East Boston MS-13 leader gets 10 years in federal prison

Santos "Flaco" Portillo Andrade, the leader of the MS-13 East Boston Loco Salvatrucha "clique," was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison on racketeering, drug distribution and assault and battery charges, the US Attorney's office reports.

After his sentence is completed, Portillo Andrade, 33, a Salvadoran national living in Revere, will face deportation hearings.

According to the US Attorney's office, Portillo Andrade admitted to attacking a man he thought was a member of a rival gang in Malden in 2008. He also admitted to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 500 grams or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Portillo Andrade, who had agreed to plead guilty in June, was one of several dozen alleged MS-13 members rounded up in a sweep by federal and local authorities last year. He's the latest in a series of members who have agreed to plead guilty rather than face trial.

All hail the people's revolutionary subway cars

The MBTA reports a train-loving artist in China has prepared this work to honor the Chinese subway cars that will, if nothing goes wrong, start rolling out on the Orange and Red Lines over the next several years. The T adds that the Springfield assembly plant, where most of the cars will be built out of components shipped over from the People's Republic, opens for business today.

Two Roslindale men charged as JP yeggs

Boston Police report arresting two 19-year-olds from Roslindale on a charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime after they emerged from the Margarita Muniz Academy, 20 Child St., around 12:55 this morning.

Lenny V. Santos and Carlos Felix-Espinal, both of Roslindale, were nabbed after setting off a motion detector in the school, police say:

Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter around the building and began checking for open doors and windows. One of the officers found an open door on the Carolina Avenue side of the school and requested a K-9 to respond to clear the building. As the K-9 swept the inside of the building, officers maintained their perimeter and scanned for suspects exiting the school. Shortly after, officers observed a male open the door near Carolina Ave, but then retreated back into the school. About three minutes later, two male suspects exited another door leading to the baseball fields. Because the officers had the building surrounded, they were able to apprehend the trespassers without further incident.

Innocent, etc.

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