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By adamg - 10/24/23 - 9:34 am
Orange tree at Forest Hills Cemetery

Brooks Payne biked over to Forest Hills Cemetery the other day.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 8:43 pm
Bus on grass with missing windshield

Photo by Joy O. See it larger.

WCVB reports six people were injured when a Route 31 bus driver plowed through a fence and into Forest Hills Cemetery on Morton Street at Forest Hills Avenue around 5:30 p.m. The station says a motorist suddenly swerved in front of the bus, and the two vehicles collided, then the bus driver steered into the cemetery to avoid further crashes. Two of the injured were in the car.

By adamg - 10/16/22 - 3:40 pm
Bright orange trees at Forest Hills Cemetery

Brendan went for a walk in Forest Hills Cemetery today.

By adamg - 9/17/22 - 3:44 pm
Great blue heron in green water at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Prescottjr spotted this great blue heron in Forest Hills Cemetery's Lake Hibiscus this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 10:33 pm
Car in Lake Hibiscus

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Forest Hills Cemetery's Lake Hibiscus after a man drove his car into the water shortly before 4:40 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 11:22 am

Forest Hills Cemetery says bird watchers flocking there to watch a pair of nesting great horned owls have gotten out of hand and is asking people to stay away from the nesting area, near the "contemporary burial area." Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 4:49 pm
Forest Hills Cemetery today

Brenden went for a stroll today through Forest Hills Cemetery.

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.

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 - 11/2/16 - 9:35 pm

Sherry Eskin reports she and her kids were walking by Forest Hills Cemetery on Walk Hill Street around 4 p.m. when she spotted two chickens without heads by the cemetery entrance.

We told the cemetery security guard, who said he hadn't seen dead chickens in the cemetery in six or seven years.

She forwarded a photo of the fowl deed, but, well, use your imagination.

By adamg - 4/28/15 - 7:41 am

HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.

By adamg - 1/2/15 - 3:28 pm

WBZ reports police are investigating how two people wound up dead in Forest Hills Cemetery this morning. Boston EMS Incidents reports they were found outside a car "reportedly turning blue."

By adamg - 8/21/14 - 6:31 pm
Snapping turtle in Forest Hills Cemetery

Mike Ball reports on the different animals he saw on a walk around Forest Hills Cemetery the other day, including this snapping turtle in Lake Hibiscus:

It was pretty creepy. It came from maybe 30 feet off-shore and surfaced just below me by the tiny rocky beach. As I moved about 100 feet along the shore, it tracked me. I began to feel like it was viewing me as a two-legged fish…a snack.

By adamg - 6/5/14 - 10:26 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the cemetery has canceled the annual event along the shores of Lake Hibiscus.

In recent years, the cemetery has been unable to decide whether to allow non-burying events.

By adamg - 1/12/14 - 8:52 am

Design for windows for the Chapel of the Psalmist, Forest Hills Cemetery. See it larger.

The Boston Public Library has posted hundreds of photos of studies and work orders for stained-glass windows in churches, synagogues and cemeteries by the studio of Charles J. Connick in the mid-20th century.

Executed in watercolor and gouache, these studies provide critical insight into the nature and range of an artist’s working process, as well as a valuable glimpse of the artist’s own hand, visible in the minute corrections and methodical plotting of forms often not seen in the finished product. They are also visually stunning works of art in their own right.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 6/10/12 - 11:38 pm

Firefighters at Forest HillsFirefighters at Forest Hills. Photo by BFD.

By adamg - 10/19/11 - 6:23 pm

Ron Newman gets e-mail from the Forest Hills Educational Trust that the cemetery has put the kibosh on the trust's once annual Nov. 2 celebration of the Mexican ritual.

JP fans of the mystical will instead have to content themselves with this coming weekend's Lantern Festival at Jamaica Pond.

By adamg - 7/17/11 - 3:19 pm

Door hinge at Forest Hills

Christine Riggle spent some time at Forest Hills Cemetery recently.

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