Jamaica Plain

By - 9/17/18 - 8:51 pm
American wigeon

This female American wigeon decided to hang with all the mallards on the north side of Jamaica Pond this afternoon, but acting a bit more skittish than her larger ducky friends. At one point, a bunch of them took off all of a sudden and she departed with them - before they all splashed down again about halfway down the pond.

By - 9/16/18 - 6:43 pm
Bald eagle in Jamaica Pond

Mark MacGilchrist spotted a bald eagle in a tree on Moss Hill, near Jamaica Pond today. A bald eagle had frequented the pond area this past spring. In July, an eagle surveyed the scene from a tree in West Roxbury.

By - 9/14/18 - 6:24 pm

The Frogmore on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain will donate all the proceeds from drink sales on Sept. 19 to groups aiding victims of the Lawrence-are gas-main disaster. They'll be offering free food to help get you thirsty.

By - 9/14/18 - 6:17 pm
Performing near the fog

To go along with the Fog x FLO display at Jamaica Pond today, Mattia C. Mauree and Pampi put on a performance every half hour while the fog was fogging. They didn't have much time for any of the performances - the fog only comes on for about two minutes.

By - 9/7/18 - 11:43 am
Flipped car on Greenough Avenue in Jamaica Plain

Our epidemic of car flipping continues. Michael O'Toole took this photo of a car flipped on Greenough Avenue between Alveston and Elm streets in Jamaica Plain this morning. Read more.

By - 9/6/18 - 9:27 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews the state rep-elect for Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and part of Roslindale.

By - 9/4/18 - 10:29 pm

Around 10:05 p.m. in the Mozart Street Playground at Mozart and Centre Streets. A bullet, believed to have been fired in the park, hit a house on Sheridan Street, several blocks away. No victims reported.

By - 9/4/18 - 9:02 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports Nika Elugardo has taken down the state representative in the 15th Suffolk district, which includes parts of Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. Sanchez was also chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 2:28 pm

Rich Parr at the MassInc Polling Group is mapping hourly turnout reports from Boston - which so far show turnout is particularly up in JP, possibly because of the Sanchez/Elugardo race.

By - 9/2/18 - 10:46 am
Turkeys on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Sue O'Connell reports:

Why is traffic allowed on Centre St in Jamaica Plain during the Turkey Pride Parade?

By - 8/30/18 - 8:34 pm

Bukhara, 701 Centre St., passed a re-inspection today and was given the OK to open again.

A city health inspector found the restaurant had fixed all the violations that forced its closure earlier this month, save for sealing some rusted storage shelving in the basement.

By - 8/29/18 - 11:04 am
Architect's rendering

Architect's rendering of part of the new 125 Amory development

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved two projects that will increase the number of affordable housing units along the Southwest Corridor: Two six-story apartment buildings at 125 Amory Street with twice as many affordable units as required by the city and four two-family houses about a mile to the south that will be aimed entirely at people who could not otherwise afford to live in the increasingly pricey neighborhood. Read more.

By - 8/24/18 - 11:06 am

UPDATE, 8/30: Restaurant cleared to reopen.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bukhara, 701 Centre St., shut for a variety of health violations, including a lack of hot water in the sink used by employees to wash their hands and equipment that needed cleaning, including a can opener, a microwave and the inside of an ice machine. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 7:40 pm
Arborway car flipped

A JP resident took this photo shortly after 5 p.m. on the northbound Arborway carriage road north of Forest Hills; reports it's the fourth crash in that stretch in the past three months.

By - 8/22/18 - 4:55 pm
Rain over Kenmore Square

Paula Tennyson watched the rain come down over Kenmore Square and the Fenway around 4 p.m.

Down at Jamaica Pond, this ominous cloud approached quickly - about five minutes after the shot below, a torrential downpour began: Read more.

By - 8/20/18 - 10:09 am
Stony Brook tunnel being dug through solid rock

Turning Stony Brook into an underground river in 1888. Source.

Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. Read more.

By - 8/18/18 - 11:59 pm

Robert Todd was found dead today in Franklin Park, where family and friends had reported he'd been last seen entering on Thursday.

Read more.

By - 8/18/18 - 6:39 pm

Updated, 11:25 p.m.

State Police report a bicyclist suffered serious injuries when he lost control of his bike on Perkins Street, just west of the Jamaicaway, around 3:20 p.m.

No cars were involved, State Police say, adding that the man, 64 and a Jamaica Plain resident, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

By - 8/17/18 - 8:59 am

When asked why JP residents in the 8th Congressional District should vote for him, Christopher Voehl explained he's against Medicare for All.

Lynch also faces Brianna Wu in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary.

By - 8/17/18 - 8:46 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills. Lauren Picone wishes to have a word with the T about its timekeeping:

Orange Line delays are MORE than 10 minutes. I have been sitting at Forest Hills for at least 10 minutes. Can you please get the trains moving, or, failing that, at least update your incorrect information? These delays are SEVERE.