Jamaica Plain

By - 12/7/18 - 5:56 pm
Tree vs. car in Jamaica Plain

Mark MacGilchrist came upon this crash on Arborway Road in Jamaica Plain shortly before 4 p.m., reports BPD and BFD showed up moments later. Rebecca Connors adds:

I saw someone standing next to the car, so I am hoping there were no serious injuries. Still, I don't get how so many cars crash along this divider. So many.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:16 am
Single-car crash on Centre Street

Thomas Papathanasiou shows us the aftermath of a one-car crash on Centre Street southbound, just before Louders Lane, around 1:40 a.m. on Monday.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:33 pm

Jamaica Plain, which has rapidly risen to rival South Boston for the boldness, obnoxiousness and inventiveness of its space-saving fervor, could join the South End in trying to ban space saving altogether. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:34 pm
Raptor at Jamaica Pond

Was walking around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, when I spotted this bird glide down to a perch on one of the trees on the Parkman Drive side.

Hawk? And should I finally figure out how to manually focus my camera lens because the auto-focus kept zeroing in on the branches in front of the bird? The answer to the latter question, of course, is: Yes.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:10 am

Pot-shop proposals are popping up like daisies across Boston:

On Tuesday, Jody Mendoza and her husband, Richy Peña, hold an outreach meeting for their proposed Mojos pot shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan. Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 9:59 pm

Around 9:30 on Creighton Street between Bynner and Centre streets.

By - 11/30/18 - 4:10 pm
Caffe Aromi

Caffe Aromi, on Centre Street in Hyde Square, re-opened this week, with the same unusual backless chairs with air holes it had when it shut in 2015.

It's in the space once occupied by the June Bug Cafe, which the landlord rented the space to after essentially forcing out Bella Luna and the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes - a sad reminder of which remains on one of the handles in the doorway to the basement where the bowling alley used to be: Read more.

By - 11/28/18 - 2:19 pm

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion post at 280 South St., near the Forest Hills T stop, Greater Boston Radio reports.

By - 11/27/18 - 10:31 pm
Dos Santos

On the afternoon of Nov. 19, Jose Dos Santos traveled to his former girlfriend Lodimara Dos Santos's Jamaica Plain apartment with a gun and knife and threatening to murder her and kill himself. He carried out his threat, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.

Read more.

By - 11/27/18 - 6:04 pm
Rainbow over Roslindale

Mark Smith captured the rainbow over Roslindale this afternoon.

Jamaica Plain got a rainbow as well - looks like the pot o' gold was somewhere on Centre Street: Read more.

By - 11/23/18 - 9:00 pm

Boston firefighters responded around 8:50 p.m. to 279 Centre St. for a fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of an eight-story Hailey Apartments building. The sprinklers turned on and firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire.

By - 11/22/18 - 9:20 am

Updated, 4:30 p.m.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 6 Hoffman St., off Chestnut Avenue, around 1:15 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died. A nearby resident reported hearing multiple shots.

2018 murders in Boston.

By - 11/21/18 - 6:26 pm

Boston Police have identified one of the two people shot to death in a Hailey Apartments building on Monday as Lodimira Dos Santos, 23. Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 12:58 pm
Coots at Jamaica pond

Several coots have made their late-fall arrival at Jamaica Pond - looking like ducks in the water, and sort of chickens on land, except for their feet, which look like, well, nothing you'd expect.

By - 11/20/18 - 11:56 pm
Lettuce lacking at the supermarket

Roving UHub leafy-greens photographer Jed Hresko reports the romaine was just the tip of the iceberg at the Jamaica Plain Stop & Shop tonight - they also rooted out the arugula.

H/t Ana Crowley for the headline.

By - 11/20/18 - 6:17 pm

A woman was hit by a vehicle around 6 p.m. at South Huntington Avenue and Perkins Street.

By - 11/20/18 - 8:58 am

Jamaica Plain News barks out the news that DCR has chosen land along Oakdale Street north of Green Street for a possible dog park.

By - 11/19/18 - 6:44 pm

Woman identified as Lodimira Dos Santos, 23.

WFXT reports a man and a woman were fatally shot around 5:45 p.m. at 60 Bickford St. in the Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By - 11/18/18 - 1:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Weymouth woman and two 17-year-olds after a brawl Saturday night they say started when officers on patrol tried to stop one of the teens, whom they said was packing a loaded gun. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 10:53 am

The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.

Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.