Jamaica Plain

By - 4/23/18 - 10:24 pm

E shows us the flaming ties of doom on the inbound Orange Line between Forest Hills and Green Street shortly after 6:30 p.m.

By - 4/20/18 - 8:49 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Nika Elugardo, an aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, who is running against incumbent state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez in the 15th Suffolk and Norfolk district (Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Brookline and Roslindale).

By - 4/18/18 - 10:52 am

Margaret Pimentel is all set to open her Achilitos Taqueria, in the new building at 38 Hyde Park Ave., where YMAA used to be, but both the mayor's office and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer action on her request for a food-serving license until after she can meet with the council to discuss her proposal. Read more.

By - 4/18/18 - 10:32 am

Transit Police report arresting two Mattapan residents after an incident at the Forest Hills T station on Friday. Read more.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the impending arrival of a new store on Centre Street that will specialize in chocolate and freshly roasted nuts. Cacao will open in the space between the Same Old Place and Chilicates.

By - 4/12/18 - 7:48 pm
Stopped parkways

Something went wrong this evening and all the parkways in Jamaica Plain ground to a complete halt, as Fred discovered. Read more.

By - 4/11/18 - 4:17 pm
Legos at Jamaica Pond

Steve Garfield's started fixing a wall at the gazebo at the Jamaica Pond boathouse and hopes the community joins in to finish the work.

Compare to Nate Swain's Lego wall on Congress Street back in 2015.

By - 4/10/18 - 12:26 am
Duck on a rock

At Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/5/18 - 9:10 am
owl and turkey

In East Boston, Mike Anderson looked outside yesterday to see a snowy owl on his clothesline pole. On Paul Gore Place in Jamaica Plain, la bibliotequetress gave deference to one of the neighborhood turkey overlords.

By - 3/29/18 - 4:26 pm
Turtle at Jamaica Pond

Before the clouds completely took over the sky this afternoon, a turtle sunned itself on the usual turtle perch on one of the fallen tree branches near the northern end of Jamaica Pond.

By - 3/28/18 - 11:13 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved nine new condos in a three-story Victorian-style building at 16 Everett St., on land that had sat vacant since the state seized it in the 1960s for construction of the interstate highway that never was. Read more.

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.