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By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 11:08 am

Boston Police report a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old didn't get far after robbing Blanco Market, 71 Day St. in Jamaica Plain Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/22 - 3:44 pm
Great blue heron in green water at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Prescottjr spotted this great blue heron in Forest Hills Cemetery's Lake Hibiscus this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 12:14 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a proposal for Flaherty Playground.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 1:19 pm

LCG Boston reports it is closing its Anna Cole testing site at the Mildred Hailey Apartments after tomorrow. It says the site will be relocated elsewhere, but no new address has yet to be posted. The city has listings of other testing sites and resources.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 11:45 pm

Liz Miranda defeated a field that included fellow state Rep. Nika Elugardo and former 2nd Suffolk Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, in the Democratic primary for the seat Sonia Chang-Diaz gave up to run for governor.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 10:33 pm

Sam Montaño is winning handily in the Democratic primary in the 15h Suffolk state-rep district (Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and Roxbury).

By adamg - 9/5/22 - 9:20 pm
Couple getting married at a church in Jamaica Plain

In 1962, Edmund L. Mitchell captured a bride being escorted into church in Jamaica Plain as a couple of streetcars passed by.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 3:44 pm

A Hyde Park man faces murder charges for allegedly running over a pedestrian who had collapsed on the street in front of him and for whom a bus driver had stopped early Thursday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 2:47 pm

Keolis announced today that it will be having even more Providence Line and Franklin Line trains stop at Forest Hills both on weekdays and weekends to handle riders who would normally take the Orange Line or who just don't like the idea of taking a shuttle bus, no matter how plush the seats. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 1:01 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the city courts on South Street in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 9:42 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Christopher Amenta, whose debut novel, The Cold Hard Light, is a psychological thriller set in Boston.

I’m the beneficiary of Boston’s very supportive and empowering literary community. ...

Note: The novel name links to an Amazon page. If you buy the book, UHub gets a small cut.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 11:46 am

Leaders of JP Progressives, which endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for Suffolk County DA earlier this month, report they spent more than two days this week trying to figure out what to do after news broke of the sexual-assault allegations against him. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 10:52 pm

In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, a JP resident reports that a woman minding her own business while eating dinner on Vee Vee's patio yesterday got bonked in the shoulder by a sesame bagel that fell from the sky. And it hurt, although not enough for her to seek medical attention. Speculation centers on a gull unable to maintain control of a bagel it had swiped from the trash at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 4:41 pm

Pennrose, the company currently turning a former middle school in Hyde Park into New England's first LGBTQ-centered senior-citizen apartment building, says it will shortly file detailed plans to turn the former Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain into a new moderate-income housing complex with performance and community space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 4:31 pm

The T announced today it's started running trains again between Brigham Circle and Heath Street after work to replace tracks and to add equipment that, when turned on, should help keep trolleys from crashing into each other. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 9:29 pm
No more trains at Green Street

The sign at Green Street says it all.

Kristin MacDougall got off the last train into Forest Hills tonight and reports that the departure board immediately lit up with "No train service" and then The Voice announced over the PA: "This station is closed."

Perhaps appropriately, that last train was one of the 1980s rolling rec rooms with the wood paneling rather than one of the shiny new bing-bing-bing-bing jobs: Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/22 - 10:46 am

WBZ Archives: The Final Ride of the Orange Line ‘El’

In 1987, the MBTA shut the elevated Orange Line south of Back Bay so it could eventually switch over to the semi-submerged line we know today. The T brought in 100 buses and the mayor of Boston held a press conference to urge patience - and to avoid driving downtown. Walt Sanders at WBZ reports.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 2:23 pm

Update: Work shortened to just three days, starting Thursday.

In the run up to Friday's month-long Orange Line shutdown, one of the alternatives touted by officials, at least for people south of downtown, was riding a bike up and down the Southwest Corridor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 12:04 pm

State and Boston officials today detailed their latest efforts to provide alternatives for Orange Line riders and Green Line riders north of Boston for the month-long shutdown that starts Friday night - and to caution that eliminating train service that normally handles 100,000 people on weekdays will affect everybody else in the region as well. Read more.

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