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By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:37 am
Architect's rendering of new Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain

Rendering by Dream Collaborative.

Three non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA to replace roughly half the Mildred Hailey public-housing complex in Jamaica Plain with a new mixed-income community over eight to ten years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/20 - 2:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say fired shots during an incident on Centre Street in front of the Mildred Hailey Apartments that left one man dead and another hospitalized on May 20. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 4:49 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of about 20 minutes due to a train with a no doubt embarrassing mechanical problem inbound at Jackson Square.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:51 am

Boston Police report a man ordered out of a car during a traffic stop at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue Friday afternoon had an unloaded gun in his pants. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 11:30 pm

Two men were shot at Centre and Lamartine streets around 10 p.m., according to Stanley Staco and Mark Parkinson, who reports one died. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/18/20 - 9:00 pm

Update: Victim is 16.

Live Boston reports somebody was shot around 7:35 p.m. on Walden Street, across from the Stop & Shop parking lot.

On Thursday, a man was shot repeatedly on Walden Street in the Mildred Hailey Apartments.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 10:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old on Friday for robbing a 13-year-old of his bicycle on Centre Street in front of the Jackson Square Stop & Shop on Tuesday after officers spotted him riding the distinctive red-and-black bike a few blocks away on Mozart Street at Chestnut Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 9:10 am

Live Boston reports somebody was shot at Centre and Lamartine streets around 2 a.m.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 11:42 pm

Capt. John Greland at District E-13 in Jamaica Plain reports: Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:46 am
1595-1599 Columbus Avenue rendering

Archictect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Urban Edge Housing Corp. for a six-story apartment building in which all the units would be rented as affordable, at 1599 Columbus Ave., just south of Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 3:50 pm

State Police report they and Boston Police are looking for "a group of around 10 juveniles, ranging in age from elementary-school age to teenager" they say have been attacking people along the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 12:20 pm
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Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say indecently attacked a woman around 2:30 pm. on Aug. 9 at Jackson Square - and was spotted leaving the train at Forest Hills and boarding a 30 bus.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 10:10 am

Boston Police report arresting two men, one from Jamaica Plain and one from Roxbury, who engaged in a shootout across Centre Street late Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 8:57 am
By adamg - 6/17/19 - 10:05 pm
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross at the scene

Police Commissioner Gross and DA Rollins talk to reporters at scene. Photo by Stilluminati.

Two men were shot, one in the head, on Mozart Street at Bolster Street in Jamaica Plain, around 9:55 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 9:02 am

Work has started to revive the World's Fair that was an annual street festival along Centre Street in Jamaica Plain until it just disappeared after 2008. Now dubbed the Latin Quarter World's Fair, in honor of the designation of the area from Hyde Square to Jackson Square, it's scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15. And, yes, there's a GoFundMe page to help pay for putting it on.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 10:26 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that Jamaica Mi Hungry, which has been running a food truck around Boston, is looking to open a permanent restaurant in the space next to the Jackson Square T stop when the Mooyah burger place went belly up.

By adamg - 2/1/19 - 9:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting Abdirahman Abdi, 25, of Brockton, on charges he shot another man during a robbery at Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/18 - 10:05 pm

City Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) reports on a big problem for the residents of the 202 apartments at Academy Homes along Columbus Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/18 - 9:00 pm

Boston firefighters responded around 8:50 p.m. to 279 Centre St. for a fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of an eight-story Hailey Apartments building. The sprinklers turned on and firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire.

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