Mission Hill

By - 7/12/10 - 9:22 pm

District B-2 reports somebody's breaking into Mission Hill homes and stealing everything from money to computers and large-screen TVs - in one case on July 7, a 46-incher.

Police say in the case of the large-screen TV, they're looking for a black or Hispanic male, about 5'9", with facial hair and long hair pulled back in a do-rag and wearing long basketball shorts.... Read more

By - 7/9/10 - 9:19 am

LozadaBoston Police report an arrest in connection with a scheme in which Bostonians would be called and ordered to pay ransom for kidnapped relatives - who turned out not to be kidnapped:

In all of the incidents, victims are contacted via phone and told that a relative has been kidnapped; money is then

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By - 7/7/10 - 1:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he stole a guy's phone at gunpoint on Tremont Street near Parker Street shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday.

Al Q. Hall, 36, was arrested after the victim identified him and police removed the victim's cell phone from Hall's pocked. Police say Hall remained optimistic on the trip over to B-2 for booking:

He (victim) is

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By - 6/25/10 - 7:49 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a lit cigarette in a porch couch started a fire around 5 a.m. that heavily damaged the single-family home at 18 Eldora St.

Three residents were at home at the time; all got out safely.

The department says the front porch of the house, where the cigarette was, was burned away. The fire traveled to the second floor up... Read more

By - 6/11/10 - 9:13 pm

Boston Police report a pair of allegedly inebriated college students learned early this morning that most people don't appreciate having them break into their apartment and ransack it. Also, the roof of the Stop & Shop is not the best place to hide from police, especially not after you call your bud, who is in the process of being arrested, and blurt out where... Read more

By - 6/11/10 - 10:36 am

Chris Faraone surveys the latest skirmishes in what threatens to become an all out war between Northeastern and the neighborhood it's engulfing.

By - 5/27/10 - 4:37 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of somebody walking down Hillside Street punching car side mirrors last night wound up at 36 Cherokee St., where witnesses said the mirror puncher and some pals went inside:

[O]n arrival, [they] were able to see a trail of blood entering the location. Upon seeing the blood trail, officers announced their presence and began knocking on

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By - 5/21/10 - 10:55 am

The Huntington News reports four suits from Northeastern couldn't even finish a presentation to a Mission Hill gathering before being interrupted by Mission Hill residents, who accused them of breaking a variety of promises to the community. City Council President Mike Ross - a Mission Hill resident - and state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez sided with the residents.... Read more

By - 4/7/10 - 6:32 pm

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

By - 1/27/10 - 10:29 am

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

By - 1/26/10 - 8:08 pm

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 !

By - 12/30/09 - 12:39 pm

Boston Police tweet an attempted holdup at the Citizens Bank branch at 1628 Tremont St. at lunchtime.... Read more

By - 11/16/09 - 3:20 pm

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
By - 10/11/09 - 5:20 pm

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

By - 10/5/09 - 9:55 pm

A fire that broke out after 9 p.m. at the Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center, 120 Fisher Ave., along with water streaming out of sprinklers turned into a two-alarm fire call that involved evacuation of patients. Local 718 tweets the fire was on the second floor of the three-story building.

By - 10/3/09 - 1:27 pm

Boston Fireman tweets that firefighters had to be called to 15 Frawley St. around 1:15 p.m. to put out a spreading kitchen fire. Everybody got out OK.

By - 9/12/09 - 5:25 pm

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

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By - 8/30/09 - 7:14 pm

Stephen McCarthy captured one man's musical farewell to Ted Kennedy on Mission Hill yesterday:

h/t J. Kaliontzis.

By - 8/29/09 - 3:32 pm

Korri Leigh Crowley watched on Mission Hill as the Kennedy funeral procession approached (above). Third Decade was nearby, at Tremont and Parker (below).

Waiting for the procession

Respective photos copyright Korri Leigh Crowley and Third Decade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/27/09 - 5:41 pm

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 ...