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By adamg - 11/15/19 - 10:02 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Pine Street Inn building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The BPDA yesterday approved a proposal by the Pine Street Inn and the Community Builders for a 202-unit apartment building on Washington Street, near Green Street, in Jamaica Plain, in which 140 units will be reserved for people in Pine Street Inn programs and the rest rented to people making no more than 80% of the Boston area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 10:37 am

DCR officials will be visiting Roslindale and Jamaica Plain twice in a week to discuss ways to make the Arborway and Centre Street safer from Hebrew SeniorLife and Forest Hills up to Jamaica Pond - even as expansion plans at Faulkner Hospital could mean more cars on the road. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 9:50 pm
Firefighters at 111 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the 30-story 111 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain around 4 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a sixth-floor apartment. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 5:47 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Burhan Ud Din, 50, of Watertown, to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his participation in a scheme by Pakistani natives to defraud the IRS through a chain of fried-chicken joints in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 9:22 pm

Hannah Spicher reports that among the people at the auction of interior stuff at Doyle's today were representatives of the Boston Public Library and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, who were photographing and cataloging items up for sale to create an online gallery of what would seen be going out the doors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 5:19 pm
Downed pole at Centre Street and Louders Lane

A resident of that part of Centre Street that connects the Arborway in Jamaica Plain with VFW Parkway has forwarded yet another photo of yet another light pole taken out by one of the area's many fine motorists, sometime last night, at Louders Lane, just south of the Rotary o' Doom. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 1:25 pm

The MBTA reports that the new north headhouse - or entrance - for the Forest Hills T stop will open Tuesday, which means people walking to the station from the north will no longer have to cross the Arborway to get on the train.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 9:18 am
Old menu at Doyle's

Going, going, soon to be gone.

The now closed Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain will become an auction house Wednesday morning. For sale: Most of the stuff on the walls of the now former neighborhood landmark, along with most of its tables, chairs, booths and kitchen and bar equipment. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/19 - 9:21 pm


Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who has now attacked two people and robbed them on South Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By Cleary Squared - 11/3/19 - 8:05 am

I removed this from one of the posts regarding the Halloween storm for two reasons; I didn't want to hijack the original thread, and I wanted to flesh out things more.

Route 21 is a good route for those who use the Orange and Red lines and don't want to loop through downtown. On the off-peak and the weekends, Route 21 does run consistently (albeit infrequently; on Saturdays it's every 40 minutes and Sundays it"s every hour). Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 5:04 pm

Arboretum Fall

Noah Shelby sent a drone up over the Arnold Arboretum the other day.

H/t Peter Cheung.

By adamg - 10/29/19 - 10:50 am

A scheduled hearing on a B&B operator's proposal to formally turn a three-family home at 23 Wyman St. in Jamaica Plain into a 13-bed "boutique hotel" today was canceled after he withdrew his application. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 11:01 am
Map of Doyle's property

Doyle's parcels, including two-family house; curved line is border of the lot with Stony Brook culvert under it (source).

The owner of the now closed Doyle's Cafe at Washington and Williams streets has yet to say publicly what he plans to do with the land - and the associated parking lots - but should he sell it for redevelopment, any plans would have to deal with the fact that Stony Brook now runs in a culvert under part of the building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 10:09 am

The venerable Jamaica Plain bar closed for the final time last night. All that's left now is the auctioning off of all its posters and paintings and memorabilia, and the inevitable announcement of a plan for condos on the site.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 1:16 pm
Dogs in Orange Line outfits

Eric Herot spotted a couple of the entrants in this year's Jamaica Plain dog parade, reports the one on the right is named Charlie.

Fun-sized Orange Line cars roll out in JP.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 12:15 pm
Destroyed mums in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the destruction of mums that had been planted outside the MSPCA at South Huntington Avenue and Perkins Street.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 8:38 am

Jamaica Plain News reports they were removed from a JP triple decker after the families that owned them had to move and couldn't find places that would let them bring the dogs with them.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 10:25 pm
Small Orange Line cars at Jamaica Plain lantern festival

Rev. Laura Everett got a look at the newest Orange Line cars at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade this evening.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 1:48 pm

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports that the remains of an American serviceman in a plane shot down over Romania during World War II have been identified as U.S. Army Air Force 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran, 22, of Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 11:30 am

Around 9:40 p.m. on Monday at 140 School St., across from Arcadia Street, Capt. John Greland reports.

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