Mission Hill

By - 4/24/12 - 4:00 pm

Four city councilors told Boston school officials today they're not liking plans to spend $12 million to move Fenway High School to the building that now houses the Mission Hill K-8 School and New Mission High School - and another $3.5 million to get the moldy, shuttered Agassiz School in Jamaica Plain ready for the K-8 School and a brand-new high school.

Instead, Councilors Mike...Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 5:27 pm

BPD: Video shows murderer fleeing scene.

Boston Police report charging Keith Hobbs, 26, with killing Demetrius Blocker, 21, on Horadan Way on Dec. 16, 2010, thanks to tips from community members.

Hobbs is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in Roxbury District Court.

The initial investigation revealed that Mr. Blocker was

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By - 1/31/12 - 2:47 pm

Boston Police report a super vigilant store employee helped them capture two knife-wielding robbers and their getaway driver after a robbery last night.

According to police, two guys dressed in black and with black ski masks over their faces entered South Huntington Convenience, 12 S. Huntington Ave. around 9:30 p.m. yesterday and demanded money:

According to the store employee, one of the suspects

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By - 1/13/12 - 8:17 am

The owners of the Ginger Exchange in Inman Square go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the Savant Project's beer and wine license from the bank that now owns it and turn the 1625 Tremont St. location into a sushi joint that promises to "inject a not-so-subtle element of fun and interest in the pure enjoyment of good food."...Read more

By - 12/31/11 - 1:23 pm

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Still popping in the Fenway.

From Brighton to Brookline to Mission Hill, people are reporting popping sounds that have been going off for several hours....Read more

By - 12/1/11 - 9:09 am

36 million, to be exact. Seems the city won a large grant from the state to renovate the school - scheduled to be paid out through 2019 - and the state doesn't like having its money wasted for repairs to buildings that get shut down. Take a look at this letter from the Massachusetts School Building Authority to Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson back...Read more

By - 11/30/11 - 8:57 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Boston city councilor is considering moving back to Newton, where he grew up, to run for Barney Frank's seat.Read more

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.

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    By - 5/16/11 - 3:10 pm

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

    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