Jackson Square Laundromat 270 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Jackson Square Laundromat offers self-serve washing machines and dryers and features Wi-Fi and TVs to keep you…More entertained while doing your laundry. It also offers wash, dry and fold services for individuals, businesses, schools and organizations.
The first stop in Jamaica Plain after leaving Roxbury, Jackson station sits on Centre Street atop a rise overlooking…More Columbus Avenue. From there, it's a short walk to Roxbury Community College and the shops of Centre Street. Jackson Square is about a half mile south on Columbus Avenue.
Its structural columns are painted with colorful, original art resembling totem poles, familiar ethnic patterns and iconic pop-culture images. Six bus routes are accessible from here, and there are eight bicycle parking spaces available.
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.
Jackson Glass, Inc. 3195 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Surprising finds abound in Jamaica Plain. Jackson Glass is a case in point. In business since 1947 and in Jackson Square…More since 1960, Jackson Glass' customer base runs wide and deep. It is a full-service, custom glass service providing unique designs, installations and repairs, including glass table tops, auto glass, store fronts, mirrors and specializes in frameless, glass showers. From its modest storefront, it serves the entire Boston Metro region. Joe Graffeo points out that the company does almost no advertising, getting 99% of their business because of their fine reputation.
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.
Camilo Market 280 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Dominican-owned Camilo's is the Jackson Square haunt for domestic and imported beer and wine, spirits, light groceries,…More cleaning items, sodas and juices. It also carries cigarettes and lottery tickets and has a working ATM.
Young Kong Restaurant 300 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Young Kong offers all the usual Chinese fast food favorites in its Jackson Square corner locale. There is only one …More table for dining in, so most patrons opt for take out or delivery, which is available late, seven days a week. Cash only.
Meatland 306 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This busy Jackson Square butcher shop attracts lines of customers shopping for fresh beef, pork, poultry, fish and…More seafood. There's also slab bacon and cheeses, fresh bread, eggs and beverages. Not sure what the difference is between a rib eye and a T-bone steak? Just ask the staff; they're both friendly and well-versed on all things meat.
NOTE: The Agassiz building is set to be used as the home for Mission Hill Elementary, and a new high school…More program, in the fall of 2012.
The Agassiz is a Boston Public School in the West assignment zone. It offers a sheltered English immersion program.
School uniforms are required — khaki pants or skirts and navy blue polo shirts.
Public transportation: from Forest Hills station or Copley Plaza take the 39 bus; from Dudley Square or Jackson Square stations take the 41 bus.
Tacos El Charro 349 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 This lively little restaurant has been serving authentic Mexican food to the Hyde - Jackson Square Area for over thirty…More years. In addition to typical Mexican-American fare like tacos and burritos, Tacos El Charro provides more authentic dishes such as enchiladas mole poblano and chiles rellenos. The owner is a mariachi aficionado, and hires bands to play in the evenings and on the weekends. Homemade sangria and Mexican beers such as Negra Modelo and Tecate round out the menu. Vegetarian options are available.
Evelyn's Market 298 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Since 1972, Rafael Mejia has run this Jackson Square convenience store, which caters to the…More neighborhood's predominantly Spanish population. It has a large Goya section, plus a selection of Latin American fruits and vegetables. Evelyn's also carries the usual list of convenience store staples, including milk, eggs, soda and juices, cleaning products, pet needs, candy, cigarettes and lottery tickets.
Estrella Bakery 333 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Estrella Bakery is a small bakery that offers Latin-style cakes and pastries at competive prices. Need a cake for a…More Quinceañera? This is your place. Estrella also features a small section of hot savory dishes, such as empanadas. Serving the Hyde/Jackson Square community for years, this bakery does a brisk business catering to local Dominican clientle. It is located across from the United Baptist Church on Centre Street.
Little Brothers-Friend of The Elderly 3305 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a nonsectarian national network of nonprofit, volunteer-based…More organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. To people of goodwill, they offer the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. The Jamaica Plain chapter is located in a sunny residential house on the commercial strip of Washington Street between Jackson Square and Forest Hills.
Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center 31 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Formerly known as the Somali Women And Children's Association, the Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC)…More provides resettlement services to refugees and immigrants in the Boston area. The RIAC Heath Street branch is located within the Family Service of Greater Boston building, a short walk from Jackson Square T Station. RIAC's wide range of services include health care, social adjustment services, career counseling and classes in cultural integration. RIAC also hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year.