Mission Hill

By - 8/28/12 - 8:15 am

An entire living-room setAn entire living-room set.

Kids today! A citizen with a sense of respect for tradition filed a complaint this morning about this living-room set just sitting on the Riverway, demanding the city find and fine whoever is responsible for this impromptu Bob's Furniture ad.

Speaking... Read more

By - 8/27/12 - 5:01 pm

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.

By - 8/10/12 - 2:46 pm

Shooter soughtSurveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who fired several shots into a man at St. Alphonsus and Tremont around 11:15 p.m. last Friday, then sped away on a blue motorized bike. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center and is... Read more

By - 8/8/12 - 7:43 am

UPDATE: BFD reports cause was "careless disposal of a cigarette."

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 808 Parker St. displaced eight people - one of whom was taken to the hospital with burns and another with smoke inhalation.

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

By - 7/27/12 - 11:34 am

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

By - 7/25/12 - 11:34 am

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

By - 7/7/12 - 9:15 pm

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

By - 6/17/12 - 6:22 pm

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

By - 6/15/12 - 8:19 am

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.

By - 6/13/12 - 10:41 am

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

By - 5/31/12 - 8:18 am

Where the signs used to beThis morning: Where the signs used to be

A contractor yesterday removed the Rte. 9 signs that popped up right in the middle of the sidewalk on Tremont Street last week.

Turns out that neither the city DPW nor the state... Read more

By - 5/28/12 - 6:24 pm

Stupid road signs

UPDATE: Turns out it wasn't the city (or the state) that put the signs up; in any case, they've been removed.

An aggrieved Mission Hill resident reports from Tremont Street near Huntington Avenue, which the DPW has decided people really need to know is... Read more

By - 5/23/12 - 1:32 pm

Ross: "Irresponsible" to make kids pay for superintendent's mistakes.

A divided City Council today approved a plan that moves seven schools around and creates two new schools, but even councilors who voted in favor told School Superintendent Carol Johnson and School Committee Chairman Gregory Groover they're skating on thin ice.

Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large)... Read more

By - 5/17/12 - 8:19 pm

Jackson: Not happyJackson: Not happyA skeptical group of city councilors urged school officials today to reconsider a school-moving plan that would send a Mission Hill elementary school to Jamaica Plain. The full council could vote on the issue at its regular meeting next week.

At a hearing on... Read more

By - 5/16/12 - 2:23 pm

Mission Hill teddy bear explains the problems with moving Mission Hill K-8.

BPS officials are scheduled to explain a proposed $21-million school relocation plan to a skeptical City Council committee at a hearing that starts at 11 a.m. in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.

Under the proposal, two high schools, including New Mission High... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 12:57 pm

Petition to Mayor Menino and Superintendent Johnson asking they keep the Mission Hill K-8 School where it is rather than moving it to the old Agassiz School in Jamaica Plain.

By - 4/30/12 - 4:15 pm

Andino A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Carmen Andino of Mission Hill for stabbing a neighbor in a dispute over a parking space the neighbor had shoveled out but Andino then claimed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Andino, 40, will be sentenced on May 9, the DA's office reports. Andino's... Read more

By - 4/30/12 - 2:11 pm

BalbaA Suffolk Superior Court judge today set bail at $100,000 for a Billerica truck driver and real-estate broker who allegedly hung around outside the Parker Hill Avenue apartment where, police say, his dealer murdered a Northeastern student.

Michael Balba, 55, was a frequent customer of crack dealer Cornell Smith, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more

By - 4/29/12 - 2:41 pm

Cornell SmithThe justice system gave Cornell Smith a second chance. And a third. And a fourth. And now he stands accused of murdering an innocent Northeastern student in a case of mistaken identity.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Smith on Friday on charges he murdered Rebecca Payne in her Parker Hill... Read more

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