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By adamg - 4/6/21 - 10:19 pm
Jason Waddleton

Inside the current Haven, Waddleton listens as residents back his proposal.

Jason Waddleton, owner of Boston's only Scottish pub, the Haven in Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, tonight detailed his plans to move into the much larger space at the Brewery Complex left vacant when Bella Luna closed a year ago. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 12:11 pm
Boarded up

All boarded up.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's request to add another floor and double the number of apartments at 632-638 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, which had been a hole in the ground for years before a developer finally got permission to build a three-story building, then stopped to try to get permission to finish the thing off as a four-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:43 pm

Jason Waddleton is looking to move the Haven, the Scottish pub he's run in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square since 2010, about a mile away to a larger space where Bella Luna used to be in the Brewery Complex on Amory Street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:32 am

If you've ever wanted to run a cafe in one of the cafe-iest parts of Boston, here's your chance: Ula Cafe in the Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plain is for sale. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/21 - 5:49 pm
Raccoon asleep on a Jamaica Plain porch

Andrea Pakula snapped the raccoon taking a nap on her Jamaica Plain deck this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:18 am

Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man and seizing a gun they found on him after gunfire along Heath Street across from the Mildred Hailey Apartment left three vehicles and one residence with fresh gunshot damage Tuesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:30 am
Proposed building on Washington Street

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 43-unit apartment building next to the currently shuttered Exodus Bagels on Washington Street that will feature several one-bedroom units with dens - and others with patios - aimed at accommodating the expanded market for people who want to work at home. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 9:13 pm
JP Honk on Pinebank Promontory

JP Honk performed in a socially-distanced circle this afternoon on Pinebank Promontory, overlooking Jamaica Pond. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 9:48 pm
Frog in a pond on the JP/Brookline line

This frog was sitting on a branch in a pool along the Muddy River between Wards Pond and Willow Pond this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 11:22 am

Forest Hills Cemetery says bird watchers flocking there to watch a pair of nesting great horned owls have gotten out of hand and is asking people to stay away from the nesting area, near the "contemporary burial area." Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 5:55 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said today she plans to move to vacate all drug convictions that included substances certified as an illegal drug by the Hinton state lab in Forest Hills between May, 2003 and August, 2012, when it was shut in the wake of the Annie Dookhan scandal, which ultimately implicated a second chemist who started there, then moved her tampering ways out to another state lab in Amherst. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/21 - 6:20 pm
Oggi location

Oggi today.

Pizza Oggi, which originally opened on Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain, then moved downtown, then moved to Harvard Square, is getting ready to re-open in its original location on Perkins Street in Hyde Square, next to the Haven.

By adamg - 3/19/21 - 3:45 pm

Faulkner Hospital has filed a new set of expansion plans that are largely similar to the ones it filed in 2019, but with one major change: One of the new in-patient floors would have a special ventilation system to better let the hospital isolate and treat patients during the current and future pandemics. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 9:31 am

A friend has set up a GoFundMe page for the family whose Sunnyside Street home suffered major damage in a fire on Monday. Read more

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 8:41 pm

Kelly Bates Announcement Video

Kelly Bates of Hyde Park formally announced her bid yesterday for one of the four at-large seats on the city council. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 11:04 am
Firefighters at Sunnyside Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 8 Sunnyside St. in Jamaica Plain for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 10:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 11:22 pm

Updated with info from State Police.

Friends are reporting the death of Joseph Lee Alan Pielmeier from injuries suffered in a crash on the Arborway in front of the Forest Hills T stop on Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 10:17 pm
Forest Hills crash scene showing motorbike

Arborway crash scene. Photo by Peter Cheung.

Live Boston reports a crash between the drivers of a minibike and a minivan on the Arbroway in front of the Forest Hills T stop around 7 p.m. sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. State Police shut the road for an investigation.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 9:27 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the new "No Turn on Red" signs on Boston's shortest street, Ukraine Way, which connects Hyde Park Avenue and Washington Street at Forest Hills:

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