East Boston

By - 5/16/15 - 7:35 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 12:25 a.m. and spread in the walls of 184 Marion St. displaced two adults and three children.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Read more

By - 5/14/15 - 10:50 pm
Small dog in East Boston

An East Boston resident reports:

This dog was found today around 6 p.m. wandering on Marion Street in East Boston, on the block between Princeton/Saratoga Street.

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By - 4/26/15 - 5:46 pm
Japanese prime minister's plane at Logan

Dan Santry snapped Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plane after it had landed at Logan. Abe starts a three-day US tour with dinner tonight at John and Teresa's place at Louisburg Square. His itinerary also includes a speech at the Kennedy School across the river and a trip down to DC for a speech before Congress....Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 9:03 am

Megan Johnson has set up a Tumblr site to chronicle and snark on some of the tweets coming out of East Boston (note to self: Set up Facebook page to chronicle and snark on some of the Tumblr sites coming out of Eastie).Read more

By - 4/20/15 - 6:13 pm
Darkened Maverick station on the MBTA's Blue Line

Alex Jafarzadeh shows us a darkened Maverick station on the Blue Line around 6 p.m.; reports trains were still running despite the lack of light.

Shortly after 5 p.m., riders began reporting issues on the other side of the harbor on the Blue Line.

The E Line, meanwhile, got shut between Northeastern and Heath due to a power problem....Read more

By - 4/19/15 - 7:53 am
Orange sunset over Boston Harbor

Dan Santry watched the sunset from Deer Island yesterday.Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 5:17 pm

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m. BFD gave the MBTA the OK to resume service.

Boston firefighters are currently investigating what caused smoke in the Maverick Blue Line station shortly before 5 p.m. Trains in both directions are halted - except for one empty train that firefighters are riding from Maverick to Aquarium to look for the source of the smoke, possibly the third rail....Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 12:31 pm
151 Liverpool proposal in East Boston

Architect's rendering of 151 Liverpool project.

The BRA board yesterday approved two new residential buildings in East Boston, and changes to a waterfront tower already under way.

The board approved a converting and expanding 151 Liverpool St from its current use as commercial space (which had a fire earlier this week) into 24 residential units, 4 of them affordable. The building will have 35 parking spaces.

Also approved: ...Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 10:13 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 3:05 a.m. to 151 Liverpool St. for a fire on the first floor of a three-story commecial building.

The fire went to two alarms before it was knocked down. One firefighter was taken to Mass. General after he got some debris in his eye.

The department estimates $500,000 in damages, including to several cars in...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 7:45 am

Two Springfield residents yesterday pleaded guilty to extorting several thousand dollars from women in East Boston and Revere by claiming they had their relatives captive and demanding ransoms, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Jose Carrasquillo, 33, got a year in jail and and Jennifer Rodriguez, 21, was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Both were ordered to repay their victims, the DA's office...Read more

By - 4/3/15 - 10:14 am

Boston Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with an incident around 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shaw's on Border Street, involving a girl under 14:

According to the victim, the suspect (described as a white Hispanic male in his forties, approximately 5’7” tall, 175 pounds, wearing a blue-colored hat, beige-colored jacket and blue jeans) approached her and touched her

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By - 3/31/15 - 8:47 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in a single-family home at 174 Leyden St., reported around 7:15 p.m. sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury, displaced three people and did an estimated $150,000 in damage.

The cause remains under investigation.Read more

By - 3/31/15 - 5:51 pm

Sandy Castillo, 19, was arraigned today in her hospital bed on a variety of charges including assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury for a Saturday incident in which she allegedly sliced up a 4-year-old boy and then had to be subdued with a beanbag gun when she refused to drop the knife.

Judge John McDonald imposed $35,000 bail and ordered her...Read more

By - 3/31/15 - 10:43 am

It's Democrat Adrian Madaro vs. independent Joanne Pomodoro in a race to succeed state Rep. Carlo Basile, who left for a job with Charlie Baker. Polls open until 8.

See the ballot, courtesy of Don.Read more

By - 3/29/15 - 3:59 pm

Boston Police report a woman who'd gotten into an argument with the boy's father grabbed his four-year-old son and stabbed him shortly before 6:50 p.m. yesterday at 106 Paris St. WCVB reports she slashed the boy's neck.

Police say people who witnessed the attack managed to grab the boy away from her and his father rushed him to the East Boston Health Center...Read more

By - 3/24/15 - 3:28 pm
Proposed Cunard Building in East Boston

Another architect's rendering featuring a blimp (also see).

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved Philip Frattaroli's proposal to turn the shuttered Oscar's Woodworking building, 47 Webster St. into a restaurant with rooftop seating, a yoga studio and four residential units.

Frattaroli, who owns Ducali in the North End - and whose family started out in the restaurant business in East Boston - plans to call his gastropub Cunard Tavern, after ...Read more

By - 3/23/15 - 10:14 pm

Shortly after 10 pm. on Sumner Street near Liverpool.Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 11:07 am

The owner of a former Colombian restaurant in East Boston is buying Off the Boat Seafood on Porter Street.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Gilbert Preciado's lawyer, Jared Chrislip, said the new Pilones will retain seafood, but will add "more of the Colombian, South American and Latino cuisine." Preciado needs the board's permission to buy Off the Boat's liquor license.

Preciado formerly owned...Read more

By - 3/16/15 - 7:05 am
Long line at Logan

As she waited at 1 a.m. today in this long cab line at Logan, Rachael Ringenberg wondered:

Totally makes sense not to encourage Uber here??

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By - 3/15/15 - 7:04 pm
Snow in East Boston

Hkergrrl shows us the snow in East Boston around 6:20 p.m. - and you know they make the official measurements at Logan.Read more