Forest Hills

By - 4/15/19 - 1:55 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 1:45 p.m. after an electrical heater burst into flames. Quickly knocked down.

By - 4/9/19 - 12:33 pm
50 Stedman St. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a 21-unit, three-story apartment building at 50 Stedman St., which its developer is counting on becoming the gateway to transforming the area from garages and truck lots into a completely new residential area within an easy walk of the Forest Hills T stop. Read more.

By - 3/20/19 - 10:40 am

Steve Garfield reports that Bukhara Indian Bistro, currently on Centre Street at Burroughs Street, is moving to 3698 Washington St., across from the Forest Hills T stop, on April 1. Read more.

By - 1/20/19 - 7:43 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.

By - 12/21/18 - 9:48 am
New Orange Line headhouse at Forest Hills

Forest Hills and Arborway chronicler Clay Harper took a walk around the Forest Hills MBTA station last night to look at the additions, including the new entrance across the Arborway from the main station and the new upper busway and its all important canopies. 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 - 10/25/18 - 11:17 am

Transit Police report officers doing the usual after-school presence in the Forest Hills lobby Tuesday afternoon wound up arresting a man who was not at all happy to see them because he had a gun in his pants. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 9:00 pm
New canopy going in at Forest Hills MBTA station

Work's started on another permanent canopy for the upper busway at Forest Hills, this one to cover the walkway to come between the station and the new main bus area, where a much larger canopy is still under construction.

By - 10/9/18 - 2:57 pm
50 Stedman St. rendering

Architect's rendering

A South Boston developer is betting people will want to live in what could be a "gateway project" to transform Stedman Street in Jamaica Plain from a collection of truck yards and cinderblock buildings into a new residential area. Read more.

By - 10/3/18 - 3:48 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the impending demise of the food co-op with branches in Cambridge and Forest Hills. A going-out-of-business sale will be held to help pay off creditors.

Letter to members.

By - 9/24/18 - 11:02 pm
By - 8/31/18 - 9:22 am
New bus/bike lane in Roslindale

Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us.

The lane, in effect since June, requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.

By - 8/17/18 - 8:46 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills. Lauren Picone wishes to have a word with the T about its timekeeping:

Orange Line delays are MORE than 10 minutes. I have been sitting at Forest Hills for at least 10 minutes. Can you please get the trains moving, or, failing that, at least update your incorrect information? These delays are SEVERE.

By - 7/11/18 - 3:27 pm
Man scribbling on door at Forest Hills MBTA station

Meadowcraft practicing his penmanship at Forest Hills station. Photo via TPD.

A troublesome tagger who went to Wyoming after promising, scout's honor, he would never write his nom de spray paint on MBTA property ever again, has returned and is once again marking up T property, Transit Police report. Read more.

By - 7/11/18 - 9:43 am
New Forest Hills headhouse going in

Clay Harper watched construction start today on the above-ground part of the new entrance to the Forest Hills T stop, or headhouse, which will let people on the northern side of the Arborway get into the station without having to cross the busy road.

Earlier:
New canopy starts going up for Forest Hills upper busway.

By - 6/30/18 - 10:05 pm
Wild and wacky Widett Circle

Since 2015, Widett Circle fans who use one of the upper-busway routes at Forest Hills have been able to enjoy the permanent display of a banner headline about the industrial area on the last Boston Globe ever delivered to the honor box there. Read more.

By - 6/28/18 - 10:30 am

At least that way, people will have a place to get out of the rain, unlike now: Read more.

By - 6/26/18 - 2:43 pm

The developer of a residential complex going up between Hyde Park Avenue and the Amtrak/commuter-rail tracks at Forest Hills south of Ukraine Way is asking the BPDA's permission to let it change plans for six three-bedroom units into twelve units split between one and two bedrooms each. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 4:05 pm
Upper busway canopy under construction at Forest Hills

Workers are busy this week assembling a series of large metal pipes into the frame of a canopy for long suffering riders of the Washington Street and Centre Street buses that use the upper busway at Forest Hills. The old canopy was taken down years ago as part of the reconfiguration of the busway to make way for the new Arborway/Washington Street layout. Read more.

By - 6/8/18 - 5:14 pm
Insane traffic jam at Forest HIlls

Plenty of time to take a photo of the gridlock.

Butch reports it took him 45 minutes to go the roughly two miles from Jamaicaway to Forest Hills this afternoon.