HYDE SQ.—The investigation into missing money from Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) appears to be ongoing. Meanwhile, the organization seems dormant with no holiday programs last December and a lack of activity in general.
Last summer, HJSMS Executive Director Carlos Schillaci left the organization amid accusations that $20,000 that was intended for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) had gone missing. The money was to reimburse JPNDC, which handles HJSMS’s payroll.
A Boston Police detective supervisor at JP’s District E-13 police station said the District Attorney’s Office is handling the investigation. Jake Wark, press secretary for the DA, said he could not confirm or deny that there is an ongoing investigation. The phone at HJSMS goes straight to automated recording saying the person is “unable to receive your call,” with no option to leave a message.
The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, which oversees the City’s relationships with the local Main Street organizations, would not comment. Calls to JPNDC and Yi-Chin Chen, HJSMS vice president and a staff member of the Hyde Square Task Force, were not returned.