Saturday, April 27, 2013
Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street will spread mulch as part of Boston Shines today.
A local organization is getting in on a citywide spring cleaning. Volunteers will join Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street Saturday to beautify the Hyde and Jackson square as part of Boston Shines Community Cleanup Day, according to the organization’s Facebook page. “Saturday is going to be a beautify day to shine up our street - come join us,” the post says. “Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street volunteers will be spreading fresh mulch to trees along Centre Street as part of Boston Shines. Meet us at Mozart Park at 10:00 am and bring your friends.” Boston Shines 365 is a program launched by Mayor Thomas Menino which provides neighborhoods with materials to help spruce up neighborhoods around the city. If you participated in Boston Shines, upload …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The man stole an iPad from a victim at the Jamaica Plain MBTA station early Saturday morning.
A victim was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning at the Jackson Square MBTA Station, according to MBTA Transit Police. Police describe the robber as a black male with a light complexion, between 18 and 22 years old, medium build, wide cornrows, slight facial hair and an ear ring on his right ear, according to a Transit Police blog post. At the time of the robbery, the subject was wearing gray stonewashed jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and a large white belt. The subject was also wearing black sneakers with white soles and white markings or a white band. The robber stole a victim’s iPad at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, March 9 and then fled toward the nearby Bromley-Heath Housing Development, the post says. Police are asking for people with …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The affordable housing development will include 12,000 square feet of commercial space, 2,000 square feet of which will be devoted to ground-floor retail in Jackson Square.
A Jackson Square affordable housing complex will be finished using a portion of $8.4 million in city funds, according to a press release from Mayor Thomas Menino’s office Monday. The city will build 110 units of low income affordable housing through three developments: Jackson Commons, Roxbury Crossing Senior Housing in Roxbury and Phase One of the redevelopment of St. Kevin’s in Dorchester, according to the press release. Funding has been provided by the state Department of Neighborhood Development and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program in the Office of Housing and Economic Development. About 20 units total will be reserved for very low income families and those transitioning from homelessness. Jackson Commons, located …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
According to MBTA figures released Tuesday, there were 32 reported thefts at the Forest Hills train station in 2012.
Overall crime was down across the MBTA in 2012, though in Jamaica Plain one major station’s crime statistics hit an uptick while the others went down, according to figures released by MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan Tuesday. There were 43 total incidents reported at Forest Hills Station in 2012 – six robberies, five assaults and 32 larcenies. This compares to 40 incidents at the station in 2011. However, there were also two auto thefts and one burglary at Forest Hills in 2011, but none in 2012. At Jackson Square, crime was low in 2012. There were 13 reported incidents, down from 19 in 2011. There were four assaults, seven larcenies and eight robberies at Jackson Square in 2012. There were six total incidents at Green Street …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Boston’s bike-share program added 11 stations in 2012, does Jamaica Plain need one next?
Jamaica Plain is a bike-oriented community, and though many own their own bicycles, could the area benefit from a city-operated Hubway bike station? Kris Carter, interim director for Boston Bikes, told the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association Wednesday that with sponsorship, JP could have a bike share station in its future. “Everyone knows the easiest way to travel on Centre Street and not have to worry about parking is on a bike,” he said. Carter said the city was looking at Hyde Square or Jackson Square as possible locations for a Hubway station in the future, but where do you want to see a Hubway station in Jamaica Plain? Leave your answers in the comments.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The state-of-the art center will have 12,000 square feet of outdoor natural play space.
A new $16 million early childhood center will be built at Bromley-Heath, officials announced Friday. Hundreds gathered under a tent on the development's basketball courts to celebrate the news. "I can't wait til this is built," an elated State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez told the crowd. "This is going to be a lightbulb for this community." The center, to be run by Associated Early Care and Education, will be erected where a dilapidated three-story brick building stands. The old building used to be the home of the Martha Eliot Health Center, now ensconced in a new facility nearby. "Getting to this point wasn't easy," said Wayne Ysaguirre, president and CEO of Associated Early Care and Education. He noted that the drive to build it began …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Police have released details of a Thursday shooting that left a man wounded in the leg and had neighbors wondering about the shots they heard.
Police say bullets sprayed into six different cars in a spate of violence that left one man shot in the leg on Thursday. The incident took place Thursday night about 8:12 p.m., according to a police report released Monday. Police patrolling the area of Bromley-Heath heard what sounded like shots and hustled toward Parker Street. Police said they saw a man running and stopped him. At the same time, they heard more shots and saw another man running. When police reached him at 166 Terrace St., they saw he was wounded. It was later learned he'd suffered a "non life-threatening" gunshot wound to his leg. The man was taken to Brigham & Women's Hospital for treatment, police said. The incident disrupted the Jackson Square neighborhood, with …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A man was wounded in the leg in a Thursday night shooting just outside JP in Roxbury. Police closed down a wide area while they investigated.
A man suffered a "non life-threatening" gunshot wound to his leg on Thursday night in a shooting police say they are still investigating. The man, shot at 166 Terrace St. just outside JP, was taken to Brigham & Women's Hospital for treatment, police said. The incident disrupted the Jackson Square neighborhood, with police blocking off Heath Street from Columbus down to the rotary, according to Universal Hub. Twitter users report the incident could have included a fusilade of 20-plus shots that may have been part of a car-to-car gun battle. Police wouldn't confirm those aspects as of Friday morning, citing their continuing investigation. When police release more information about this incident, we'll report it here on JP Patch. Want to know…
Friday, September 28, 2012
The victim of a brief kidnapping, who suffered a superficial knife wound, was put in the situation because he trusted one of the perps — his former supervisor at the Dedham Whole Foods Market.
UPDATE, Monday, Oct. 1: Police are searching for another suspect in this case, Matthew Carey. Here is a link to his photo and the number to call if you have information. ~~~~~ A man who put his trust in his former boss at Whole Foods Dedham was kidnapped, cut and robbed on Lamartine Street. According to police reports, the victim's former supervisor lured him into the situation by offering to pose as a middle man in the sale of the victim's cell phone. The men worked together for eight months and bonded by smoking pot together, the victim told police. Here's what happened, according to police reports: The men met at Stop & Shop in Jackson Square on Saturday, Sept. 15 and walked down Centre to Lamartine. Then the trap was sprung. A vehicle …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
There were two robbers; police say a homeless man admitted to being one of them.
Police have made an arrest in last Monday's armed robbery at the Metro PCS Store at 319 Centre St. The robbery involved two masked men, at least one of whom had a gun. According to witnesses quoted in a police report, the gunman pointed a small silver gun at the heads of the store clerk and another witness, saying "Don't move. I'll kill you." The other robber, the smaller of the two, went around the counter and took money from both registers. The robbers made off with about $450, according to a police report. Two days after the robbery, police were questioning a man about several armed robberies around the city. According to a police report, the man admitted on tape to the Metro PCS robbery. Police arrested Ronald R. Mikell, homeless, and …