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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.

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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

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:54 pm
New bus stop going in on Columbus Avenue

One day, that bus will zoom right down the middle of the avenue.

Construction crews have been busy in recent months building new bus stops between Egleston and Jackson squares for dedicated bus lanes and stops that planners say will mean a faster ride to and from Jackson Square and Ruggles on the 22, 29 and 44 bus routes. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/21 - 1:46 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a man with a gun on Washington Street in Egleston Square yesterday found the man inside a barbershop there, along with a gun loaded with five bullets, and five more bullets and one large bag and a couple dozen smaller bags all filled with "a brown powder believed to be heroin." Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 9:02 pm

Organizers of the Egleston Square farmers market announced today that, after eight years, it has shut for good. No reason given.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 9:27 am

A resident of the Walnut Park Apartments tower in Egleston Square was ordered held without bail yesterday at his arraignment on charges he murdered Tanya Malone in his apartment Tuesday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 10:03 am

Update: Victim identified as Tanya Malone, 58.

Boston Police report officers found a woman with "apparent traumatic injuries" around 7:30 p.m. yesterday inside Walnut Park Apartments - the distinctive round BHA tower for seniors at 1990 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 4:53 pm
Boarding up on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

The UHub Mobile Action News Unit toured Logan and Cleary Squares, Dedham Square, Centre Street in West Roxbury, Roslindale Square, Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, Egleston Square and Forest Hills this aftternoon to see how worried commercial property owners in the outer neighborhoods were getting ready for action tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:13 pm

Organizers have called the entire season off because its space just isn't large enough to allow for social distancing. But they report some of their vendors will be offering their products at other spots in the area this summer.

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