Possible route of Orange Line extension along Commuter Rail line

Orange Line Extension to Rozzie Square Envisioned

A giant report on how to overhaul the city's transportation system includes an item of keen interest for JP residents: An extension of the Orange Line from Forest Hills to Roslindale Square. City Hall published the report Tuesday. The full 224 pages are required reading for transit advocates. But many neighborhood residents might focus on page 157. It describes how Orange Line riders could get a one-seat ride all the way to Rozzie Square by using track next to the commuter rail bed.


JP Honk Band Brings Holiday Cheer to Rozzie Square

The JP Honk Band turns up at the darndest places. Like Beacon Hill protests. Or escorting a JP resident through Downtown Crossing to pick up her senior T pass on her 65th birthday. On Thursday night, our neighbors in Roslindale Square got a taste of the itinerant street band. Here's a quick video.


SUV Rams Woodbourne Home

An SUV plowed into the front stoop of a Meyer Street home on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place about 3:40 p.m., according to Boston Police Officer Rachel McGuire. One person sustained non life-threatening injuries, McGuire said, but it wasn't clear whether that person was in the vehicle. A WHDH photo of the scene shows extensive damage to the front steps and vestibule. McGuire said the Boston Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and a building inspector came to the 36 Meyer St.


Man in Mid-20s Killed Near Forest Hills T in Roslindale

Boston Police confirm a young man is dead after suffering severe head trauma inside a residence at 50 Brookway Road. That's in Roslindale, but close to the border of JP and near Forest Hills T Station. Officer Rachel McGuire said the deceased was in his mid-20s. Fox 25 reports it was a shooting. The incident took place about 10:30 a.m. on Monday.


Haitian Independence Celebrated at Tchaka Fest in Woodbourne

Sendie Dorcelly and Whitney Brice of Mattapan and Rachel St. Fleurose of Roslindale enjoy the Tchaka Festival on Memorial Day 2015. Credit: Richard Heath. A week after their grand Independence Day parade down Blue Hill Avenue, the Haitian community  gathered in the hundreds at Jamaica Plain's Pagel Playground in the Woodbourne neighborhood for the third annual Tchaka Fest on Memorial Day. Organized in part by Bel Mizik FM, the Haitian radio station out of Hyde Park (91.3 FM), family and friends flocked from Salem, Lynn, Everett, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Dorchester to hear DJs blast out the latest sounds, compete in soccer matches, sack races and even play musical chairs.