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By UHub Staff - 9/16/19 - 2:39 pm

Ed. note: This is an op-ed piece by the West Roxbury parents whose names are at the bottom. Anybody on the opposing side of this issue can contact us to post a rebuttal. Background: The proposal and the fatal crash and meeting that led to it.

As fall begins its arrival and families return to the Parkway for back to school, it is time to refocus our attention on efforts to make our streets safer for our neighbors and our children. In the wake of far too many pedestrian accidents on the main thoroughfare in downtown West Roxbury, the City of Boston has recently proposed an evidence-based plan to redesign traffic patterns on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 8:58 pm

JP Comics & Games, 603 Centre St., announced tonight it's closing at the end of the month.

The store, which in addition to selling comics hosts a Friday-night Magic the Gathering game, said "this came up pretty quickly on us," but did not go into more details.

By adamg - 8/30/19 - 12:00 am

A man in the leg and a woman in the hand, around 11:55 p.m. on Thursday at 287 Centre St., across from Chestnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:06 pm

Former City Councilor John Tobin reports the passing of Steve Slyne, longtime owner of the eponymous Centre Street deli and organizer of West Roxbury's pre-election Harry Truman rallies.

Tobin, who worked at Steve Slyne's - where the Real Deal is now - as a young man, recalls: Read more.

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 - 8/2/19 - 10:03 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that the corner spot at Centre and Burroughs streets vacated when Bukhara decamped for distant Forest Hills will be turned into a Chase bank branch by the end of October. The move will ease the critical bank shortage caused a couple years ago when Caffe Nero replaced a Commonwalth Bank branch down the street from the location.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 12:18 pm

The mayor's office today announced that the Bluebikes network, which expanded last year to Roslindale, will add three stations in West Roxbury - and four new stations in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 1:19 pm
Rendering of new Faulkner Hospital

Rendering shows new wing on left, expanded garage on right.

Brigham and Women's Hospital yesterday filed plans for its proposed $250-million, multi-year expansion of Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plan that, if approved, would mean a 46% increase in in-patient beds and way more parking than at present. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 9:26 pm
Fire behind E-5 station in West Roxbury

Fire burns wire below transformer behind E-5; the scene on Centre. Photos by Thomas Papathanasiou.

Boston firefighters responded to the E-5 police station at Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway after an electrical line and a transformer behind the station caught fire around 8:50 p.m. As an Eversource crew arrived to shut off power, firefighters made sure the fire did not spread into the station, which was recently renovated.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 11:51 pm
Fleetwood exxplains problems at large intersections.

Fleetwood explains problems at large intersections.

Boston transportation officials tonight unwrapped a proposal to make Centre Street safer through a new configuration with a single travel lane for motor vehicles in each direction, a center turn lane and dedicated bicycle lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 5:25 pm

Boston transportation officials tomorrow will show off their formal plans for curbing vehicular mayhem along Centre Street, spurred on by a pedestrian's death at Centre and Hastings in February. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 12:28 pm
Wanted for Corrib Pub safe robbery

Boston Police have posted photos of two guys they say broke into the Corrib Pub at Centre and Lagrange streets sometime early on May 13 and stole a safe containing the restaurant's daily receipts. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 5:45 pm

Members of the newly formed West Rox Walks recently walked the roughly mile-long stretch of Centre Street from the Holy Name rotary to Weld Street survey the street and compile notes on how to make the street safer - mainly for pedestrians, but also for bicyclists and drivers.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 9:24 pm
Rainbow over Centre Street in West Roxbury

Jason Bylsma reports he got to see a double rainbow from his porch on Centre Street in West Roxbury for the ten minutes it lasted as the sun went down this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 11:56 am

George DeFina, 71, owner of DeNo's on Centre Street in West Roxbury, died Saturday.

DeFina, who grew up in Roxbury and graduated from the Boston Trade High School, opened DeNo's in 1983.

By adamg - 4/14/19 - 1:23 pm
Black Hole Donut at Little Dipper in Jamaica Plain

Matt Karolian couldn't help but be drawn in this morning to one of the specials at Little Dipper in JP - which is already heavily astrothemed. But shouldn't the hole have been chocolate?

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 12:14 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports AAA Appliances on Centre Street, near the Monument, could be replaced by a pot shop, if approved by the city and state. The appliance store would then move somewhere else, either in JP or West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 5:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved pot shops proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Fenway and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

The rulings mean the applicants can now go to the state Cannabis Control Commission to seek a license to open. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 11:22 pm
Al Wentworth describes his wife's death on Centre Street in West Roxbury as son Matthew listens

With son Matthew behind him, Al Wenthworth describes the crash that killed his wife, Marilyn.

As a hall full of people listened, Al Wentworth tonight described the crash that killed his wife Marilyn in the middle of Centre and Hastings streets on Feb. 5: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 2:20 pm
Memorial for woman killed on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Somebody's created this memorial for Marilyn Wentworth, a lifelong West Roxbury resident who died Feb. 5 when hit by a car on Feb. 5 at Centre and Hastings streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

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