Jamaica Plain

By - 1/3/18 - 11:07 pm

Colleen O'Connor watched the waterfall at the Forest Hills T stop round 10 p.m.

By - 1/3/18 - 8:07 pm
No bananas at Cambridgeport Whole Foods

Shoppers at Whole Foods stores across the Boston area are reporting serious shortages tonight - not of milk, eggs and bread, but of some fruits and green vegetables. Read more.

By - 1/2/18 - 9:07 pm
Eggs and milk at Jackson Square Stop and Shop

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko did a bit of early French-Toast buying at the Jackson Square Stop & Shop tonight and shows us the egg and milk cases.

By - 12/31/17 - 7:15 pm

Photos from the Hyde Park Ave. gas-main event. Ambulance crashed onto median. Gas spraying into air behind the tractor in one photo.

By - 12/31/17 - 4:07 pm

Boston Police report a gun dog located the weapon they say a Norwood man used to hold up the JP Convenience Store, 36 Gay Head St. on Saturday afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:52 am

Boston Police report arresting Joseph Kayode, 32, of Lynn on a charge of homicide by motor vehicle while operating under the influence for a crash on Columbus Avenue at Heath Street on Dec. 22. Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:37 am

MassDOT reports it now expects the road sections of the Arborway/Forest Hills project to be finished by mid-January, rather than, oh, today.

At 10 a.m. today, workers were to adjust "traffic logistics" to shift eastbound drivers on the Arborway to the new, permanent alignment between South and Washington streets. Read more.

By - 12/28/17 - 11:45 am
Ducks, geese and coots in water at otherwise frozen Jamaica Pond

Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.

By - 12/27/17 - 12:36 pm
Skating on Jamaica Pond

The Library of Congress has this drawing of people skating in Jamaica Plain (and some who have plunged to the ice) in 1859 or thereabouts.

By - 12/26/17 - 10:49 am
New busway exit in use at Forest Hills

Deb Beatty Mel reports buses are now leaving the upper busway at Forest Hills through a pair of exits that separates them from oncoming traffic at the old exit at South Street.

State officials recently said they hope to have the bulk of the Forest Hills/Arborway road work done by the end of this week, although long suffering upper-busway riders will have to wait until next fall for a canopy to protect them from rain, snow and hail.

By - 12/25/17 - 9:48 pm

The sign went up last week: The large parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop closes for good on Jan. 24 as workers begin preparing the site for construction of a 250-unit apartment complex. Read more.

By - 12/22/17 - 9:03 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports one person died and five other people were injured - two critically - in a crash around 5 a.m. at Columbus Avenue and Heath Street.

By - 12/20/17 - 8:54 am

A fan of Cafe Beirut on Centre Street has set up a GoFundMe page to help owner Brian O'Muimhneacháin make up the $6,000 an employee managed to skim: Read more.

By - 12/16/17 - 9:36 pm
Statue and mural in English High School lobby

If you stand in just the right spot in the English High School lobby, it sure looks like the astronaut is giving the classical warrior some bunny ears.

By - 12/14/17 - 9:25 pm
Center for Pain and the Brain ad

Also call if you have a migraine. Seen on the train, in Jamaica Plain.

By - 12/11/17 - 8:56 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays from a desiccated Orange Line train at Stony Brook.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:05 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver in the snow

At 4:33 p.m., somebody sent 311 this photo of a space saver on Forbes Street in JP and demanded the city do something about it:

Someone clearly did not shovel this apt but is taking an ownership of the spot. Please remove this trash can and let the owner know that s/he cannot do that.

By - 12/6/17 - 9:44 pm
Forest Hills canopy

Long-term good news for long suffering bus riders: They're getting a canopy, eventually.

State officials said tonight that the delayed Casey Overpass replacement project is just three weeks away from being fully opened to motorists. Read more.

By - 11/30/17 - 3:45 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Kenny Lamour as he worked on a crew clearing snow on Centre Street near the Arborway after a blizzard in February, 2015, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/28/17 - 12:45 pm

MassDOT reports crews will shut the intersection of South and New Washington streets in Forest Hills this weekend for work related to the Casey Overpass replacement project. Read more.