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By adamg - 1/21/20 - 11:18 am

Boston Police report arresting four teens - aged 13 to 17 - on charges they punched a man in the back of the head, then robbed him on Centre Street near Jackson Square around 5:40 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 6:52 pm
Destroyed pole on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Until sometime yesterday, there was a pedestrian-crossing signal pole on Centre Street at Westchester Road, on the Arboretum side. As the pole-crash-weary resident who took the photo says: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 1:43 pm
Car smash in West Roxbury

Tom the roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2:30 p.m. yesterday on Centre Street, between Northdale Road and where it splits off from Grove Street near the quarry in West Roxbury. He reports it looks like the driver hit one parked car, which then hit the one in front of it. The driver was able to get out on her own and onto a stretcher, he adds.

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 2:17 pm
Another downed light pole on Centre Street in Jamaica Pain

A roving UHub photographer chronicles yet another smash-n-crash involving a light pole along that stretch of Centre Street that connects the Jamaicaway and Arborway with VFW Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 10:09 pm
Old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Abandoned house turned abandoned realty office and empty bank branch.

A Canton builder has purchased two abandoned buildings on Centre Street, at Park Street, in West Roxbury, both of which it wants to bulldoze. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:23 pm
Creepy Santa in West Roxbury

Photo by Robin the roving UHub photographer.

Who knows what goes on inside the old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury? It's now guarded by a Santa that's had its hands replaced with small, yellow doll's hands, and who knows what it has sheathed in that "candle," so be careful.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:24 pm
Different temperatures on different sides of Centre Street

Hennigan Insurance on Centre Street in West Roxbury recently resumed broadcasting the temperature on its electronic signboard and, as with the time, things are different there than they are across the street at Rockland Trust.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 7:33 pm
Sign that reads: NOT playing Xmas music

ThatIsOzone says she appreciates Susana, the women's boutique on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, for this sign.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 3:04 pm

About 24 hours after E-5 Capt. Darrin Greeley announced he was organizing a crackdown on people who speed through Centre Street intersections without stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the conditions outside E-5: Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:40 pm
Morris with part of his group's proposal

Morris explains his group's ideas to make Centre Street safer.

The Boston Transportation Department has halted design work on a proposal to reduce Centre Street from the Holy Name Rotary to Spring Street in West Roxbury from four lanes to two and add pedestrian islands, bike lanes and new turn lanes so that it can study an alternative plan from a newly formed neighborhood group to keep four lanes but add pedestrian crossing lights at some intersections, re-stripe cross walks and step up police enforcement of traffic laws. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 10:16 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square to add a 23-seat patio. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting four alleged postal purloiners they say were busy lifting letters out of a mailbox at one of West Roxbury's quieter corners early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 10:37 am

DCR officials will be visiting Roslindale and Jamaica Plain twice in a week to discuss ways to make the Arborway and Centre Street safer from Hebrew SeniorLife and Forest Hills up to Jamaica Pond - even as expansion plans at Faulkner Hospital could mean more cars on the road. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 1:00 pm
Big flag draped over Centre Street in West Roxbury to honor World War II flyer

Tim West was among those who gathered outside the Centre Street firehouse in West Roxbury, to honor 1st Lt. Joseph Finneran, of Iffley Road in Jamaica Plain, shot down in a raid over Ploesti, Romania in 1943. Finneran's remains were positively identified earlier this year and they were disinterred from an army cemetery in Belgium for permanent burial today in Mount Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 5:19 pm
Downed pole at Centre Street and Louders Lane

A resident of that part of Centre Street that connects the Arborway in Jamaica Plain with VFW Parkway has forwarded yet another photo of yet another light pole taken out by one of the area's many fine motorists, sometime last night, at Louders Lane, just south of the Rotary o' Doom. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 8:59 am
Van crash on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Scott reports the driver of this van climbed out a little bloody after hitting a light pole in front of Hennigan Insurance on Centre Street this morning, knocking down the street light and activating his airbags.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 9:25 pm
Human billboards on Centre Street in West Roxbury.

Photo by Maribeth Scott.

People with campaign signs for city-council candidates line both sides of Centre Street at Park Street this evening as part of the Steve Slyne/Harry Truman Society pre-election rally before everybody piled into the Irish Social Club to continue the festivities and hear candidates make last-minute pitches. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 4:28 pm

Scott reports somebody plastered car windshields at the Centre Street CVS today with flyers that declare West Roxbury the safest walking and bicycling neighborhood in the city and that the only reason the city is looking at reducing the number of travel lanes on the street is because of sinister "outside special interests." Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 10:29 pm
Part of a mailer that alleges the Bicycle Lobby is out to destroy West Roxbury

People in West Roxbury - and Roslindale - who get those blue ValPak envelopes filled with coupons this week got at least one "coupon" that advertises an alleged conspiracy by the "bicycle lobby" and people from outside the neighborhood to destroy West Roxbury by forcing bike lanes onto Centre Street, and down the throats of the good citizens of that leafy neighborhood.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 6:45 pm
Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

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