East Boston

By - 9/26/14 - 2:19 pm

Always check the trunk for pythons before you drive off.

Scott Kirsner comments:

I prefer to bring my own python. Hate paying rental car companies' $28/day python-in-trunk fee.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:33 am

Lorianne DiSabato muses on what she now knows is her last visit to the Suffolk Downs race track:

When J and I arrived at Suffolk Downs the weekend before last, there was a little girl loudly cheering for her favorite jockey as she made her way into the Winner’s Circle: Janelle Campbell, the same jockey I’d photographed last year as she sat beaming

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By - 9/23/14 - 9:36 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at 369 Meridian St. The shooter may have jumped in an older Honda Civic at Meridian and Eutaw. The car was last spotted heading towards Chelsea.

By - 9/22/14 - 6:37 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed at least twice in the stadium around 3:10 a.m.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:15 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a first-floor short circuit at 192 Leyden St. in Orient Heights did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

There were no injuries in the fire, reported around 1:20 p.m.... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 8:05 am
Proposed East Boston tower

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA last night approved a 16-story replacement for an old 9-story industrial building on New Street, next to LoPresti Park.

A Portland developer who recently bought the nearly 4-acre parcel will give the BRA $7.8 million to build affordable housing somewhere else; the BRA approved that after the developer said the project would be financially unviable if it... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 10:10 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. on Glendon Street between Condor and E. Eagle streets. He was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors found both a bullet wound and cuts from a machete. Police recovered a shell casing in the Condor Street urban wild.

By - 9/18/14 - 3:38 pm

Boston firefighters are at 328 Bremen St., where a fire reported around 3:30 p.m. spread from the third floor to a rear porch. The fire was reported mostly knocked down around 3:38.

By - 9/18/14 - 2:05 pm

In 2012, Robert Greim interviewed jockeys at Suffolk Downs.

Next Thursday, the state Gaming Commission plans to discuss the imminent shutdown of the track and what to do about it - and the workers who are losing their jobs:

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission fully understands and is saddened by the impact discontinuance of live thoroughbred racing at Suffolk Downs will have on the lives of

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By - 9/18/14 - 12:17 pm

Don't worry: The movie still has the obligatory shots of the Tobin. The New York Times reflects on the impending "The Equalizer" and why recent Boston movies tend to be about a depressing city beset by crime. With requisite Dennis Lehane quote and bonus fun fact: The Denzel Washington movie was originally going to be set in New York, but Boston won because we're... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 8:36 am

WBUR reports on the fate of the horses at Suffolk Downs when the track closes at the end of the month.

By - 9/17/14 - 10:53 pm

State Police report troopers patrolling the lower level of Terminal C around 1 p.m. were approached by concerned citizens who'd just spotted a man drive up to a curbside trash can, put two containers in it and then drive away.

State Police Troopers and [bomb squad] technicians immediately responded, recovered two small containers from a trash can and secured and removed them from the

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By - 9/17/14 - 2:29 pm

The state Department of Transportation today approved a $33-million contract with McCourt Construction Co. to start extending the Silver Line from the Airport T stop to Chelsea. Much of the route will be in a busway built along the former Grand Junction railroad:

State officials expect the initial route, from the airport to Eastern Avenue in Chelsea, to be completed in two years.

In the

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By - 9/17/14 - 9:18 am

Around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday on London Street near Bennington, according to Boston EMS Incidents and BPD records.

By - 9/11/14 - 8:10 pm
Slow customs line at Boston's Logan Airport

Michael Roorda checked in from Logan Airport around 8 p.m.:

The computer system for customs at Logan went down. So... This is gonna take a while.

By - 9/10/14 - 10:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the newly renovated McDonald's at 178 Border St. extend its drive-thru closing time from midnight to never.

At a hearing today, the move got "strong support" from both Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Sal LaMattina, whose representatives told the board that the round-the-clock food would be a good fit in an area that already has... Read more

By - 8/29/14 - 10:24 pm

Around 10:15 p.m. Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his 20s with black hair and a ponytail who showed a knife.

By - 8/28/14 - 9:17 am

An American Airlines flight on its way from Miami to Paris made an unscheduled stop at Logan last night to drop off a French guy who, according to State Police, got très unruly en route and had to be subdued by a federal air marshal.

Edmund Alexandre, 50, of Paris, was taken off Flight 62 and handed over to State Police around 10 p.m. for... Read more

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