Jamaica Plain Gazette

New beetle infestation pesters Arboretum

Jamaica Plain is facing another infestation of a tree-killing beetle, just months after the end of a multi-year quarantine related to a different insect. A single specimen of the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum on July 16, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18. Suffolk County is the third county in the Commonwealth to have a confirmed detection of EAB. “We knew this was coming,” Arboretum spokesperson Jon Hetman told the Gazette today. “We expected that it would show up in the Boston area.” According to a state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) release, the EAB is a small, metallic green beetle so small that seven of them ...
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Obituary: Helene C. Leary

Leary, Helene C. (Connolly) Of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Great Neck, NY and Boston, on July 27 2014. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Leary. Loving mother of Robert J., III, Carol H. Leary, Patricia Leary Gomez, all of Jamaica Plain and the late John R. Leary. Sister of Carol Connolly Anderson of Contoocook, NH and the late Raymond Connolly. Grandmother of Colin, Kate, AJ, Nicholas and Miranda. Great-grandmother of Leilanny. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St., (opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station), JAMAICA PLAIN, on Thursday, July 31 from 3-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 14 Montebello Rd., Jamaica Plain, on Friday, August 1 at ...
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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Boston

Health officials announced today that the first evidence of mosquitoes with the West Nile virus have been found in Boston.
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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Boston

Boston health officials announced today that the first evidence of mosquitoes with the West Nile virus have been found in Boston.
Panorama of the Mountains

Songs of the Week: The Island of Dr. Electrico by The Bombay Royale

Australia-based band The Bombay Royale recreates the feel of Bollywood in the 1960s and 1970s with a mix of funk, disco, and surf music.  Honestly, I always wonder with these kind of things if it wouldn’t be better to just listen to Bollywood recordings from the 60s and 70s, but The Bombay Royale are entertaining […]
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“A Place Called Space” by The Juan Maclean

This weeks track is “A Place Called Space” by The Juan Maclean, stage name for electronic musician John Maclean This song may be have some of the bassiest bass notes I’ve ever heard and is reminiscent of Big Audio Dynamite mixed with 1980s Doctor Who soundtracks, with some klassik rawk guitar riffs on top. What are you […]
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Fire Breaks Out in Basement of Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Fire Breaks Out in Basement of Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Water Heater Explosion Reported at Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Water Heater Explosion Reported at Jamaica Plain Home

Multiple fire trucks have responded to a home on Carolina Avenue in Jamaica Plain following reports of a water heater explosion in the home.
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Police ID Suspect in Stony Brook Shooting

Police are looking for a 22-year-old Boston man after he allegedly shot a man outside of the station in Jamaica Plain July 7.
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Egleston block eyed for massive mixed-use project

EGLESTON SQ.—A block of Washington Street that includes former plumbing company and car garage is being eyed for an energy-efficient, mixed-use development. Developers Dan Mangiacotta and Paul Iantosca are looking to redevelop the 3190-3204 block of Washington Street, between Montebello and Iffley roads, into ground-level retail and housing with “some sustainability and energy conservation components,” their attorney, Joe Hanley of McDermott, Quilty & Miller, told the Gazette this week. “We’re very excited. Egleston Square is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood,” Hanley said. According to Hanley, the project is currently in a very rudimentary stage. No filings have been made with any City agency so far. “We’re just starting to discuss things with the City and he community,” he said. The developers ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

JP Porchfest set to rock July 19

More than 30 bands are set to jam for the first annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest, which will kickoff tomorrow, July 19. The event will have bands play on the porches of houses throughout JP. Marie Ghitman and Mindy Fried are organizing the music event, which is similar to the Somerville Porchfest. “This is a first for the city, and we can feel the excitement – when we talk to people on the streets, as more volunteers step up to help because they love the idea of Porchfest, and when we follow the off-the-chart responses on social media,” said Fried in an email to the Gazette. She said that the organizers have been “amazed and grateful” to people who are offering ...
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