• Jamaica Plain 22 hours ago

    Man Wanted in Jamaica Plain Sex Assault, Home Invasion Arrested in Virginia

    A man was arrested in Norfolk, Virginia, in connection with a sexual assault and home invasion in Jamaica Plain, Boston Police Department said Tuesday. Boston resident Washington Pearson, 55, was taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Marshals, police said. Pearson was wanted on several charges in connection with an incident on the Arborway that happened Oct. 24. He is facing…

  • Jamaica Plain November 1, 2022 11:19 pm

    JP Residents Meet to Discuss Recent Violence, Dangers in Parks

    People in Jamaica Plain held a meeting to discuss violence weeks after Boston civil rights icon Jean McGuire was stabbed there.

  • Boston October 25, 2022 3:09 pm

    Boston Neighbors — and a Skateboard — Helped Save an Antique Organ From the Landfill

    A group of neighbors in Boston’s Jamaica Plain helped save an antique organ from the landfill last week… with a little help from a passing skateboarder. Universal Hub reports that a photo of the “Golden Toned” organ, which is about 100 years old, was posted on the Everything Free JP Facebook page last week, telling people the large musical instrument…

  • Boston October 26, 2022 1:13 pm

    Man Sought in Home Invasion, Sexual Assault in Jamaica Plain

    The Boston Police Department is looking for a man wanted in a sexual assault and home invasion Monday in Jamaica Plain. The incident happened around noon on Arborway, police said. Neighbors say they didn’t hear anything and are alarmed by the crime. “I’m just devastated for them it’s a horrible thing because this is such a lovely street,” Vanessa...

  • Jamaica Plain September 19, 2022 12:47 pm

    Neo-Nazi Leader Arrested in Boston Hate Incident to Represent Himself in Court

    The leader of a New England-based neo-Nazi group charged in a fight that sprang up around a drag queen story hour in Boston in July appeared in court on Monday and asked to represent himself, authorities said. Christopher Hood, a 23-year-old from Pepperell, Massachusetts, was charged with affray — fighting in a public place — over the July 23 incident,…

  • Boston September 17, 2022 11:31 pm

    2 Boys Armed With Machete, Baseball Bat Rob Convenience Store: Boston Police

    Two teenagers were arrested Friday night after they allegedly robbed a convenience store in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood while armed with a machete and baseball bat. Boston police were called to Blanco Market, located at 71 Day Street, around 7:50 p.m. Friday for an armed robbery in progress. Responding officers saw two teens running from the store towards Round Hill…

  • mission hill school September 15, 2022 12:18 pm

    Mission Hill School Staff Failed to Report, Address Bullying, Lawsuit Alleges

    Months after the Mission Hill K-8 School in Boston was closed down, the city and former employees are now facing a federal lawsuit. In the most recent lawsuit filed against the Jamaica Plain school, two parents are suing the City of Boston and three former Mission Hill employees, accusing staff of a failure to report and address bullying. The lawsuit…

  • boston public schools September 7, 2022 5:06 pm

    School Officials to Canvass Boston, Encourage Students to Return to Class

    Boston students who have either been chronically absent or have dropped out may get a knock on their door Wednesday morning from volunteers encouraging them to go back to the classroom. Boston Public Schools will be canvassing the Roxbury, Dorchester and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, as part of an effort to recover students who...

  • Boston September 2, 2022 3:49 pm

    Teen Charged in Assault on Orange Line Shuttle Driver

    A 15-year-old was arraigned Friday on accusations he was among a group of young people who attacked an Orange Line shuttle at the Jackson Square MBTA station in Boston Thursday, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. The teen, who was not identified because of his age, faces assault charges. According to the DA, the teen was among a...

  • Boston September 1, 2022 11:51 pm

    Orange Line Shuttle Driver Attacked at Jackson Square Station

    An Orange Line shuttle driver was attacked by a group of kids at the Jackson Square MBTA station in Boston Thursday, MBTA Transit Police confirmed. Police said it happened around 5:30 p.m. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. The victim’s condition was not immediately clear. Riders told NBC10 Boston they had braced for a nightmare when...

