Mission Hill

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.

By - 2/16/11 - 7:17 pm

Boston Police report this video shows a man wanted for the December murder of Demetrius Blocker at 48 Horadan Way.

Mr. Blocker was in the rear parking area of 48 Horadan Way while waiting for a relative. As he waited by a green jeep that was parked in the area,... Read more
By - 1/19/11 - 2:41 pm

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.

By - 1/5/11 - 3:52 pm

WantedBoston Police report the Hillside Market, 82 Hillside St. was held up yesterday afternoon by three guys in hoodies with a gun.

The three demanded money and fled on foot with an undetermined amount around 3:30 p.m., police say.... Read more

By - 12/22/10 - 3:41 pm

Channel 4 reports those skulls that turned up in a Huntington Avenue basement the other day were a) real and b) "likely used for medical research."

By - 12/16/10 - 10:06 pm

Boston Police report a man, 21, was found with gunshot wounds around 4:15 p.m. at 48 Horadan Way. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.... Read more

By - 12/9/10 - 3:31 pm

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.... Read more

By - 12/5/10 - 2:06 pm

Four college students got a first-hand look at the modern criminal-justice system early Saturday morning after Boston Police turned the music down at a Mission Hill house party.

Police report being called to 96 Calumet St. shortly after midnight on Saturday:

Upon entering the location, officers observed a party of approximately 200 persons. Officers noted and observed that the majority of party-goers were

... Read more
By - 11/30/10 - 4:37 pm

Boston Police report the Tremont Street basilica was robbed on Nov. 29, just six days after the last time somebody broke into it and two weeks after the first burglary this month. Police say they suspect the two most recent breaks... Read more

By - 11/23/10 - 3:21 pm

A Dorchester man was charged yesterday with the kidnapping and rape of two women six years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report, adding they are continuing to look for a second man who allegedly participated in the attacks.

DNA collected from the victims matched Anwar Thomas's genetic samples last year, and investigators began looking into his connection with what were... Read more

By - 11/23/10 - 3:02 pm

Suspect Boston Police report this guy broke into Mission Church on Tremont Street sometime Sunday night, by smashing a window.

Unlike the last break in, however, this time the guy got away with nothing because the donation boxes he targeted had already been emptied.... Read more

By - 11/19/10 - 5:08 pm

Earlier this week, we saw Northeastern State of Mind. Here's a video from the streets of Mission Hill (language NSFW):

By - 11/14/10 - 10:28 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for whoever smashed through a 100-year-old stained-glass window at Mission Church to steal the contents of two poor boxes.

The break, reported this morning at the Tremont Street basilica, meant the loss of $200 to $300 in donations, along with the cost of repairing the window and a small window inside the church, which was also broken, police... Read more

By - 10/25/10 - 10:04 pm

A federal appeals court today agreed with a jury that Boston Officer Jamie Pietroski used excessive force in 2002 during an arrest of a motorcyclist who didn't stop when Pietroski turned on his blue lights to make him pull over for failing to wear a helmet.

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston said that while Pietroski had probable cause... Read more

By - 10/25/10 - 9:44 pm

Ross, who represents Mission Hill, and Mark Ciommo, who represents Allston and Brighton, want a City Council hearing to discuss how an estimated 60,000 students living off campus are driving up rents for permanent Boston residents. NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a copy of their hearing request - which warns that if current trends continue, another 45,000 students will be sucking apartments out of the pipeline by... Read more

By - 10/20/10 - 5:13 pm

LMA skyline

This photo, from the ninth floor of Northeastern's Renaissance parking garage, doesn't really do it justice, but the Longwood Medical Area skyline (and Mission Church on Mission Hill) is really quite something. You can also get a dramatic view of the medical city from Fitzgerald Park on St.... Read more

By - 9/13/10 - 7:07 am

The district covers Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill and parts of Roslindale and Brookline. Incumbent Democrat Jeffrey Sanchez is being challenged in the primary by Jeffrey Herman.

Web sites: Jeffrey Herman, Jeffrey Sanchez.

Report from a candidates' forum - Jamaica Plain Gazette.
Some more background from the Gazette.... Read more

By - 8/26/10 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report officers' suspicions were aroused when they spotted two guys walking around Tremont and Parker streets with large bags filled with electronics and jewelery around 1:15 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the officers were already on alert because of a series of recent apartment and car break-ins on Mission Hill. And they did not buy the explanation from one that he'd just purchased... Read more

By - 8/25/10 - 7:43 am

UPDATE No. 3: NStar is now telling the residents still without power they could get their power back by 6 p.m.

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE: NStar spokesman Michael Durand reports at 10:40 a.m.: "The outage began when an underground electrical switch failed, likely due to flooding in a manhole on Anita Terrace. 1,600 customers were originally affected beginning around 11pm. We restored power last night... Read more

By - 7/28/10 - 10:06 pm

11 p.m. update: Seems like the power's back in the Fenway. Matthew Soleyn reports NStar is hoping to restore power on Mission Hill by 1 a.m.

Around 10 p.m., Jed H tweeted the power was off along Tremont between St. Alphonsus and Huntington: The indie bars, of course, remained open, while the Stop & Shop plaza was shut.

This came not long after... Read more