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By adamg - 7/24/21 - 11:36 am

Some people spent their pandemic days on their laptops or baking bread. Laura Cashman spent her time photographing and videoing Boston's own mini-herd of cattle - Allandale Farm's Willard and Curtis - after which she'd return home and create paintings of them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 11:14 am

Michael Moxley, who co-owns Canary Square in Jamaica Plain, posts photos of the four "trash humans" who enjoyed a $90 meal yesterday, then fled without paying. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 5:04 pm
Horseshoe crab at Jamaica Pond

So, as Vostradamus asks, how did one (granted, very dead) wind up on the shore of Jamaica Pond?

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 3:53 pm
Abandoned car with a tiger head on it

A fed-up citizen files a double 311 complaint about the situation on Weld Hill Street in Jamaica Plain, where an abandoned car is now getting tow requests painted on it: Read more.

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By adamg - 7/16/21 - 3:35 pm

Don't worry, you can still get harder stuff at the Galway House, it's just that the bar is doing its part to ease the critical late-night milk shortage at its end of Centre Street now that the 7-Eleven next there has closed forever: Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 9:32 pm

A man was shot in the leg on Parker Street or Horan Way in the Mildred Hailey Apartments around 9:10 p.m. and as he was showing up at a local ER, three other victims were turning up as well. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 8:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old on Parker Street in the Mildred Hailey Apartments this afternoon for a Sunday-night shooting on Smith Street on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 8:33 pm

In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, Jamaica Plain restrepreneur David Doyle reported tonight the end of the Little Dipper brunch place on Centre Street "due to staffing and other challenges." He says the space will continue to host two popups - Comfort Kitchen and Be Okay Bagels - until they are able to move into their own permanent spaces.

He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 9:39 am
Raccoons in the trash

Patrick Roath reports a pair of junior trash pandas found themselves some good eatin' sometime overnight in JP's Pondside neighborhood, then couldn't get out - at least not without a helping hand.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 12:06 pm

WBZ reports an officer's gun went off during a struggle over a gun in a man's car during a traffic stop on Washington Street about a block south of Ukraine Way. The man was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident, around 11:20 a.m. Several officers were taken to the hospital as well for observation. Police did not immediately say what the traffic stop was for.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 9:59 pm

Three developers told the BPDA today they will soon file plans to build 24 townhouses and 12 condos on 12 acres of land at the end of Rockwood Street, at the Brookline line and about as rural as one can get within the Boston city limits. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 9:04 am
Firefighters at Cornwall Street fire in Jamaica Plain

GoFundMe for the family burned out of their home.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 41 Cornwall St. in Jamaica Plain around 5:30 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 4:08 pm
Pacific Marimba at Jamaica Pond

A group called Pacific Marimba set up and played in the field at Jamaica Pond near the rotary today: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 3:49 pm
Jamaica Pond fisherman and fish

A guy fishing at Jamaica Pond this afternoon landed what seemed like a pretty big fish to several people who stopped to watch him reel it in. He showed it off, then said it was nothing, and showed how large another fish he once caught in the pond was.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 8:26 pm

A man who kept selling fentanyl at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain even after getting shot in the chest was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison on four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 9:20 am
Leaning pole of JP

Man standing completely straight for reference, no doubt.

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a tilted light pole at Dungarven and Kenton roads in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 3:36 pm

The First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. at the Monnument, will ring its bells 600 times at noon on Sunday now that the US has passed 600,000 deaths from the virus.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 10:13 am
Mother and baby ducks going to sleep

The mama duck and her seven ducklings had settled in for a snooze late yesterday afternoon among the mud and rocks along the Perkins Street side of Jamaica Pond, just up from that outlet tunnel. As the ducklings huddled in a big fuzzball, mother burrowed into her own feathers - but with one eye still on the water.

Then a heron landed maybe 8 or 9 feet away. At first, it stood there, seeming to eye the ducklings. Read more.

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