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By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:08 pm
Architect's rendeirng of new apartment building

Rendering by Utile, Inc.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. today filed plans for a five-story, 39-unit apartment building for low- and extremely low-income senior citizens at 3371 Washington St., at Green Street and right next to the Turtle Swamp brewery, whose landlord is now suing to block a proposal by the Pine Street Inn for low-income apartments across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:39 pm

Several annoyed citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks returning, from Forest Hills to Mission Hill, including this one from Parker Hill Avenue:

Enormous m80 sounding fireworks.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:37 am
Architect's rendering of new Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain

Rendering by Dream Collaborative.

Three non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA to replace roughly half the Mildred Hailey public-housing complex in Jamaica Plain with a new mixed-income community over eight to ten years. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 9:59 am
Sunrise over the Arboretum, with plenty of haze in the air

Mary Ellen watched the sun come up through a haze from West Coast forest fires this morning at the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 12:14 am

Boston Police today identified the woman whose body was found off Jewish War Veterans Drive in Franklin Park on June 14 as Leslie Atkins, 52, of Springfield.

Police released her name after the state medical examiner's office ruled her death a homicide.

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By adamg - 9/5/20 - 5:53 pm

The call to Samuel L. Jackson has been canceled: The ball python that somebody spotted in Parley Vale park in Jamaica Plain yesterday is now safely at the MSPCA. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 9:44 am

A federal judge today denied compassionate early release for Joe "Profit" Simmons, sentenced to 7 years in prison in 2018 for selling crack at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 11:20 am
Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks, currently director of radical philanthropy at Resist, and a former Boston street worker, says she is running for the District 6 City Council seat now held by Matt O'Malley.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 12:48 pm
Big hole in Bg Lots truck

Big hole in Big Lots truck. Photo via Mike.

A bit of trucking excitement enlivened a normally quiet stretch of South Street in Jamaica Plain at lunch time today when the driver of an 18-wheeler thought it would be a good idea to turn onto McBride Street only to learn it wasn't. Read more.

By vernonfarm - 8/31/20 - 9:47 pm

I've always enjoyed exploring Boston on foot, especially gardens and smaller roads. During the quarantine we've explored more of Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan than before. Everywhere we walk, we find unpaved roads. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 11:53 am

BCYF will re-open the Curtis Hall Pool in Jamaica Plain, the Draper Pool in West Roxbury, the Flaherty Pool in Roslindale and the Mason Pool in Dorchester on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 9:32 am

Boston Police report that a couple of guys magnet fishing off a bridge behind Shattuck Hospital Saturday evening pulled up a gun from the murky waters. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/20 - 10:37 am

BMS Paper Supply says it wants to build 160 apartments and a restaurant on its two-acre site at 3390 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 11:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected arguments that the 9/11 attacks would have made prospective jurors antisemitic and upheld Daniel Mason's first-degree murder sentence for bursting into a Hyde Park Avenue apartment and shooting its two occupants and their dog, killing one of the men and the dog and injuring the other man so seriously he had to be put in a medical coma. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 5:51 pm
Storm moving in over Jamaica Plain

Evan Stark captured the storm moving in over Jamaica Plain, just before the skies opened up this afternoon:

Emily Murphy, meanwhile, looked out over downtown Boston around 4:45 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 12:58 pm

Boston Police report that officers responding to a report of gunfire on Woodlawn Street, near Washington Street, around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday found "a partially loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson" that had earlier been reported stolen in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 9:27 am

And Galway House will be open until 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Just look for the door with the painting of an old Arborway car with the working headlight on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 7:59 pm

From Jamaica Plain to Cambridge, rascally raccoons are showing us whom local houses really belong to: Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 1:51 pm

The Frogmore, which specialized in South Carolina low-country cuisine on Centre Street, announced today it's shutting for good on Sunday.

Don’t be sad, we had 5 great years.

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