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By adamg - 10/12/20 - 7:07 pm
Apreala running through Holy Name rotary

Apreala (in blue) coming into Holy Name rotary.

Bena Apreala, who was stopped by three ICE agents on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury last Tuesday, ran up and down West Roxbury Parkway today, accompanied by Black Lives Matter supporters, including two passes around the Holy Name rotary, where they were cheered by participants in the now weekly Monday BLM vigil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester, spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 6:28 pm
Woman with Love and Justice banner

As they've done every Monday since June 1, West Roxbury and Roslindale residents stood around the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury with signs to remind rush-hour motorists that Black Lives Matter. Read more.

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 - 9/11/20 - 2:36 pm
Dapper O'Neil and James Michael Curley

In the actual photo the mural is based on, Curley wasn't so thrilled.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the $2.4-million sale of the shuttered Squealing Pig on Centre Street at Hastings Street to two operators who plan to open a new pub called the Boston Ale House there - over the opposition of Hastings Street residents, who said they worry about patrons parking and carousing along the quiet way that starts just after the restaurant's locally famous mural featuring both a scene from the good old days on Centre and James Michael Curley shaking hands with Dapper O'Neil. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/1/20 - 10:20 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports something called Boston Ale House could replace the recently shut Squealing Pig on Centre Street. The proposal goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reports a crew is at Centre and South streets in West Roxbury, where they've shut off a water main so it can fix a leak in the big pipe.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 12:57 pm
Man with sign that reads: Let's go Postal on DeJoy

People stood in front of or next to post offices in West Roxbury, Roslindale and elsewhere today to support the Postal Service and its workers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 1:51 pm

The Frogmore, which specialized in South Carolina low-country cuisine on Centre Street, announced today it's shutting for good on Sunday.

Don’t be sad, we had 5 great years.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 11:41 am

Banh Mi Ngon, in the take-out section of Centre Street, has been reborn as Banh Mi Oi.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 9:14 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the Hyde Square Task Force, which owns the former church on Centre Street, is now trying to sell it after being unable to find a partner able to convert it into a performing-arts and community center.

By adamg - 7/15/20 - 9:54 am

The neighborhood already has the screamy man on a bicycle who hurls expletives at people wearing masks. Yesterday, a member of the Jamaica Plain Facebook group reports, a guy was walking up and down Centre Street trying to get stores to post signs (which he conveniently had with him) that maskless people are welcome there and that the stores realize they can't ask customers why they're not wearing masks because of "HIPPA" and the Fourth Amendment. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 11:47 pm

Good news tonight from the best Centre Street pub with a painting of an old Arborway trolley with a working headlight on the door:

TALK OF OUR DEMISE HAS BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED .DUE TO MY INCREDIBLE STAFF WE WILL BE BACK AROUND AUGUST 1ST..HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN SOON ...STAY SAFE

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 4:50 pm

The Squealing Pig on Centre Street announced today it has permanently shut. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/20 - 12:31 pm
Construction above Costello's in Jamaica Plain

Construction underway. Photo by Eli Hoffman.

Workers have been busy of late adding four residential units on two floors atop Costello's Tavern, 723 Centre St. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 1:20 pm

Former at-large City Councilor and 2013 mayoral runner-up John Connolly shares his feelings on the Blue Lives Matter rally in front of the E-5 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 10:12 pm
BLM and pro-cop protesters in West Roxbury

For awhile, these two competed to get their signs in front of motorists.

Police supporters rallied outside the E-5 police station in West Roxbury this afternoon, but they may have been outnumbered by Black Lives Matter protesters. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 11:48 pm
At West Roxbury vigil, Holy Name Rotary

Charlie Rosenberg photographed the third Monday Black Lives Matter vigil at Holy Name Rotary, where Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway meet in West Roxbury, this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 11:59 pm

Driver's journey tonight ended at a Centre Street market.

Around 11:20 p.m., residents living in the area of Centre Street near Creighton and Wyman streets heard what sounded like a simultaneous car chase and gunfire. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 9:20 pm

People came to Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury for the second straight Monday to standi in vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other blacks killed by police. Read more.

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