City approves measure to bust up big student apartments, 3/12/08.
The family of Rebecca Payne, Northeastern University and Legal Seafood have put up the reward for information that leads police to her killer, Boston Police report.
Payne, a Northeastern student who worked at Legal, was found shot to death in her Parker Hill Avenue apartment early on May 20.
"We know that there are people who have valuable information, so we ask individuals... Read more
Since when are the MBTA Transit Police allowed to make traffic stops on Huntington Avenue? Spotted at ~10:10, between South Huntington and Mission Hill (nowhere near a bus stop or any other MBTA property, and no buses or trolleys in sight, either): male and female officers from one of the "wagon" Transit Police units, inspecting the license of a driver and speaking to her.
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Penha's cousin, Kenny Francois, 18, also of Hyde Park, was arrested last week.
Police charge that after getting shot by a guy on a bicycle on Tremont Street, Penha, instead of seeking medical attention, went after... Read more
UPDATE: Second arrest made in case.
Globe: Boy, 7, caught in burst of bullets while playing outside in Roxbury, on Mission Hill. At least two men, possibly a third, also shot in the Mission Main incident last night.
Boston Police report a Hillside Street resident calling on Friday to report a Monday break-in told officers that not five minutes before they arrived, the buzzer rang, nobody answered, then a guy started looking in the window. Police say the suspect is a white guy, about 6'0", weighing about 180 pounds and wearing a white bandana and a blue shirt.... Read more
Boston Police report they want to talk to anybody who saw a black van on or near Parker Hill Avenue between 2 and 3 a.m. yesterday - about the time that Northeastern senior Rebecca Payne was being shot repeatedly in her apartment there:
Boston Police Superintendent Bruce Holloway stated, "Investigators have not yet determined whether or not Rebecca knew her assailant. Detectives will continue... Read more
Body found this morning in a Parker Hill Avenue building. Identified as Rebecca Payne, 20, a Northeastern student.
In their suit, the landlords admit to renting out homes or units to anywhere from five to eight students at a time. But they point out that the student renters have more square feet of living space than is required under state health codes.
Note: The Herald doesn't say where that one student goes to school, but for what it's... Read more
Well, we haven't had a good Northeastern party story lately. Boston Police report on an alleged Goofus at a boisterous bash around 3 this morning at 3 Folsom St. on Mission Hill.
When the squad cars arrived, most people left, but, police say, this one dude began mouthing off and refusing to tell them who he was. Even still, police say, they let him... Read more
Maybe it's just as well the MBTA and its predecessors have spent the last 60 years or so taking out trolley lines; imagine if there were more streets like Huntington Avenue by Mission Hill where Massholes got to scream and curse out trolley drivers for daring to stop to let passengers off?
... This guy is literally leaning out the window, screaming at the... Read more
Chris Lovett discusses efforts to get stores in certain neighborhoods to stop putting up cigarette posters:
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According to a survey by the youth group Sociedad Latina, the neighborhood with the highest percentage of store ads promoting tobacco products was Dorchester, with more than 49%. The figures were almost as high for Mattapan, South Boston and Mission Hill. ...
Boston Police report that around 3 this morning, officers spotted five people "dumping large buckets of paint" in the street at Calumet and St. Alphonsus streets on Mission Hill. Upon spotting the coppers, the junior Pollocks began to run.... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Etanis Cumba, 19, not guilty in the murder of Joseph Wilson, 20, on Oct. 2, 2005, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors had alleged that Cumba crashed a Huntington Avenue party, got into a fight with Wilson and stabbed him several times in the chest.
Jurors deliberated for two days.
While riding a bicycle, Otelino Goncalves, 21, of Lynn allegedly shot a man at Bowdoin and Tovar streets around 1:30 this morning, Boston Police report.
About an hour later, police report arresting a Wentworth student, Aidan Lindh, 19, for allegedly doing his part to mark up Mission Hill:
... On arrival, officers observed the suspect applying paint to a US Mail Box. When officers... Read more
Specifically, to answer charges in Roxbury District Court: Boston Police report busting up three loud parties within an hour on Mission Hill early this morning, arresting a total of 10 Northeastern students; nine on charges of "being keepers of a disorderly house" and one on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.
142 St. Alphonsus St., 89 Hillside St. and 1548... Read more
Decosta Turner, 17, of Roxbury, was arrested yesterday morning at 71 Pontiac St., allegedly after breaking into an apartment, and police say he may be responsible for a string of recent burglaries in the neighborhood:
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that he observed a young black male in his apartment who pulled a knife out and stated "I am taking... Read more
Seems Andrew White, a.k.a. Tel, who marked up much of Mission Hill, pleaded guilty earlier this month to a felony charge of vandalism of property. In addition to two years' probation, he has to pay $10,000 to the Community Alliance of Mission Hill and Wentworth College. Harry Mattison of Allston, who attended some of the court hearings, is thrilled:
... White is a... Read more