An alert citizen reports this morning that somebody took offense to the Hubway bike-rental station outside the Brigham Circle Diner on Huntington Avenue.
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 incident, in which another Mission Hill man was charged last month.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Saturday's the last day for the Mission Hill eatery.
Boston Police report busting up a rousing good time at a pre-finals bash on Mission Hill early this morning.
James Hogan asks:
Does anyone know where you can fill up a propane gas tank for a grill around Mission Hill area?
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.
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 a guy breaking into 682 Parker St. shortly before noon. Police say officers arrived before he succeeded, and that they caught up with him after a brief foot chase.
One resident was brought to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation, the department says. Four residents of the three-story brick building had to find new places to sleep.
The department says the cigarette was on a rear porch when it started the fire, called in around 4 a.m. Damage was estimated at $300,000.
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.
Boston Police report a worker on scaffolding outside the fourth floor of the Neville House on Vining Street plunged 30 feet when a plank from above hit the plank he was on, shattering it and sending him downward. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
Boston Police report the Hillside Market,
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a new Asian restaurant that will stay open until 2 a.m. near the intersection with Huntington Avenue.
Nathan Long, owner of the Wok N Talk planned for 23 S. Huntington (site of a former Ethiopian restaurant) said that in his student days, he realized there was a shortage of places around Mission Hill for late-night food during finals week. He had originally proposed staying open until 3 a.m., but agreed to scale back in a meeting with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. The restaurant will feature an open kitchen, he said.