An anti-violence vigil was held on Nov. 8th in the wake of several violent incidents involving youth in Jackson Square, including the murder of a 16-year-old boy on Oct. 31st. About 100 people held candles and signs at the vigil held outside the Jackson Square MBTA station. The Oct.
A long-sought Jackson Square Recreation Center got a funding boost recently when the city pledged $2 million to the project. But the project still needs millions more to start construction. The project is estimated to cost $30.6 million in total to complete, according to a city press release, and has now reached its public fundraising goal. Proponents for the recreation center are now working to secure another $6.8 million from private funders. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined nonprofit developer Urban Edge, elected officials, community advocates, and local youth in announcing the city funding on Nov.
There's a new burger, fries and shakes joint in JP after Texas-based MOOYAH opened its first Boston franchise this week in Jackson Square. “We are fresh, never-frozen burgers, grilled or fried chicken salads, sweet potato fries, hand-cut French fries, milkshakes, turkey burgers, lean green options and more,” said Jay Hummer, Development Agent for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, to Jamaica Plain News earlier this year. And if you like shakes, MOOYAH is the place for you. They offer a variety of milkshakes including: Hershey’s Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookie Dough, Reese’s PB Cups, Mint Chocolate Chip, Oreo, M&M’s, Banana, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana. “We’re excited for the [JP] location due to the residents and T riders, and the redevelopment that has brought more life to the area,” said Hummer.
Oh, you want to look fancy now? There's a new place in JP to get your hair done -- Alluring Beauty. The salon held a grand opening on Thursday night. One person who was looking forward to the grand opening was state Rep. Liz Malia. She offered congratulations to Tisha Scott, the salon's owner.
A Texas-based burger and shake chain will make its case to the neighborhood next week to open an outpost of its fast-casual concept in Jackson Square. MOOYAH Bugers, Fries & Shakes seeks to open at 225 Centre St. That's the large building right next to the Jackson Square T where it meets Columbus Avenue. The company, headquartered in Dallas, had originally planned to open its JP restaurant in April or May. MOOYAH representatives are scheduled to appear at the Tuesday, June 6 meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee.