Jackson Square Rec Center Unveiled

Renderings filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency show the new vision for the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center at 1522 Columbus Ave., at the border of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Plans now include a three-story building with an indoor ice rink on the first floor that is expected to operate 10 months of […]


Urban Edge Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Build Jackson Square Recreation Center at Annual Meeting

Urban Edge Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Build Jackson Square Recreation Center at Annual Meeting This year’s Annual Meeting celebrated 42 years of building community, raised $130,000 dollars (Boston, MA) – April 28, 2016 –Urban Edge’s 42nd Annual Meeting brought together over 300 members of the community to support the organization’s effort to build the Jackson […]


Mayor Walsh, Olympic Gold Medal Winners Mike Eruzione and Kristine Lilly, Chris Tierney of New England Revolution Launch Campaign to Build Jackson Square Recreation Center

Boston, Mass. (March 21, 2016) – Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey team, World Cup player and U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer team member Kristine Lilly, New England Revolution player Chris Tierney, and other elected officials and civic leaders to launch a campaign […]


Urban Edge joins community partners to kick-off Pre-K Readiness program for families in Jackson Square

Families First Parenting Programs, Baraka Community Wellness, Jumpstart, and Union Capital Boston provide their services for this new program Boston, MA (Monday, December 14th, 2015): Over the past five years, research on childhood education shows that schools are under-performing when it comes to student preparedness for academic success. Urban Edge wants to help increase the […]


Urban Edge Opens Jackson Commons, JPNDC Starts Construction on 75 Amory Avenue as part of Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative (JSRI)

Boston, MA (Friday, October 2nd, 2015) – Jackson Commons is a green, mixed-use, mixed-income, brownfield, transit-oriented development project in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts and part of the first phase of the Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative. Completed in May 2015, Jackson Commons included gut renovation of the existing 100-year-old Webb Building and a newly-constructed […]