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By adamg - 12/4/19 - 1:39 pm

WFXT reports on the situation at English High School in Jamaica Plain and the O'Bryant School and Madison Park, next to each other in Roxbury. The schools were put in "safe" mode," in which students and teachers try to go on with their days normally even as all external doors are locked to keep people out; the schools are now back to regular mode.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 11:32 am
Car with a ticket in the snow in Jamaica Plain

In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, Taams Tidwell could only marvel at the industriousness of one BTD employee this morning (the ticket is possibly for not having a residential sticker, what with the car having New Jersey plates).

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 9:55 am

Update, 10:40 a.m.: T says Orange Line trains are rolling again, but with 10-minute delays.

The MBTA, which first reported 15-minute delays on the Orange Line southbound, has now suspended all service entirely on the line between Haymarket and Tufts Medical Center - and telling riders who want to get anywhere between North Station and Copley Square to use the Green Line instead. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:43 am
Cones on Wachusett Street

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these three cones on Wachusett Street in Jamaica Plain, which don't even do the courtesy of holding a space that was back-breakingly shoveled out.

By adamg - 12/1/19 - 6:48 pm
Slippery conditions on South Huntington Avenue

Patrick Ford took a look at South Huntington Avenue around 6:30 p.m. and saw a bus stuck in the snow. A T inspector in an SUV pulled up and tried to push the bus, but it didn't seem to be working: Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 3:01 pm
Santa Claus at Green Street on the Orange Line

Roving UHub photographer David Dines spotted the Jolly Old Elf on the platform at the Green Street Orange Line station, said he hopes he at least got one of the new trains on the way in.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 9:03 pm

At least five shots fired from the Metcalf Court parking lot around 8:50 p.m. One round entered the Happy Market across the street. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 12:45 pm
Firefighter at scene of pickup collapse

Firefighter after truck was jacked up so victim could be pulled out. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters pulled a man out from under a pickup truck that hit him at Prestige Auto Body, 237 Hyde Park Ave., around 11:40 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 11:53 am

Equal Exchange, which specializes in selling coffee, bananas and other foods from small farms around the world, is close to an agreement to buy Jamaica Plain's two City Feed and Supply stores - the original "little Feed" on Boylston Street and the larger Centre Street store. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 9:11 am

An Orange Line train decided Green Street this morning was a good place and time to develop a "mechanical problem" and now the T reports delays of up to 15 minutes into town.

H/t strubsa, who is among the people who got stuck at Green, for the headline.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 10:16 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square to add a 23-seat patio. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/19 - 7:53 pm
Two flues in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about these two chimney flues that appeared at the intersection of McBride and Call streets in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 10:02 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Pine Street Inn building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The BPDA yesterday approved a proposal by the Pine Street Inn and the Community Builders for a 202-unit apartment building on Washington Street, near Green Street, in Jamaica Plain, in which 140 units will be reserved for people in Pine Street Inn programs and the rest rented to people making no more than 80% of the Boston area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 10:37 am

DCR officials will be visiting Roslindale and Jamaica Plain twice in a week to discuss ways to make the Arborway and Centre Street safer from Hebrew SeniorLife and Forest Hills up to Jamaica Pond - even as expansion plans at Faulkner Hospital could mean more cars on the road. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 9:50 pm
Firefighters at 111 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the 30-story 111 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain around 4 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a sixth-floor apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 5:47 pm
Malala

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Burhan Ud Din, 50, of Watertown, to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his participation in a scheme by Pakistani natives to defraud the IRS through a chain of fried-chicken joints in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 9:22 pm

Hannah Spicher reports that among the people at the auction of interior stuff at Doyle's today were representatives of the Boston Public Library and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, who were photographing and cataloging items up for sale to create an online gallery of what would seen be going out the doors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 5:19 pm
Downed pole at Centre Street and Louders Lane

A resident of that part of Centre Street that connects the Arborway in Jamaica Plain with VFW Parkway has forwarded yet another photo of yet another light pole taken out by one of the area's many fine motorists, sometime last night, at Louders Lane, just south of the Rotary o' Doom. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 1:25 pm

The MBTA reports that the new north headhouse - or entrance - for the Forest Hills T stop will open Tuesday, which means people walking to the station from the north will no longer have to cross the Arborway to get on the train.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 9:18 am
Old menu at Doyle's

Going, going, soon to be gone.

The now closed Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain will become an auction house Wednesday morning. For sale: Most of the stuff on the walls of the now former neighborhood landmark, along with most of its tables, chairs, booths and kitchen and bar equipment. Read more.

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