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By adamg - 5/1/18 - 3:06 pm
Squealing Pig in West Roxbury

Daniel Guzman alerts us that Diarmuid O'Neill is changing the name of his almost eponymous Centre Street restaurant from Eat with Jack O'Neill to the Squealing Pig - the name of the two other restaurants he owns. The mural on the side with the old trolley version of Centre Street and of Dapper O'Neil shaking hands with his former boss James Michael Curley, painted back in the West Roxbury Pub days, remains.

By adamg - 4/16/18 - 9:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the impending arrival of a new store on Centre Street that will specialize in chocolate and freshly roasted nuts. Cacao will open in the space between the Same Old Place and Chilicates.

By adamg - 4/12/18 - 7:48 pm
Stopped parkways

Something went wrong this evening and all the parkways in Jamaica Plain ground to a complete halt, as Fred discovered. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/18 - 10:18 pm
West Roxbury bank suspect

Two photos of the senior robber in West Roxbury.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 1985 Centre St. in West Roxbury, where the Friendly's used to be, was held up shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday by a man who's gone easy on the Grecian Formula and who demanded money. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/18 - 9:48 pm

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Centre Street at Myrtle Street, Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report.

By adamg - 3/9/18 - 8:44 am

Gustaf Berger interviewed 12 of the regulars on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 2/21/18 - 12:59 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Grass Fed on Centre Street will be shutting down, with its owner hoping to transfer its current alcohol license to the owner of the burgeoning Chilacates chain. No word on what sort of food the new place will serve; Chilacates already has an outlet on Centre Street, across from JP Licks.

By adamg - 2/14/18 - 5:04 pm
Subaru pushed down fence at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods

Gretchen Van Ness captured the scene at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this afternoon, where somebody managed to push down a fence in the parking lot and then a tree planted on Centre Street. No injuries, although a woman who had been on the sidewalk just a few feet away was shaken up.

By adamg - 2/13/18 - 6:08 pm

Boston Police report officers on patrol early this morning collared a guy they say they'd spotted trying to break into Marino's Market & Deli, 1906 Centre St. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/17 - 8:54 am

A fan of Cafe Beirut on Centre Street has set up a GoFundMe page to help owner Brian O'Muimhneacháin make up the $6,000 an employee managed to skim: Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/17 - 8:02 pm
Som Tum

The Thai restaurant at 1894 Centre St. in West Roxbury has new owners, a new name, a new menu and new decor: Sticky Rice has turned into Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine.

By adamg - 11/2/17 - 9:17 am

Sue O'Connell of NECN had just gotten out of her car on Centre Street around 3:20 p.m. when a guy pulled out a gun and fired several shots. She reports there was a school bus full of kids right there. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/17 - 11:49 am

State Rep. Ed Coppinger reports that Local 338 - named for the union that represented New York bagel makers - opened for business this morning. It's sort of a hybrid place: The bagels are made in New York, frozen, then trucked to West Roxbury.

By adamg - 8/31/17 - 3:37 pm
250 Centre St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 250 Centre St.

The Board of Appeal this week approved plans for a 112-unit apartment building at 250 Centre St., which will fill in yet another hole in the streetscape left over from the I-95 extension that never was. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/17 - 3:08 pm

The bagel hole in West Roxbury left by the closing of Panera in 2015 is getting closer to being filled, with "Coming Soon" signs sprouting at 1727 Centre St. for Local 338, which promises "New York style bagels" and organic gourmet coffee in the spot that was briefly a pizza/froyo place that replaced the Upper Crust that used to be there. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/17 - 2:14 pm
Car on Fire in West Roxbury

Around 2:05 p.m. on Centre Street, in front of the Starbucks and Paper Store. The driver got out OK.

By adamg - 5/14/17 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men caught in the middle of a drug transaction at the Speedway gas station, 1779 Centre St., around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/17 - 2:01 pm

No injuries, but several businesses along Centre Street near the Bank of America parking lot lost power when the manhole lost its top, Ted Cooper reports.

By adamg - 4/4/17 - 1:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an Ethiopian cafe is planned for the Centre Street space vacated by Aurum, and that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile might be involved.

By adamg - 3/30/17 - 10:10 am

In a neighborhood where even banks are replaced by coffeehouses, an entrepreneur hopes to open another place to caffeinate. Read more.

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