Still from Daniel Scarnecchia footage of Jamaica Pond

A Drone’s Eye View of Jamaica Pond

Ever wondered how those bald eagles who occasionally visit Jamaica Pond see things? Check out Daniel Scarnecchia's footage shot via drone. Jamaica Pond from Daniel Scarnecchia on Vimeo.

Still from video on Porchfest 2015.

Thousands Groove to Porchfest 2015

Music: "Nothing to Say" by Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys, "Otrov" by Boycott. Video credit: Amanda Burke

JP on Saturday welcomed thousands of revelers for performances of dance, theater and nearly 120 bands during the neighborhood's second annual Porchfest.


Casey Nachtmusik Scheduled to End on Thursday


Lullaby of Forest Hills...11PM

Posted by Rick Berlin on Monday, June 22, 2015

The current phase of noisy night work on the Casey Overpass is scheduled to be finished on Thursday. Meanwhile, if you haven't experienced the sounds, click on the Facebook video above shared by JP's Rick Berlin to hear what you're missing. See all our Casey Overpass/Casey Arborway coverage here.


Random Stilt Walker

Carlos G., recreational stilt walker, Green Street, May 20, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

You might see former JP resident Carlos G. traversing the old neighborhood on his recreational stilts. He tells Jamaica Plain News he had to move to Dedham but gets back to JP whenever he can. Here's bonus video of Carlos in action along Green Street:

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

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H.G. Wells Would Dig This Video of Casey Destruction

A local filmmaker shot this War of the Worlds-like scene of heavy equipment gnawing at the piers of the Casey Overpass. Thanks, mike g, for sharing this with Jamaica Plain News readers. The streams of water you see are required to keep down construction dust. The Department of Transportation on Monday announced this phase of night work would finish July 2. See all our Casey Overpass/Casey Arborway coverage here.