The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:
5 years ago: 2010
“City gets go-ahead for Monument Sq. redesign”
The City appeared set to move forward with plans to design a new park at Monument Square following a community meeting of the Centre/South Street Corridor Advisory Group. That plan has stalled for years, with more meetings reportedly coming in a couple of months.
The basic concept in 2010 was to close off the section of Centre Street flanked by the current Soldier’s Monument lawn in the middle of the intersection of Centre and South streets and the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist at the corner of Centre and Eliot streets. The closed roadway would be turned into a pedestrian-oriented “carriage way” that would allow vehicular access for abutters and emergency vehicles.
10 years ago: 2005
“Alleged killer arrested”
Terry Gray was arraigned on two local murder charges. Police alleged that Gray shot to death his aunt’s boyfriend, Charles Wilson, at 125 Amory St. and beat and murdered his stepfather at the Walnut Park Senior Building. Gray was later convicted of first-degree murder in Wilson’s killing, while the jury deadlocked on the other murder charge.
15 years ago: 2000
“Tenant leader’s son arrested”
The son of Mildred Hailey, executive director of Bromley-Heath housing development’s Tenant Management Corporation, was arrested at her apartment on federal drug charges.
Raleigh “Ricky” Hailey was charged with two federal counts, including the sale of and conspiracy to sell crack cocaine at the development. He later pleaded guilty to one charge and was sentenced to probation.
Mildred Hailey continued as the TMC’s executive director until 2012, when she retired and the Boston Housing Authority took over management of the housing development.
20 years ago: 1995
“CITGO station finally opens”
A CITGO gas station opened in Egleston Square—a $500,000 project at the time.
“I remember standing here 10 years ago listening to talk of a new gas station that would be going soon,” said local state Rep. John McDonough. “It took a little longer than we thought, but it’s finally here.”
Local state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and the late Mayor Thomas Menino also attended the opening.
In recent years, the gas station switched affiliation to Mobil.