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Mugger Takes Woman’s Phone at Knifepoint By Green Street T

A woman who had just come out of the Green Street T Monday night found a man holding a knife to her side and demanding her phone. The incident took place around 10:45 p.m., which was when she made it safely to the police station just two blocks away. The victim gave the man the phone, according to Police Officer Rachel McGuire. The woman started walking away and the man stopped her to demand the passcode. She gave that to him as well and went to the E-13 station at Green and Washington to report the incident.

JP developer Chris DeSisto points to a feature on a rendering of "Bartlett Square 2" at a JP Neighborhood Council committee meeting at the police station on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Neighborhood Board Deadlocks on Booze License for Havana Pete’s

A well-known Jamaica Plain builder who hopes to open a casual seafood restaurant next to Green Street T failed to get support from a bellwether neighborhood committee for the liquor license he'll need. Chris DeSisto of Maple Hurst Builders will have to decide whether to take his request to the city's Licensing Board without a green light from the Public Service Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council. The board stalemated 4-4 Tuesday during a packed community meeting at the JP Police Station. DeSisto aims to anchor a new multi-use building at the corner of Green and Amory with a restaurant. "Bartlett Square 2" would mirror many aspects of his existing Bartlett Square building across the street.


‘Havana Pete’s’ Could Bring Beer & Seafood Next to Green Street T

Neighborhood builder Chris DeSisto has proposed a new building right across Amory from Green Street Station that would have 15 apartments and a second-floor restaurant. DeSisto spoke to Jamaica Plain News Friday in advance of a Tuesday neighborhood meeting where he'll pitch the need for a liquor license. The restaurant would tentatively be called "Havana Pete's." An earlier name — "Redneck Pete's" — didn't get rave reviews, DeSisto said. The new mixed-use building at 450 Amory St.

The Jamaica Plain portion of the Orange Line, as seen on a subway car map.

Yes, Orange Line Trains *Are* Running From Forest Hills

The MBTA had originally said that Tuesday rail service from Forest Hills would be like Monday's — AKA nada. But as of Tuesday morning, a reduced number of trains are making the trip from Forest Hills as far as Sullivan Square. The T's "Winter" page indicates Green Line trolleys still aren't running to JP. You'll have bus replacement service along the E line from Heath to Symphony on Tuesday. The Orange Line news wasn't widely publicized at first, as evidenced by this Tweet:

#OrangeLine running and basically empty to FH?

File photo: An inbound Orange Line train between Green and Stony Brook. April 2014.

No Subway or Trolley Service for JP on Monday

The beleaguered MBTA won't run subways on the Orange Line or the E-line trolley in Jamaica Plain on Monday. Instead, there'll be bus service from Forest Hills to Back Bay and from Heath Street to Northeastern. For more details, see the "Winter" page on the T's website. The T didn't run at all on Sunday during the most recent blizzard.