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By adamg - 7/25/21 - 10:41 am
Downed pole in Jamaica Plain

Utility poles along the parkway section of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have a short life expectancy, as a roving UHub photographer witnessed this morning near Faulkner Hospital.

Pole down. Another pole down. Change of pace: Traffic-crossing signal down.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 11:14 am

Michael Moxley, who co-owns Canary Square in Jamaica Plain, posts photos of the four "trash humans" who enjoyed a $90 meal yesterday, then fled without paying. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 3:35 pm

Don't worry, you can still get harder stuff at the Galway House, it's just that the bar is doing its part to ease the critical late-night milk shortage at its end of Centre Street now that the 7-Eleven next there has closed forever: Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 11:21 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday considers a proposal to replace the BP station on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue in West Roxbury with a brand-new bank branch with a drive-up window. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 4:54 pm
JP Licks in Jamaica Plain

Hard to miss the JP Licks on Centre Street, thanks to the giant cow's head.

The owner of the onetime firehouse at 661 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain this week sued her ex-husband, who runs the J.P. Licks ice-cream chain based there, for some $113,000 in back rent from last year. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 10:37 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on tomorrow's rally by the Forbes Building Tenants Association tomorrow outside their current home at 545 Centre St.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 10:16 pm
Police say: Stop double parking on Centre Street

BPD District E-5 is sending out fliers to Centre Street businesses to post in their windows warning of a crackdown on double parkers along West Roxbury's main commercial drag. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 3:14 pm

Officers from the E-5 drug unit didn't have far to go yesterday to arrest Rafael Vargas Mariano - they just walked next door on Centre Street to the 7-Eleven and there he was, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 2:41 pm
Stunters on Centre Street in West Roxbury

West Roxbury residents couldn't help but notice the ad-hoc procession down Centre, Spring and Baker streets towards VFW Parkway yesterday afternoon.

Kerry Castor of the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association was outraged: Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 11:50 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the road markings along the Arborway and Centre Street that went in this week as contractors get ready to place bollards for a new bike lane to replace one of the four current car lanes between Parkman Drive and the Arborway rotary. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/21 - 1:39 pm
Protesting a condo building in West Roxbury

Protesters on Centre Street today; CAD Builders is the proposed developer.

About 50 West Roxbury residents gathered along Centre Street this morning to protest a developer's plan to raze a house that predates the Civil War and a pillbox-style abandoned bank branch and replace them with a 21-unit condo building they say is too big, too bland and too wealth-extracting for the neighborhood's main shopping street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 12:28 pm
New rendering of Centre Street building

New rendering by AD Architect features mansard roof, but retains ivy on chimney.

A developer that wants to replace a shuttered bank branch and a decaying old house on Centre Street in West Roxbury with a four-story, 21-unit condo building has filed new plans that replace the initially proposed generic cladding common to new mid-rise buildings everywhere in the country with a mansard motif. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:57 pm
Proposed view of new complex from Lamartine Street

The view from the new Lamartine Street. Rendering by Stantec and Dream Collaborative.

The BPDA board today approved plans by developers to raze several buildings at the sprawling Mildred Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain and replace their current 253 Section 8 apartments with all new units - and add 420 additional income-restricted apartments and an all new street grid, green space and pathways intended to stitch the complex into the neighboring community, rather than walling it off. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 2:43 pm
7-Eleven closing on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

The 7-Eleven at 684 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain is closing, which will force Pondsiders who need some Gatorade or scratchies at 2 a.m. to shlep all the way up to South Huntington for the next closest 7-Eleven. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 10:14 am

Jason Bylsma lives on the stretch of Centre Street between Holy Name and Weld Street. He describes building a $60 home traffic-speed setup using a Raspberry Pi, a cheap camera, some open-source software and a bit of tape and cable ties, and then turning it on to monitor speeds on the street outside his home. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 12:11 pm
Boarded up

All boarded up.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's request to add another floor and double the number of apartments at 632-638 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, which had been a hole in the ground for years before a developer finally got permission to build a three-story building, then stopped to try to get permission to finish the thing off as a four-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 10:51 pm
Proposed condos at Centre and Park streets

Everybody agrees: Ugh.

CAD Builders says it's heard residents loud and clear: It will be coming back to the neighborhood with a new design for its proposed 21-unit condo building at the corner of Centre and Park streets, where the former Peoples Federal Savings Bank bunker and the ol' Gilmore place now molder. Read more.

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