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By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:46 am
1595-1599 Columbus Avenue rendering

Archictect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Urban Edge Housing Corp. for a six-story apartment building in which all the units would be rented as affordable, at 1599 Columbus Ave., just south of Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 4:17 pm
In hammocks

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen captured a couple of folks who set up hammocks by Leverett Pond in Olmsted Park to enjoy the day today.

Fans of cold, bitter snow, though, may only have to wait until the end of the week to be back in their element.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 11:19 pm
James Hennigan

The family of James Hennigan reports the former state representative, state senator, school-committee member and register of probate died Friday at 92. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 2:17 pm
Another downed light pole on Centre Street in Jamaica Pain

A roving UHub photographer chronicles yet another smash-n-crash involving a light pole along that stretch of Centre Street that connects the Jamaicaway and Arborway with VFW Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 10:48 am
Tree limb just hanging in air

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the situation on Aldworth Street in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:01 pm

The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 7:33 pm
Sign that reads: NOT playing Xmas music

ThatIsOzone says she appreciates Susana, the women's boutique on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, for this sign.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 9:00 am

At 8:43 a.m., Avrom Sutzkever reported:

The Daily Indignity (tm) continues: just standing at #orangeline Stony Brook Station for 12 minutes - lurched forward an inch 5 minutes ago, now silence.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 11:01 am
Swastikas sprayed on a minivan in a church parking lot in Jamaica Plain

Chokmahlady spotted these sprayed swastikas on a minivan in the parking lot of Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 4:32 pm
Jamaica Pond in the fog

While Dorchester Bay was rolling across Morrissey Boulevard, Jamaica Pond was disappearing into the fog, as a roving UHub photographer discovered this afternoon.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 10:58 am

Jamaica Plain News posts some photos from the motion-activated camera one Jamaica Plain resident set up near her backyard compost pile.

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 10:19 pm
Santa Claus on the Orange Line

Roving UHub photographer Marilyn M. spotted the jolly old elf headed to JP on the Orange Line this evening after bouncing kids on his knee at the Downtown Crossing Macy's.

Earlier:
St. Nick taking the Orange Line into town.

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 8:39 pm
Broken water fountain on north side of Arborway

Clay Harper videoed a brand-new and already busted water fountain spewing water tonight on the little plaza next to the new entrance to the Forest Hills T station across the Arborway from the station. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 8:30 pm
By adamg - 12/8/19 - 6:30 pm
Pied-billed grebe in Jamaica Pond

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pied-billed grebe at Jamaica Pond yesterday.

You can tell a grebe (you just can't tell it much) because they're a bit smaller and not as black as the coots that frequent the pond this time of year.

Also at Jamaica Pond today, Stephen Baird photographed a bald eagle soaring overhead.

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.

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