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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.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

By adamg - 7/30/18 - 3:17 pm

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., three vehicles collided where Centre Street veers off from Spring Street, sending four adults and a child to local hospitals. The crash may have happened when one of the drivers suffered some sort of medical emergency.

By adamg - 7/14/18 - 4:58 pm
J-Pizzle in Jamaica Plain

Meredith Sandiford brings us the shocking news that not only is the Robinwood Cafe on Centre Street in JP gone, it's being replaced by something not even a Snoop Dog fan could love.

By adamg - 7/10/18 - 11:39 am

Widening a parkway in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain

The Boston City Archives have posted this digitized film reel from 1932, showing the work to widen Centre Street between VFW Parkway in West Roxbury and the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

A DPW inspector made the film (look for the brief shot of William T. Morrissey, the engineer who later got a boulevard in Dorchester named after him); his son donated it to the West Roxbury Historical Society, which in turn gave it to the Archives.

By adamg - 6/14/18 - 11:05 am

Ethiopian Cafe, 377 Centre St. in Hyde Square, is seeking a license that would let diners bring in their own wine and beer. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/18 - 3:05 pm

WBZ reports the dog, now at the MSPCA's Angell Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, was found by a passerby on Friday at Centre and Willow streets.

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