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By adamg - 2/17/24 - 10:57 am

A robber claiming he had a gun got away with $1,475 at the Rockland Trust branch at 1920 Centre St. in West Roxbury yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/24 - 10:15 pm
1400 Centre St.

The building, missing the street trees and level concrete sidewalk the developer promised the city.

The owners of residential condos in a three-year-old building at Centre and Weld streets in Roslindale today sued the developer and project manager, accusing them of handing them a building with at least $2.3 million worth of problems, including a leaky roof, uninsulated pipes, non-functioning sump and hallway ventilation systems, a cracked retaining wall and rear foundation, a smelly lobby and such poor sound insulation residents say they feel like they're in the condos of their upstairs neighbors. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/24 - 3:33 pm

A scared citizen files a 311 complaint about the northbond stretch of Centre Street that is really the parkway where houses sit in front of the Arboretum just before the Giant Rotary of Doom in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/24 - 10:47 pm

Via Jamaica Plain and Roslindale Facebook groups comes the news that Cafe Beirut on Centre Street closed for good yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/23 - 8:55 pm
Biking Santa on Centre Street in West Roxbury

David Wean forwards this video of Jolly St. Nick getting into one of the new bike lanes on Centre Street in West Roxbury from the area of the firehouse: Read more.

By emac - 12/3/23 - 1:42 pm
Cars parked in the bike lane, parking lane clear.

This week the Boston Transportation Department completed the Centre Street "Road Diet" by repainting the freshly-paved West Roxbury thoroughfare.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 10:39 am

The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee told police that when the Ford F-150 in front of him on Centre Street in West Roxbury wasn't moving, he figured he'd just swing around into the left lane and be on his way, according to a copy of a Boston Police report on a crash at the crosswalk at Centre and Maple streets around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 11:43 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the T decided it was time to remove the old poles along Centre Street before they started falling on people's heads.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 2:10 pm
Surveillance photos of suspects via BPD

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for three men in connection with the fatal shooting of a dog at 279 Centre St. in the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain around 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 19. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 9:21 am
Red tree next to West Roxbury firehouse

Andrea Doremus Cuetara captured the tree next to the firehouse on Centre Street in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon.

Firehouse then and now.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 2:36 pm
Trolley pole being removed on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

As he rested his weary feet and got a bite to eat inside Cafe Beirut on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain today, roving UHub photographer Sam Greenblatt had a ringside seat to watch a crew taking down at least some of the trolley power poles that had remained up along Centre Street, South Street and South Huntington Avenue long after the T stopped running the E Line between Heath Street and the Arborway. In December, 1985. Like 38 years ago.

By adamg - 10/23/23 - 10:33 pm

Police officers responding to reports of as many as ten shots found a man shot near the basketball court at Mozart Park along Mozart Street in Jamaica Plain around 9:40 p.m.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 9:13 pm
Pedestrian crossings dug up at Centre and Hastings streets

Thomas Gunning Kelley looks over dug-up pedestrian crossings at Centre and Hastings.

A contractor hired by BTD has begun tearing up pedestrian crossings along Centre Street in West Roxbury as the first phase of a project that will reconfigure the road from four car travel lanes to two, with new center turning lanes, pedestrian crossings and dedicated bike lanes along the sidewalks, protected from traffic by parked cars. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/23 - 2:40 pm

El Mundo Boston reports that El Oriental de Cuba on Centre Street has closed for good. Owner and founder Nobel Garcia died in 2021 and after two years of trying to keep it going, his daughters decided it was time to say goodbye. It will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 4:05 pm

DCR crews last night began two weeks of overnight road restriping to add what is supposed to be a temporary second car lane between Murray Circle - the big rotary at one end of the Arboretum - and the main entrance to the Arnold Arboretum, about 500 feet south, as work continues to map out more permanent fixes to the Arborway that include permanent bicycle paths and safer pedestrian crossings. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 8:57 am

Debbie Adamidis, owner of Capt. Nemo's, 367 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, reports she'll be closing on Oct. 1: Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/23 - 12:38 pm

The owner of the Forbes Building, 539-551 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, says he will soon submit detailed plans to the BPDA to renovate the building and to rent 143 of the 147 units as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/23 - 4:21 pm

FoMu announced today it's closing its outlet on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 18. The chain says the store never really recovered from its pandemic closing, and so signing a new lease just didn't make economic sense.

Via Jamaica Plain News.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 10:19 pm

Benjamin on security footage at Downtown Crossing and at the phone store.

A Cambridge man who was arrested in March by Boston and Cambridge police for robbing the JP Wireless store, 319 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, was charged again today, this time by the FBI after he was charged with violating the federal Hobbs Act for interfering with interstate commerce through threats or violence. Read more.

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