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By adamg - 5/25/22 - 1:32 pm
Shot up car

Shot-up car. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man sitting in a car near Parker and Bickford streets was shot Tuesday, shortly before midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 9:23 am
Green water at Jamaica Pond

Only some of that green is due to reflections off the trees.

The Boston Public Health Commission announced yesterday that a bloom of toxic blue-green algae means Jamaica Pond's water is no longer safe to go in or fish in. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 9:19 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was sitting in a seat on an Orange Line train at Forest Hills Saturday evening when he "got up from his seat ran towards the train's window and kicked it causing it to shatter." Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:20 pm
Tromboinists do slides on a slide at Wake Up the Earth

A pair of trombonists worked on their slides while on the homemade slides at the return of the Wake Up the Earth Festival in the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain today. Greg Cook took the photo along with many other photos of both the festival and the parade that proceeded it.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 10:11 pm

The committee agreed with Superintendent Brenda Cassellius that the school was too far beyond hope, WBZ reports.

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By adamg - 5/2/22 - 11:11 pm
Smith behind the bar

Smith behind the bar with the one installed tap - for Guinness; says more will be online by next week.

Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, plans to throw open its door on May 12, some 4 1/2 years after it closed during the morass caused by the demolition of the old Casey Overpass and construction of the new Arborway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 10:54 am

A Boston Police officer who says he suffered permanent injuries in a crash on Hyde Park Avenue at Ukraine Way and is no longer able to work is suing the drivers and companies he says were to blame. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved food-serving licenses for the Public Coffee Co. at 182 Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain and the Well coffeehouse at 63 Kelly Square in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:01 pm

A Transit Police officer who dragged a man off a bus, used his knee on the man's back to hold him to the ground for 20 seconds, then pushed his head into the pavement had his case continued without a finding for 18 months, which means the charges will go away if he stays out of trouble for that time, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 9:52 pm

School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius today recommended that the School Committee vote to permanently shut, rather than try to fix, the Mission Hill K-8 School. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 1:56 pm
Mural in moss at Jamaica Pond boathouse

The Mayor's Mural Crew's usual medium is paint on cement, but to honor Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday, it turned to a material he probably knew well: Moss.

The crew outfitted the gazebo at Jamaica Pond with something he wrote: Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:25 am

Jamaica Plain News has a photo of the newly car-dehanced entrance to Papercuts on South Street.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:52 pm

GBH reports former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has pulled nomination papers to run for the 2nd Suffolk district she lost to Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2008, following her arrest in a bribery scandal the month before the election. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 12:56 pm

The owner of the Haven in Hyde Square, the state's only Scottish restaurant, announced today he's stopped serving liquor there in the hopes of getting a license for the larger space he and the owner of Bella Luna plan to open in June in the Brewery complex. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 8:42 pm
Lots of turtles at Jamaica Pond

The turtles were out in force at Jamaica Pond today. In addition to the premium location on the branches near the northern end of the pond, like the guys above, there were turtles along the parkway and even on a bunch of downed branches along Parkman Drive that geese had made their own - until today, at least.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:32 am
Banana Republic jacket

Hamel was in Bussey Brook Meadow (the "wild" part of the Arboretum across Washington Street from the Forest Hills T stop) yesterday, picking up trash for Earth Day, but lost her Banana Republic denim jacket (which looks like the one above). If anybody spots it, let us know.

By adamg - 4/20/22 - 2:34 pm
Site of new coffeehouse in Jamaica Plain

The new coffeehouse will go behind the blue grate.

The Public Church, which now holds services at the Fenway Community Center, is planning to open a coffeehouse at 180-190 Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain, one that will serve as its place of worship on alternate Sunday evenings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 10:58 pm
New mural in Jamaica Plain

OzonePhD is loving Sharif Muhammad's new mural on the side of the new self-storage place on McBride Street, next to English High School and the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain.

The artist's work being transferred to the walls.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 11:54 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the demise of Old Havana on Centre Street.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:21 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that the citywide Covid-19 test positivity rate has reached 6.2%, up from just 2.2% in early March. Read more.

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