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By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:39 pm

Several annoyed citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks returning, from Forest Hills to Mission Hill, including this one from Parker Hill Avenue:

Enormous m80 sounding fireworks.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 11:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected arguments that the 9/11 attacks would have made prospective jurors antisemitic and upheld Daniel Mason's first-degree murder sentence for bursting into a Hyde Park Avenue apartment and shooting its two occupants and their dog, killing one of the men and the dog and injuring the other man so seriously he had to be put in a medical coma. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:27 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is investigating a now former Transit Police officer for possibly lying about an April 28 incident in a Forest Hills busway in which he may have shoved the man into the pavement and then kept him there with his knee on his back for 20 seconds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:39 am

The MBTA is reporting 10-minute delays on the Orange Line inbound from Forest Hills due to another train with a mechanical problem.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 7:13 pm

Forest Hills Cemetery announced today it is re-opening this weekend for grave and niche owners and to the public at large on Tuesday - although it warns anybody caught jogging or with a dog or bicycle will be kicked out.

Meanwhile, neighbors and other past visitors to the cemetery - designed in the 19th century to incorporate features of both a private resting ground and a public park ... Read more.

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By adamg - 5/17/20 - 9:59 am

Forest Hills Cemetery announces that it will soon re-open its grounds to the public, but with a major change: Only strollers will be allowed; people with dogs or who want to bicycle or jog will have to find someplace else for that. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 3:23 pm
Sign saying Forest Hills Cemetery is now closed

The managers of Forest Hills Cemetery closed the scenic grounds to visitors today, saying there were just too many people crowding in for walks and bicycle rides - even as the number of burials is going up due to the increase in Covid-19 deaths. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 2:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old on charges they used flare guns in an argument across the street from the Forest Hills T stop last night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 5:25 pm
Horde waiting for a 32 bus at Forest Hills

Jen takes the 32 from Forest Hills to get home. From the top of the stairs at the station this rush hour, she looked down at the 32 berth and concluded:

We need more 32 buses!!!!!!!

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 8:39 pm
Broken water fountain on north side of Arborway

Clay Harper videoed a brand-new and already busted water fountain spewing water tonight on the little plaza next to the new entrance to the Forest Hills T station across the Arborway from the station. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 7:35 am
Long delays at Forest Hills

'Oh, nuts!' squirrel says at Forest Hills.

Jason Arroyo was among the growing numbers of Orange Line riders forced to abandon most hope when they got to an Orange Line station this morning due to a dead train at North Station.

By Cleary Squared - 11/3/19 - 8:05 am

I removed this from one of the posts regarding the Halloween storm for two reasons; I didn't want to hijack the original thread, and I wanted to flesh out things more.

Route 21 is a good route for those who use the Orange and Red lines and don't want to loop through downtown. On the off-peak and the weekends, Route 21 does run consistently (albeit infrequently; on Saturdays it's every 40 minutes and Sundays it"s every hour). Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 5:24 pm

John Godfrey reports he and other Forest Hills residents are struggling to understand how a planned Neversource repair outage that was supposed to end by morning, then by 6 p.m.. is now scheduled to end at midnight - 21 hours after it started.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) says he shares residents' "frustration with the lack of communication throughout the day," but says that long term, the work will mean fewer problems in the future.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:37 am

UPDATE, 11:50 a.m. Firefighters leaving, but power will stay off until MBTA workers fix whatever was causing flames when the power was on.

The Orange Line, which was delayed earlier this morning because of smoke from the tracks at Malden Center, is delayed again as firefighters try to figure out why something is burning on the tracks, this time near Forest Hills. Power has been shut in both directions. Buses are being called in to replace trains between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 1:29 pm
Hawk at Forest Hills MBTA station

Massmikmouse spotted a hawk way up in the rafters of the Forest Hills T station this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:37 pm
Architect's rendering of Brookley Road proposal

Architect's rendering.

Two developers want to build a four-story, 46-unit residential building at Brookley Road and Steadman Street behind the Arborway bus yard - and across the street from a 21-unit apartment building that won BPDA and zoning-board approval earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 6:03 pm

The Croft School of Providence plans to build a K-6 school in the space once occupied by the now defunct Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/19 - 9:49 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a former employee at the shuttered Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, wants to re-open the watering hole, but with acoustic music.

Melissa Hunt goes before the Boston Licensing Board this Wednesday to seek a 1 a.m. liquor license. Hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Room 809 in City Hall.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 12:52 pm
Colson Kennedy

A man convicted of indecent assault and battery last year was arrested for two July 18 incidents, one involving an attempted rape at Northeastern and the other an exposure on an Orange Line train. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 10:01 pm
Post-rain sunset over Jamaica Plain

Dan Crocker watched the sunset down Weld Hill Street in Forest Hills this evening.

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