Egleston Square

By - 5/18/15 - 1:08 pm
Walker Park proposal

Architect's rendering of one of the Walker Park buildings.

Urban Edge Housing Corp. is seeking BRA permission to put up 49 apartments in two buildings on what are now three lots on Walnut Park and Columbus Avenue. Read more.Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report detectives rushed to a Franklin Park playground off Walnut Avenue yesterday morning when somebody playing with several young children noticed a gun just lying at the base of a tree.

The Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum revolver ... was fully loaded and the hammer was cocked. The firearm was rendered safe and recovered by detectives.

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By - 2/26/15 - 10:36 am
Proposed rendering of Washington Street project in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering: Permanently circling Hood Blimp as project amenity?

Developers hope to break ground this fall on a residential complex in Egleston Square that could also bring a new restaurant to the neighborhood - and more affordable housing than required by city code.

In a filing with the BRA, developers Paul and Justin Iantosca and Dan Mangiacotti detail their proposal to replace the E & J Auto Center, the old Economy Plumbing and Heating...Read more

By - 1/21/15 - 7:26 am

Jamaica Plain News takes a look at 3116-3122 Washington St., which police and local civic activists say is a den of drugs and hookers.Read more

By - 12/22/14 - 12:29 pm

Boston Police are looking for five teenagers for an armed robbery around 12:10 p.m. at Columbus and Weld avenues.

The suspects were described as black, all about 6' tall. One wore a black, puffy coat and a hat with some sort of baskeball logo on it. They made off with the victim's wallet and phone.Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 12:30 am

On Jamaica Plain News, Stephanie Welch describes getting attacked on School Street around 10 p.m. on Thursday.Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 3:41 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports City Councilor Matt O'Malley and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. convinced City Realty to reduce the rent increases in an Egleston Square building that would have forced six Latino-owned businesses out of the square.Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 2:10 pm

Brendan Halpin knew Adrian Gonzalez, the 17-year-old shot to death early Saturday near Egleston Square. He is so outraged that he has to write an elegy for him:

Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.

How do you feel about living in a country

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By - 9/5/14 - 6:13 am

Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report a man was shot around 2:45 a.m. at Washington and Beethoven streets. The homicide unit was summoned just in case due to the severity of the victim's injuries.Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 2:13 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley and BPD District E-13 Capt. Alfredo Andres are planning a community meeting this Monday to discuss three recent shootings - one fatal - in the area.

The session starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.

By - 7/3/14 - 8:51 am

Anthony Howard, 27, who already has one gun conviction and is in custody on another gun charge, was arraigned yesterday on charges he shot a woman to death last June in Egleston Square, shot another man in the same incident and shot two other men earlier the same day, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Brianna Bigby and a male...Read more

By - 6/22/14 - 9:44 am

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. at 16 Westminster Ave. The smoke was visible from West Roxbury Parkway in Roslindale.Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 12:18 am

A woman was shot in the shoulder around midnight near 37 Walnut Park.

Police are looking for a black man, about 5'9" and slim, seen in a small gray or grayish brown SUV....Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 3:39 pm

Around 3:15 p.m., somebody fired three shots. No apparent victims, but police found shell casings at School Street and Weld Avenue. Police are looking for a small black car seen fleeing the area, as well as for somebody seen jumping on a T bus right after the shots.Read more

By - 12/9/13 - 9:49 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. He was found behind 87 School St., but may have been shot around the corner on Washington Street.Read more

By - 11/23/13 - 12:41 am

The city of Boston has submitted applications to the FCC for two low-power FM radio stations, one broadcasting municipal information from high atop that round senior-citizens building in Egleston Square, the other a more educational station at East Boston High School.

The FCC's Low Power FM program is aimed at encouraging non-commercial educational broadcasting. Stations that get licenses will be limited to 100 watts...Read more

By - 11/22/13 - 8:45 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the pizza chain is making its third attempt to set up shop in JP, this time in Egleston Square.

Even if local activists manage to keep the chain out again, JP residents will still be able to get a pie from the new Domino's that is almost fully armed and operational on Washington Street in Roslindale, mere steps from...Read more

By - 11/3/13 - 5:45 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating a slashing spree on Westminster Avenue in which more than a dozen cars had their tires slashed overnight.

Police have no suspects yet, but are hoping members of the public can help fix that, by calling detectives at 617-343-5628 or contacting the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463)...Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 11:14 am

Wanted for bank robbery

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of the guy they say held up the Sovereign Bank branch in Egleston Square Wednesday afternoon.

In addition to his lack of fashion sense, he's described as black, in his...Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 3:05 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a black man, wearing a blue plaid shirt, a hat and glasses, for a holdup shortly before 3 p.m.

Earlier in the day:
South Boston bank robbed.Read more

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