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By adamg - 9/16/22 - 11:13 am
Former People's Federal Savings Bank torn down

Photo by Elliott McNamee.

Developer Gary Martell had his crew tear down the former People's Federal Savings Bank on Centre and Park streets in West Roxbury this morning, in preparation for the 21-unit condo building he still needs BPDA approval to build. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 3:44 pm

A Hyde Park man faces murder charges for allegedly running over a pedestrian who had collapsed on the street in front of him and for whom a bus driver had stopped early Thursday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 10:10 am

Around 5 a.m. on Columbus Avenue where Centre Street turns into Ritchie Street, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 4:41 pm

Pennrose, the company currently turning a former middle school in Hyde Park into New England's first LGBTQ-centered senior-citizen apartment building, says it will shortly file detailed plans to turn the former Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain into a new moderate-income housing complex with performance and community space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 3:07 pm
Stop-work order posted outside demolition site

Friday, one day after a contractor demolished the old Keith House on Centre Street, ISD issued a stop-work order rescinding the permission it had granted Tuesday for the work.

Developer Gary Martell tore down the house, built in 1839, to make way for a 21-unit condo building he wants to build. He also plans to tear down the former People's Federal Savings Bank building next door, although he has yet to receive permission from the BPDA to actually put up the condos.

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By adamg - 8/11/22 - 12:29 pm
What's left of 19th century house on Centre Street, with backhoe on top

The remains of the house.

A contractor for local developer Gary Martell's CAD Builders this morning tore down the Greek-revival Keith House on Centre Street to make way for a 21-unit condo building - assuming the project is approved by the BPDA - just two days after ISD issue a demolition permit. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 11:18 am
ATMs along Centre Street

Chase shows how it will fill the ATM gap near Holy Name (note: Rockland ATM is now on other side of street).

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Chase Bank to add a drive-up ATM to the new bank branch it's building where the BP gas station used to be on Centre Street at Belgrade Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/22 - 12:39 pm

Our local band of Nazis stood outside the Monument in Jamaica Pond this morning screaming about pedos during a drag-queen story hour at the Loring Greenough House on South Street, despite the group's own problems with pedophilia. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/22 - 9:48 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that when the sisters who now live in a prominent parkway monastery move out, they will leave the building behind, rather than sell it to a developer who wanted to replace it with townhouses.

By adamg - 7/8/22 - 9:59 am

Centre Street between Jackson Square and the Monument at South Street will become a giant block party - and shut to vehicles - between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday as part of the city's Open Streets program.

Drivers will be able to cross Center at Green and Myrtle streets and Boylston and Moraine streets, but don't even think of trying to turn onto Centre then. Cars parked on that stretch of Centre will be towed starting at 1 a.m.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 10:04 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the 100th anniversary celebration on Sunday for George's Shoes on Centre Street.

By adamg - 6/2/22 - 3:26 pm

Mayor Wu today announced plans to turn Dartmouth Street in front of the Copley library into a pedestrian area between June 7 and June 17th - in a pilot that could lead to the block being shut to traffic permanently - and to re-create the Newbury Street open-streets pedestrian program on long stretches of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain one day in July, Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall in August and Dorchester Avenue in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:02 pm
Westbury Restaurant on Centre Street

Update: The new owner is Erdi Kembora of West Roxbury.

The yellow sign above the restaurant name says it all: On May 28, the Westbury Restaurant, next to where the bowling alley used to be before the post office moved in, gets a new owner - longtime owner Antonios Sevastos is retiring after serving up breakfast there for more than 30 years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 9:46 pm
Protest march down Tremont Street

Adriana Lacy watched the large pro-abortion march down Tremont Street after a rally at the State House: Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 11:54 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the demise of Old Havana on Centre Street.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 2:17 pm

Carrot Flower, 703 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, told patrons today it will be closing next month: Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Vee Vee, 763 Centre St., near the Monument, to add a 46-seat outdoor seasonal patio. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/22 - 1:49 pm
Trash at CVS on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

From one of the 311 complaints.

Over the past three weeks, a disgusted citizen has filed five separate 311 complaints about trash in the parking lot of the CVS on Centre Street at South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. And the city has closed each complaint with a note that a ticket has been issued "for loose trash and debris."

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 9:46 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old from Hyde Park after he allegedly fired a gun outside the Jackson Square T station Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 10:27 am
Rendering of 1905-1911 Centre St. proposal

1905-1911 Centre St. rendering.

Developer Gary Martell told residents last night that if the city gives him the parking lot at Corey and Railroad streets for his latest condo proposal, he'll gladly give up the decaying old Gilmore place and the small brutalist former bank next door on Centre Street so that residents can try to turn them into a history-oriented community center. Read more.

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