The stretch of Centre Street between Hyde and Jackson Squares, unofficially referred to as “Avenida de las Americas,” could receive official designation as Boston’s “Latin Quarter.”
During Wednesday’s City Council session, District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley, whose district includes Jamaica Plain, introduced not only his much-discussed “Puppy Mill Bill,” but also a resolution intended to honor the Latinos who have long called this section of Jamaica Plain home:
— Matt O'Malley (@MattOMalley) February 24, 2016
According to Universal Hub’s coverage of the session, the council agreed to consider bestowing the designation. Per UHub:
“O’Malley said Latin American immigrants have been moving to the area for 60 years, said 40% of the residents along the street speak Spanish in their homes and that 65% of the 125 businesses along the street are owned by immigrants.