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By adamg - 2/6/24 - 1:01 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Washington Pearson, 56, of Lynn to 16 to 18 years in state prison following his conviction for breaking into an Arborway home in 2022 and, while armed with a large flathead screwdriver, strangling one of the women who lived there, sexually attacking her, then strangling again before running out with jewelry and other items, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/24 - 5:31 pm
Washington Pearson

Pearson to be sent away again.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Washington Pearson, 56, of Lynn, with a criminal record that dates to 1987, on charges he broke into a home on the Arborway in 2022, strangled one of the women living there into unconsciousness, sexually attacked her, strangled her again and then made off with her phone and jewelry, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/24 - 10:25 am
Orange sunrise over Morton Street

Handmaid got a good view of this morning's sunrise over Morton Street and the Arborway in Forest Hills.

Mary Ellen got a good view of those clouds, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 10:36 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the MBTA's latest iteration on its plans to turn the Arborway bus yard into a garage able to recharge and maintain the battery-powered buses the T is planning on buying. It's the latest proposal in more than 20 years of proposal for the facility.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 4:05 pm

DCR crews last night began two weeks of overnight road restriping to add what is supposed to be a temporary second car lane between Murray Circle - the big rotary at one end of the Arboretum - and the main entrance to the Arnold Arboretum, about 500 feet south, as work continues to map out more permanent fixes to the Arborway that include permanent bicycle paths and safer pedestrian crossings. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/22 - 10:10 pm

Washington Pearson, 55, of Lynn, had bail set at $250,000 today on charges related to an Oct. 24 home invasion on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain, in which he used a large flat-head screwdriver to break into a woman's home and rob, strangle and rape her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/22 - 10:10 am

Boston Police report that Washington Pearson, 55, wanted for breaking into a residence on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain on Oct. 24 and then trying to rape and kill its occupant, was arrested Tuesday in Norfolk, VA. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 11:17 am
Washington Pearson

Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they now have a warrant for the arrest of a man they say burst into a home on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain and tried to strangle and rape an occupant on Oct. 24. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 4:40 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police have released more photos of the man they say forced his way into a residence on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain and tried to rape an occupant, around noon on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/22 - 9:10 pm
Rape suspect in Jamaica Plain

Surveillance photos of the suspect via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who burst into a residence on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain around noon and raped a woman there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/22 - 9:04 pm
Aftermath of a crash at Murray Circle in Jamaica Plain

Residents along the Arborway and the parkway part of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have long had to watch the aftermath of motorists taking out street-light poles. One reports on the latest carnage this weekend, to go with the photos she took. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/22 - 9:48 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that when the sisters who now live in a prominent parkway monastery move out, they will leave the building behind, rather than sell it to a developer who wanted to replace it with townhouses.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 8:58 pm
Proposed new Arborway yard

Proposed Arborway map; current bus depot would be given to city for housing.

The MBTA says it hopes to break ground in 2024 on a new, entirely indoor bus facility along the Arborway to handle a larger fleet of all battery-powered buses starting in 2027 - which in turn could mean more capacity on currently overloaded routes, such as the 32 along Hyde Park Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 11:55 am

The MBTA is proposing to build a garage to service a new generation of battery-powered buses in a corner of the Arborway bus yard in Forest Hills.

The public will get a chance to see and discuss the plans at a public meeting on Dec. 9. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 1:57 pm
Knocked down fence on the Arborway

A roving UHub photographer reports that twice in the past couple of weeks, somebody has jumped the curb and taken out the wrought-iron fences on the median on the Arborway between Forest Hills and the Rotary o' Doom and suggest maybe people try driving just a tad slower, even if they are trying to make up for all the time they just spent trying to get from the Jamaicaway to Forest Hills though the semi-newly reconfigured big-ass roundabout.

Well, at least they're no longer taking out light fixtures.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 10:58 am

Boston Magazine provides an overview of the fighting over the 13 acres of the park used for Shattuck Hospital - and now the "temporary" Arborway bus yard next door, pitting mental-health and park/greenspace advocates against each other and gathering in residents who have been putting up with the eyesore bus yard long after the T said it would do something about it.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:50 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the road markings along the Arborway and Centre Street that went in this week as contractors get ready to place bollards for a new bike lane to replace one of the four current car lanes between Parkman Drive and the Arborway rotary. 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.

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