Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Last year's biggest weather event in JP was Hurricane Irene. The storm was especially damaging around Jamaica Pond. Here are photos and video from the aftermath.
Downed trees and wires, damaged cars and damaged property. And the trees around Jamaica Pond were especially hard hit. Those were just some of the issues Hurricane Irene caused in JP one year ago today. Browse through the gallery to remember some of the scenes throughout the neighborhood last year. Did you escape the storm with little to no damage? Or were you not so lucky? Share your JP Hurricane Irene stories here.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
You'll never guess what the biggest topic was in 2011, as judged by page views here on JP Patch.
2011 was a big news year for our neighborhood. I took a look at the 50 most-viewed stories on JP Patch. When several stories were about the same topic, I combined them. It will surprise no reader of JP Patch to learn that Whole Foods' arrival was far away the leading topic. The methodology here was I took a list of the top 50 stories by page views and combined the page views for stories on the same topic. The percentage you see in the right-hand column is the percentage of total page views among the top 50 stories. Each time a user visits a given Web page, a page view is generated.
Monday, August 29, 2011
A roundup of the region's experience with and response to Hurricane Irene.
Check out your local Patch site for information about Hurricane Irene as it relates specifically to your town. A sampling of articles and images featured in today's PatchCast is below.
In the calm after the storm, life is returning to normal.
Fortunately spared from the worst of Irene’s wrath, Jamaica Plain residents, government agencies and utility crews were busy today picking up after yesterday’s damage. In the calm following the storm, chainsaws and wood chippers noisily buzzed from the Pond to Parkside as workers cleared the many felled trees, and residents swept away debris. On Pond Street, police stood guard at the M.M. Collins Apartments where a tree struck the building’s roof. “We were lucky,” said resident Carmen Mejia. “At least no one was hurt.”
Most of Jamaica Plain did not lose power, but if you did, here are some handy tips.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Jump into the Hurricane Irene in JP (and environs) information stream. And see photos by Brian, a reader, of what Irene hath wrought over by Jamaica Pond.
Jamaica Plain Patch is teaming up with neighboring Patch sites to live-blog local experiences with the storm. We want to hear from you: comments, information on what you've seen or experienced in the storm, photos, even video. So please check out the 'how-to' article. Email email@example.com or post in the comment section with questions.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Public transportation shut down since 8 a.m. today.
T service is expected to resume on Monday, after being shut down at 8 this morning due to the expected storm. "The MBTA apologizes for any inconvenience, and asks for the public's patience and understanding as we combat the effects of this storm," read a statement posted on the MBTA's website. The suspension of service will allow MBTA personnel to focus all efforts on making sure the transit system is "up and running" at the start of Monday's commute, the statement said. Buses will be on stand-by to assist in any evacuations necessary during Sunday's storm. For full details and updates on MBTA service, click here.
How the live blog can work for you throughout the coming storm.
Jamaica Plain Patch is teaming up with neighboring Patch sites to live-blog local experiences with the storm. Here's what to expect and how to join in: Email video to karla.vallance@Patch.com. If it's too large, let me know and we can arrange something.
Latest from the city of Boston about who to call if there's trouble.
This is an edited version of a press release from Mayor Menino's office. Who to call for storm-related issues: the mayor’s hotline (617-635-4500). More staffers are on hand to respond and direct callers to appropriate agencies for support if needed. For the latest information regarding the storm, residents can also visit www.cityofboston.gov or follow @notifyboston on twitter. The storm is expected to reach Boston on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the Boston area. The Emergency Operations Center has been activated and city departments have taken measures to prepare and staff up the center for Irene’s arrival. Mayor Menino reminds residents to take precautions and use common sense this weekend to stay safe …