Mission Hill

By - 5/27/15 - 2:25 pm
Firefighters cutting bolts on dirt bikes at Mission Main project

Dirt-bike chains prove no match for a firefighter with a bolt cutter. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report some residents fed up with dealing with dirt bikes let officers know where they could find seven dirt bikes all ready for collection at the Mission Main project yesterday. Read more.

By - 4/27/15 - 7:08 pm
40 Fisher Ave. proposal on Mission Hill

Architect's rendering.

Savage Properties has formally proposed a 15-unit building to replace the foundations for two three-family buildings that were never built at 40 Fisher Ave. on Mission Hill.

The proposed building would have two one-bedroom units, six two-bedroom units and seven three-bedrooms. One of the smaller units and one of the three-bedroom units would be marketed as affordable. The developer is proposing ten parking spaces in a garage and a fitness room, and hopes to begin construction this fall.

By - 4/23/15 - 10:17 am

Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.

By - 4/22/15 - 6:41 pm
Turkey in Brighton

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:

Hawk in Boston
By - 4/1/15 - 11:10 am
Proposed 70 Parker Hill Ave. on Mission Hill

Architect's rendering

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:

By - 3/31/15 - 9:49 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the bar on Tremont Street, Mission Hill, has ceased to be.

By - 3/27/15 - 2:57 pm

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.

By - 3/7/15 - 11:27 pm

Filmed on location on Mission Hill.

H/t Marc Baizman.

By - 2/25/15 - 5:37 pm
Acevedo

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 he had a gun and demanded money. Police say he

By - 2/22/15 - 11:02 pm
Mission Hill fire pit

Jess shows off her new snow fort and fire pit on Mission Hill tonight.

By - 2/13/15 - 9:43 pm

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.

By - 2/3/15 - 4:23 pm
Flipped car on Jamaicaway

Just before South Huntington, around 4 p.m. Mark reports traffic is, of course, stopped.

By - 2/1/15 - 2:04 pm

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.

By - 1/22/15 - 7:27 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot repeatedly in the face and neck around 1:45 a.m. outside 19 Fenwood Rd., just down the street from where Dr. Michael Davidson was shot to death on Tuesday.

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 off at the Brigham and Women's emergency room, then fled.

By - 1/17/15 - 9:55 am

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.

By - 12/21/14 - 2:30 pm
Back Bay in Boston in 1878

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.

From the City of Boston Archives' Landmark Commission collection of Roxbury photos. Used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/23/14 - 10:41 pm

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 a hoodie and a gray backpack. He ran down Wait towards Huntington.

Around 10:20 p.m., somebody else was robbed at Fisher and Bucknam, by a Hispanic male, 5'11" or 6' and wearing a navy-blue hoodie.

By - 10/29/14 - 7:47 am
Dead bus on South Huntington Avenue

The dead bus. Photo by Tyler.

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 - it was one of the buses making a morning run from the hinterlands up to Boston Latin School.

Ed. note: I know this thanks to updates from the kidlet, who abandoned her own stuck 39 bus at Heath Street and fast-walked to school.

By - 10/4/14 - 8:13 pm
Nunez

Boston Police today identified the man found shot to death outside 239 Parker Hill Ave. on Tuesday as Juan Nuñez, 22. He was known to his friends as Naño.

Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St. in Forest Hills, are Sunday, 6-9 p.m., followed by a funeral service on Monday at 10 a.m.

By - 10/4/14 - 8:32 am

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:

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