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By adamg - 7/31/21 - 11:17 pm
Swan in Jamaica Pond

At first, Jamaica Pond seems fine - you come down the slope from Perkins Street and there's a swan slowly moving across the water.

But then you walk over towards the Jamaicaway/Pond Street side and you see none of the sailboats have sails: Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/21 - 10:38 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports an explosion of blue-green algae in Jamaica Pond means the water's no longer fine for fishing or for dogs and kids to go in. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 2:45 pm
Crash on the Jamaicaway

Citizen.Coping spotted the aftermath of a crash on one of the Jamaicaway's more winding sections around 2:30 p.m. She reports nobody appeared seriously injured.

From the other side: Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 9:16 am

Jamaica Plain News alerts us to a July 29 meeting organized by the First Church on Eliot Street about its burying ground. It's fine with dogs, as long as their owners clean up after them, but some neighbors are not.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:19 am

This morning, a BTD tow guy hitched up the infamous abandoned tigermobile and towed it away, according to a post in the Jamaica Plain Facebook group. And all it took was months of 311 complaints.

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By adamg - 7/25/21 - 10:41 am
Downed pole in Jamaica Plain

Utility poles along the parkway section of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have a short life expectancy, as a roving UHub photographer witnessed this morning near Faulkner Hospital.

Earlier:
Pole down. Another pole down. Change of pace: Traffic-crossing signal down.

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.

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.

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