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By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man they say scoped out three banks along Centre Street yesterday before finally deciding to rob the Citizens Bank branch at 696 Centre St., next to the 7-Eleven. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 1:13 pm
Rendeirng of proposed Centre Street condos

Rendering by AD Architects.

CAD Builders of Canton this week filed plans for a 21-unit condo building to replace the former Peoples Federal Savings Bank bunker and the old Gilmore place on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 8:56 am

Salmagundi on Centre Street reports Tuesday was not a good day for them: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 6:12 pm

Kendra Hicks reports on an incident today in the JP post office involving neighborhood's notorious angry screaming bicyclist finding himself on foot and inside: Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 6:08 pm

The Galway House on Centre Street announced today it's closing until things get better. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/24/20 - 2:59 pm
Fallen coping stones at Sacred Heart Church in Jamaica Plain

It's a good thing it's too cold to sit on the steps of the former Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain: The Boston Fire Department reports coping stones near the roof line plunged to the steps today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 4:53 pm

Boston Community Fridge reports that its refrigerator on Centre Street, available to anybody who needs some food, was basically destroyed during last night's Hyde Square triple shooting and so it's looking for a new refrigerator and place to put it. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 11:17 pm

Victim identified as Shawn Rae Hewson, 28, of Braintree.

Three men were shot on Centre Street at Creighton Street, one in the leg, around 11 p.m. Police found one victim down Centre at Walden street, the other about a block away from the shooting scene, on Sheridan Street. Read more.

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.

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.

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