The MBTA confirms a bicyclist died after a collision late this afternoon near the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington avenues. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said "an active investigation" is underway by MBTA and Boston police. Channel 4 reports it appears the still unidentified bicyclist tried passing the bus on the left, lost control, then slipped under the bus.... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board said today it will likely approve a food permit for Blue Marble Chocolate Cafe, 258 W. Broadway in South Boston, where owner Jennifer Turner plans to serve coffee, tea and "chocolate dessert-type products."
However, board Chairman Daniel Pokaski said he would likely vote at a meeting tomorrow to defer any action until after Turner meets with neighbors. Board member Michael Connolly... Read more
I'm thankful to live in a neighborhood in Boston (Mission Hill) where the neighbors sit on their porches together, shovel snow together, mourn with each other, feed each other, laugh with each other. Yes, this is still happening in 2010 !
Boston Police report a "visibly intoxicated" woman objected to her 8 Sunset St. party being broken up early Sunday by punching a responding officer in the face - which police say started a melee that ended with three more party-goers getting arrested.
On arrival, officers were directed to a 2nd floor apartment. Once outside the door, officers could hear loud music clearly coming... Read more
You know the drill: Early morning calls to 911 about a loud party, lots of young people milling about with red cups, people attempting to play hide-and-seek with officers on scene. And, of course, underage leaseholders arrested on charges of being keepers of a disorderly house and unlawful possession of alcohol. Boston Police report that's what went down around 1:20 this morning at ... Read more
Boston Police report some officers from District B-2 are now assigned specifically to weekend party duty on Mission Hill and that they busted up two "loud, riotous disturbing parties" early this morning.
Around 12:15 a.m. officers responded to noise complaints at 45 Cherokee St.
After some time, an individual answered the door and stated to officers that he did not give consent... Read more
Stephen McCarthy captured one man's musical farewell to Ted Kennedy on Mission Hill yesterday:
h/t J. Kaliontzis.
Jump the Turnstile reports what seems like the entire Boston DPW was out in force today to clean up the neighborhood in advance of tomorrow's eyes-of-the-world-are-on-you funeral at Mission Church:
... Sidewalks getting repaired, landscaping done seemingly overnight. Fresh coats of paint on buildings ...
No Stopping or Standing will be allowed at the following locations in Mission Hill on Saturday, August 29, 2009, beginning at 12:01 AM. The temporary parking restrictions will be in effect for the funeral of Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy.
... According to the caller, he was awakened by several loud noises and, then, upon looking out his window, he observed two white males engaged in what appeared to be a physical altercation. Caller says he also observed one... Read more
But Boston Police say they're trying to do something about it. Police report busting up 37 soirees between March 22 and May 9, with 20 arrests, one summons and 46 civil citations. With list of all the allegedly offending addresses:
Not only does this disrupt what has traditionally been a family neighborhood by keeping working people awake until early morning hours, but many times... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a pair of college-age roommates at 143 Hillside St. in Mission Hill around 4 a.m. Thursday for a knock-down, drag-out fight that kept the neighbors up as they reportedly threw furniture at each other despite, police say, being very drunk.
A third roommate was arrested after police asked him why his knuckles were all scraped up and he said that... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today threw out the conviction of a man police found with an illegal loaded gun, ruling police improperly went after him in his girlfriend's apartment building even though the pair raised suspicions when they barred the door in officers' face in an apparent escape bid.
The court ruled that two Boston officers investigating a Mission Hill break-in early on the morning... Read more