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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.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 12:44 pm
Crash and South and Centre streets

Evan Judd reports on this crash on South Street where it joins Centre Street near Holy Name in West Roxbury:

Someone just drove their SUV into a parked car.

By UHub Staff - 9/16/19 - 2:39 pm

Ed. note: This is an op-ed piece by the West Roxbury parents whose names are at the bottom. Anybody on the opposing side of this issue can contact us to post a rebuttal. Background: The proposal and the fatal crash and meeting that led to it.

As fall begins its arrival and families return to the Parkway for back to school, it is time to refocus our attention on efforts to make our streets safer for our neighbors and our children. In the wake of far too many pedestrian accidents on the main thoroughfare in downtown West Roxbury, the City of Boston has recently proposed an evidence-based plan to redesign traffic patterns on Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 8:58 pm

JP Comics & Games, 603 Centre St., announced tonight it's closing at the end of the month.

The store, which in addition to selling comics hosts a Friday-night Magic the Gathering game, said "this came up pretty quickly on us," but did not go into more details.

By adamg - 8/30/19 - 12:00 am

A man in the leg and a woman in the hand, around 11:55 p.m. on Thursday at 287 Centre St., across from Chestnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:06 pm

Former City Councilor John Tobin reports the passing of Steve Slyne, longtime owner of the eponymous Centre Street deli and organizer of West Roxbury's pre-election Harry Truman rallies.

Tobin, who worked at Steve Slyne's - where the Real Deal is now - as a young man, recalls: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 10:10 am

Boston Police report arresting two men, one from Jamaica Plain and one from Roxbury, who engaged in a shootout across Centre Street late Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 10:03 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that the corner spot at Centre and Burroughs streets vacated when Bukhara decamped for distant Forest Hills will be turned into a Chase bank branch by the end of October. The move will ease the critical bank shortage caused a couple years ago when Caffe Nero replaced a Commonwalth Bank branch down the street from the location.

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.

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