Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.
Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.
Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:
A developer is seeking BRA permission to recast a disused New England Baptist Hospital building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. as a 46-unit residential building.
In a filing with the BRA, developer George Wattendorf is also proposing 29 parking spaces for the units, which would run the gamut from studios to two-bedroom units. His application states:
The building borders the Mission Hill neighborhood as... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the bar on Tremont Street, Mission Hill, has ceased to be.
Terrace Street is shut at Tremont as police investigate gunfire on Terrace near Alleghany around 2:45 p.m.
Police are looking for a newer model, steel-blue Tundra pickup. The driver of that pickup may have been firing a gun as he drove - and possibly got off more than a dozen rounds.
Not long after, somebody showed up at Boston Medical Center with gunshot wounds.... Read more
Filmed on location on Mission Hill.
H/t Marc Baizman.
Boston Police report a man was arrested Monday for three armed robberies on Calumet Street - based in part on the GPS device he was wearing as a condition of his probation on a South End rape and armed robbery conviction in 2007.
According to police, Abram Acevedo, 33, of Boston, approached a man walking down Calumet around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, told him... Read more
Jess shows off her new snow fort and fire pit on Mission Hill tonight.
Convicted coke dealer Cornell Smith, 33, pleaded guilty today to shooting Rebecca Payne to death in her Mission Hill apartment in 2008, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced Smith to 18 to 20 years in state prison for voluntary manslaughter - a sentence that will run concurrently with the 12-18-year federal drug sentence he is already serving... Read more
Just before South Huntington, around 4 p.m. Mark reports traffic is, of course, stopped.
Stanley Stacos reports police are looking for two shotgun-toting robbers for a holdup around 1:45 p.m. at Mission Main near the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington avenues.
One suspect was described as black with a gray scarf around his face and a short black jacket, the other as Hispanic, also with a short black jacket. Both were short.... Read more
The homicide unit was summoned because of the severity of the victim's injuries. Police are looking for three guys in a newer Toyota who dropped the man... Read more
The Globe reports New England Baptist has started planning to decamp from its longtime perch atop Mission Hill, as a cheaper option to fixing up all the old buildings there - in part because of all the money it'd make by selling the land.
A view of the Back Bay in 1878, when the massive landfill project will still in progress and when Mission Hill had a reservoir. That's Mission Church on the right.
Three people were held up in three separate armed robberies in less than an hour tonight on Mission Hill.
Around 9:45 p.m., somebody was held up at gunpoint on Alleghany Street by a black male, 6' and slim, wearing dark clothing and a Bruins hat.
About 15 minutes later, somebody was held up at gunpoint at Hillside and Eldora by a white male, 19-20, wearing... Read more
Just ask anybody who tried getting to the medical area via South Huntington Avenue this morning, thanks to a 38 bus whose poor little heart just plum gave out just before Huntington around 7:20 or so, close enough to the trolley tracks to box in a trolley and so jam up the entire inbound side of the road back into JP.
Yes, a 38 -... Read more
Updated with additional information from police.
Five people were held up at gunpoint on Parker Hill Avenue early this morning, one night after two people were held up at ATMs on Tremont Street.
Boston Police report five people were robbed in two separate incidents in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue around 2:30 a.m. - two other people managed to flee the muggers:
On... Read more