City Conveys Ritchie Street Property for Eventual Jackson Square Recreation Center

Another piece for the eventual Jackson Square Recreation Center fell into place last week after the city conveyed a 5,970 sq. ft. vacant parcel on Richie Street to Urban Edge to be used for the project. Last week the Public Facilities Commission provided the city's 1 Richie St. site to Urban Edge for the Jackson Square Recreation Center, according to Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development.

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City Commits $2 Million to Future Jackson Square Rec Center

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.

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MOOYAH Now Open in Jackson Square; Burgers, Fries and Lots of Shakes

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.

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New Biz Alert: Alluring Beauty Now Open in Jackson Square

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.

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