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By adamg - 8/11/23 - 10:12 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Atherton Street where it meets Washington Street and Columbus Avenue. He ran across Washington and into the Egleston House of Pizza, where arriving first responders found him. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/23 - 11:26 am
Rendering of proposed 24-34 Notre Dame St. building

Rendering by KDI.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a "dilapidated house " and some vacant land at 24-34 Notre St. in Roxbury with a five-story, 26-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/23 - 3:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting Demone Coleman, 44, of Dorchester, on charges he gunned down Christopher Shivers, 43, on Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square late on Feb. 8. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/23 - 1:57 pm
Renderings of proposed new 27 Dixwell st.

Renderings of proposed building by Bond Worthington.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved replacing an industrial building at 27 Dixwell St., across from the Hernandez School in Egleston Square with a 12-unit residential building with 12 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 9:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Boston officials are negotiating the purchase of the Washington Street lparcel that was long an informal park until Clear Channel put a fence around it to protect its all important billboard. Community groups had cared for the land for more than 20 years, turning it into a peace garden and taking care of things property owners would normally have to do, such as snow and trash removal.

By adamg - 10/10/22 - 1:39 pm
Crime scene

Evidence markers at the scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Rasante Osorio, 14, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report that two teens were shot in the rear of 2990 Washington St., near Cobden Street, around 12:15 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 11:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting Rosba Taylor, 30, of Lynn, on charges he shot one of two men outside 1907 Columbus Ave., around 12:30 p.m. on April 15. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 9:28 am
Walnut Park crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Junior Pimentel De La Cruz, 27, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report two men were shot at 66 Walnut Park in Roxbury shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 12:27 am

Boston Police report a Vermont crack dealer with a violent past in Roxbury will be arraigned today on charges he fatally shot Arthur Rashaad Miles on Washington Street in Egleston Square on Sept. 8. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 10:26 am

Egleston Square residents had long made lemonade out of the ugly lemon of a billboard and its supports in the middle of Egleston Square by turning it into a mini-park with benches and a small free library. But Clear Channel, which blocked off the site with a fence a couple months ago has now put the small site up for sale, for $1.1 million, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 11:25 am

Rasheem Christian got a mandatory sentence of life without parole yesterday following his conviction for first-degree murder for the 2013 death of Brianna Bigby, gunned down as she sat in a car in Egleston Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 10:51 pm

Opening Day of the MBTA Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes

The T officially began service today on dedicated bus lanes that run down the center of Columbus Avenue between Egleston and Jackson Squares. The goal is to speed service on the routes that use Columbus - the 22, 29 and 44. The T is now looking at extending the dedicated lanes to Ruggles.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:06 pm
Apartments in round building

Floor plans of a couple of rounded apartments in the building.

Round apartment building,

The Boston Housing Authority has filed plans for extensive renovations to Egleston Square's Doris Bunte Apartments, which used to be called Walnut Park Apartments, using a combination of new federal funding and tax credits for historic properties, which the city's tallest round apartment building now is.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:32 pm

Around 9:10 p.m., police found two attack victims in Egleston Square - a man who was stabbed on Westminster Avenue, near Waldren Road on the Roxbury side, and a man who was hit with a baseball bat and sliced with a knife on Washington Street on the Jamaica Plain side.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 3:30 pm
Egleston Square crime scene

Egleston Square crime scene. Photo by Hub Observer.

GoFundMe for Arthur Rashaad Miles's survivors.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot outside 3108 Washington St., near School Street, around 2:20 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:50 pm

At Beethoven and Washington streets shortly after 10:30 p.m. A knife was recovered on Beethoven Street.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 9:47 am

A man still awaiting trial for a 2013 drive-by gang murder on Walnut Avenue was charged last week with using his time to sell drugs. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 9:36 pm

Kelly Fernandes, Marvin Mathelier and Beth Santos announced today they've purchased Ula Cafe in the Brewery Complex on Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:24 pm

Boston Police report somebody on an upper balcony at the Walnut Park Apartments - the round 20-story tower on Columbus Avenue near Washington Street - keeps shooting a BB gun at officers and has managed to hit one of them. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 6:22 pm

Live Boston reports that Boston police officers responding to a report of gunfire at 3114 Washington St., near School Street in Engleston Square, around 7:15 p.m on Saturday didn't find anybody with fresh bullet holes but did find "a large illegal gaming operation in the basement" of the VIP Barbershop.

Detectives were called to the scene as well as Boston Fire and Inspectional Services for numerous code and safety violations

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