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By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:02 pm
Westbury Restaurant on Centre Street

The yellow sign above the restaurant name says it all: On May 28, the Westbury Restaurant, next to where the bowling alley used to be before the post office moved in, gets a new owner - longtime owner Antonios Sevastos is retiring after serving up breakfast there for more than 30 years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 9:46 pm
Protest march down Tremont Street

Adriana Lacy watched the large pro-abortion march down Tremont Street after a rally at the State House: Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 11:54 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the demise of Old Havana on Centre Street.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 2:17 pm

Carrot Flower, 703 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, told patrons today it will be closing next month: Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Vee Vee, 763 Centre St., near the Monument, to add a 46-seat outdoor seasonal patio. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/22 - 1:49 pm
Trash at CVS on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

From one of the 311 complaints.

Over the past three weeks, a disgusted citizen has filed five separate 311 complaints about trash in the parking lot of the CVS on Centre Street at South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. And the city has closed each complaint with a note that a ticket has been issued "for loose trash and debris."

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 9:46 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old from Hyde Park after he allegedly fired a gun outside the Jackson Square T station Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 10:27 am
Rendering of 1905-1911 Centre St. proposal

1905-1911 Centre St. rendering.

Developer Gary Martell told residents last night that if the city gives him the parking lot at Corey and Railroad streets for his latest condo proposal, he'll gladly give up the decaying old Gilmore place and the small brutalist former bank next door on Centre Street so that residents can try to turn them into a history-oriented community center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 9:54 am

Walgreens is going to try to build something still rare in Boston: A for-profit urgi-care clinic at its store at 1999 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/22 - 10:27 am

A man in a crosswalk at Centre and Hastings streets was hit by a Centre Street driver around 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, Boston Police say. The victim, who police say did not suffer serious injuries, was taken to a local hospital for observation. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 7:06 pm
Poor Clare Nuns

The monastery (from Landmarks Commission filing).

The Poor Sisters of St. Clare plan to tear down their Franciscan Monastery at 920 Centre St., next to the Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, and then sell the vacant land to a developer for construction of 26 townhouses. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/22 - 2:32 pm
Pickup crashed into Captain Nemo's in Jamaica Plain

HummelVision captured the scene at Captain Nemo's, 367 Centre St., after the driver of a pickup truck somehow rammed into the restaurant shortly after 2 p.m.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 9:33 am

Today is the anniversary of the Thomas G. Plant Shoe Factory fire in 1976, which completely destroyed what had once been the world's largest shoe factory, along Centre Street in Jackson Square. The Jamaica Plain Historical Society recounts the fire, started, as were so many other fires then in JP and the Fenway, by arsonists, who first disabled the complex's sprinklers, then set multiple fires in what had been converted from a factory into the home of multiple small businesses - and residents.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 9:02 pm

West Roxbury Main Streets alerts us that Sharon Korean Kitchen hopes to open next month at 1727 Centre St., the space left vacant when the Local 338 bagel place closed last fall. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/22 - 1:13 pm

Boston Police say their investigation continues into a bizarre crash in which a driver in a parking lot somehow wound up driving his pickup onto a family of five sitting a few feet below last month, so they're not saying anything more. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 1:39 pm

JP Seafood Cafe on Centre Street announced today it's closed its dining room, just like back in the spring of last year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 4:20 pm
Line for testing at Anna Cole Community Center in Jamaica Plain stretched way, way back

Ari Ofsevit reports the line to get tested for Covid-19 at the Anna Cole Community Center this afternoon stretched all the way past the Jackson Square T stop and onto Centre Street.

By adamg - 12/19/21 - 10:07 pm

Costello's on Centre Street reopens at 4 p.m. on Monday. Like every other bar in the state, they closed in 2020 because of Covid-19. Unlike every other bar in the state, though, they then stayed closed for renovations and to add four apartments on two new floors.

Kitchen is still under construction, swing on by for a drink and help us get back on our feet!

By adamg - 12/19/21 - 5:54 pm

Friends of Mark and Jess Tobin and their three young children - all under 3 - have set up a GoFundMe page to help the family after all five were hit and injured by a pickup whose driver somehow managed to ram out of the municipal lot at Centre and Hastings streets in West Roxbury Friday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 11:52 am
Crash scene

Pickup came from small parking lot behind brick wall. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a pickup hit two adults, a child and two infants in strollers next to the municipal lot off Centre and Hastings streets around 11 a.m. Read more.

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