Mission Hill

By - 11/16/11 - 7:12 am

The Globe reports the School Committee gave its pro-forma approval last night to Superintendent Carol Johnson's school musical chairs.

Ross angrily denounced the plan to move the Mission Hill K-8 School in his district to the closed Agassiz in Jamaica Plain; according to the Globe, he uttered the ultimate Boston political insult: That moves like that mean "Boston will never be considered... Read more

By - 11/10/11 - 8:26 am

The Huntington News reports on a proposal by the Mission Hill Problem Property Task Force for a fund to which Northeastern, Wentworth, MassArt and Mass. College of Pharmacy would make contributions to repair vandalism. Northeastern's John Tobin (yes, that John Tobin) says it's unfair to assume that all vandalism on the Hill is the fault of college students.... Read more

By - 10/30/11 - 5:28 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a lint buildup in a second-floor dryer ignited on Calumet Street early this morning, starting a conflagration that left 94 people on two streets homeless and that did more than $1 million in damage.

The cause of the 5 alarm fire at 37-39 Calumet St. was a clothes dryer on the 2nd floor of #37. Specifically, a build-up

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By - 10/30/11 - 7:55 am

Calumet fire. Photo by BFD.Calumet fire. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: Fire blamed on lint.

Firefighters braved both fire and ice early this morning when fire erupted on Calumet Street. The Boston Fire Department reports heavy damage to 37, 35, 39 and 41 Calumet, in a... Read more

By - 9/1/11 - 8:42 pm

Kim Janey provides the photographic proof - although Bernie Reeder suggests the mess looks more like the work of scavangers pawing through the leftovers.

Ed. note: On our way back from Allston Christmas festivities today, we swung through Mission Hill. Notable sight: A garbage truck, staffed by eight or nine guys in Northeastern shirts, who were just tossing chairs and couches into... Read more

By - 8/30/11 - 10:24 am

Columbus Avenue slobsColumbus Avenue slobs.

It's as if we've been hit by a hurricane of slobbery. Citizens Connect this morning is just filled with reports of mounds of filth and vermin, including:

  • 774 Columbus Ave., Roxbury: "Every week, Residents of 772, 774, and 776 Columbus throw loose trash... Read more
  • By - 8/4/11 - 9:47 am

    Hubway vandalism

    An alert citizen reports this morning that somebody took offense to the Hubway bike-rental station outside the Brigham Circle Diner on Huntington Avenue.... Read more

    By - 7/19/11 - 12:46 pm

    A Mission Hill man who took part in a drug-related robbery came packing a gun but also used a glass bong to subdue his victim, Suffolk County prosecutors charged today.

    Michael Finklea, 20, was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury District Court on charges of home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the June 2... Read more

    By - 6/4/11 - 9:34 pm

    Missing iguana

    He escaped early this afternoon from 20 Lawn St. So when you see an iguana, don't just freak out, call 857-288-8024:

    He is dearly loved and would like to return home.

    ... Read more
    By - 5/16/11 - 3:10 pm

    Boston Restaurant Talk reports Saturday's the last day for the Mission Hill eatery.

    By - 5/1/11 - 12:27 am

    Zelenyoko reports hearing at least seven gunshots late Saturday at Warwick and Sussex streets. Ali N reports a single gunshot near Lawn Street.... Read more

    By - 4/16/11 - 4:35 pm

    Boston Police report busting up a rousing good time at a pre-finals bash on Mission Hill early this morning.

    Police say that when officers responded to a loud-party complaint at 72 Hillside St. around 1:30 a.m., a bunch of young partiers outside promptly ran inside and locked the door. Police say the officers gained entry, followed their ears up to the third floor... Read more

    By - 4/13/11 - 9:42 am

    Green Line trolley jumps track

    Night Owl City took this photo of a derailed inbound E trolley at South Huntington and Huntington around 9:30 a.m. AlertNewEngland reports no injuries. Expect, as they say, delays.... Read more

    By - 4/4/11 - 8:00 am

    Mission Hill turkeys

    Dan Wilets reports this mini-gather was wandering around Mission Hill this morning (doing a strut of shame?).... Read more

    By - 4/4/11 - 7:22 am

    James Hogan asks:

    Does anyone know where you can fill up a propane gas tank for a grill around Mission Hill area?

    By - 4/3/11 - 2:41 pm

    Boston Police report arresting six college students for a Mission Hill party that had moved onto the streets and featured a price list for the beer being handed out in red cups.

    Police say officers responding to a loud-party complaint around 12:30 a.m. at 24 Lawn St. found about 50 young'uns in the driveway "holding beer cans and red plastic cups containing alcohol."... Read more

    By - 4/1/11 - 5:47 pm

    Boston Police report that when officers were booking a Worcester man today after he'd been nabbed for allegedly trying to break into a Parker Street residence, they found "a large amount of cash in his possession" and a deposit slip from a Watertown bank that had been robbed earlier in the morning.

    Richard Bonet, 25, was arrested after somebody called police to report... Read more

    By - 3/13/11 - 5:09 pm

    Boston Police report somebody stuck a garden hose into an oil-fill pipe at 7 Sachem St. around noon today, then turned on the water.

    As a result, water poured into the oil tank causing the tank to fill and overflow. The Boston Fire Department's Hazmat Team responded and contained the scene.

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    By - 3/13/11 - 11:08 am

    Hillside Street fireHillside Street fire. Photo by BFD. More photos.

    The Boston Fire Department reports careless disposal of a cigarette led to a two-alarm fire early this morning at 149 Hillside St. on Mission Hill.

    One resident was brought to the hospital with possible smoke... Read more

    By - 2/19/11 - 6:21 pm

    City Councilor Mike Ross reported around 6:15 p.m. that 900 of the 1,114 Mission Hill residents who lost power have their lights back. Nstar is bringing in generators for some customers whose problems will take longer to fix.

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