Sunday, January 6, 2013
The site is for lease…for now.
On Washington Street, next to a coffee shop and across from the Forest Hills MBTA station sits a space that used to be a Re/Max real estate office. This neighborhood, and specifically this strip, is lined with eateries of late –Fazenda, Tonic, Dogwood, East Ocean and Forest Hills Pizza are all concentrated right there. With ample parking in the area, a major transportation hub and the Casey Arborway project destined to revamp the area entirely, what would you like to see be put in at this location in the future? Leave your opinion in the comments.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Changes at Forest Hills.
1. It seemed that a space on Washington Street that used to house a Re/Max real estate office is now vacant. 2. City Feed and Supply will begin their beer share program this week, but did you know about their cheese share program? 3. A cold snap has taken hold of the area. The city of Boston has tips on how to keep you and your home warm. 4. Here's how your state representatives went on the fiscal cliff deal. 5. The city will hold another meeting regarding the South Huntington Street development next week, according to Boston.com.
Monday, December 31, 2012
There were reports of individuals at the MBTA station between 2 and 3 a.m. today.
There was some afterhours activity at Forest Hills station last night, according to reports. At 2:30 a.m., there was a report that a group of people at entered the station though it was closed. Five minutes later it was reported that one person in the group was intoxicated and another fell asleep on a train. At 2:42, one of the members of the group was confirmed intoxicated and “suffering from alcoholism,” a Breaking News Network report said. A final report at 2:53 said that person was taken to an area hospital and another person from the party was given a courtesy transport to Motel 6 in Braintree. The last orange line trains from Oak Grove and Forest Hills stations on a typical night leave at 12:30 a.m. and 12:35 a.m. respectively, but …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As a show of good faith, new MBTA general manager has accepted an invitation to sing with the carolers at Forest Hills station tonight.
Just over a dozen carolers were kicked out of the Forest Hills MBTA station Monday night, but they’ve been given the “all clear” to head back. Bostinno.com reported that the group of carolers was asked if they had a permit to sing at the bustling station, which they did not. They were then asked to leave, but MBTA general manager Beverly Scott said through MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo they’ve been allowed to return “in the spirit of the holidays.” On Tuesday, Scott accepted an invitation to join the carolers tonight, the site reported. Bostinno said in 2003 the T implemented rules for subway performers which require performers to individually register and wear T-issued ID badges.
Friday, December 14, 2012
State transportation officials said the area will be transformed during a Thursday Casey Overpass walkthrough.
Bike lanes, clear pedestrian access and 90 less tress are just a few of the aesthetics that will follow the Casey Overpass overhaul. State transportation officials led a walkthrough of the Casey Overpass area Thursday just before sundown. Several members of the Jamaica Plain community attended the walkthrough, which was followed by a meeting at the English High School. The walkthrough and meeting were triggered because of the state’s Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act filing in November. Michael Trepanier, senior environmental planner at the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said several areas of Forest Hills surrounding the overpass would be altered based on the teardown of the eroding Casey Overpass…
The holiday season is in full swing in JP.
1. According to reports yesterday, school police at the Boston Teachers Union School confiscated several BB guns from a 14 year old student who was making "threats to himself and others." 2. At the same time, there was a bus accident on Washington Street. 3. ...And while that was happeing, state officials led a walkthrough of the Casey Overpass site which was followed by a public meeting at English High School. 4. Author Al Norman will be discussing his new book "Occupy Walmart" tonight at First Church courtesy of Jamaica Plain Forum. 5. JPNC has five vacancies. Head to their last meeting of the year Dec. 18 to apply.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Hubway is closing for the winter, but with a new Jamaica Plain-based station in the future, will you side with Boston's latest mode of transportation?
Jamaica Plain is a bike-oriented community, and though many own their own bicycles, a city-run Hubway station could be in the neighborhood's future. Kris Carter, interim director for Boston Bikes, told the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association Nov. 14 that with sponsorship, JP could have a bike share station in its future. “Everyone knows the easiest way to travel on Centre Street and not have to worry about parking is on a bike,” he said. However, Jamaica Plain already is home to an often-used MBTA Orange Line stop at Forest Hills. Carter said the city was looking at Hyde Square or Jackson Square as possible locations for a Hubway station in the future, but if you're not interested in cycling around town, maybe you prefer …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Developers say the 49-seat restaurant will be a “morning business and a night business.”
In the vacant lots of Washington Street in Forest Hills there’s typically vehicle traffic and little else. Though, alongside the addition of the Harvest Co-Op, a new café will soon fill out the space. Kevin Walker, president of WCI Corp., presented plans to build a 49-seat café at 3840 Washington St., which is now a lot south of the Forest Hills T station, at a meeting of the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association Wednesday afternoon. BAPA member Jeffrey Ferris, owner of Ferris Wheels bike shop, said the area is a particularly difficult place to open a restaurant. “You don’t have the benefit of being near a residential neighborhood,” he said. Walker called the café a “morning business and a night business,” adding that he …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The nearly year-old report says MassDOT found heavy rust on “stay-in-place” forms and the drainage system in poor condition.
An 11-month old inspection report by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on the Casey Overpass has been made available online. The Jamaica Plain Gazette posted the 79-page safety report due to reader requests, according to a post on the newspaper’s website. The report, dated Jan. 16, finds several aspects of the overpass are in poor condition including lighting, drainage and deck joints. The Gazette reported Oct. 26 that the inspection found debris occasionally falls from the aging overpass to the ground. The most recent example of that was in late August, when falling debris forced closure of one of the bridge's lanes, resulting in a traffic nightmare.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Boston City Council supported a redistricting map, the third one, after the first two were vetoed by Mayor Menino.
The Boston City Council is hoping the third's time the charm for their latest redistricting map submitted to Mayor Thomas Menino on Wednesday. The Council supported a redistricting map at Wednesday's meeting by a vote of 11-2, with the two votes against the map coming from District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey, and the chair of the Census Committee, District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan. The map now awaits Menino's approval or disapproval. Menino has vetoed the last two redistricting maps, citing concerns of an "over-concentration of protected groups" in districts both times. The Council-approved map was originally submitted by Councilors Frank Baker, Rob Consalvo and Matt O'Malley. At Wednesday's meeting, District 7 City Councilor …