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By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:55 pm
Protester at Frankling Park

At Franklin Park. Photo by Charlie Rosenberg.

Several thousand people came to Franklin Park this evening to remember George Floyd and other black victims of police violence, in a vigil sponsored by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say fired shots during an incident on Centre Street in front of the Mildred Hailey Apartments that left one man dead and another hospitalized on May 20. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 11:36 pm

Here are the ones we know about. Others? Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 12:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man and a Jamaica Plain 17-year-old on gun charges early this morning after foot chases, one of which ended when the suspect tripped and fell, allowing pursuing cops to catch up to him. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:39 am

The MBTA is reporting 10-minute delays on the Orange Line inbound from Forest Hills due to another train with a mechanical problem.

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By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:21 am
Allandale Woods in early May

Callan visited Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line on May 2 (above) and then visited the same spot yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 9:22 am

Boston Magazine files a dispatch from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 11:48 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. by a guy wearing a black mask who fled down Jamaica Street and St. Rose Street. Not long after, police nabbed a suspect at South Street and the Arborway. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 9:08 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the demise of Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, which had houses on Burroughs Street and Agassiz Park. Both houses are now for sale.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 11:30 pm

Two men were shot at Centre and Lamartine streets around 10 p.m., according to Stanley Staco and Mark Parkinson, who reports one died. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 7:13 pm

Forest Hills Cemetery announced today it is re-opening this weekend for grave and niche owners and to the public at large on Tuesday - although it warns anybody caught jogging or with a dog or bicycle will be kicked out.

Meanwhile, neighbors and other past visitors to the cemetery - designed in the 19th century to incorporate features of both a private resting ground and a public park ... Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 5:52 pm
Squirrel with a cup of JP Licks to go

Suzanne Hinton spotted a squirrel going nuts over a JP Licks cup at Flaherty Playground in Jamaica Plain today.

Earlier:
Toasted bagel, hold the shmear.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 10:48 am
A balanced boulder in Franklin Park

Charlie Rosenberg has been wandering around Franklin Park, photographing the Emerald Necklace's pendant, including this perfectly poised boulder.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 9:59 am

Forest Hills Cemetery announces that it will soon re-open its grounds to the public, but with a major change: Only strollers will be allowed; people with dogs or who want to bicycle or jog will have to find someplace else for that. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/20 - 3:18 pm
Sign warns of Covid-19 risk from sniffing lilacs

Gedalia couldn't help but notice signs at the Arnold Arboretum today warning of the dangers of what is normally one of the joys of living in Boston - stuffing your face in lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum in May. As with some many other pleasures, it's now too risky, except perhaps, downwind, from at least six feet away.

By adamg - 5/10/20 - 12:24 pm

Arnold Arboretum | Spring

The Arnold Arboretum canceled its traditional Lilac Sunday today, but Greg Cook provided an online way to enjoy the lilacs, if without the aroma. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 3:09 pm

Angell Memorial Medical Center in Jamaica Plain is responding to a post in a a local Facebook group that somebody's dog died of Covid-19 after testing positive for it the animal hospital: Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/20 - 12:00 pm

Mark Garfinkel spotted a woman crossing Perkins Street by Jamaica Pond this morning who appears to be working on getting her vertical separation up to six feet.

By adamg - 5/3/20 - 9:14 pm

Oh, honey, they come from this couple's side yard in Jamaica Plain! Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 3:25 pm
Parking at the Arboretum on Bussey Street

To try to reduce the number of people in the Arnold Arboretum at one time, the city and state put up sawhorses and signs along Bussey Street and the Arborway to ban parking. Several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints today (like this one) that people have simply moved the sawhorses so they can go for a walk.

Earlier:
Ned Friedman seems like a nice guy, don't make him angry.

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