Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Following up on two nights of shootings last week in Roxbury’s H-Block neighborhood, police tracked a suspect to Heath Street and made an arrest.
Two gang-related shootings resulted in the arrest of a Braintree man at the Bromley-Health Housing Development last week. Paul Warlond, 22, was charged Monday in Roxbury District Court with two counts each of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building for incidents on March 7 and 8, according to a statement from the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. Walrond is accused of shooting at – but not hitting – an 18-year-old male on Holworthy Street just after 7:00 on the evening of March 7. He is also accused of shooting a second victim, this one a 22-year-old male, on the same street shortly before 8:00 p.m…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Two parishes in JP and one in Egleston will be grouped together under the plan.
The Archdiocese of Boston has implemented Phase One of a plan to combine city church resources due to waning finances and attendance, and as such, two Jamaica Plain churches and one Egleston Square church will form one of the emerging collaboratives. The collabortive puts JP's two parishes, Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Thomas Aquinas in with Saint Mary of the Angels, which is in Egleston Square just outside of JP, according to an archdiocese statement Thursday. The parishes in a collaborative - of which there will be 12, encompasing a total of 28 parishes for Phase One - will share resources and have fewer staff, according to the statement. The plan was developed in January 2012; there will ultimately be 135 collaboratives.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Owens Brown ran the Academy Homes street gang, which had ties to Jamaica Plain.
The leader of a notorious street gang with ties to neighborhoods in Jamaica Plain was sentenced to prison last week. Owens Brown, 34, was sentenced to 15 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised probation Dec. 20. Brown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base from March 2007 through May 2011, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press statement. Brown was the leader of the Academy Homes street gang and used his influence to enlist younger members of the gang to act as runners, distributing drugs and collecting proceeds to and from waiting customers, and running stash houses located throughout Boston, the statement said. He supplied youths with firearms as well. “Brown’s use of young gang …
Friday, October 21, 2011
A JP resident takes Patch to task for publishing columnist John Keith's opinion piece: "Wal-Mart in Dudley Square? It Couldn't Hurt," saying it was poorly researched.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Dear Mr. Helms, Thursday during my lunch break I took time to read the opinion piece by John Keith ("Opinion: Wal-Mart in Dudley Square? It Couldn't Hurt"). I was really shocked by the quality of the opinion piece. While I may be "Anti-Walmart" in some respect, I generally welcome and eagerly accept dissenting opinions, all in the hope that I can become a more informed individual. I am a semi-regular reader of JP-Patch, and I am usually quite interested in the articles/posts that are on the website. However, I'm not entirely sure how you could approve such an ill-thought out piece. Perhaps, because I have a background in community development and planning I expect that articles and opinions regarding the topic should be informed. …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Grove Hall native secured 82 percent of the vote despite low turnout in special municipal election.
- Alix Roy
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tito Jackson will represent a portion of Jamaica Plain on the City Council after scoring a runaway victory in Tuesday’s special municipal election. According to unofficial results, Jackson secured 82 percent of the vote to opponent Cornell Mills’ 16 percent. Just 3,452 votes were cast across the district, roughly 8.4 percent of registered voters. Jackson, Deval Patrick’s former campaign political director, will take over the council seat formerly held by Chuck Turner, who was ousted from office after a U.S. District Court jury found him guilty of accepting a bribe and then lying about it to the FBI. The District 7 seat has been vacant since early December, leaving parts of Egleston Square, Roxbury, Lower Roxbury and portions of the South …
Neighborhood Council members don't see zoning changes as a huge hurdle for the project, provided the community wants the facility.
Urban Edge's proposed skating rink and turf field project near Jackson Square was presented to members Dave Baron and Red Burrows of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee, and their counterparts, Bob Terell and Dianne Zimbabwe in the Roxbury Neighborhood Council. The facility would be located on the corners of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street, opposite the development at 225 Centre Street. Also present was Jullieanne Doherty, the local Mayor's Neighborhood Coordinator. In order to be built, the land needs two zoning variances. One to allow for its use as a social, recreational or sports function — currently forbidden by zoning laws — and one to allow for the space to go right up to the property line. RNC Chair Bob …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The car was also involved in a three-car crash. The driver and a passenger fled on foot and were captured.
Two Jamaica Plain men are under arrest after leading police on a chase in a stolen car. The car hit a pedestrian and later wrecked with two other vehicles. Police began following the vehicle after seeing it had a "disfigured plate." After running its plates and finding it to be stolen, the officers turned on their lights and sirens at Columbus and Dimock. The car sped away, taking a right onto Dimock. Officers saw someone "hobbling on the side of the road," the driver of the stolen car having apparently hit the person. The stolen car continued on Dimock and took a right on Cobden Street going the wrong way. That's when, police say, a supervisor told all units to stop the chase. It is department policy that supervisors, dispatchers or …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Roll over the map pins at right for incidents --->
Incidents from the last two days include the hunt for and finding of a gun in the 400-block of Centre Street. If you saw lots of police cars around there on Wednesday around 2 pm, that was why. Unless otherwise indicated, the incidents took place Thursday, March 3. These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department, District E-13. The following reports did not have a specific street address: Persons arrested are innocent until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A woman suffered severe head and facial injuries.
A woman suffered serious head and facial injuries in a wreck near 2010 Columbus Ave. Emergency crews had to use the "Jaws of Life" to get her out, according to scanner traffic. The incident happened around 9:50 a.m. UPDATE (Monday, March 7): A Dorchester man was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury in connection with this wreck.
Development project at Jackson Square received $2.3 million from infrastructure grants.
The Governor's office yesterday announced a grant of $7.1 million dollars to the 225 Centre Street development project, located on the corner of Centre Street and Columbus Avenue. Of that money, $2.3 million comes from a MassWorks Infrastructure grant to support the parking lot. This marks phase one of a redevelopment effort in Jackson Square. City Councilor Felix Arroyo remembers starting the fight for redevelopment in 1995. This project has been a long time coming. "More than a decade ago, community-based groups serving in this neighborhood began working on a vision for the revitalization of Jackson Square," explained Gregory Bialecki, the state's secretary for housing and economic development. "The vision was to create hundreds of jobs…