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By adamg - 11/16/23 - 5:50 pm

A 15-year-old was ordered held for 60 days at her arraignment today on charges she kicked and tripped an 84-year-old man at Forest Hills as she and her pals clowned on him Tuesday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 11:21 am
Helicopter seen through the trees

Forest Hills awoke today to the sound of a helicopter inching its way up Hyde Park Avenue, and as one 311 reporter complained. "looking into resident back yards." 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 - 9/27/23 - 7:53 pm
Plan for property showing the old oak tree

Plan submitted to zoning board by the developer last year shows the old oak tree in the upper right.

The oak tree

Residents say the BPDA has jumped into a battle - in which it's yet to take sides - to save 72 Hyde Park Ave., across from the Forest Hills station parking lot, where a developer who tore down a two-family house to replace it with a six-unit building has hired a tree service to take it down. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 11:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Brassica Kitchen + Cafe on Washington Street across from the Forest Hills T station to expand into the space next door where the Dogwood Cafe used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/23 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers whether to approve plans by Brassica Kitchen + Cafe, 3710 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, to expand into the space left vacant when the Dogwood Cafe closed in January. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/23 - 9:09 am

The Boston Transportation Department has decided this is the year of the 39 and 57 buses - and has launched studies to see how to improve their routes to get people to and fro faster - and let them "wait comfortably at their bus stops and board the bus safely." Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/23 - 9:04 am

At 8:46 a.m., Karen MacKenzie-Sleeman posted a photo of a Franklin Line train that had stopped just short of Norwood Central and had been sitting there for ten minutes: Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/23 - 1:46 pm
Photo of alleged attacker

Alleged attacker in full display mode. Photo via TPD.

A West Roxbury man was arraigned this week on charges he sexually attacked a woman on a 34 bus outbound from Forest Hills and exposed himself to young girls on another 34 bus the next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/23 - 3:39 pm
Man wanted for indecent assault, whipping out his junk

Coverup provided by Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say first rubbed against or grabbed a woman as they were boarding a 34E bus at Forest Hills, then, once the bus was rolling, whipped out his alleged manhood, around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/23 - 9:58 am
JJ Foley's Fireside Tavern being torn down

Jesse Kanson-Benanav watched this morning as the old J.J. Foley's Fireside Tavern in Forest Hills disappeared this morning, a little more than a year after it closed. It's being replaced by a four-story, nine-unit residential building.

By adamg - 3/23/23 - 1:42 pm

In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, somebody posted today a sign in the window of the on-again/off-again Simpli Bar & Bites on Washington Street advertising the impending arrival of a new place called BU Bistro, with the BU standing for, no, not what you'd think, but "Be Understood." Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 11:43 am

Transit Police report that a 19-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy punched and kicked a 63-year-old man in the upper busway at the Forest Hills T station around 8 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 9:51 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the reason for the appearance of construction equipment and fencing outside the former JJ Foley's Fireside Tavern on Hyde Park Avenue is so a developer can begin work to put up a four-story, nine-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 10:28 pm
River Street crash scene

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports at least two road ragers managed to make it nearly 3 miles from Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue in Forest Hills to Hyde Park without killing anyone before crashing in front of the block of stores that includes Asian-Thai Eatery on River Street near West Street in Hyde Park around 7 p.m. - possibly reaching speeds of up to 90 m.p.h. along the way. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 6:36 pm
Car on fire outside Brassica in Forest Hills

The VU shows us the car fire outside Brassica and across from the T stop in Forest Hills around 6:10 p.m.

By adamg - 1/11/23 - 5:05 pm
Old Orange Line cars at Forest Hills

Power flows as red light stays on.

The other day, one of the new Orange Line trains was parked on the tracks that continue for a bit past Forest Hills surrounded by a flotilla of the older cars, even some of the OG 1200 series. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 5:28 pm

Bukhara, which apparently last served something before Thanksgiving, remains closed, with a "For Lease" sign in the window, leaving Tikki Masala as the only Indian restaurant across from the Forest Hills T stop.

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 9:49 am

The Dogwood Cafe, which has been serving basic American food, wood-fired pizzas and drinks for 27 years, reports, "with deep regret and a heavy heart," it is closing for good on Jan. 14.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

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