Photos: Hollywood Star Keira Knightley Filming ‘Boston Strangler’ in Jamaica Plain

Doyle's may be closed, but there's been a lot of lights, camera and action around the restaurant's neighborhood thanks to the filming of Boston Strangler with Hollywood star Keira Knightley. The movie stars Knightley as former Boston Globe reporter Loretta McLaughlin, who was the reporter that first connected the murders committed by Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler. Filming has been ongoing for several days around Doyle's area, and neighbors Jenny Nathans and Patty Yehle have been snapping photos of the action from the comforts of their homes. "This was the fourth movie that has been filmed on my street since I have lived next door to Doyle's," said Nathans. "It’s always fun to spot the stars and talk with the crew.

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Doyle’s Cafe Project Approved By BPDA; New Restaurant, Housing, Commercial Space Coming

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved a project that will encompass the shell of the historical Doyle's Cafe building. The BPDA tweeted about it yesterday. The proposed project includes a renovation of the old Doyle's building, and a roof deck would be added. The interior could fit 100 people (post-COVID), and 100 more on the deck, which elevators would be added to make it ADA compliant. Lee Goodman of WaterMark Development has said that there would be murals in the same style of the ones that adorned the walls of the original Doyle's.

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Developer Pitches ‘New’ Doyle’s with Roof Deck, Next Door Market, and Condos

A developer looking to create a new Doyle's restaurant in its original building is also pitching a mixed-use building next door, and another residential building across the street. Lee Goodman of WaterMark Development met with neighbors on Oct. 1 in the parking lot of Doyle's, which shuttered its doors last year. Along with a renovation of the current Doyle's building, a roof deck would be added. The interior would be reconfigured, and there'd a new community room with a partially open kitchen, reported UniversalHub.com.

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Will Doyle’s Be Revived? Community Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Project

While it won't be the Doyle's Pub that you, your father, your father's father, and his father, grew up with -- there is a proposed project to revive the pub that closed last year after 137 years of serving the community. The Save Doyle's Cafe Facebook page posted an update with a flyer for an Oct. 1 community meeting. "Priorities have shifted these past few months as we struggle through this pandemic and all of us take stock of what is dear. While we know there are more pressing issues at this time, we also know that our community will recover and life will resume some day.

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Doyle’s Memorabilia Being Auctioned Off Wednesday Morning

It's finally come to this -- Doyle's closed in October and now all of the great historical memorabilia that decorates the old pub will be auctioned on Wednesday morning. The good news? Well, you can own a piece of history of Doyle's. The auction is taking place on the premises at Doyle's (3484 Washington St.) on Wednesday, Nov. 6, starting at 11 am -- and it seems like everything must go!

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