The Jamaica Plain Post Office, 655 Centre St., on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Post Office: Carriers Are Delivering to ‘100 Percent’ of Routes

As neighborhood residents continue to report going days without mail, a Post Office spokesperson said all the routes in JP are being delivered to. Melissa Lohnes of the U.S. Postal Service on Monday wrote in an email to Jamaica Plain News that, "our carriers are on the road today delivering mail to 100 percent of our routes in Jamaica Plain. Safety and service are top priorities for the Postal Service and we are very proud that our employees are making every effort to deliver the mail in very challenging conditions." Residents of Woodbourne, especially, are reporting long delays. Across the neighborhood on Perkins Street, Polly Puner reports finally getting at least some of her mail on Tuesday after four days of no mail.


Armed Home Invaders Fire on Victims Giving Chase

Boston Police say armed robbers entered a Woodbourne home Sunday night, made the victims get on the floor at gunpoint and took watches, cash and cell phones from them. The targets chased the home invaders until the men opened fire. No one was hit. The incident took place about 8 p.m. Sunday at 280 Hyde Park Ave. Police say they broadcast descriptions of the suspects and officers found someone matching one of the descriptions.

The Jamaica Plain Post Office, 655 Centre St., on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Mail Delivery Problems Plague Jamaica Plain

Several residents have told Jamaica Plain News that they've received no mail for three or more days. "I don't know what the problem is," said Polly Puner of Perkins Street, who hasn't had mail delivered since Wednesday. Puner, who lives across from the MSPCA, said her newspaper gets delivered every day, so why not the U.S. mail? A Bourne neighborhood resident, who did not want to give her name, has stopped relying on the Post Office for delivery of her medications. Instead, she picks them up in person now.


You Can Have This Spot Over My Dead Body

Undead shoveler, Bourne and Catherine, February 2015. Credit: Peg Preble

Peg Preble photographed this poor fellow at the corner of Bourne and Catherine. We ran a caption contest on the Jamaica Plain News Facebook page. We had lots of inventive ideas, but Audrey White's caption "You can have this parking space over my dead body" was the winner. Hat tip to Andree Zalesk (of JP Green House) for letting us know about this great photo!

Crash on Hyde Park Avenue, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

SUV Smashes Into Car, Turns Turtle on Hyde Park Avenue

The driver of an SUV that hit a parked car and flipped onto its roof on Hyde Park Avenue Saturday night was taken to Brigham & Women's hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The crash took place at 311 Hyde Park Ave. going outbound, said Boston Police Officer Rachel McGuire. The initial police report did not indicate whether the driver will face any charges. Resident Craig Burlingame caught photos of the vehicle turned turtle:

@7News car accident on hyde park ave in Jp tonight around 12:15 am— Craig Burlingame (@craigburlingame) August 10, 2014

It isn't clear whether speed was a factor in the crash, but commenters over at Universal Hub have a thread about speeding along Hyde Park Avenue and elsewhere in JP.