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.
Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Police, newly-appointed Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, community groups and residents will come together for National Night Out at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on August 6. There will be free kids' activities, food, entertainment, awards for Boston's crime watch groups and more. This event is taking place from 4 to 8 pm at 90 Bickford St., Jamaica Plain. National Night Out started in 1984 by bringing civic groups, community organizations, police, residents and more together. More than 2.5 million people participated in the first National Night Out. Now more than 38 million participate annually.
Boston Police chased down and arrested a Jamaica Plain man who allegedly had a fully loaded high capacity pistol on him at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. Officers were on patrol by 154 Heath St. Roxbury, around 12:45 am on July 22 when they approached two men loitering in a parking lot, according to BPDnews.com. As officers got out of their vehicle, one of the men, later identified as Eddy Baez, 26, of Jamaica Plain, took off running. Police quickly pursued the suspect on foot and into a nearby courtyard.
Boston Police have arrested and charged a Dorchester man with two counts of murder for shooting two men dead at 277 Centre Street on the night of May 4. After eight days from the murders, BPD homicide detectives arrested Wilvin Guity, 28, for allegedly shooting and killing Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58. Guity is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on May 14, according to BPDnews.com. The two victims were shot to death around 9:41 pm at 277 Centre St., outside of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. A Boston Police officer nearby heard the shots and quickly ran to the scene and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.