Forest Hills station around 7:50 p.m. for what the MBTA called "a mechanical fire" on a train. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 12:10 pm
Moss Hill turkeys

Mark MacGilchrist watched (from a safe distance) the newly infamous Moss Hill Turkey Gang out for a strut in Jamaica Plain this morning.

Over in Newton, Snoofy woke up yesterday to discover she was now sharing her Newton yard with a mama turkey and eight baby turkettes (OK, OK, poults): Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 9:26 am
Durham

Jeff Durham of Codman Square says he's been certified for a spot on the fall ballot for the District 4 (Dorchester and Mattapan with small parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) seat now held by City Council President Andrea Campbell. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 4:03 pm
Fire alarm box knocked down

A resident of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain (the part that's a continuation of the Arborway) shows us the damage from a driver on the southbound side who plowed through the small field there, smashed into a a fire-alarm box and then took out a hydrant near Louders Lane around 3:30 a.m. - not far from where another driver took out a light pole early one morning in December. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 11:14 pm

Behind 160 Heath St., shortly after 11 p.m.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 5:43 pm

Boston Police report a man trying to evade getting arrested on several warrants in Egleston Square around 10:30 this morning was hit by the same car that hit the officer as the two ran across Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 5:26 pm
Heron with a fish snack at Jamaica Pond

The heron stood mostly still at the water's edge along the Pinebank side of Jamaica Pond today, only its neck swiveling as it scanned the water. Then, suddenly, it went into a crouch, like a cat about to pounce, took a couple of steps to the left and speared the water, coming up with a quickly devoured canape. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 11:11 am

WFXT reports a police officer running after a man wanted for warrants on Washington Street in Egleston Square was hit by a car. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 10:29 pm

Jamaica Plain is fast picking up a rep across the country as a dangerous place, thanks to WBZ's report with the photo of angry murderbirds drenched in the blood of their human victims: Read more.

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