Jamaica Plain

By - 3/26/18 - 8:50 am
MBTA and school bus after crash in Egleston Square

Photo of T bus by Rick Macomber, photo of school bus by Jenn Brandel.

Updated with statement by Transit Police.

Transit Police report the driver of a 44 bus didn't stop for a flashing red light at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street around 5:45 a.m. and ran into a BPS school bus already in the intersection. Read more.

By - 3/24/18 - 9:41 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at Gay Head and Minden streets.

By - 3/21/18 - 11:28 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Gate on Washington Street in Egleston Square has closed its doors, barely 11 months after it opened as a replacement for the shuttered James's Gate on South Street.

The building housing the Gate was posted for sale today.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:08 pm
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Erik Pettaway reports he was walking his dogs around Jamaica Pond on Jan. 30, near where Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersect, when: Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:48 pm

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Centre Street at Myrtle Street, Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:24 pm
Baez

Ritcher Baez, 25, of New York City, today admitted he killed Pippin Roe near a Jackson Square construction site in 2014, then left her body under some leaves and debris, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 3:27 pm
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Went up to Jamaica Pond to look for the bald eagle that's been spotted there. Didn't find it, but did find these hooded mergansers paddling around with the mallards up at the north end of the pond.

By - 3/15/18 - 11:24 am
Space saver/heater

But regardless, it doesn't hurt to emphasize the point with a cinder block, as Robert Alvarez discovered on the mean streets of Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 3/11/18 - 11:08 am
Chicken

Tillie Jupiter reports this chicken was found in the Bourne section of Jamaica Plain yesterday.

By - 3/9/18 - 3:23 pm

UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports the victim is 19, the suspect 17.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the Green Street Orange Line station, according to Mass Incidents, which reports one person is in custody. The victim's injuries do not appear life threatening.

Orange Line service slowed as trains bypassed Green Street, which was shut for the investigation.

By - 3/9/18 - 8:44 am

Gustaf Berger interviewed 12 of the regulars on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/28/18 - 11:29 am

Boston firefighters responded around 11:15 a.m. to Forest Hills station when an overheated motor on an Orange Line train parked on one of the storage tracks past the station sparked a small fire. Firefighters quickly doused the fire and packed up their equipment - and the command center they'd set up inside the station.

By - 2/27/18 - 4:16 pm
Guy wearing Anti-Trump Social Club hoodie at Forest Hills

Spotted this afternoon getting on a 34E at Forest Hills.

By - 2/26/18 - 10:47 pm

WBUR reports state officials have concluded buying a building Boston Medical Center is abandoning in the South End and moving Shattuck's state-funded patients there would be a lot cheaper than doing required renovations at Shattuck - and would get patients closer to programs run by BMC and the BU Medical School.

By - 2/25/18 - 12:05 pm
Swans in Jamaica Pond

There are three swans at the pond these days - a couple and a third wheel. Yesterday afternoon, all converged on the small island at the northern end of the pond, but the couple was not in a sharing mood - one of them broke off and drove away the third swan, which decided the middle of the pond wasn't so bad after all.

By - 2/21/18 - 12:59 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Grass Fed on Centre Street will be shutting down, with its owner hoping to transfer its current alcohol license to the owner of the burgeoning Chilacates chain. No word on what sort of food the new place will serve; Chilacates already has an outlet on Centre Street, across from JP Licks.

By - 2/19/18 - 8:37 am

On neighborhood Facebook groups, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain residents report being startled awake either shortly before or after 5 a.m. by at least two loud booms. On Twitter, Pete Cannon reports: Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:15 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver

Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/15/18 - 6:52 pm

Forest Hills at rush hour, as Eli Reusch shows us: