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By adamg - 7/30/19 - 12:18 pm

The mayor's office today announced that the Bluebikes network, which expanded last year to Roslindale, will add three stations in West Roxbury - and four new stations in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/19 - 1:19 pm
Rendering of new Faulkner Hospital

Rendering shows new wing on left, expanded garage on right.

Brigham and Women's Hospital yesterday filed plans for its proposed $250-million, multi-year expansion of Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plan that, if approved, would mean a 46% increase in in-patient beds and way more parking than at present. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 9:26 pm
Fire behind E-5 station in West Roxbury

Fire burns wire below transformer behind E-5; the scene on Centre. Photos by Thomas Papathanasiou.

Boston firefighters responded to the E-5 police station at Centre Street and West Roxbury Parkway after an electrical line and a transformer behind the station caught fire around 8:50 p.m. As an Eversource crew arrived to shut off power, firefighters made sure the fire did not spread into the station, which was recently renovated.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 11:51 pm
Fleetwood exxplains problems at large intersections.

Fleetwood explains problems at large intersections.

Boston transportation officials tonight unwrapped a proposal to make Centre Street safer through a new configuration with a single travel lane for motor vehicles in each direction, a center turn lane and dedicated bicycle lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 5:25 pm

Boston transportation officials tomorrow will show off their formal plans for curbing vehicular mayhem along Centre Street, spurred on by a pedestrian's death at Centre and Hastings in February. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 12:28 pm
Wanted for Corrib Pub safe robbery

Boston Police have posted photos of two guys they say broke into the Corrib Pub at Centre and Lagrange streets sometime early on May 13 and stole a safe containing the restaurant's daily receipts. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 5:45 pm

Members of the newly formed West Rox Walks recently walked the roughly mile-long stretch of Centre Street from the Holy Name rotary to Weld Street survey the street and compile notes on how to make the street safer - mainly for pedestrians, but also for bicyclists and drivers.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 9:24 pm
Rainbow over Centre Street in West Roxbury

Jason Bylsma reports he got to see a double rainbow from his porch on Centre Street in West Roxbury for the ten minutes it lasted as the sun went down this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 11:56 am

George DeFina, 71, owner of DeNo's on Centre Street in West Roxbury, died Saturday.

DeFina, who grew up in Roxbury and graduated from the Boston Trade High School, opened DeNo's in 1983.

By adamg - 4/14/19 - 1:23 pm
Black Hole Donut at Little Dipper in Jamaica Plain

Matt Karolian couldn't help but be drawn in this morning to one of the specials at Little Dipper in JP - which is already heavily astrothemed. But shouldn't the hole have been chocolate?

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 12:14 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports AAA Appliances on Centre Street, near the Monument, could be replaced by a pot shop, if approved by the city and state. The appliance store would then move somewhere else, either in JP or West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 5:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved pot shops proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Fenway and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

The rulings mean the applicants can now go to the state Cannabis Control Commission to seek a license to open. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 11:22 pm
Al Wentworth describes his wife's death on Centre Street in West Roxbury as son Matthew listens

With son Matthew behind him, Al Wenthworth describes the crash that killed his wife, Marilyn.

As a hall full of people listened, Al Wentworth tonight described the crash that killed his wife Marilyn in the middle of Centre and Hastings streets on Feb. 5: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 2:20 pm
Memorial for woman killed on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Somebody's created this memorial for Marilyn Wentworth, a lifelong West Roxbury resident who died Feb. 5 when hit by a car on Feb. 5 at Centre and Hastings streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/19 - 4:04 pm

City and state elected officials are vowing an immediate increase in traffic enforcement along Centre Street to try to reduce the odds of pedestrians getting run down, following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Tuesday, City Councilor Matt O'Malley says. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/19 - 6:30 pm

In 2015, a West Roxbury man suffered a traumatic brain injury at Center and Hastings streets when one driver stopped for him to let him walk across but another did not and slammed into him. Yesterday, a woman who was hit by a car at the same intersection died of her injuries.

In 2017, a Northeastern civil-engineering professor and one of his students wrote a detailed study on how to curb such crashes along Centre Street between the Holy Name rotary and Lagrange Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 5:40 pm

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., 2/6: City Councilor Matt O'Malley reports the woman died.

WFXT reports a pedestrian suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash around 4 p.m. at Centre and Hastings streets. The driver remained on scene and tried to render aid.

By adamg - 1/6/19 - 7:13 pm
Jesus, what a billboard

A billboard that declares only Christians can know God has blown up West Roxbury and Roslindale Facebook groups over the past couple of days, with posts from people saying we all need more Jesus in our lives alternating with posts with non-Christians and others who object to the in-your-face-message and posts from people who say everybody should just get over it. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/19 - 3:14 pm

Caffe Aromi in Hyde Square, which re-opened in November after being shut for three years, has already closed, disappointed members of the Jamaica Plain Facebook group report. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/18 - 8:06 pm
Dead light pole in Jamaica Plain

Roving UHub photographer Celeste Walker came across the remains of a light pole on Centre Street inbound just before the Arboretum rotary (i.e., Murray Circle) - sort of across the street from where another driver took out a pole in spectacular fashion earlier this month.

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