At 11 a.m., meet at the Jamaica Pond boathouse for a city-sponsored photography session.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Upload your photos and videos of Jamaica Plain.
UDPATE, June 27: Reader JG posted photos of the huge tree that fell on Chestnut on June 13, crushing cars. ~~~~~ The Community Gallery enables you to help tell JP’s story. You can upload photos of virtually anything: your kids' ballgame or dance recital, all that snow in your yard, your dog sleeping in the sun — the sky's the limit. How do you add your images? Click the "Submit Photo & Video" button above the photos already in this gallery. We want this to be as easy a process it can be, so if you encounter any problems, email the JP Patch editor, Chris Helms, at email@example.com. Otherwise, happy uploading!
Monday, October 29, 2012
How is your street doing with the storm? Upload your photos to this gallery to share them with the rest of the neighborhood.
During our last hurricane, Jamaica Plain residents kept each other informed of storm damage, in part, by posting photos to JP Patch. This thread is for the same purpose. Just click the "upload" button to share your photos with the wider neighborhood. For all storm news in one place, visit the Hurricane Sandy topic page at JP Patch.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Families and friends were out frolicking among the leaves of fall foliage this weekend. Do you have foliage photos? Add them here for all of JP to see.
Check out some fall foliage photos from this past weekend at the Arnold Arboretum. If you have snaps of foliage in and near JP, upload them here or at our Community Gallery to share with your neighbors. For instance, someone from the Coldwell Banker office uploaded this nice pic of fall colors around the Pond.
Neighborhood residents took to JP Patch and social media to share photos about a wreck that knocked down a light pole, damaged a store front and flipped a truck.
UPDATE, 3:11 p.m. — Police have issued citations for speeding and other offenses to the pole-snapping Bronco flipper allegedly responsible for this wreck. ~~~~~ UPDATE, 12:08 p.m. — A worker at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo credits the Ford Bronco that was flipped over with saving their storefront. ~~~~~ Hyde Square was the scene of a wreck that knocked down a light pole, flipped a truck and damaged a store front. JP Patch will be in touch with authorities this morning with more on this wreck, which happened about 1 a.m., according to JP resident and writer Sam Nickerson. Here's the text of a report he made by posting a blog on JP Patch: Around one in the morning on October 22nd, a small silver sedan struck two stationary cars—a white pickup …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Each week we highlight reader photos in the JP Patch Community Gallery.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Transit Police say a resident complained about a man taking photos of children. The man turned out to be an unregistered sex offender out of Lowell.
UPDATE AND EDITOR'S NOTE, Wednesday: Authorities have dropped the charges against the man, saying there was no warrant out for him as an unregistered sex offender. I've removed the man's name and photo from this post. ~~~~~ Transit Police arrested an unregistered sex offender at Forest Hills Station on Monday. A resident drew police attention to the man, saying he was "taking pictures of kids on the train." While it isn't illegal to take photos in public on the T, police investigated. Police say the man turned out to be a Lowell man whom they arrested for being an unregistered sex offender. A search for the most serious sex offenders, tagged "Level 3," did not turn up the man's name. That may mean his sexual crime was in the less serious …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Everything you need to know to enjoy JP's biggest weekend of art.
Saturday and Sunday, more than 200 artists will be exhibiting throughout our neighborhood. The Basics Open Studios runs 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free. Parking can get tight, so walk, bike or take the T if you can. Here's some advice from the organizers on parking. The organizers have made it easy to get information online. Use their amazing Web site or informative Facebook page. Plan Your Route The Jamaica Plain Arts Council has a great interactive Web site where you can preview artists in various media: photography, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, painting and many more. You can also search by different styles, if you're looking for something abstract or perhaps functional. Pick up a map. You'll find this year…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Each week we highlight a photo or video from the JP Patch Community Gallery.
Tuesday evening and night we got socked with wind; overnight we got soaked with rain. How is your street looking this morning? Trees down? Limbs?
Tuesday's stormy weather brought high winds and, eventually, heavy rains to JP. As you wake up this morning, are the trees on your street OK? Any limbs down? If there was damage on your street or at your home, please feel free to share the news with your neighbors here. Wind gusts as high as 62 MPH were reported in the Boston area during the storm. If you notice any down trees or wires blocking public roadways, report it to the mayor's hotline at 617-635-4500. You can also report issues using the Citizen's Connect app from your smartphone. National Grid customers who experience outages should call the outage line at 1-800-465-1212 to expedite restoration.