East Boston

By - 10/20/16 - 4:35 pm

The BPDA board today approved a plan to turn the one-time Hess tank farm off Condor Street into new facilities for three local marine companies, a tot lot, a dog park and a monument to a Revolutionary naval battle in Chelsea Creek. Read more.

By - 10/14/16 - 1:17 pm
City officials, clergy at vigil in East Boston

City officials, clergy, at East Boston vigil last night Photo by John.

Boston Police report officers Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris, are undergoing more surgery today for the wounds they suffered in an East Boston gun battle Wednesday night.

By - 10/13/16 - 3:26 pm

A concerned citizen reports about some trash pickup in reverse: Somebody has been going down Gove Street in a pickup, "dropping large items in front of people's houses, they placed a washing machine in front of constituent's house."

By - 10/13/16 - 3:01 pm
Injured BPD officers

Boston Police have identified the two officers shot in an East Boston gun battle yesterday as Matthew Morris (l), who has been on the force for 12 years, and Richard Cintolo, a 27-year veteran of the department.

BPD adds: Read more.

By - 10/13/16 - 11:14 am
Kirk Figueroa

UPDATE: Police say Figueroa was not licensed to carry a gun in Massachusetts. And Army says he didn't serve in the Army Reserves.

Kirk Figueroa, the East Boston man police say opened fire on officers responding to a domestic-violence call at his home, listed his occupation as founder of a private-security firm specializing in going after bad guys with heavy armament and dogs and protecting people with enough money to worry about needing protection. Read more.

By - 10/12/16 - 11:18 pm

Updated, 8:50 a.m., Thursday.

Two Boston Police officers were critically injured in a gunfight that broke out when they responded to a domestic-violence call around 10:50 p.m. at 136 Gladstone St. Read more.

By - 10/10/16 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of East Boston building

Architect's rendering.

Developer Patrick Mahoney recently submitted plans to the BPDA (the former BRA) to replace a two-family house at 16 Boardman St. with 19 condos.

Unusual for a building located within easy walk of a T stop - Orient Heights on the Blue Line - the developer is proposing more parking spaces than residential units - 27 in a garage. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:04 am

Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 9:07 am
Morning on the Fore River

Robert O'Connor walked along the Fore River in Braintree this morning.

Around the same time, meanwhile, KK was leavin' on a jet plane: Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 2:37 pm

Charles Larner, who owns Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, said today he'd hire a "launch boat" to offer free shuttle service between the that restaurant and the one he wants to build on the East Boston waterfront - and that he would look to eventually expand the boat runs to other waterfront neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/11/16 - 10:23 pm

A driver who picked up two teens is in the hospital tonight after the pair stabbed him around 6:40 p.m. outside 250 Congress Ave. in Chelsea, Chelsea Police report. Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 9:11 am
Problems at Maverick station on the Blue Line in East Boston

UPDATE: Trains began running again around 9:20, but with the ever popular residual delays.

Tim Lawrence is among the people who showed up at Maverick Square this morning figuring they'd get downtown pretty quickly. But that was before the Blue Line developed what the T calls "a power problem" and now there are the dreaded "severe" delays. Read more.

By - 9/7/16 - 11:38 am
Stuck truck in East Boston

Storrow Drive is where the little trucks go to die, but Neptune Road and Bennington Street in East Boston is where the big rigs end their lives - and tie up traffic for miles around. Shane Dunn shows us one of the two trucks stuck at the Rte. 1A overpass this morning.

Coulda been worse.

By - 9/5/16 - 11:14 pm
Couch in Boston Harbor off LoPresti Park in East Boston

A concerned citizen reports this couch is just sitting on the rocks off LoPresti Park in East Boston.

By - 9/2/16 - 4:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting Angel Ramos, 21, of East Boston, on murder charges for the death of Blanca Lainez, found dead of "traumatic injuries" in a Princeton Street garage on June 15.

Jose Hernandez, 16, was charged with murder in July.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/31/16 - 1:41 am


Two people who had just arrived from El Paso, TX died early this morning when a Swampscott man rear-ended their Hampton Inn van on Rte. 1A just outside Logan Airport, State Police report. Read more.

By - 8/27/16 - 5:15 pm

Police responding to reports of a large fight behind the Shaw's, 246 Border St., around 5:10 p.m. found one man stabbed and another with a head injury.