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By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:42 am

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.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:09 pm
Rendering of new Doyle's with condos and a grocery store

Rendering with birds by Scales Architecture.

Watermark Development has filed its plans with the BPDA to re-open a renovated Doyle's Cafe with rooftop dining, condos and a market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:01 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 12:55 pm
3371 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Utile, Inc.

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.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 6:22 pm

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

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By adamg - 2/21/21 - 3:49 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/20/21 - 10:00 pm
Snowwoman in Franklin Park

Lauren did her first snowshoe traipsing today, in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 12:15 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 8:50 am

Through March 13, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is lighting up several bridges in the park system, from dusk until 9 p.m.

By adamg - 2/13/21 - 1:46 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 11:48 pm
Black duck on Jamaica Pond

Almost all of Jamaica Pond was covered with ice and snow today. Only a small area near where a tunnel empties into the northern end of the pond remained open. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 12:09 pm
Advancing coyote in the Arboretum

Grace Holley posed a question yesterday:

You’re on a snow walk in the Arboretum w your pup and you turn the corner and see this 15-20 ft away and it starts walking toward you...what do you do?

Meanwhile, Blvckmachina recorded about seven coyotes in his yard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury around 4:50 a.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 9:19 am

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.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 1:35 pm
Two raccoons

A citizen files a 311 complaint about a pair of raccoons in a tree off Pond Street in Jamaica Plain, although it's unclear if the resident is really complaining or just admiring them: Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 10:13 am

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.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 8:56 am

Salmagundi on Centre Street reports Tuesday was not a good day for them: Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 5:07 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 8:24 pm
Two swans face off on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen watched a couple of swans try to show each other who was King of Jamaica Pond today.

By adamg - 1/28/21 - 3:24 pm

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. near Pagel Playground at the Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line, Stanley Staco reports. Both MBTA and Amtrak trains were affected; overhead power was shut off. Read more.

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