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By adamg - 6/25/19 - 9:21 am

Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, is leading a survey of wildlife in Franklin Park (outside the zoo, natch, since they already have a good handle on what sort of wildlife lives there). So far, volunteers have recorded 661 species of animals, insects, plants and fungi in the park.

By adamg - 6/23/19 - 1:24 pm

Continuing the cavalcade of complaints about splash pads in local playgrounds comes this 311 complaint about the playground at Johnson Park on Green Street in JP this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 3:54 pm
Great blue heron at Jamaica Pond

But the pickings were slim yesterday afternoon, so after a few minutes, he flew off to another part of the pond.

An afternoon snack at Jamaica Pond.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 2:51 pm

On June 10, I posted that a man had been shot at Egleston Pizza on Washington Street in Egleston Square. In fact, he had been stabbed several times on the sidewalk outside and only went into the pizza place to seek help. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 12:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on gun charges at Columbus Avenue and Centre Street, near Heath Street, last night after officers on patrol pulled over their car for not having a valid inspection sticker. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/19 - 7:26 pm

Boston Police report the two men fatally shot at Mozart and Bolton streets last night were Christian Green, 32, of New Bedford and Jose M. Martinez, 34, of Boston.

By adamg - 6/18/19 - 9:38 am
New monument to Stony Brook, creek that runs under the Arborway at Forest Hills

One of the finishing touches for the new Arborway roads at Forest Hills is this monument to Stony Brook, a Charles River tributary that now flows almost entirely underground from Hyde Park to the Charles, as Arborway chronicler Clay Harper shows us.

Stony Brook: Boston's Stygian river.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 10:05 pm
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross at the scene

Police Commissioner Gross and DA Rollins talk to reporters at scene. Photo by Stilluminati.

Two men were shot, one in the head, on Mozart Street at Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain, around 9:55 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:43 am
Big dog in Johnson Park

A concerned citizen files a complaint about unleashed dogs at the ball field off Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain - and not for the reason you might expect: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:24 am

Nikki T watched as one of the brand spankin' new Orange Line trains barreled through Green Street station this morning. It didn't stop to let anyone enjoy that new-train odor, of course - it was just on a test run getting ready, we hear, for actual service later this summer. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/19 - 6:05 pm
Faulkner Hospital in 1905

Faulkner Hospital in 1905.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 45% increase in the number of its in-patient medical-surgical beds, from the current 171 to 249, by building a new five-story wing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 10:42 pm
Detectives at Egleston Pizza

Detectives investigate stabbing. Photo by Sean Ryan.

Editor's note: Post updated to reflect fact victim was stabbed, not shot, and that the stabbing happened on the street.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed repeatedly on Washington Street near Columbus Avenue, around 8:25 p.m.

According to police, two men came up to the victim and stabbed him. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after getting himself into Egleston Pizza to seek help.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 5:31 pm
Wood ducks in Jamaica Pond

For at least the third year in a row, a wood duck is raising a flotilla of wood ducklings at Jamaica Pond.

Last year:
Getting her ducks in a row.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:53 am

Hope Central Church on Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain isn't waiting for the current administration to be voted out: The Religion News Service reports the church has gotten an ink stamp of Tubman's profile and is using it on $20 bills:

"I'm taking such pleasure in this. Mr. Trail of Tears, gone!" laughed Ann Potter, who counts offerings for HCC, as she covered the former president’s face on bill after bill.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 10:20 pm
Missing stuffed pig

Roselynn Rodríguez Manzanet reports:

Please help my little friend, M, find her Mary Pig. She is heartbroken. Last seen on the 39 bus Sunday.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 10:13 pm

DCR alerts us that from Tuesday until Monday, there'll be "rolling lane closures" along the Riverway, Jamaicaway and Arborway in both directions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow for tree pruning.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 9:41 am

The Boston Sun reports state health officials planning the move of Shattuck Hospital's in-patient wards to a new facility in the South End have rejected calls by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to just tear the entire place down so it can revert to parkland. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 11:09 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve Bukhara's move from Centre Street to 3698 Washington St., across from the Forest Hills T stop, in the space where Grass Fed and Tonic briefly used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 11:05 pm

A man who allegedly used the apartment he shared with his girlfriend and their children in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain as his base for selling fentanyl was ordered held without bail pending a detention hearing in US District Court in Boston today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:05 pm
Firefighters at Forest Hills Orange Line station

Katy Purington got a glimpse of Boston firefighters at Forest Hills station around 7:50 p.m. for what the MBTA called "a mechanical fire" on a train. Read more.

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