East Boston

East Boston

By - 7/29/15 - 11:29 am

Workers getting off the last train at Maverick could have a place to get some tacos if the Boston Licensing Board approves a 2 a.m. closing time for Taqueria Cancun, 192 1/2 Sumner St.

But if the board votes Thursday to extend the restaurant's closing time from the current 11:30 p.m., owner Jose Torres will have issues with landlady Maria Salgado, who attended the board's hearing this morning with a lawyer to voice her opposition because of the potential impact on the residential tenants in the two floors above the restaurant. Read more.

By - 7/28/15 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report a woman walking on the East Boston Greenway near Sumner Street was attacked around 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

According to the victim, the suspect approached her from behind and indecently assaulted her and then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male believed to be in his early twenties, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall, thin build, clean cut, short dark hair, wearing a plain gray t-shirt, black running pants and black sneakers.

By - 7/23/15 - 6:45 pm
People waiting for a bus on State Street due to Blue Line problems

T workers turn into Waldo at State Street: Where are they? Photo by Mister AO.

The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.

Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:29 am
Fire at East Boston shipyard

A lot of smoke. Photo by Liam Elliott.

Boston firefighters are at the Boston Harbor Marina off Marginal Street, where a 16-foot boat erupted into flames around 10:15 a.m. One person suffered burns.

Paul Nutting captured the scene from across the harbor.

By - 7/17/15 - 11:45 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. on Monmouth Street near Marion. Two black men, dressed in black, one brandishing a large knife, drove off with the man's brown, 2005 Chrysler Sebring, Mass. registration 1AF 243.

By - 7/16/15 - 6:39 pm
Proposed Clippership development

The BRA today approved a 492-unit apartment and condo project at Clippership Wharf in East Boston - some 25 years after the first proposal for the long vacant 12-acre parcel. Read more.

By - 7/13/15 - 1:20 pm
Firefighters at 1215 Bennington St. in East Boston

Firefighters at the scene. Photo by BFD.

A composting barrel got hot enough to start a two-alarm fire that did an estimated $150,000 in damage to an East Boston house today, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 7/11/15 - 9:33 am
Watching the sun set over downtown Boston from a bucket

Yesterday evening, Steve spotted a guy who knows how to watch the sunset over downtown Boston - from a bucket truck at the end of Bremen Street in East Boston.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/3/15 - 12:07 am
By - 6/30/15 - 5:00 pm
East Boston crane in operation

One of the first of East Boston's waterfront luxury buildings is going up. Today, the white crane lifted up a segment of red framing to the top of the red crane, where workers bolted it to the boom to make it longer.

By - 6/29/15 - 3:25 pm

A Phoenix man who may have been a repeat meth trafficker was arrested yesterday in a Logan Airport men's room with a pound of meth in a checked bag, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

State Police already had their eye on alleged meth dealer Micah Gibson, 38, when he arrived on a Delta flight at Terminal A yesterday morning, the DA's office reports: Read more.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:50 pm
Amazing sky over Fenway park

Curt Nickisch watched the sunset at Fenway tonight.

Of course, it wasn't just over Fenway that the sunset was amazing.

Rachel Anne Miller took in the sunset over Kendall Square: Read more.

By - 6/23/15 - 6:10 pm

The Forward's Martyna Starosta visited the New England Casket Co. in East Boston for a look at how Jewish caskets are changing. They're still all wood - workers go over caskets with a metal detector to make sure - but they're not all plain pine boxes anymore.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:26 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports what turned into a two-alarm fire at 195 Condor St. sent one resident to the hospital with smoke inhalation and one firefighter with heat exhaustion.

The department says seven residents were displaced by the fire, reported around 5 p.m. Damage was estimated at $100,000. The cause is under investigation.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:20 pm
Tree falls on an SUV on Trenton Street in East Boston

Somebody is not going to be very happy when they get home to Trenton Street in East Boston today, Josh Deering shows us.

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.

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.

Read more.

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.

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).

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.

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