Still from video of Police Commissioners William Evans speaking in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2105.

Commish Praises ‘Tremendous Restraint’ of Officers Not Returning Fire

At least one suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting fired at pursuing police officers on the mid-day streets of Pondside. None of the cops returned fire. Two people, including the person who allegedly shot at police, were taken into custody. Police Commissioner William Evans praised their restraint in a post on the department's blog. “None of our officers were injured," Evans said, "but again used tremendous restraint and regard for the safety of the public when quickly reacting and detaining these two individuals.”

Boston Police Officer Neva Coakley said the incident took place about 10:32 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 891 Centre St.


Photo Gallery: Lanterns Light the Night

Adelaide, 6, receives a lantern she picked out at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade on Oct. 18, 2014. Credit: Esther Ro

Thousands thronged the Pond Saturday for the 31st edition of the Lantern Parade. Photojournalist Esther Ro was there and brings you a gallery of images from this signature neighborhood event. The Lantern Parade's second night begins Sunday at 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Spontaneous Celebrations and Friends of Jamaica Pond.


Go Behind the Shamrock Shutters of the Curley House

A Wentworth Institute of Technology project offers a virtual tour of Mayor Curley's Pondside mansion. With the historic home's future uncertain, this might be the only tour you get. You've seen the outside of the Curley House many times if you walk along Moraine Street at the Jamaicaway. It's the house with the signature shamrock shutters. James Michael Curley, the city's (in)famous mayor and state's governor, lived there for much of his life when he wasn't in jail for fraud.


Your Guide to the 2014 Jamaica Plain Music Festival

It's here! More than 20 bands, all with connections to the neighborhood you love. Here's everything you need to know to soak up the goodness of the 2014 Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Where: Pinebank Field

When: Noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6

Cost: Free!