Three non-profit groups have filed plans with the BPDA to replace roughly half the Mildred Hailey public-housing complex in Jamaica Plain with a new mixed-income community over eight to ten years. Read more.
In the actual photo the mural is based on, Curley wasn't so thrilled.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the $2.4-million sale of the shuttered Squealing Pig on Centre Street at Hastings Street to two operators who plan to open a new pub called the Boston Ale House there - over the opposition of Hastings Street residents, who said they worry about patrons parking and carousing along the quiet way that starts just after the restaurant's locally famous mural featuring both a scene from the good old days on Centre and James Michael Curley shaking hands with Dapper O'Neil. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports the Hyde Square Task Force, which owns the former church on Centre Street, is now trying to sell it after being unable to find a partner able to convert it into a performing-arts and community center.
The neighborhood already has the screamy man on a bicycle who hurls expletives at people wearing masks. Yesterday, a member of the Jamaica Plain Facebook group reports, a guy was walking up and down Centre Street trying to get stores to post signs (which he conveniently had with him) that maskless people are welcome there and that the stores realize they can't ask customers why they're not wearing masks because of "HIPPA" and the Fourth Amendment. Read more.
Aw, looks like the Fruits and Veggies Gang is all growed up and back living in West Roxbury. Litnana spotted their work on the retaining wall along the CVS parking lot on Centre Street this morning. Despite a doctored-up fake flier alleging Antifa was coming to West Roxbury on Monday to level the place, in fact, the vigil they were allegedly going to burst out of was entirely peaceful and nobody went down Centre Street looting.
Some 200 to 300 people, most from West Roxbury and Roslindale, gathered around and near the Holy Name Rotary this afternoon for a vigil to remember George Floyd and other murdered black people. Read more.