Mission Hill

By - 9/28/15 - 9:56 am
Abandoned suitcase on Mission Hill

A curious citizen wonders about the suitcase abandoned in some brush at Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street:

Suitcase in batch of poison ivy for weeks now. Was it stolen and dumped here? Is it evidence? We may never know cuz it's in a massive batch of poison ivy!

By - 9/16/15 - 12:49 pm

Around 12:15 p.m.in the Stop & Shop parking lot on Calumet Street, near where it meets Huntington Avenue and Tremont Street. Boston Police report the victim was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Herald reports the man, in his 20s, was "targeted."

By - 9/1/15 - 9:37 pm

Grantland has the amazing story of the "drug-addled, beer-guzzling hardcore punks who made the most popular T-shirts in Boston history."

By - 8/16/15 - 12:28 pm
SUV crashed at Huntington and South Huntington avenues, Mission Hill

Julio Salado happened upon this SUV inside Nana's Hair Braiding on Huntington Avenue at South Huntington around 10:45 a.m.

By - 8/10/15 - 11:10 am

On Mission Hill, Station Street divides Gurney and Halleck streets.

Or maybe we had a Nabsico cookie fan naming streets, at least based on one intersection in Mattapan, where Lorna and Doone intersect.

By - 8/4/15 - 10:02 pm

Eversource has some work to do.

By - 7/19/15 - 5:08 pm
Pointing out a hole on Huntington Avenue

Time was, people would just take photos of potholes and file them with Citizens Connect. But possibly following the lead of the Brighton thumbs-down citizen, this concerned citizen points out a hole on Huntington at Wigglesworth to make sure the city doesn't miss it.

By - 7/17/15 - 9:05 am

Updated with number of victims.

Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report people were found shot around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday on Horadan Way and Smith Street. Although initial reports seem to indicate multiple victims, the Globe reports two people were shot.

By - 7/7/15 - 3:33 pm

Boston Police report an incident involving a woman walking home with headphones on around 2:30 a.m. on July 4 at Colburn Street and Huntington Avenue. Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 3:29 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who broke into two Mission Hill apartments Monday morning - one while the occupant was still home. Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:39 pm

Keith Hobbs was sentenced to life without parole today for fatally shooting Demetrius Blocker in 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/10/15 - 5:19 pm

A dead T bus on the tracks on South Huntington Avenue means the Green Line ain't going anywhere.

By - 5/27/15 - 2:25 pm
Firefighters cutting bolts on dirt bikes at Mission Main project

Dirt-bike chains prove no match for a firefighter with a bolt cutter. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report some residents fed up with dealing with dirt bikes let officers know where they could find seven dirt bikes all ready for collection at the Mission Main project yesterday. Read more.

By - 4/27/15 - 7:08 pm
40 Fisher Ave. proposal on Mission Hill

Architect's rendering.

Savage Properties has formally proposed a 15-unit building to replace the foundations for two three-family buildings that were never built at 40 Fisher Ave. on Mission Hill.

The proposed building would have two one-bedroom units, six two-bedroom units and seven three-bedrooms. One of the smaller units and one of the three-bedroom units would be marketed as affordable. The developer is proposing ten parking spaces in a garage and a fitness room, and hopes to begin construction this fall.

By - 4/23/15 - 10:17 am

Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.

By - 4/22/15 - 6:41 pm
Turkey in Brighton

Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.

Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:

Hawk in Boston
By - 4/1/15 - 11:10 am
Proposed 70 Parker Hill Ave. on Mission Hill

Architect's rendering

A developer is seeking BRA permission to recast a disused New England Baptist Hospital building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. as a 46-unit residential building.

In a filing with the BRA, developer George Wattendorf is also proposing 29 parking spaces for the units, which would run the gamut from studios to two-bedroom units. His application states:

By - 3/31/15 - 9:49 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the bar on Tremont Street, Mission Hill, has ceased to be.

By - 3/27/15 - 2:57 pm

Terrace Street is shut at Tremont as police investigate gunfire on Terrace near Alleghany around 2:45 p.m.

Police are looking for a newer model, steel-blue Tundra pickup. The driver of that pickup may have been firing a gun as he drove - and possibly got off more than a dozen rounds.

Not long after, somebody showed up at Boston Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

By - 3/7/15 - 11:27 pm

Winter of '15

Filmed on location on Mission Hill.

H/t Marc Baizman.