Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The following police arrest information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A Boston Police task force which targets youth violence arrested a man in possession of a loaded firearm in Jamaica Plain Thursday. Members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Task Force arrested Jordan Talik, 22, of Roxbury, in Egleston Square March 28, according to the Boston Police news blog. Officers from the strike force on patrol in the area observed Talik, who was known to be at the scene of a Dudley Square shooting at around 2 p.m. Thursday. “Officers observed the suspect make numerous ‘security checks’ with his left hand at the left front side of his waist. This activity, the earlier shooting and the officers training and experience suggested the suspect was trying to conceal a firearm,” the blog states. Officers found Talik to be…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The mobile city office enables citizens to pay parking tickets, request library cards and register to vote.
Boston City Hall will set up shop in Egleston Square tomorrow. City Hall to Go, a truck which provides services to citizens, will be in Egleston Square Wednesday between 10 a.m. and noon. According to the City Hall To Go menu, citizens will be able to pay parking tickets, get dog licenses, get library cards and complete a variety of city services. The vehicle does not take cash payments, according to the menu.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
There’s Canto 6 and the local police station, but a huge space is vacant in this high foot-traffic area of Jamaica Plain.
There is a large vacant space at the southwest corner of Green and Washington streets in Egleston Square. There are a few vacancies in this section of Jamaica Plain, but none as large and versastile as this one. With the E-13 Police Station and the popular Canto 6 café at this intersection and a lot of foot traffic in the area, what business would you like to see pop up at this location? Leave your opinion in the comments.
Monday, September 24, 2012
According to police scanner traffic, all stop lights are out in Egleston Square.
According to scanner traffic, a power outage has put the stop lights out in Egleston Square. Police were on the way to direct traffic. Universal Hub reported via Twitter that some people had to be rescued from a stuck elevator on Walnut Park.
Monday, September 10, 2012
A Latin-themed lounge replaces a dive bar on Washington Street.
The former Old Stag Tavern in Egleston Square was a dive bar legend: cheap beer enhanced and made bearable (and enjoyable) by an insufferable jukebox selection, X-rated video games, tacky velvet paintings and pool table heroes. When it closed earlier this year—rat infestations, noise complaints, seedy bathrooms and all—many wondered who would take over the Washington Street space that once hosted raucous drag queen nights and ironic Beyoncé sing-alongs. And puzzled how they’d ever get the stale smoke stank out of the place. Coco’s Lounge opened its doors this summer. Impressively displaying little remnants of its former tenant, the spiffed-up spot plays up brick-exposed walls with sleek wooden flooring, shiny fixtures and simple (generic) …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A woman suffered "non life-threatening wounds" police say, and was being treated at Boston Medical Center.
A woman was cut on the arm during a fight with another woman at 7 Cleaves St. near Egleston Square on Tuesday, police said. The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of "non life-threatening wounds," said police spokesperson David Estrada. The incident took place about 6:30 p.m. Scanner traffic had referred to a "guy covered in blood and carrying a knife" near New York Fried Chicken. It was a bad day for stabbings in the city as a whole, with three people wounded, one fatally, in a Dudley Square incident.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A vacant house at 25 Chilcott Place has become a fire danger and a blight on the neighborhood, say neighbors who have taken the property to Boston Housing Court.
A house that has stood vacant and unsecured for 10 years has become a haven for squatters who appear to be grilling food inside the second-floor living room. That's what a neighbor found Sunday night as he took photos inside the house at 25 Chilcott Place. The property was scheduled to be discussed at Boston Housing Court Monday at the Edward Brooke Courthouse, 24 Chardon St. "The property is currently not secured and has significant evidence of squatters and drug use on the premises," wrote Michael Iceland in an email to JP Patch. "This is not acceptable in our neighborhood (or any part of our city)." Residents of the Chilcott Place/Granada Park Neighborhood Watch have petitioned the city to have the property put into receivership after …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Police say they stopped a green Nissan minivan with a faulty brake light after it blew through a stop sign. A later search of the vehicle turned up 10 kilograms of cocaine in a hidden compartment.
An Egleston Square traffic stop turned into a major coke bust on Monday. Police say they'd heard reports of a green Nissan minivan speeding on Brookside Avenue, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. When an officer saw a vehicle with that description, he tailed it and noticed a broken tail light. The van blew through a stop sign at School Street. The officer pulled the vehicle over. He said the driver appeared "nervous and shaky" and copped to the bad brake light and not being the registered owner of the van. The officer, being suspicious that the vehicle might have "contraband," called in a drug dog. The K-9 "hit" on an area of the front passenger side. Officers found a hidden compartment with …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The soul food restaurant plans to renovate and promises "new menu items and a better dining experience."
A Washington Street soul food restaurant known for its chicken and waffles has closed down for renovations. The proprietor of Fill Belly's announced the change on the restaurant's Facebook page: Fillbellys will be closing down until June for renovation. Sorry for your inconvenience. Thank you for your support. We will be back, 100% stronger with new menu items and a better dinning experience. The restaurant, which began as a food truck operating out of a 1986 Chevy step van, opened in summer 2011.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Local business hope to bring food trucks back to the Loring-Greenough House. But for April, there were no takers for the city's food truck spot at School and Washington in Egleston.
The Boston food truck craze is in full swing as the newly-budding spring season promises longer days, warmer temperatures and more outdoor fun. But according to the City of Boston’s food truck schedule for the month of April, it seems that Jamaica Plain’s only site in Egleston Square has no trucks signed up for any of the twenty-one available shifts. The schedule is attached to this post as a PDF. Edith Murnane, the director of food initiatives for the city of Boston, says that there are four major ways that food trucks can vend in and around the city. “There is a process for each that food truck vendors must go through after they’ve been approved to sell.” One of these options includes going to local private properties and setting up an …