Centre Street

By - 11/9/17 - 8:02 pm

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 - 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 - 10/3/17 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

By - 3/7/17 - 7:28 pm

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports on plans for a bagel place in the same Centre Street block as Porter Cafe for a bagelry that would truck bagels "90%" prepared in New York, then cooked locally.

The as yet unnamed bagel place would join Bruegger's Bagels and Bagelville on VFW Parkway. Exodus Bagels is now churning out bagels just off Belgrade Avenue on the Roslindale line, where it plans a full-scale deli, and, of course, the Dunkin' Donuts on Spring Street and VFW Parkway sell bagel-like round breadstuffs.

By - 2/1/17 - 1:04 pm
Wanted for string of bank robberies

The FBI announced today it's offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to the capture of a man who's been robbing banks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire while accompanied by his moll. 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 - 1/17/17 - 4:26 pm

Around 3:50 p.m., a bunch of teens held somebody up at gunpoint outside 315 Centre St., in front of the Stop & Shop.

Suspects are at least three teens, one white, short and overweight, the other two black. The teen with the gun was black, with braids and wearing a black jacket and a black hoodie.

By - 1/5/17 - 1:52 pm
Suspect in Jamaica Plain bank robbery

UPDATE: Reward offered.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who held up the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 515 Centre St. shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Subject entered the bank and approached the teller station after waiting in line. Handed the teller a demand note for money and also made a verbal demand. Received money from the teller and fled the bank in the direction of Spring Park Ave.

By - 12/30/16 - 9:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilicates on Amory Street is planning to open a second outlet in the Centre Street space where Pink Samurai briefly opened for a few days earlier this year.

By - 12/23/16 - 12:13 am

Boston Police report arresting Amos Carrasquillo, 28, on Thursday for the August murder of Jeffrey Kelly outside the 7-Eleven at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street. Read more.

By - 12/20/16 - 11:00 am
Pink gun seized in West Roxbury

Boston Police report arresting an alleged gun-toting gang member after a struggle on Centre Street in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/17/16 - 10:59 am

LFB reports:

Oh my god dumpster dive alert all the coolers at WF Jamaica plain failed and they have to throw it all away. Eggs everything.

By - 11/23/16 - 11:01 am

Boston Mayor Walsh speaks to media after thanking #StandWithMary M&R vigilers

Among those at a protest outside the nearly complete Spectra Energy transfer station in West Roxbury this morning: Mayor Marty Walsh.