Hyde Square

By - 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 - 8/11/17 - 9:15 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the city will be re-doing the streets around the little rotary, which itself will be rebuilt.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:44 am

The Globe reports three high-school students from Jamaica Plain have discovered that the owners of the Boston Garden were legally supposed to be holding three charity events a year to help fund the city's recreational facilities as a condition of its construction, - only they somehow forgot and haven't held a single one.

Maybe next the kids, spurred by JP resident Michael Reiskind's memory, can look for the fabled lost document requiring a public observation deck at the top of the Hancock Building - and James Michael Curley's desk.

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 - 12/31/16 - 5:20 pm
12 Creighton St. fire

12 Creighton St. fire. Photo by J.S. Hummel.

Boston firefighters responded around 5 p.m. for what became a three-alarm fire at 12 Creighton St. that destroyed the building's rear porches. 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 - 10/5/16 - 11:39 am
Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to Boston Licensing Board

Haven owner Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to board.

UPDATE: The board approved the license request.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Boston's only Scottish restaurant add whisky to the Scottish beers it now offers.

Jason Waddleton, owner of the Haven, 2 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square, told the board today people constantly ask him why they can't get some whisky to go with their haggis, Scottish eggs, smoked salmon and other Scottish delicacies. Read more.

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 5:22 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. on Centre Street at Mozart in Jamaica Plain. The baby girl just wasn't waiting for the ambulance to arrive; she appeared moments before the EMTs, with the help of Sgt. Rene Sanchez.

Boston Police report: Read more.

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 - 3/16/16 - 8:28 am

The Baltimore Sun reports investigators are following clues and a tip that a body still unidentified nearly 40 years after it was discovered near a Maryland cemetery was that of a young woman who may have lived in Hyde Square. Read more.

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 - 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.

By - 11/20/15 - 6:03 pm

Shortly before 6 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Centre between Forbes and Wyman streets.

One of the victims, shot in the head in the municipal parking lot, was pronounced dead at the scene; the other, shot in the torso, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Boston Police report.

Possible shooter described as a white man in a black hoodie and blue jeans, who limped to a car that sped off.

Centre Street was shut between Hyde and Jackson squares for the investigation.

By - 9/25/15 - 4:09 pm

Aurum, which sells calzone-like sandwiches in Hyde Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking a beer-and-wine license.

The 377A Centre St. eatery, now open until 9 p.m., is also seeking a midnight closing time.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 4/30/15 - 1:34 pm

The Globe reports the shuttered Sanctuary in Hyde Square could soon be replaced by a new restaurant serving cuisine from the Low Country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

By - 3/8/15 - 10:26 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Centre Street Sanctuary, 365 Centre St., has ceased to be.

By - 10/16/14 - 5:05 pm

Boston Police report officers patrolling Centre Street a couple hours after yesterday's shooting noticed that six guys in Mozart Park began to flee when they approached - one clutching his waist as if he had something in his waistband:

By - 10/15/14 - 6:06 pm

Shooting scene. Photo by Iza Rey.

Alert New England and Iza Rey report somebody was shot around 5:45 p.m. near the Pimentel Market, 340 Centre St..

By - 8/17/14 - 7:37 pm
Musicians outside Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain

Neal Simpson captured a band playing in Hyde Square this afternoon:

This is so wonderfully JP.