Jamaica Plain

By - 5/5/18 - 10:55 pm

Friends are identifying one of the two men fatally shot at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain last night as Chris Joyce, 23.

Joyce was scheduled to graduate with an accounting degree from Salem State University on May 19. Read more.

By - 5/5/18 - 2:36 pm

Now a novelist, in 1996, Alisa Valdes was a writer for the Living section of the Globe when Junot Diaz's "Drown" collection of short stories came out. When he came up to Boston, she interviewed him and they began a relationship even though he expressed disgust when she took him to a Dominican restaurant in JP rather than a fancy place downtown. Read more.

By - 5/4/18 - 9:44 pm

UPDATE: One victim identified as Chris Joyce, 23, the second as Clayborn Blair, 58.

Two men were shot, one in the head, around 9:40 p.m. behind 277 Centre St., midway between the T stop and Bickford Street. Read more.

By - 5/2/18 - 11:52 am

The T had been planning to run buses instead of Orange Line trains between Forest Hills and Jackson Square for track work this weekend, but canceled that when it learned the 40th annual Wake Up the Earth festival was scheduled for Saturday, basically spreading out from the Stony Brook T stop. So look for regular Orange Line service instead.

By - 4/27/18 - 4:49 pm
Proposed terminal area for New York and Boston Inland Railroad, along the Charles River

Imagine no Esplanade and no Storrow Drive. See it larger.

The launch of Amtrak's Acela service in 2000 brought 3 1/2-hour train travel between Boston and New York. It was a big improvement over the old 5-hour trip - but it was no faster than train service first proposed in the 1880s with steam engines. Read more.

By - 4/27/18 - 8:46 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on a meeting between state officials and residents about the future of Shattuck Hospital's grounds in Franklin Park as the hospital is shut and moved to the South End. A state agency wants to use two acres of the land for affordable housing.

By - 4/26/18 - 6:29 pm

WCVB reports a Boston firefighter is free on personal recognizance after his arraignment earlier this month on charges he tried to kiss a woman, then pulled her pants down, exposed himself and pushed her onto a couch before she fled. Read more.

By - 4/26/18 - 2:46 pm

Jarrod "Rizz" Simmons, 21, yesterday pleaded guilty to distribution of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a public housing facility. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 3:16 pm

Looks like the T will have to put another zero up on those [X] Days Since Last Orange Line Fire in JP" signs again: There was a track fire between Jackson Square and Stony Brook - well less than 24 hours after the last track fire on that stretch of the Orange Line. The fire is out, the firefighters are gone and service has resumed, but with residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes the T advises.

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

E shows us the flaming debris 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.