There will be rolling lane closures along a 3-mile stretch of Jamaicaway starting August 3 through August 11. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement the lane closures in both directions between Pond Street and Brookline Avenue, which is about 3 miles in length. The lane closures will occur from 8 am to 2 pm to accommodate drainage infrastructure work. Police details are expected.
An odd scene played out on Thursday morning when an unoccupied car sat in the middle of the Jamaicaway until trash collectors came to save the day. A Jamaica Plain News reader sent in these photos of the vehicle, which sat in the northbound lane of the Jamaicaway, blocking one lane for about 20 minutes. Apparently, the vehicle's driver had taken a walk around Jamaica Pond, and forgot to put the emergency brake on, and it rolled into the intersection. Luckily, no one got hurt, as trash collectors pulled over, and pushed the car over to the site with help from a Massachusetts State Police officer.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s recently expanded offices at the former home of Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, one of Boston’s most notable (and notorious) mayors. And they're giving you the opportunity to check out it out -- virtually. Although the Conservancy’s staff have been working remotely for the past year, they can’t keep this historically rich landmark overlooking Jamaica Pond to themselves any longer. The Curley house, located at 350 Jamaicaway, is situated just across the street from Jamaica Pond, the largest standing body of water in the Emerald Necklace park system. The 21-room, neo-Georgian mansion is registered as a historical landmark in Boston, however, the conservancy has not made any notable changes.
Traffic will be going slower on the Arborway, Jamaicaway and Riverway from Tuesday through Friday this week during the week due to tree maintenance.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be conducting rolling lane closures going both directions from 9 am to 3 pm. Traffic changes will be marked, and a police detail will be on site, according to a press release from DCR.
Pond Street is getting a little bit of a sidewalk and curb facelift starting Nov. 28 and that means intermittent lane closures. From Nov. 28 through Dec. 7, but not the weekend, there will be lane closures along the outbound side of Pond Street between Burroughs Street and Jamaicaway from 7 am to 3 pm.
State Police confirm that a deer and car collided on the Jamaicaway early Sunday morning. The deer died. The incident took place about 2:10 a.m. at the intersection with Lochstead Avenue, State Police said. No humans were injured. @universalhub No pic for obvs reasons, but a car apparently struck and killed a deer on the J-way last night— αλκαλι (@alkali19) July 26, 2015
So I'm driving the Jway on Thursday around 4 p.m. and see two young men on scooters, one with a helmet cam. The cameraman rode behind as his buddy popped a wheelie and rode down several blocks of the Jway on his rear wheel. As a square 45-year-old, I was of course aghast. And that was before the guy with the camera took off his helmet to examine the video — while still riding along the Jway. Doing my own unsafe driving activity, I took two photos as I came alongside.
UPDATE: State Police have released the names of the people who died. ~~~~~
Two women are dead and another passenger is in critical condition after a BMW crossed the center line at Perkins and Jamaicaway, slamming head-on into a Camry. The wreck took place just before 3 a.m. Sunday, according to a report from State Police. The investigation so far indicates the driver of a 2007 BMW 530xi, Jennifer Guzman of Hyde Park, crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Toyota Camry. Two women in the BMW died.
Police said no injuries were reported when a sedan jumped the curb and plowed into 370 Jamaicaway on Monday morning. The incident happened about 9:35 a.m., according to Police Officer Neva Coakley. A burgundy sedan hit 370 Jamaicaway. The accident scene was between Moraine Street and Lochstead Avenue across from the Pinebank section of Jamaica Pond. Jamaica Plain's Steve Garfield provided the above photo.