The city announced numerous sites this week that are offering free, mobile COVID-19 testing available to anyone regardless of symptoms. Along with a site in Jamaica Plain, there are also mobile testing sites in Roxbury and Hyde Park. The city's mobile teams are in partnerships with Whittier Street Health Center, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and LCG Boston, which are located in Roxbury, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain. In Jamaica Plain, testing is available in partnership with LCG through Wednesday, December 30 at the Anna Mae Cole Community Center, located at the Mildred Hailey Apartments at 24 Heath St. Testing is available to anyone at no cost and regardless of symptoms and insurance, and by walk-up only during the hours. Please contact the Mayor's Health Line at 617-534-5050 if you have questions.
There will be two virtual community meetings to discuss the proposed redevelopment plans of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The proposal is just Phase I of the redevelopment of the Mildred Hailey Apartments. It would include a 1-to-1 replacement of the existing 253 public housing units and add 435 more housing units. The 435 units would be deemed affordable and upper middle-income apartments. On Oct.
The proposed redevelopment of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments would include a 1-to-1 replacement of the existing 253 public housing units and add 435 more housing units. The proposed project by The Community Building, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and Urban Edge, is only Phase I of redevelopment the apartment complex in Jackson Square. Phase One is on the southeast portion of the existing apartments, and would include the construction of approximately 435 new affordable and upper middle-income apartments. To reiterate, the current 253 public housing units would be replaced with 253 new public housing units, according to the Boston Planning & Development Agency. There would also be approximately 290 parking spaces, according to the developers' Letter of Intent.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Community Preservation Committee has proposed building a new playground in the Jackson Square neighborhood. The proposed new playground would cost an estimated $498,000 and be adjacent to the Martha Eliot Health Center, Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and near Jackson Square businesses, according to a city press release. The project was one of 56 across the city, totaling more than $34 million, that would use Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. The committee voted in support of the 56 projects on Feb. 11, and the Boston City Council is expected to approve the proposals in March.
One female was shot on Tuesday afternoon in Jackson Square and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Boston Police responded to a report of a female victim shot around 3:11 pm at 265 Centre St., according to BPD Media Relations Officer David Estrada. The Mildred Hailey Apartments are located at 265 Centre St. Boston Police closed the streets nearby as detectives investigated the shooting. The MBTA also stopped running buses from Jackson Square, and were diverting bus riders to other stations. District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley was on scene after the shooting.