Mission Hill Liquors, 1623 Tremont St., was held up shortly after noon. Police are looking for a heavyset black man in his late 30s with a silver handgun, a little bit of a beard and short hair, wearing a red hoodie with a white symbol (possibly a Cincinnati Reds logo or a soccer ball), blue jeans and black sneakers.... Read more
Stuart Spina photographed the scene on South Huntington Avenue this afternoon, when an MBTA bus up and died right on the trolley tracks, blocking a Green Line trolley behind it, at least until it could be towed out of the way.
The Globe reports a Mission Hill resident found a boa constrictor in her backyard today.
The Red Cross reports it arranged a hotel stay for a family at 675 Parker St. last night after burning food on their stove set off a sprinkler.
The Boston Fire Department reports the sprinkler worked as designed - it put out the fire, called in around 6:45 p.m. Aside from the stove, all the damage in the third-floor unit and the two units... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a local college lad for indecent exposure thanks to his wallet, which they found in the pair of shorts he took off when he found running away from officers with them hanging around his knees interfered with his stride.
Police say officers on routine patrol found the guy on the front stairs of 1564 Tremont St. early Sunday, answering nature's... Read more
This just in from the Boston Police Department:
Traffic & Parking Advisory: Relative to College Move in Weekend August 31-September 4, 2012 Residents should expect congestion and delays in the areas of Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, Mission Hill and Beacon Hill as 70,000 college students will be moving in these neighborhoods.
Bikeyface shows us what to expect.
UPDATE: BFD reports cause was "careless disposal of a cigarette."
The fire, which did an estimated $200,000 in damage, was reported around 3:20 a.m. - by a neighbor who used a nearby... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for a Dunkin' Donuts opposite the Roxbury Crossing T stop, over the opposition of the local neighborhood association, the mayor's office and City Councilor Mike Ross, who argued Tremont Street already had enough places to get coffee.
Joel and Janel Silveira, who will own the franchise, already operate another Dunkin' Donuts on the other side... Read more
A group of Mission Hill residents traveled to City Hall this morning to support a Dunkin' Donuts proposed for a long-vacant storefront across from the Roxbury Crossing T stop. But a neighborhood association and city officials oppose the shop because, they say, there are already enough places along Tremont Street to grab a cup of coffee.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let... Read more
Boston Police report arresting four 20something men - at least one a Northeastern student - on charges they tossed propane tanks, bottles and at least one chair on a police officer from a Parker Street roof early this morning.
Police say a cop doing a traffic detail at Parker and and Tremont around 1:50 a.m. was startled when a small green propane bottle hit the... Read more
Career criminal Cornell Smith is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Suffolk Superior Court on charges he murdered Rebecca Payne in her Parker Hill Avenue apartment in 2008 by shooting her in the knees and the chest.
Smith was indicted for Payne's murder in April, but local officials had to work with the federal prison system to fly him here for his arraignment.
Smith was... Read more
A disgusted Riverway resident complains about a mattress that's been sitting in front of 376 Riverway for weeks now:
When is the city going to collect this? Makes neighborhood look blighted - this isn't Allston.
The MBTA is outlining a series of changes to the 39 route from Forest Hills to just before Back Bay it says will mean shorter commutes for riders on the system's second-busiest bus route.
Among them: Eliminating one out of every five stops and looking at new locations for some of the remaining ones. Also proposed are changes to the traffic signals at Monument Square... Read more