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.
Around 9:50 p.m. at Back of the Hill, natch. And Mr. Eggcorn reports it was the second one of the day.
A.P. Blake came upon yet another crash in the rain on the street, at the Back of the Hill trolley stop, shortly after 11:30 a.m.
Sure as rain, somebody slid on the trolley rails on South Huntington Avenue this morning and wound up needing another way to get around town. C.J. Chapman snapped the latest rain smashup around 10:30 a.m.
Whatever happened to sneakers? A concerned citizen makes the mistake of looking up on Tremont Street on Mission Hill:
Boots on wire between light poles.
The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
Mr. Eggcorn reports this car on South Huntington Avenue was hit at least three times today by other cars sliding on the trolley tracks, driven by people who don't realize why that's not a good idea, at least, not until it's too late.
Happens all the time when it rains.
And here's a citizen complaint about another South Huntington smashup today - city replies: Talk to the T.
Police are looking for an older white guy in a blue Sox cap and American Eagle sweatpants with a white draw string who demanded money at the Citizens Bank branch, 1628 Tremont St. this afternoon. After he got a bag of cash, he rummaged around, took out the dye pack inside and threw it at workers before making his escape.
Boston Police report that one of the two women found shot near the Roxbury Crossing T stop early this morning was arrested on crack-possession charges after she was treated for a gunshot wound to her elbow.
In fact, police say, the crack came to light during her treatment at Beth Israel. Police say the second woman got "a grazed gunshot wound to her back" and was also treated at Beth Israel.
UPDATE: Police report the two were actually shot a couple blocks away and that one was arrested.
Two women shot around 12:40 a.m., Stanley Staco reports.
Samantha Spence reported:
Tons of ambulances and cruisers at the Roxbury Crossing stop and one person face down on the pavement.
Police are looking for a blue sedan seen leaving the area.