Mission Hill

Mission Hill

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:

By - 9/30/14 - 9:10 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died.

Around 8:50 p.m. on the 200 block of Parker Hill Avenue, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 9/25/14 - 7:56 am

Stanley Staco reports police are looking for three men who burst into an apartment in the200 block of Parker Hill Avenue and beat an occupant with a gun around 3:30 a.m.

By - 9/15/14 - 5:46 pm

Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from McNair's twin brother.

Prosecutors had dropped charges against McNair in April because of the twin question.

By - 9/11/14 - 5:30 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m., a BPS bus driver somehow backed into an E-Line trolley near Mission Park, A.P. Blake reports. The three children on board the bus were taken to Children's Hospital just as a precaution; the E Line began terminating at Brigham Circle.

Photo from the air.

By - 9/9/14 - 9:55 am
A traffic warning from the MBTA

Matt Hrono reports T workers were handing out these "tickets" at red lights along Huntington Avenue this morning.

By - 9/2/14 - 3:24 pm

UPDATE: Two face charges, to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Around 3:10 p.m. between Horadan Way and McGreevey Way - about a block from where shots were fired Saturday night.

Police stopped a car with three suspects not long after at Gainsborough and St. Botolph streets, by Northeastern's Matthews Arena. A gun was recovered.

By - 8/30/14 - 10:26 pm

Around 10:15 p.m. outside Fuentes Market, 680 Parker St. Police are looking for two black teens in blue hoodies on bicycles, who pedaled away towards Heath Street.

By - 8/29/14 - 6:39 pm
Truck crash on South Huntington Avenue

Gordon Hallett came upon the aftermath of a rental truck rear-ending a car on South Huntington around 6:20 p.m. today.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.

By - 8/13/14 - 10:19 pm
South Huntington Avenue

At 9:18 p.m. Mr. Eggcorn posted this photo of the latest wet-weather crash on South Huntington Avenue. Maybe it's time the city posted "Slippery When Wet" signs at either end of the stretch between Heath Street and Huntington Avenue.

By - 7/25/14 - 7:14 pm

Boston Police report officers on the way to Bromley Heath around 1:15 a.m. to investigate reports of four shots happened upon three teens ambling about on the Mission Hill side of Heath Street. One of the three promptly turned and began walking away from them, police say:

By - 7/21/14 - 8:41 am

The Globe reports on the incident last night at Frawley and Huntington, which sent the bicyclist to the hospital in bad shape. WBZ has photos of the car he hit.

By - 7/14/14 - 4:58 pm

Two men arrested over the weekend for attacking their girlfriends were released on personal recognizance at their arraignments in West Roxbury District Court today after neither woman expressed interest in having them locked up. One man was, however, released on condition he stay away and wear a GPS device pending the outcome of his case; both were told to stay alcohol free.

By - 7/14/14 - 9:05 am

UPDATE: Arraignment postponed to Aug. 1 to allow for a competency evaluation at Shattuck Hospital.

Alzy Bello is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he assaulted a woman on an inbound Orange Line train between Jackson Square and Roxbury crossing Saturday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

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