Jamaica Plain News reports the city and the T seem to be close to figuring out the permitting issues that were holding back installation of one of the bike-rental racks at the Forest Hills T station and the one could be in operation by early summer. The lack of a rental place there has meant a big gap in the bike network between Bluebike racks in the rest of JP and in Roslindale.
Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 1:45 p.m. after an electrical heater burst into flames. Quickly knocked down.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a 21-unit, three-story apartment building at 50 Stedman St., which its developer is counting on becoming the gateway to transforming the area from garages and truck lots into a completely new residential area within an easy walk of the Forest Hills T stop. Read more.
Steve Garfield reports that Bukhara Indian Bistro, currently on Centre Street at Burroughs Street, is moving to 3698 Washington St., across from the Forest Hills T stop, on April 1. Read more.
The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion post at 280 South St., near the Forest Hills T stop, Greater Boston Radio reports.
Work's started on another permanent canopy for the upper busway at Forest Hills, this one to cover the walkway to come between the station and the new main bus area, where a much larger canopy is still under construction.
A South Boston developer is betting people will want to live in what could be a "gateway project" to transform Stedman Street in Jamaica Plain from a collection of truck yards and cinderblock buildings into a new residential area. Read more.
Sometime overnight, a city crew painted the town red - or at least the morning bus/bike lane from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills - as BNF shows us.
The lane, in effect since June, requires people to move their cars before the morning rush hour so that commuters on all the buses that funnel down Washington Street from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Mattapan, along with bicyclists, can get a faster ride to the T stop.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills. Lauren Picone wishes to have a word with the T about its timekeeping:
Orange Line delays are MORE than 10 minutes. I have been sitting at Forest Hills for at least 10 minutes. Can you please get the trains moving, or, failing that, at least update your incorrect information? These delays are SEVERE.
A troublesome tagger who went to Wyoming after promising, scout's honor, he would never write his nom de spray paint on MBTA property ever again, has returned and is once again marking up T property, Transit Police report. Read more.
Clay Harper watched construction start today on the above-ground part of the new entrance to the Forest Hills T stop, or headhouse, which will let people on the northern side of the Arborway get into the station without having to cross the busy road.
Since 2015, Widett Circle fans who use one of the upper-busway routes at Forest Hills have been able to enjoy the permanent display of a banner headline about the industrial area on the last Boston Globe ever delivered to the honor box there. Read more.
At least that way, people will have a place to get out of the rain, unlike now: Read more.
The developer of a residential complex going up between Hyde Park Avenue and the Amtrak/commuter-rail tracks at Forest Hills south of Ukraine Way is asking the BPDA's permission to let it change plans for six three-bedroom units into twelve units split between one and two bedrooms each. Read more.
Workers are busy this week assembling a series of large metal pipes into the frame of a canopy for long suffering riders of the Washington Street and Centre Street buses that use the upper busway at Forest Hills. The old canopy was taken down years ago as part of the reconfiguration of the busway to make way for the new Arborway/Washington Street layout. Read more.
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