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By adamg - 3/23/23 - 11:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in the Mildred Hailey development yesterday on charges he shot a man in the shoulder at 51 Prentiss St. in the Alice Taylor development on Jan. 30. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 9:57 pm

Around 9:45 p.m. in the area of Centre and Bickford streets. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:57 am

Boston Police report arresting an employee at Seed, 401 Centre St. in Hyde Square, for the Glock with a bullet in the chamber and two magazines loaded with a total of 35 bullets they say he brought to work yesterday - two days after a dispensary in Roslindale was robbed at gunpoint. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 9:38 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a Haitian restaurant will soon replace 100% Delicias on Centre Street.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 11:16 am

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee says the neighborhood needs more trash receptacle along Centre Street and the north side of Jamaica Pond because of slobs who can't hold onto their trash until they find one or get home, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 12:04 pm

Leo Baez and Perla Rosario announced this morning they have made "the very difficult decision" not to renew their lease for Cacao, 660 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, and will be closing the shop at the end of the month. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/22 - 6:19 pm

A man was shot on Centre Street across from the Curley School, shortly before 5:30 p.m.

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 9:28 pm
Hole in fence at dirt dump

West Roxbury's own Filene's Hole, as seen through tear in fence covering tonight.

Gary Martell, who tore down a 19th-century home and a 1960s-era pillbox of a bank branch on Centre Street to make way for a 21-unit condo building, today sued the BPDA for failing to schedule a vote on the project, which has now left West Roxbury's main shopping area with a large fenced-off pile of dirt. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:46 pm
Scene of collision as boy is being treated on Centre

Scene as boy is being readied for transport by EMTs. Photo by Michelle Bylsma.

A little kid crossing Centre Street at Bellevue Street was hit by a car driver who apparently ran a red light there, around 3:25 p.m., according to witnesses - although the driver says he thinks he had a green light. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 4:17 pm
Family Dollar closing in West Roxbury

The Family Dollar store, where Value Village used to be, at the corner of Centre and Park streets, is closing for good one of these days, which means West Roxburyans with a yen for discount stuff will have to drive into Roslindale, Hyde Park or Dedham for a Family Dollar. Owner Harris Krafchik put the 8,000-square foot building, built in 1930, up for lease this summer.

By adamg - 11/21/22 - 11:20 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Canary Square, at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street, shut for good after its dinner service on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 2:29 pm
Crash at intersection of Walter and Centre in Roslindale

Tom the roving UHub photographer couldn't help but stop to take in the crash at Walter and Centre streets in Roslindale around 12:40 p.m. - since the two cars were now occupying the space where he had hope to go to turn left. No injuries that he could tell.

By adamg - 9/25/22 - 9:04 pm
Aftermath of a crash at Murray Circle in Jamaica Plain

Residents along the Arborway and the parkway part of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have long had to watch the aftermath of motorists taking out street-light poles. One reports on the latest carnage this weekend, to go with the photos she took. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 11:13 am
Former People's Federal Savings Bank torn down

Photo by Elliott McNamee.

Developer Gary Martell had his crew tear down the former People's Federal Savings Bank on Centre and Park streets in West Roxbury this morning, in preparation for the 21-unit condo building he still needs BPDA approval to build. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 3:44 pm

A Hyde Park man faces murder charges for allegedly running over a pedestrian who had collapsed on the street in front of him and for whom a bus driver had stopped early Thursday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 10:10 am

Around 5 a.m. on Columbus Avenue where Centre Street turns into Ritchie Street, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 4:41 pm

Pennrose, the company currently turning a former middle school in Hyde Park into New England's first LGBTQ-centered senior-citizen apartment building, says it will shortly file detailed plans to turn the former Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain into a new moderate-income housing complex with performance and community space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 3:07 pm
Stop-work order posted outside demolition site

Friday, one day after a contractor demolished the old Keith House on Centre Street, ISD issued a stop-work order rescinding the permission it had granted Tuesday for the work.

Developer Gary Martell tore down the house, built in 1839, to make way for a 21-unit condo building he wants to build. He also plans to tear down the former People's Federal Savings Bank building next door, although he has yet to receive permission from the BPDA to actually put up the condos.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 12:29 pm
What's left of 19th century house on Centre Street, with backhoe on top

The remains of the house.

A contractor for local developer Gary Martell's CAD Builders this morning tore down the Greek-revival Keith House on Centre Street to make way for a 21-unit condo building - assuming the project is approved by the BPDA - just two days after ISD issue a demolition permit. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 11:18 am
ATMs along Centre Street

Chase shows how it will fill the ATM gap near Holy Name (note: Rockland ATM is now on other side of street).

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Chase Bank to add a drive-up ATM to the new bank branch it's building where the BP gas station used to be on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue. Read more.

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