Ruts at 91 Glen Road

Parks Crews Warned to Quit Carving Ruts

According to an entry in the city's complaint system, Parks Department crews have been asked to stop driving their trucks through muddy parks. A resident reported "awful" ruts over Glen Road path in particular and Franklin Park in general. Here's the city's response: "Case Closed. Case Noted. All Park dept.


Worker Dies in Forest Hills Street Porch Collapse

Rear porches of the 3 decker— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) November 25, 2014

One worker is dead and another critically hurt after they fell while working on a third-floor porch. The accident took place about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 89 Forest Hills St., according to Universal Hub. The worker who died fell on his head, the Boston Globe reports. The construction company involved applied for a "short form" permit instead of the more rigorous one required for structural work, the Globe and Universal Hub reported.


JP Votes 80 Percent For Coakley, 15 Percent for Baker

A look at the precinct-by-precinct results shows Jamaica Plain went heavier for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley than the rest of the city did. While Boston as a whole went 66 percent to 30 percent for Coakley over Governor-elect Charlie Baker, JP voters chose Coakley by an 80-15 margin. Independent Evan Falchuk made a slightly stronger showing in JP than in Boston: 3.5 percent in the neighborhood and 2.8 percent city-wide. But while JP was overwhelmingly for Coakley, there were differences among precincts. Residents of Moss Hill, with its suburban feel, also voted more like suburbanites.


End of Summer Sunset

Each weekday we post a random image from around the neighborhood. Danielle West captured this sunset on Park Lane off Walnut Avenue. [selfie]

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews

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Noisy, Blinking Bag Shuts Down Sigourney Street

@leemovic @universalhub @alertnewengland @stacos and here is the culprit. Thanks BPD for the fast work!— Oliver Young (@oliveryoung) July 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Wednesday, July 30. City Hall to Go Comes to Hyde-Jackson: A mobile truck where you can transact many types of city business will be in JP from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.