This vibrant youth development organization works with young people who live or go to school in Hyde Square or…More Jackson Square. These youth leaders in turn carry on a wide range of community-building activities, from teaching literacy in elementary schools like John F. Kennedy Elementary to creating dance programs that have garnered national attention.
Many of the group's programs take place around the corner from their 375 Centre St. storefront office. The group purchased the former Cheverus School on the former Blessed Sacrament campus, and the two-story school's rooms have been converted into, among other things, a dance studio and well-equipped music center complete with recording studio.
Youth leaders from the Hyde Square Task Force have made a difference in the neighborhood in many ways, including successfully arguing for public use of the former Blessed Sacrament campus.
For public transportation: Out of Jackson Square station (Orange line), turn right on Centre and walk six blocks.
City of Boston Parking Facility #7 352 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This 24-space public parking lot provides scarce off-street parking in the Hyde Square-Jackson Square area of Jamaica…More Plain. There is a two-hour limit on spaces and one handicapped space.
Los Bendecidos 264 Hyde Park Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Off the beaten path along Hyde Square Avenue, this unpretentious cafeteria offers standard American fare and outstanding…More Dominican specialities. The devout Christian owner makes traditional Dominican soups or stews fresh every day, based on a rotating menu. Combination dishes featuring steak, Pica pollo or red snapper are a few other examples of the offerings at "The Blessed." It also does a steady business in take-out and delivery of pizza and subs to the local Forest Hills area.
Moneshan Salon 371a Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 New on the Hyde Square scene, Moneshan Hair Salon & Spa is a full-service hair salon. Color, cut,…More extentions--anything a woman wants for hair care is available at Moneshan. Moneshan is a Paul Mitchell salon.
Food Wall Chinese Restaurant 387 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 With nearly 200 menu items, it's likely this Hyde Square eatery has something to satisfy all Chinese fast food cravings.…More The small pick-up/eat-in area is clean and full of fun, kitschy Chinese decor. Expect fast, friendly service and large portions.
Centre Nails 373 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails and custom nail design--this busy Hyde Square salon offers it all. Centre Nails is…More conveniently open daily from 10am to 7pm and accepts walk-ins and cash only.
D'Friends Barber Shop 366a Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This busy Hyde Square barber shop specializes in haircuts for men and children. It also offers shaves, beard trims…More and braids. The shop is busiest on the weekends--it accepts walk-ins and cash only.
Centre Liquor 387 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Cozily tucked between shops in busy Hyde Square, this liquor store features standard domestic and imported beers, a…More generous wine selection at decent prices and hard liquor of all varieties. There is also a tiny selection of salty bar snacks, mixers and bagged ice.
Fellowship Church of God 317 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 The Fellowship Church of God is a Pentecostal church located near Hyde Square. The Fellowship Church offers Sunday…More School, Bible School and a special Friday evening Chosen Generation Service.
La Casa de los Regalos 370 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 At Hyde Square's La Casa de los Regalos ("House of Gifts"), you'll find all the party or shower accessories you can…More imagine: candles, banners, streamers, balloons, figurines, and papery decorations in shapes of wedding bells, babies and more. Cash only.
Ultra Beauty Salon 401 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This Hyde Square salon offers haircuts, wash and set, color foils, relaxers, updos, blow-outs, facials and waxing for…More face and body. The salon is bright, airy and clean and the staff couldn't be more attentive and pleasant. Walk-ins are welcome but to secure a seat, appointments are recommended.