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By adamg - 5/5/21 - 5:18 pm

Mary Tamer of West Roxbury, who is running for the District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) Council seat Matt O'Malley is leaving, says she's dropped out of a May 12 forum sponsored by Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale and Roslindale Is for Everyone. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 2:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man they charge tried to abscond with with a four-year-old girl, but who was stopped by family members who ran after him and grabbed him and held him until police arrived. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 9:38 am
Firefighters at Boylston Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters used one of their ladder trucks to rescue a resident on a second-floor porch during a fire this morning at 20 Boylston St. in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 6:53 pm
Flowering tree

This afternoon, along the Pinebank side of Jamaica Pond.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 10:26 am

Local and federal officials this week arrested two people on child-porn charge - one a nanny who allegedly distributed sexually explicit photos of children and instructed others on how to pose children for more photos. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/21 - 5:16 pm
Four koi

Congregating koi in Jamaica Pond today.

A week ago, there was one koi swimming around at the north end of Jamaica Pond. Today there were at least five, and maybe six - two orange ones, a mostly white one and one or two sort of mud-colored ones. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 6:21 pm
Ring-necked duck

The photographer, who doesn't know from ducks, except the ones that come up to you with the geese if they think you have bread, spotted this bird scooting along, and alone, on Jamaica Pond this afternoon. Dr. Google pronounces it a ring-necked duck.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 10:08 pm
Downed traffic light on the Jamaicaway

Passing birds can now cross.

An alarmed citizen filed a 311 report about a traffic signal on the Jamaicaway inbound at Perkins Street that crashed to the ground this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 2:39 pm
Arroyo talking about dogs

Arroyo: Social-equity lens needed for Boston dog-park needs.

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it's way past time for Boston to begin installing dog parks outside the "high income neighborhoods" he says have them now - and that the city should be planning them first, rather than waiting for organized groups of dog owners with discretionary income to push for them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 5:55 pm
A lot of turtles at Jamaica Pond

It was turtles, turtles everywhere at Jamaica Pond today, at least on the one downed tree limb that is the premier turtle lounging spot.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 7:12 pm
Goose and koi

Looks like somebody dumped a sleek and sassy koi into Jamaica Pond recently. Although it doesn't show up in this poor photo, the fish has a splash of orange on its back near its eyes - unlike Moby Carp of years gone by, which was simply white. At one point the goose started going after the fish; the fish was having none of it and swam away.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:57 pm
Proposed view of new complex from Lamartine Street

The view from the new Lamartine Street. Rendering by Stantec and Dream Collaborative.

The BPDA board today approved plans by developers to raze several buildings at the sprawling Mildred Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain and replace their current 253 Section 8 apartments with all new units - and add 420 additional income-restricted apartments and an all new street grid, green space and pathways intended to stitch the complex into the neighboring community, rather than walling it off. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 4:05 pm
Tree in bloom at Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond isn't really the place to head if you want to see spring busting out all over, but there are a couple of trees on the Pinebank side.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 2:43 pm
7-Eleven closing on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

The 7-Eleven at 684 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain is closing, which will force Pondsiders who need some Gatorade or scratchies at 2 a.m. to shlep all the way up to South Huntington for the next closest 7-Eleven. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 10:19 pm
Jason Waddleton

Inside the current Haven, Waddleton listens as residents back his proposal.

Jason Waddleton, owner of Boston's only Scottish pub, the Haven in Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, tonight detailed his plans to move into the much larger space at the Brewery Complex left vacant when Bella Luna closed a year ago. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 12:11 pm
Boarded up

All boarded up.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's request to add another floor and double the number of apartments at 632-638 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, which had been a hole in the ground for years before a developer finally got permission to build a three-story building, then stopped to try to get permission to finish the thing off as a four-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 9:43 pm

Jason Waddleton is looking to move the Haven, the Scottish pub he's run in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square since 2010, about a mile away to a larger space where Bella Luna used to be in the Brewery Complex on Amory Street. Read more.

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