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By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:05 am
Anti-Facebook Halloween display in Jamaica Plain

Fred spotted this creepy display on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 9:32 am

BPS has hired an outside law firm for a "top-to-bottom investigation" of the school and the way its students are treated, School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius told parents in a recent letter. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:14 pm

The Orange Line isn't about to let the Green Line upstage it tonight: The MBTA reports delays due to a train that ended its ride prematurely by dying at Green Street.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:10 pm
Green Line derailed near Heath

An E Line trolley leaving Heath didn't get far tonight after some of the wheels on a Type 8 car jumped the tracks, Ari Ofsevit reports.

The line is now starting and ending at Brigham Circle.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:28 pm

WGBH reports that the Hyde Square Task Force has agreed to let Pennrose turn the crumbling Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street into 52 residential units and a 200-seat performance space. More than half the units would be marketed as affordable or "workforce," which is slightly above those levels.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 1:22 pm
Rendering of proposed Rockwood Manor

Rendering by ArneyFender Katsalidis Ltd. of London.

Developers have filed plans with the BPDA for a 36-unit condo project on a 12-acre parcel at the end of Rockwood Street at the Brookline line. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:58 am

As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 10:58 am

Boston Magazine provides an overview of the fighting over the 13 acres of the park used for Shattuck Hospital - and now the "temporary" Arborway bus yard next door, pitting mental-health and park/greenspace advocates against each other and gathering in residents who have been putting up with the eyesore bus yard long after the T said it would do something about it.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 10:01 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that Happy Lemon, a large bubble-tea chain with an outlet at the Corner Mall downtown, hopes to open on Washington Street in JP. There's a Zoomed public meeting about the proposal at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 9:04 pm
Great blue heron all scrunched up

Late this afternoon at Chez Turtle, where all the turtles at Jamaica Pond seem to hang.

OK, it's a great blue heron just all scrunched up. Later, he flew from one end of the pond to the other and seemed to have both legs and a neck.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 9:59 pm
Fall comes to Jamaica Pond

Most of the trees are still green, but some of the youngsters have already started getting their leaves ready to drop.

By adamg - 10/3/21 - 11:49 am
Purple flower at Jamaica Pond

There were only three of these purple flowers on the banks of Jamaica Pond yesterday, but zillions of these white flowers: Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:50 pm
Wanted for attack at Jackson Square

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who beat a "defenseless" senior citizen on the Orange Line platform at Jackson Square around 2:10 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 3:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request by the owners of the former Bella Luna and the current Haven for a liquor license with which to re-open the Bella Luna space at the Brewery complex on Amory Street - if it turns out the board has one to dole out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 9:19 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say broke into the Boston Public Library's Connolly branch at 433 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain around 12:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 1:20 pm

At a school already roiling over the way its two co-leaders were put on leave just before the start of the school year, parents at the Mission Hill K-8 School in Jamaica Plain now have to wonder why BPS removed two grade 5 and 6 teachers one recent Friday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 1:26 pm
Pig and senior protest lawsuit against senior housing in Jamaica Plain

As greedy pig listens, Kathy Paul of Mass. Senior Action Council calls for lawsuit to be dropped.

Protesters peacefully gathered outside Turtle Swamp Brewing on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain this morning to urge the brewery and its landlord, Monty Gold, to work with a local non-profit to get 39 apartments for seniors built next door, instead of suing to block it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 9:57 am
Kim Janey van with parking ticket

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene outside the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this morning.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 9:22 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the anniversary next month of the nation's oldest public high school.

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