With New England fall weather upon us, the Brookside Community Health Center is closing its outside COVID-19 testing and resource site on Nov. 5. Brookside Community Health Center is part of the Brigham & Women's Hospital, and has operated the test site for six months. It's also been a distribution site for care kits, a a voter registration location, and more. "We understand this continues to be a challenging time for so many of us and are committed to identifying an indoor location where we can serve you consistently throughout the winter months.
Everyone is welcome to attend a virtual community meeting to discuss how to improve the Egleston Square Branch Library. The discussion will focus on existing library conditions and opportunities of improvement. The meeting will be on Oct. 29 at 6:30 pm on Zoom (please see image for meeting info). Previously, there was study in the FY19 budget for a programming study of the Egleston Square Branch to assess the interior and exterior physical conditions of the building and to identify the library needs of the community.
People decorate their homes for Halloween with skeletons, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. But check out how this Hall Street house was made into a giant pumpkin! Many people are stopping outside of the house after noticing it, smiling and taking photos.
A 26-year-old Roxbury man has been arrested in Brockton in the Oct. 21 shooting death of a victim who was found on Parker Street. The Boston Police Fugitive Unit, Brockton Police, and Massachusetts State Police made an onsite warrant arrest of Uhmari Bufford, 26, on Oct. 23, according to BPDnews.com. The warrant out of Roxbury District Court charges Bufford with murder, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
Joey McIntyre's new video Own This Town begins where his theatrical career started -- The Footlight Club. Before he was hangin' tough with the New Kids On The Block, McIntyre was in several shows in our beloved neighborhood's community theater. After all, he grew up in Jamaica Plain, and his mother was in Footlight performances for decades. His video starts off in The Footlight Club, where they filmed in recent weeks. Then he takes a car ride through Jamaica Plain, clearly reminiscing as many of our local spots are shown -- Costello's Tavern, J.P. Licks, the Soldier's Monument, St Thomas Aquinas Parish, and the post office.