Jamaica Pond — Still frozen on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Credit: Roxane Argueta
Spring really is coming, but the Pond is still frozen, as you can see in this shot by Roxane Argueta. For more of her photography, follow her Instagram feed. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:
Email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews
Tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News
Put your photo in the Jamaica Plain News photo pool on Flickr
Arguably the best thing to emerge from the city's crappy winter was the Boston Yeti. Now the social media Sasquatch is putting his fame to work raising money for fellow fur bearers. On Sunday the Boston Yeti announced a new Etsy store was selling pins, bookmarks and stickers emblazoned with his image. Last we checked, the pins were sold out, but maybe they'll restock. Proceeds from the sales go to help animals at the JP-based Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Whether you're all in to break the city's snow record or in the "no more please" camp, forecasters say to expect "an inch or two" on Sunday. Boston is less than two inches away from breaking the all-time record for snow accumulation. It was set in 1995/1996 when we got 107.6 inches. The National Weather Service said rain should change over to snow between 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday. They say accumulation is expected on paved surfaces.
Mayor Marty Walsh makes a point during a press conference with neighborhood media on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms
Mayor Marty Walsh sat down with reporters and editors from neighborhood publications like the Jamaica Plain News on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from the conversation. Casey Arborway
The Casey project is state-run, but takes place on several city streets. Walsh has not taken a strong public role since before his election as mayor, when he buoyed bridge supporters by issuing a statement calling on the Department of Transportation to "fairly evaluate" replacing the Casey with a "beautiful modern bridge."
Tagging by JP's chapter of Mothers Out Front, a climate change action group. Credit: Courtesy of Viki Bok
The JP chapter of the climate-change action group Mothers Out Front has been writing messages on the neighborhood's snowbanks. "Time to call it like it is," wrote resident Viki Bok in an email. "This is climate change. Eight feet of snow.