15 hrs ago
Casey At-Grade Opponent Blames Race for Decision
The state department of transportation, informed by years of public feedback, has made the decision to demolish the Casey Overpass and replace it with an at-grade network of roads to be built in 2014.
15 hrs ago
Boston's Pools Opening Soon for Summer
Soon, you'll be able to cool down in a city pool any day of the week. The city announced on Monday that Boston's 10 Centers for Youth and Families city swimming pools and one city beach will stay open every day of the week starting on June 29. In addition to the 10 pools open seven days a week, all of the city's pools are open on Sundays from 11:30 ... (more)
16 hrs ago
I-93 N Closed Tonight; Free Ferry Rides Available
Showers and the possibility of T-storms will continue into the evening. High: 72, Low: 56. 2. I-93 northbound closed tonight: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will continue its cleaning and maintenance of the I-93 tunnel through Boston tonight, shutting down the entire northbound side through the city from exit 16 through the ... (more)
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Did You See This Rainbow Over JP?
A powerful but brief storm hit the Boston area last night, and as most summer storms do, this one brought a reward.
39, Other Key MBTA Bus Routes to Be Improved This Summer
The 39 Bus route which runs through Jamaica Plain will be part of an MBTA plan to make the busiest bus routes faster.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Storm clouds loom over Jamaica Pond
Here's a photo sent in by a reader ... "It was mostly sunny with some innocent clouds in Jamaica Plain and then suddenly these dramatic dark storm clouds moved in over Jamaica Pond.
Is That Hail in JP?
The afternoon thunderstorms have brought more than just the usual rain and wind to Jamaica Plain.
Making a splash: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announces pool openings
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the city will begin staffing 10 pools and one beach seven days a week in preparation for the end of the school year and a hot summer.
Police Warn Against Ransom Extortion Scam in Boston
Boston Police are warning residents about a varied phone extortion scam that involves victims being called and told that a loved one or family member is being held captive, or will be harmed, unless a ransom is paid.
Police: Drug Lab Scandal Has Led to Brockton Crime Wave
As ex-chemist Annie Dookhan awaits court appearances while ordered to home confinement , violent crime in Brockton has surged.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Top 20 complaint calls to Boston City Hall
Driven by an sharp increase in smart phone requests, the number of reports to Boston's constituent service program has surged in recent years, rising 35 percent since 2010.
Yelp's Top 10 JP Restaurants Revisited
In April, Jamaica Plain Patch published the top 10 highest-rated Jamaica Plain restaurants as ranked by Yelp.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Simon Rios: To Papo, with love
It was during the summer in Montevideo when I came to know my father - for me a half a lifetime ago.
Minding Your Beeswax in JP
Ever wanted to melt your own honeycomb into beeswax? Maybe you just like being around bees.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Open Doors - Celebrating Faith, Love & Unity
IMPORTANT PROGRAM NOTE: We are very happy to introduce to you a new and expanded version of Centro! Starting this week, we'll give you the "Centro News Highlights", where we cover some of the stories that are making headlines.
Developer: Project to build a Jamaica Plain apartment complex gets BRA approval
Cedar Valley Development LLC said its plan to a build a a new 195-unit at 105A South Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's board of directors.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
The Daily Free Press
Top 10 things every freshman should do in Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Arts are home to world-renowned collections and fascinating exhibits.
The Future of Jackson Square: What's Your Take?
The Jackson Square community met last night in one of several public meetings about a new development in the area.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Cuban-Born JP Educator Abadi Dies
A Boston Public Schools educator and Jamaica Plain resident Teresa Abadi died June 6 at age 74. Abadi was born in Cuba in 1939 and escaped to the United States in 1965, according to her obituary posted on Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home's website.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Community to Discuss Gun Violence in JP
Jamaica Plain and the Greater Boston community will come together this week to discuss ways to reduce area gun violence.