Jamaica Plain made it through the "crippling and potentially historic blizzard." And the foot of snow that came with the next storm. Now we're bracing for a Valentine's Day Blizzard so we're keeping the Storm Center open. Please check back for updates.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2:13 p.m.
We've started another list of what's open, closed and cancelled in Jamaica Plain. Tell us your organization's plans and we'll add them to the list. You can do that via a comment below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging us in a Tweet at @02130News.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 1:41 p.m.
A major leak, possibly caused by ice, has sprung at the Centre Street City Feed.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 9:52 a.m.
The most recent snow emergency and parking ban begins at 10 p.m. Saturday, with tagging and towing starting at midnight. Here's a map of affected JP streets and a list of city lots.
Monday, Feb. 9, 4:05 p.m.
Here's our constantly-being-updated list of what's open and closed, including restaurants.
Monday, Feb. 9, 1:59 p.m.
JP firefighters are having to shovel out hydrants. Fire officials make plea for public's help to keep city's 13,000-plus fire plugs clear.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 10:57 a.m.
The city rule is no space savers 48 hours after a declared snow emergency ends. Check the right-hand sidebar of this site for a countdown clock.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1:04 p.m.
The parking ban will be lifted at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Monday, Feb. 2, 5:38 p.m.
Boston Public Schools are closed Tuesday.
Monday, Feb. 2, 4:49 p.m.
The city has launched a nifty new Web tool for tracking the progress of snow removal on your street.
Monday, Feb. 2, 10:35 a.m.
Here's our list of what's open or closed in JP or affecting our neighborhood. A lot more is open during this storm than for last week's blizzard!
Sunday, Feb. 1, 12:40 p.m.
So the Weather Channel has taken to naming winter storms. And this one they're calling "Linus."
Saturday, Jan. 31, 12:53 p.m.
Another storm is on the way and could bring a foot of snow Sunday night into Monday.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:23 p.m.
School is back in session for Friday, folks.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 1:31 p.m.
Jamaica Plain residents and dogs were featured in a nice photo gallery in The Guardian (which in my opinion is one of the planet's best news sources.)
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:14 p.m.
Boston Public Schools are closed again on Thursday.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 3:52 p.m.
Mayor Marty Walsh is lifting the parking ban at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:12 p.m.
Gov. Charlie Baker is lifting the statewide travel ban as of midnight. And come Wednesday morning, the T is going to start running on a regular schedule. That said, Mayor Marty Walsh is still encouraging people to stay home Wednesday. Boston Public Schools are closed Wednesday.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2:32 p.m.
Because of reader requests, we're compiling a lis of places that are actually open. Here's what we've got so far.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.
Longtime Jamaica Plain resident, historian and photographer Richard Heath braved the elements for this photo gallery of how Forest Hills is faring so far. I love the caption of this shot: "No cabs to be had out there..."
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 9:38 a.m.
This might seem obvious, but the city says they won't be picking up trash or recycling on Tuesday. Once they do start, they say don't put the cans behind snow banks.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 9:28 a.m.
Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St., is among the 14 city community centers that are open Tuesday until 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 26, 4:27 p.m.
Mayor Marty Walsh has declared a snow emergency and parking ban to begin at 6 p.m. Monday. Many residential streets in JP are not affected, but if you live on a main artery, you'll need to get your car off the street. Here's a map of roads where you cannot park after 6 p.m. Monday:
Monday, Jan. 26, 1:24 p.m.
Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency and travel ban. The ban on non-emergency travel begins at midnight.
Monday, Jan. 26, 11:38 a.m.
We've begun our list of Jamaica Plain-related snow closings. Here's a link to the ongoing list. To add your business or organization, please make a comment on this story, email email@example.com or let us know via Twitter at 02130News.
Sunday, Jan. 25, 8:33 p.m.
Below, we’ve listed important resources and telephone numbers you might need during and after the storm.
I highly recommend signing up for the city’s AlertBoston service. You’ll get emergency notifications (like when parking bans begin and end) direct to your phone or email. For iPhone and Android users, the city’s CitizensConnect app is a must-have. You can report virtually any city problem quickly, with a photo and in a way you can track whether the city fixes the problem.
- The city’s snow information page.
- Boston Public Schools homepage, Twitter feed and Facebook page.
- Request to salt, sand or plow a street: via email or call the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500.
- Report an unshoveled sidewalk: via email or call the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500.
- Know the city’s snow removal rules, like you must shovel three hours after the snow stops, or three hours after sunrise the next day. And whether you choose to obey or not, the city gives just 48 hours after a snow emergency ends to use space savers.
- Know the city’s parking rules during snow emergencies.
The city recommends these numbers for snow-related emergencies:
- Emergencies (Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services): 911
- Mayor’s Hotline (24-Hrs): 617-635-4500
- ABCD Fuel Assistance: 617-357-6012
- Boston Water & Sewer: 617-989-7000
- Consumer Complaints: 617-635-3834
- Department of Conservation and Recreation: 617-626-4973
- Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366
- Inspectional Services: 617-635-1010
- MBTA: 617-222-3200
- MassDOT: 857-368-6111
- National Grid Gas: 800-322-3223
- NSTAR Electric & Gas: 800-592-2000
- Tow Lot: 617-635-3900
- Verizon: 800-837-4966