The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Core Cannabis Dispensary, in the Hyde Square basement where the Bella Luna bowling alley used to be, is planning a soft opening March 6 of both its dispensary and its marijuana social-justice museum.
Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man they say scoped out three banks along Centre Street yesterday before finally deciding to rob the Citizens Bank branch at 696 Centre St., next to the 7-Eleven. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. for a 39-unit apartment building for senior citizens at 3371 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, next to Turtle Swamp Brewing. Read more.
Live Boston reports that Boston police officers responding to a report of gunfire at 3114 Washington St., near School Street in Engleston Square, around 7:15 p.m on Saturday didn't find anybody with fresh bullet holes but did find "a large illegal gaming operation in the basement" of the VIP Barbershop.
Detectives were called to the scene as well as Boston Fire and Inspectional Services for numerous code and safety violations
A divided Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled Friday that a Boston police officer had probable cause to stop a teenager at the Mildred Hailey complex in Jamaica Plain on Nov. 1, 2018 and have her frisked, which means the gun found on her can be used to try to convince a Juvenile Court judge she is guilty of being delinquent for possession of an unlawful firearm. Read more.
District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) challengers Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain and Mary Tamer of West Roxbury will meet in an online forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, sponsored by he Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts. Read more.
Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a man with a gun on Washington Street in Egleston Square yesterday found the man inside a barbershop there, along with a gun loaded with five bullets, and five more bullets and one large bag and a couple dozen smaller bags all filled with "a brown powder believed to be heroin." Read more.
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee (Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) will host a Web information session at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Dr. Lisa Cosimi and Dr. David Duong of Brigham and Women's Hospital will answer questions on vaccine development, current eligibility for the shots and local access to the vaccines. Zoom link.
A city parks manager said yesterday that Boston is looking at how to put a dog park in every neighborhood - potentially good news for residents in the city's southern half, who currently have none and who have been repeatedly rebuffed by state officials on the large expanses of state parkland in the area. Read more.
A Suffolk County grand jury on Friday indicted Transit Police officer Nicholas Morrissey, 41, for using excessive force against a homeless man at the Forest Hills T stop last April, then filing a report on the incident contradicted by the station's surveillance cameras and by witnesses, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.