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.
Coffeehouse in Forest Hills looks like it'll be replaced by another coffeehouse with a full meal menu
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More ceiling chunks rain down at a T station, this time on the commuter-rail platform at Forest Hills
Update: MBTA says it wasn't concrete, but about a pound of felt.
Two largeish concrete chunks observed this morning.
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.
The VU shows us the car fire outside Brassica and across from the T stop in Forest Hills around 6:10 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston City Archives posted a couple of photos of the aftermath of a crash at the Forest Hills elevated station on Dec. 4, 1921, when the last car of a train derailed, causing one train car to fall to the street - narrowly missing a streetcar. No deaths or injuries, unlike a derailment on the el at Beech Street and Harrison Avenue seven years later that killed two and injured several more.
Keolis announced today that it will be having even more Providence Line and Franklin Line trains stop at Forest Hills both on weekdays and weekends to handle riders who would normally take the Orange Line or who just don't like the idea of taking a shuttle bus, no matter how plush the seats. Read more.
Kristin MacDougall got off the last train into Forest Hills tonight and reports that the departure board immediately lit up with "No train service" and then The Voice announced over the PA: "This station is closed."
Perhaps appropriately, that last train was one of the 1980s rolling rec rooms with the wood paneling rather than one of the shiny new bing-bing-bing-bing jobs: Read more.
NBC Boston reports one of the two workers injured trying to deal with the flaming bus was released from the hospital yesterday but that the other was admitted for care.
Darragh Murphy captured the flaming bus on Washington Street, reports:
Kudos to the driver for safely driving their ON FIRE bus into the @MBTA yard. Also kudos to @BostonFire for arriving in less than a minute and putting out the fire.
Video: Bus flaming in the bus yard.
Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, plans to throw open its door on May 12, some 4 1/2 years after it closed during the morass caused by the demolition of the old Casey Overpass and construction of the new Arborway. Read more.
BPD officer permanently injured in chain-reaction crash at Forest Hills construction site sues drivers, construction companies, developers
A Boston Police officer who says he suffered permanent injuries in a crash on Hyde Park Avenue at Ukraine Way and is no longer able to work is suing the drivers and companies he says were to blame. Read more.
T cop who ground homeless man's face into pavement at Forest Hills gets no jail time after admitting what he did
A Transit Police officer who dragged a man off a bus, used his knee on the man's back to hold him to the ground for 20 seconds, then pushed his head into the pavement had his case continued without a finding for 18 months, which means the charges will go away if he stays out of trouble for that time, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
On the lower side of Forest Hills station around 12:05 p.m. The officer inside was able to get out OK. A passerby with a fire extinguisher helped extinguish the fire, which apparently started in the vehicle's electronics in the rear, before it could consume the entire vehicle. Boston firefighters responded and made sure the fire was completely out. Traffic towards Jamaica Plain on Hyde Park Avenue was diverted at Ukraine Way.
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