The two men shot to death on Friday night in Jackson Square have been identified by Boston Police. The two victims were shot dead near 277 Centre St. by the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments around 9:41 pm on Friday night. The two victims have been identified as Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58. Both men were from Boston, and neither lived at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, but had ties to the Boston Housing Authority run apartment complex, according to the Boston Globe.
Two people were shot dead in the area of 277 Centre Street on Friday night in Jackson Square.
Boston Police District E-13 officers were on patrol in the area when they heard gunshots fired around 9:41 pm, and quickly responded towards the scene, according to BPDnews.com. Upon arrival officers found two adult males suffering gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and later succumbed to their injuries and pronounced dead. One victim was a male in his twenties and the other victim was a male believed to be in his fifties.
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.
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.