Lord only knows how long this trailer from the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad has been sitting in a pretty much vacant lot on Terrace Street, but it can't be earlier than 1977, when that Illinois railroad was founded to serve the grain elevators and agricultural-chemical companies of the rural areas south of Chicago.
Suffolk County prosecutors have temporarily dropped rape charges against a man they accused of attacking two women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill nearly ten years ago - but only so that they can re-test his DNA to rule out the chance his identical twin was actually the attacker.
Dwayne McNair was nearing his trial date for on charges he pistol whipped and raped women in Forest Hills and Mission Hill in September, 2004 when prosecutors asked a Suffolk Superior Court judge to delay the trial so that they could use a new type of DNA test that its German manufacturer says can differentiate between identical twins.
Police hope to pick up the scent of a man who stole three bottles of Tide from the Brigham Circle Walgreens this afternoon.
Jose "Cay" Maldonado leaves his wife, children and mother - and friends in the Mission Hill area, who report he was the man shot to death Monday morning in a parking lot off Smith Street.
Boston Police are looking for the driver of a gray 2012 Audi A6 for an incident at Huntington and South Huntington avenues around 8:50 a.m., in which he allegedly displayed a gun to emphasize his displeasure with the other motorist.
The car's license plates are Mass. 895-TZ3.
A disgusted citizen on Mission Hill complains:
Pizzatalia littering with menus on missionhill. dozens of menus were left on door steps for the wind to blow everywhere. when contacted second time in twp hours about rectifying situation, pizzatalia became abusive. please fine and educate businesses to advertise responsibly. i have cctv recording of the event if need for documentation
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 44-unit apartment building to be carved out of part of the side of Mission Hill between Parker and Terrace streets and with solar panels and a geothermal unit aimed at pumping more electricity into the regional grid than it takes out.
A 17-year-old was arraigned today on charges he took a trip up to Tremont and Gurney streets on Mission Hill yesterday afternoon and began firing his P85 9mm semiautomatic handgun, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
Patrick Barry, a former Northeastern student charged with trying to rape two women on Mission Hill last June - and then charged with sexually attacking a girl in Arlington last week - died at Brigham and Women's Hospital this morning.
Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan issued a statement:
The building inspector was summoned to check the building for structural damage; the E Line stopped running past Brigham Circle.
Boston Police give us our annual dumb-criminal-in-a-snowstorm story:
Punjab Mini Mart, 1576 Tremont St., around 8 p.m. by a man wearing a white mask around his face, a black hat and a black jacket.
Resident of the apartment building at 209 Heath St. were forced into the chill night air around 6:30 p.m. due to a fire in one unit. The Hennigan School across the street opened its cafeteria to residents so they could stay warm while awaiting the all clear from BFD.
Boston Police report somebody is breaking into Mission Hill apartments by opening unlocked windows or doors
Six apartments have been broken into and ransacked since Thursday; all had opened windows or unsecured doors, police say. Taken was what you'd expect: Laptops, ATM and credit cards and coins.
They've happened 115 Fisher Ave., 10 Parker Hill Ave, 12 Parker Hill Ave., 846 Huntington Ave. and twice at 852 Huntington Ave.
Scott Eisen lets us in on the lives of Ryan Peterson and his pig, Bobby, who live on Mission Hill.