Jackson Square

By - 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 - 10/13/17 - 8:23 am

"Minor" delays inbound, the MBTA says.

By - 9/29/17 - 9:13 pm

Around 7:15 p.m. at Centre Street across from Wise Street, Boston EMS Incidents and NBC Boston report.

By - 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 - 4/25/17 - 1:23 pm
Proposed 25 Amory Street

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a 44-unit apartment building on Amory Street in Jackson Square that will have some units priced low enough for people making under $35,000 a year to afford. Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:43 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Centre Street near Lamartine, Abby Burns reports.

Earlier in the afternoon, somebody was robbed at gunpoint on Centre in front of the Stop & Shop.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:03 pm

Sure, Grass Fed in Forest Hills just shut down, but now word comes that Jackson Square at the other end of JP will be getting a burger joint. Jamaica Plain News reports a small chain called MOOYAH (which sounds like what they should've shouted every time you placed an order at BurgerFi in West Roxbury, only it wasn't, and now they're gone, too) plans an outlet at Columbus and Centre.

By - 12/5/16 - 8:54 am
Crowded Jackson Square on the Orange Line

Matt Murphy took this photo at Jackson Square around 8:30 a.m., reports:

Back-to-back full #OrangeLine trains, 100's of passengers can't get on. #HappyMonday!

Video.

By - 11/27/16 - 10:56 pm

Around 10:45 p.m. outside 50 Bickford St. in the Midred Hailey Apartments (formerly Bromley-Heath).

By - 10/12/16 - 1:49 pm

Around 1:40 p.m., by a man on a moped.

By - 9/27/16 - 7:32 am

A man was fatally shot four times in the upper body shortly around 1 a.m. at 267 Centre St. in the Mildred Hailey Apartments, formerly Bromley-Heath, Kevin Wiles, Jr. and 617 Images report. Boston Police report the victim was in his early 40s.

By - 9/15/16 - 11:26 pm

Around 10:40 p.m., Boston and Transit Police officers rushed to the area of the Jackson Square Orange Line station when a suspect driving a stolen car got out, climbed up an electrical tower, then down to the station. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 4:45 pm

The BRA board today approved a proposed 40-unit condo project at Washington Street and Montebello Road that will include seven condos sold at below-market costs - and commercial space that will also be offered at below market rates. Read more.

By - 6/25/16 - 12:35 pm
Jesus loves you and traffic in Jamaica Plain

Isabel Rey watched traffic come to a standstill in Jackson Square for about 15 minutes this morning as some people proclaimed their devotion to Jesus in the middle of Centre Street.

By - 4/27/16 - 12:40 pm

The City Council voted unanimously today to approve a measure celebrating the Latino heritage of Centre Street from Hyde to Jackson squares in JP.

The designation of the stretch of Centre Street does not change the name of either square, but could make the area eligible for state funds, City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), who sponsored the proposal, said.

By - 3/25/16 - 11:13 am
Dominican campaign posteres in Jackson Square

Jed Hresko noticed these campaign posters in Jackson Square yesterday for two congressional candidates in the May 15 elections in the Dominican Republic. Both businessmen are running for seats set aside for Dominicans abroad, under the banner of the Partido Reformista Social Cristiano. Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 1:23 pm
Dump truck on fire in Jackson Square

C. Carew shows us firefighters arriving to deal with a smoking load in a dump truck in a parking lot on Ritchie Street off Columbus Avenue shortly before 1 p.m.

By - 2/24/16 - 1:01 pm

The City Council today agreed with a proposal to look at designating Hyde and Jackson Squares as an official Latin Quarter, in recognition of the Latinos who have long called the area home. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 5:30 pm

Ben Rey reports this was the scene on Centre Street looking towards Hyde Square as he got out of the Jackson Square T stop around 4:30 p.m.

Boston Police report officers responded around 4 p.m. to a report of at least one shot fired at Centre and Wise streets. No victims found.

On Nov. 20, two were shot, one fatally, at Centre and Wyman.

By - 12/17/15 - 5:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a licensing swap in which the owners of Frogmore in Hyde Square will sell their beer and wine license to the new dumpling joint going in where Charlie Chan's used to be and Frogmore will in turn get one of the new all-alcohol licenses available in certain Boston neighborhoods. Read more.