Jamaica Plain

By - 2/7/19 - 11:09 am

The BBC interviewed three women around the world who will come into your house and help you declutter, including Jamaica Plain's own Rhea Becker.

When you meet clients, they are often stressed so you need to have people management skills. You've also got to be physically capable of lifting heavy items and having a lot of stamina.

By - 2/2/19 - 7:39 pm
A lot of turkeys in Jamaica Plain

Photo by Jodi Solomon. See it larger.

From a safe place (for now), Jodi Solomon reports on a Jamaica Plain street held hostage: Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 10:46 am
Mohammed Dar

Mohammad Dar, an internist in Jamaica Plain, today announced today he will run on a progressive platform against incumbent US Rep. Stephen Lynch in the 8th District.

Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 7:52 pm
Dog being given oxygen at Jamaica Plain fire

EMTs give dog oxygen at fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 49 Boylston St. displaced six people and two dogs, one of whom required a bit of medical attention at the scene. Read more.

By - 1/29/19 - 9:49 am
Car parked badly at Jamaica Pond

Gary C. reports this car was originally parked when there were snowbanks along Perkins Street at Jamaica Pond - and hasn't moved since:

Move over buddy! Despite the snow banks having receded to the curb, this lone duck still sits in the middle of the bike lane at Jamaica Pond. The city has noticed and placed several tickets on his windshield.

By - 1/23/19 - 3:19 pm

Monumental Cupcakes reports it's been sold and its South Street storefront will be turned into something else. To its credit, the place survived long past Peak Cupcake and outlast most other Boston-area places with "Cupcakes" in their names - although unlike many of those other places, it also offered baked goods besides cupcakes.

By - 1/20/19 - 3:06 pm

Boston Police report charging Victor Rodriguez, 28, with murder following a gun battle that left Carl Reynolds, 28, dead Friday afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/20/19 - 10:14 am
Fresh French toast

David Yamada of Jamaica Plain shows off the French toast he made this morning - with ingredients all locally sourced from JP's City Feed & Supply.

Cynthia Larose went all in with some French toast bake: Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 4:16 pm

Two men who got into an argument on Washington Street in Egleston Square pulled out guns and fired at each other shortly after 3:30 p.m. according to police and City Councilor Matt O'Malley. Read more.

By - 1/17/19 - 5:10 pm

The Food Pantry at First Church (6 Eliot St at the Monument) is seeking some extra help to meet new requests from federal workers in the neighborhood who aren't getting paid. Read more.

By - 1/17/19 - 11:11 am

NBC Boston reports the MSPCA will open distribution centers at its Jamaica Plain, Methuen and Centerville locations on Sunday morning to give bags of dog and cat food to federal workers who are no longer getting paid.

By - 1/8/19 - 11:57 pm
Boylston Street space savers

Your basic JP space saving, on Boylston Street in February, 2018. Photo by Spiff.

A discussion on spaces savers at Curtis Hall was polite and calm and ultimately roamed, as JP discussions sometimes do, over broader topics - from man's relationship to his fellow man, the growth of anomie in the age of the Internet and the cultural essence of being a Bostonian. Read more.

By - 1/6/19 - 1:51 pm
Boston firefighters training at Jamaica Pond

Jake watched Boston firefighters doing some training at Jamaica Pond today.

Last January, they used the pond for training as well, but it was cold enough they could practice ice rescues.

By - 1/4/19 - 4:48 pm
121 Brookside Ave. architect's rendering

Architect's rendering.

Cedar Hill Residential filed plans with the BPDA today for a 23-unit, four-story condo building on Brookside Avenue, around the corner from the Green Street Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 3:14 pm

Caffe Aromi in Hyde Square, which re-opened in November after being shut for three years, has already closed, disappointed members of the Jamaica Plain Facebook group report. Read more.

By - 1/1/19 - 11:50 am
Flipped car on Parkman Drive in Jamaica Plain

A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene on Parkman Drive near where it meets the Arborway and the Jamaicaway around 9 a.m. He reports:

Large emergency response. No word on the occupants, but I see a few guys standing next to the car.

By - 12/24/18 - 8:06 pm
Dead light pole in Jamaica Plain

Roving UHub photographer Celeste Walker came across the remains of a light pole on Centre Street inbound just before the Arboretum rotary (i.e., Murray Circle) - sort of across the street from where another driver took out a pole in spectacular fashion earlier this month.

By - 12/21/18 - 9:48 am
New Orange Line headhouse at Forest Hills

Forest Hills and Arborway chronicler Clay Harper took a walk around the Forest Hills MBTA station last night to look at the additions, including the new entrance across the Arborway from the main station and the new upper busway and its all important canopies. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 1:06 pm

Tuesday's ZBA vote to reject a Centre Street proposal with two-bedroom units as small as 667 square feet didn't just come out of thin air: The BPDA, which sets so many of the requirements and guidelines related to development in Boston, says those are simply too small for new apartments and condos in the city. Read more.

By - 12/19/18 - 11:37 am
Centre Street house saved for now

The house that would go away. Hole in the ground starts beyond the Jersey barriers to its right.

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday rejected plans by a Centre Street landlord to replace a three-unit house at 628-630A Centre Street with a new building with two commercial spaces and eight tiny two-bedroom apartments. Read more.