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.
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.
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!
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 pic.twitter.com/lueHTRgky7— 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.