  • Jamaica Plain August 31, 2022 11:31 am

    Worker Hospitalized From Orange Line Construction Site, MBTA Says

    An Orange Line construction worker was injured Wednesday and taken to the hospital, the MBTA said. The worker’s foot was injured at the Jackson Square station in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, according to an MBTA representative. More information on what led to the injury wasn’t immediately available. The Orange Line is in the middle of a 30-day shutdown for...

  • Ukraine August 28, 2022 11:44 pm

    Local Ukrainians Celebrate Independence With Homeland on Mind

    As the war in Ukraine continues, there are new warnings about gun battles near Europe’s largest nuclear plant as Ukrainians celebrate their 31st anniversary of independence. Here at home, the Ukrainian community of New England came together in one of Boston’s neighborhoods Sunday to continue those celebrations. Children playing, adults socializing, and everyone celebrating at the Catholic Parish Ukrainian...

  • Jamaica Plain August 26, 2022 12:05 pm

    Woman Taken to Hospital Following Reported Stabbing in Jamaica Plain

    A stabbing inside a Stop & Shop store Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood resulted in a woman being taken to the hospital, according to officials. Boston EMS responded to the reported stabbing at around 1:30 a.m. Friday at 301 Centre Street, the agency said. A domestic fight resulted in a woman being stabbed, according to the Boston Police Department. The woman…

  • Jamaica Plain August 26, 2022 4:54 am

    Police Investigation at Stop & Shop in Boston

    Boston EMS responded to a reported stabbing at around 1:30 a.m. Friday at 301 Centre Street.

  • Jamaica Plain August 22, 2022 5:43 am

    Falling Tree Smashes Windshield, Injures Person in Jamaica Plain

    One person was injured and two cars were damaged when a tree came tumbling down in Jamaica Plain on Sunday. The person who was injured when the tree fell on the Jamaicaway suffered only minor lacerations due to broken glass, Massachusetts State Police said, and did not require hospitalization. However, authorities said that the car the person had been in…

  • Boston August 19, 2022 11:34 am

    Drawdown Brewing Company Plans to Open in Jamaica Plain

    It looks like another new brewery may be on its way to Boston. According to an article in the Jamaica Plain News, Drawdown Brewing Company is looking to open on Washington Street, moving into the ground floor of an apartment building on the outer edge of Egleston Square. The post mentions that owner/operator Liz Nicol–who is a resident of Jamaica...

  • mbta August 17, 2022 11:34 pm

    After Outcry, Popular Bike Path Will Only Have a Few Days of ‘Rolling Detours' During Orange Line Shutdown

    A plan for moving closures on a popular bike path that runs parallel to the MBTA Orange Line during the first two weeks of the train line’s shutdown was reworked Wednesday, amid outcry shortly after it was announced. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation had announced the moving closures on the Southwest Corridor Park bike path starting this...

  • mbta August 5, 2022 7:06 pm

    MBTA Employee Remains Hospitalized After Bus Fire in Boston

    A day after an MBTA bus caught fire in Boston, an employee of the transit agency remains in the hospital, officials said Friday. Two people were initially hospitalized after the fire broke out in the back of the bus near the MBTA’s Arborway Bus Yard in Forest Hills Thursday afternoon, the agency has said. One of the employees was...

  • mbta August 5, 2022 12:22 am

    MBTA Bus Catches Fire in Boston

    An MBTA bus caught fire in Boston Thursday, the latest safety incident for the beleaguered transit agency. Images on social media showed the bus on fire near the MBTA bus yard in Forest Hills, then fire trucks putting the blaze out inside the yard. Hours after the incident, the back of the bus remained charred and paneling was dangling from…

  • pedestrian crash August 3, 2022 11:51 am

    Pedestrian Badly Hurt During Overnight Crash in Boston

    A pedestrian had to be taken to the hospital overnight with life-threatening injuries after a crash near the Roxbury and Jamaica Plain line in Boston, according to police. The call for the pedestrian crash came in just before 10 p.m., according to Boston police. It happened by the intersection of Seaver Street and Walnut Ave. Boston EMS confirmed that one…

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