Southwest Corridor Park
Jamaica Plain News barks out the news that DCR has chosen land along Oakdale Street north of Green Street for a possible dog park.
DCR says it has identified three potential spaces for a dog park along its Southwest Corridor land in Jamaica Plain, roughly between the Green Street and Stony Brook Orange Line stops. Read more.
A guy put a gun to a man's chest to make him hand over his wallet, phone and backpack around 8:40 p.m. outside 410 Mass. Ave., kitty-corner from the Orange Line station. Read more.
Parades from both ends of Jamaica Plain converged today, as they do every May, to march to the Southwest Corridor for the neighborhood's annual Wake Up the Earth festival in front of Stony Brook station, where residents converged for arts, music, progressive politics and all sorts of food and stuff to buy - as well as the usual ad-hoc slide for kids down one hillside.
Around 8 p.m., BPD officers tried to stop a car in the area of McBride Street in Jamaica Plain as part of a drug investigation. Seems the driver didn't want to be stopped, so he took off, with officers in pursuit. Just as a supervisor was about to call off the search, officers managed to box the car in near English High School.
They collared one of the cars occupants, but another took off down through the Southwest Corridor Park. Read more.
Transit Police report a man was sitting on a park bench in the Southwest Corridor near Ruggles around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday when another man swooped in and " forcefully grabbed his money and fled."
Police report the victim wasn't putting up with that sort of nonsense and ran after the money grabber. And caught up with him in the Ruggles lower busway, where other people noticed the two getting into what appeared to be a rather heated argument and called police.
The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.
A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.
A number of bicycling groups are reacting to an e-mail exchange over the Southwest Corridor bike lane with by asking why major bike lanes aren't given the same clearing priority as roads.
A bicyclist's request that DCR ensure its bike paths are plowed and salted to bare pavement within a couple days after a large snowstorm has DCR officals saying enough's enough: Bicyclists with "poor judgement and unrealistic expectations" who can't find other ways to get around in the days after a snowstorm should consider moving to a warmer city.
UHub was forwarded a series of e-mail messages over three days between and about one bicyclist and DCR staffers, on the condition we excise names. It started with e-mail on Feb. 11 from somebody who rides to work on the Southwest Corridor:
Rachel spotted this snowman with an agenda along the Southwest Corridor today.
Sullivan's at Castle Island re-opens this Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
It's a South End twofer. First, a South Ender reports the neighborhood's quaint Sunday tradition of parking in the middle of the street is "out of control," at least, on Warren Avenue, where he or she spotted somebody parking in a crosswalk:
Boston Police report arresting two 15-year-olds last night on charges they pushed somebody off his bike in the park around 11 p.m.
Mike Mennonno photographs their latest work, in the Southwest Corridor Park.
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