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.


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.


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.


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.