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By adamg - 8/16/19 - 10:52 am

In a series of 311 complaints, a Jamaica Pond resident tells the story of the old desk he or she no longer wanted but which required far more work than expected to have city trash collectors take it away.

The Pondview Avenue resident disassembled the desk, took it outside on Tuesday - and then was put out to come home and find the thing still on the curb and so filed the first of several reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 8:00 pm
Turtle at Jamaica Pond

This turtle climbed up on the oversized bathtub drain at the northern end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon to get some sun, but then seemed to want to figure out if it could balance on it using just its shell.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 10:10 am

Boston Police report arresting two men, one from Jamaica Plain and one from Roxbury, who engaged in a shootout across Centre Street late Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 2:46 pm
Woman in orange gets on the Orange Line at Forest Hills

Forest Hills rider wore appropriate color for her ride into town from Forest Hills.

Shortly after 11 a.m., the first of the new Orange Line trains pulled out of Wellington, heading south. Around 11:40, it pulled into Forest Hills, disgorging its first load of railfans, regular T riders, T workers and a lots of reporters. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 8:37 pm

LITTLE WOMEN - Official Trailer (HD)

See how many Arboretum scenes you can spot in the trailer for the movie filmed here last fall.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 6:26 pm

The owner of a Perkins Street inn who wanted to legalize the 11 beds he already has and add several more had his proposal rejected by the Zoning Board of Appeal today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 6:03 pm

The Croft School of Providence plans to build a K-6 school in the space once occupied by the now defunct Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 7:09 pm
Yellowjackets inside play structure at Jamaica Plain playground

A concerned citizen peers into the abyss that is the xylophone at the playground next to the Hennigan School off Minden Street and files a 311 complaint about what peers back:

Yellow jacket nest inside xylophone on play structure.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 3:40 pm
Turtles and ducks on rocks at Jamaica Pond

Some ducks shared their rocky resting spot with a pair of turtles in Jamaica Pond yesterday.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 10:03 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that the corner spot at Centre and Burroughs streets vacated when Bukhara decamped for distant Forest Hills will be turned into a Chase bank branch by the end of October. The move will ease the critical bank shortage caused a couple years ago when Caffe Nero replaced a Commonwalth Bank branch down the street from the location.

By adamg - 7/27/19 - 9:49 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a former employee at the shuttered Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, wants to re-open the watering hole, but with acoustic music.

Melissa Hunt goes before the Boston Licensing Board this Wednesday to seek a 1 a.m. liquor license. Hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Room 809 in City Hall.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 2:59 pm

Capt. John Greland reports:

Just had a man come into the front lobby of E13 and request to be arrested. The request was denied. The man then walked out of the lobby and went to the parking lot behind the station and vandalized a cruiser. He was then arrested.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 1:19 pm
Rendering of new Faulkner Hospital

Rendering shows new wing on left, expanded garage on right.

Brigham and Women's Hospital yesterday filed plans for its proposed $250-million, multi-year expansion of Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plan that, if approved, would mean a 46% increase in in-patient beds and way more parking than at present. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 2:33 pm

One of the miniature trees in the Arboretum's bonsai collection is 167 years old. And the Arboretum itself, of course, has a 1,000-year lease with the city of Boston. Steve Schneider, who oversees the 43 trees in the collection, is mindful of the long timeframes, the Harvard Gazette reports:

We’re a 1,000-year institution, so if someone says to me, 'You'll be long dead before it goes on display,' that’s OK with me.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 12:52 pm
Colson Kennedy

A man convicted of indecent assault and battery last year was arrested for two July 18 incidents, one involving an attempted rape at Northeastern and the other an exposure on an Orange Line train. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 9:14 am
Mystery camera in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the camera watching the municipal parking lot behind Centre Street:

There are what appear to be privately owned cameras and surveillance equipment mounted to a city owned light pole and next to a city street sign at Burroughs Place and Burroughs Street.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 10:01 pm
Post-rain sunset over Jamaica Plain

Dan Crocker watched the sunset down Weld Hill Street in Forest Hills this evening.

By adamg - 7/12/19 - 9:59 am

Urban Edge Housing Corp. is getting ready to file plans to replace two "distressed" commercial buildings on Columbus Avenue with a six-story building in which all 65 apartments would be rented as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 8:57 am
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