Centre Street

By - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

By - 12/20/18 - 1:06 pm

Tuesday's ZBA vote to reject a Centre Street proposal with two-bedroom units as small as 667 square feet didn't just come out of thin air: The BPDA, which sets so many of the requirements and guidelines related to development in Boston, says those are simply too small for new apartments and condos in the city. Read more.

By - 12/19/18 - 11:37 am
Centre Street house saved for now

The house that would go away. Hole in the ground starts beyond the Jersey barriers to its right.

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday rejected plans by a Centre Street landlord to replace a three-unit house at 628-630A Centre Street with a new building with two commercial spaces and eight tiny two-bedroom apartments. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 9:22 am
Coyote in Roslindale

Jason Bylsma spotted this coyote sauntering down Centre Street at Montclair Avenue on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line around 8:50 a.m. today.

By - 12/6/18 - 12:29 pm
West Roxbury bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a guy who walked into the TD Bank branch at 1833 Centre St. around 10 a.m. on Tuesday and presented a note demanding money, only he didn't get any, then fled.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 857-386-2422.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:16 am
Single-car crash on Centre Street

Thomas Papathanasiou shows us the aftermath of a one-car crash on Centre Street southbound, just before Louders Lane, around 1:40 a.m. on Monday.

By - 11/30/18 - 4:10 pm
Caffe Aromi

Caffe Aromi, on Centre Street in Hyde Square, re-opened this week, with the same unusual backless chairs with air holes it had when it shut in 2015.

It's in the space once occupied by the June Bug Cafe, which the landlord rented the space to after essentially forcing out Bella Luna and the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes - a sad reminder of which remains on one of the handles in the doorway to the basement where the bowling alley used to be: Read more.

By - 11/23/18 - 9:00 pm

Boston firefighters responded around 8:50 p.m. to 279 Centre St. for a fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of an eight-story Hailey Apartments building. The sprinklers turned on and firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire.

By - 10/12/18 - 11:19 am

WBZ reports Holy Name Parish on Centre Street was evacuated this morning after one student fell ill during a mass and several others complained of nausea.

By - 10/3/18 - 7:00 pm
Anti-Kavinaugh vigil in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain residents stood with candles at at least three spots along Centre Street this evening - at the Monument, in front of the Baptist Church and by Lakeville Street - to protest proposed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

By - 9/26/18 - 3:09 pm
Shooting at Pimentel Market on Centre Street

Shooting scene. Photo by Eduardo Reyes.

A woman and a man were shot inside the Pimentel Market on Centre Street at Wyman Street around 2:45 p.m. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 10:29 pm

Around 10:05 p.m. in the Mozart Street Playground at Mozart and Centre Streets. A bullet, believed to have been fired in the park, hit a house on Sheridan Street, several blocks away. No victims reported.

By - 9/2/18 - 10:46 am
Turkeys on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Sue O'Connell reports:

Why is traffic allowed on Centre St in Jamaica Plain during the Turkey Pride Parade?

By - 8/24/18 - 11:06 am

UPDATE, 8/30: Restaurant cleared to reopen.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bukhara, 701 Centre St., shut for a variety of health violations, including a lack of hot water in the sink used by employees to wash their hands and equipment that needed cleaning, including a can opener, a microwave and the inside of an ice machine. Read more.

By - 8/6/18 - 11:29 pm

WBZ has the dashcam video from another motorist this morning at the rotary by the Arboretum where the Arborway and Centre Street come together.