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By adamg - 1/18/21 - 9:41 pm

Fort Hill residents called 911 today to summon police when they saw a contractor tearing down the garages at the home where filmmaker and activist Henry Hampton lived as he produced the award-winning documentary series, "Eyes on the Prize" and created one of the larges minority-owned production companies in the country. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/21 - 8:07 pm
Orange Fort Hill water tower at sunset

Thebostonlol captured the orange of the setting sun on the old Fort Hill water tower in Roxbury late this afternoon.

The sun also turned the more nondescript Jamaicaway apartment tower orange, as seen from down by the Jamaica Pond boathouse: Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 9:21 am
Bartlett Place rendering

Rendering by Davis Square Architects.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. and Windale Developers last week filed plans for a five-story, 44-unit apartment building as part of Bartlett Place off Washington and Bartlett streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/19 - 10:18 pm

WBZ reports a resident of Fort Hill in Roxbury became angry that his neighbor parked in "his" spot Friday - several days after the snowstorm - and so slapped a Denver boot on her car. He removed it only after she called 911 and police showed up. No word on where he got the device, which was red and yellow, unlike the yellow ones the city uses for unpaid parking tickets.

By adamg - 9/28/17 - 11:02 am

The Dig reports on the fight between the owner of a large old historic house on Lambert Street who reclaimed it from pimps and drug dealers and who now wants to sell it to a developer and the neighbors who are opposed.

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By adamg - 8/3/15 - 12:30 am

Chris Lovett posted photos from Berklee College's annual Jazz at the Fort concert.

By adamg - 10/12/14 - 1:07 pm
No exit at Fort Hill intersection in Roxbury

Gareth show us the intersection of Juniper, Thornton and Rockledge on Fort Hill.

By adamg - 3/5/13 - 9:47 am

Fort Hill History gives us a peek inside the Roxbury landmark, now being readied for some renovations this spring and summer.

By adamg - 10/11/12 - 6:41 am

Fort Hill History examines what used to sit on what is now one of the hill's quieter areas.

By adamg - 4/19/12 - 8:47 am

Both Ends of Dudley reports the college is thinking about making a bid for St. Margaret's Convent, which is looking to decamp to Duxbury.

By adamg - 3/24/12 - 3:33 pm

BakerA Centerville man who tried pulling one woman into his Jeep, then broke into another woman's apartment, led police on a short chase that ended with him hitting a cruiser then trying to run away and finally struggling with officers as he refused to let go of a knife, police say.

Christopher Baker, 43, was charged with attempted kidnapping, home invasion, armed breaking and entering of a dwelling house, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, operating after license revocation and failing to stop for police officers following a two-hour hunt across Roxbury's Fort Hill neighborhood.

By adamg - 3/17/12 - 5:17 pm

Fort Hill History recounts Roxbury's role in helping to force the British out of Boston on Evacuation Day, way back when.

By adamg - 10/28/11 - 7:47 am

Rodney Singleton has started a blog about the history of the Roxbury hill.

By adamg - 8/11/11 - 9:09 am

A citizen looks up and reports a raccoon on a light pole on I Street in South Boston.

Another citizen looks down and reports a really dead opossum in the street on Highland Avenue in Roxbury, adds a note of urgency:

Cars a-swerving, babes a-crying.

By adamg - 5/7/11 - 10:34 pm

The sisters of St. Margaret Convent have sent a letter to neighbors that plans by the Bridge Boston Charter School to buy the convent have fallen through:

The process worked as it was intended with Bridge Boston doing their due diligence and determining that they could not make the site work for the special transportation needs of a school. They will be renting space in Jamaica Plain instead.

By adamg - 3/17/11 - 11:10 pm

Evacuation Day commemoration

By adamg - 2/22/11 - 10:58 am

Rodney Singleton posts some "guiding principles" from neighbors of St. Margarget's Convent, which the Sisters of St. Margaret are planning to sell to the Bridge Boston Charter School, which will ultimately serve up to 335 students.

The neighbors say they are worried about all the buses for what will be a citywide school in a neighborhood already full of schools and buses and even the safety of having a school on a rocky outcropping. They say they'd rather see a museum, a library or even condos on the land.

By adamg - 11/17/10 - 6:50 am

Jonas Prang reports on his efforts to get care for some feral cats on Fort Hill:

[U]sing tuna fish, we successfully enticed three kittens into the house and closed the door behind them. Then using the kittens themselves as bait, augmented by more tuna, we were able to lure the Mother Cat into the house and close the door.

By adamg - 4/22/10 - 9:25 am

Jonas Prang agrees the Roxbury square is looking much better these days - except, he writes, for Alvah Kittredge's house:

By stephaniemar - 3/31/10 - 9:11 am

So I took Ramona on her usual dog walk tonight with much trepidation. Last night's altercation has been weighing on me all day. I certainly did not want another incident like last night and at the same time I do not want to be intimidated away from the park which I only use 10 mins in the morning and the evening everyday. As I was making my rounds I ran into the other dogwalker who witnessed the whole argument. I was ready to pounce on him for slinking away BUT he apologized profusely for the other person's behavior and how disgusted he was at what happened. He went on to say that I was completely in the right and that dog has been aggressive to other dogs in the park. Both the guys who walk Jazzy do absolutely nothing about her and he is going to have a talk with the guy who I argued with last night. It was completely uncalled for. I cannot tell you how vindicated I felt. Since Jazzy's owner is friendly with many other dog owners in the park I was worried about my relationship with the other walkers. I feel so much better knowing that there are people who get it.

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