East Boston

By - 5/25/16 - 11:25 pm

Around 11:20 p.m., in the arm and foot.

By - 5/24/16 - 6:30 am
Skunk in a car in East Boston

There might be an interesting story as to how a skunk wound up in a car on Meridian Street in East Boston last night. John forwarded the photo by Sean Calista.

By - 5/23/16 - 4:35 pm
No drone zone at Piers Park in East Boston

Jordan Frias spotted this sign at an entrance to Piers Park in East Boston, which Massport probably put there due to its location near Logan Airport.

Massport map of Logan-related drone restrictions.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday voted a one-day suspension for a February incident Belle Isle Wine and Spirits in which an employee got into the boss's office, took out his rifle and posed for a Facebook photo with it, which led to a visit by Boston Police and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 10:09 am

UPDATE: Board orders one-day suspension.

Charbel Rizkallah acknowledges he made a mistake on Feb. 24: After a day at a Weymouth shooting range with his father, he drove up to his Belle Isle Wine and Spirits on Saratoga Street in East Boston, put his unloaded rifle in his office, set the combination lock on the office door, then went to do some errands. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 2:57 pm
Fire drill at Logan Airport in Boston, involving actual fire

Every so often, Massport sets things on fire at Logan Airport so firefighters can practice putting them out. As John Gage shows us, today was one of those days.

By - 4/30/16 - 1:26 pm

Mirna Hernandez says her sister Aura Garcia shouldn't have died on Dec. 31, 2013 - all she was doing was walking across the Meridian Street bridge.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Hernandez charges negligence on the part of both the city and the bridge tender for her 45-year-old sister's death: Read more.

By - 4/20/16 - 3:51 pm

UPDATE: Alex Howell reports the Trump sign has been replaced with a Boncore sign.

PRI looks at the tension involving a laundromat in a heavily Latino neighborhood whose New Hampshire owner has plastered the front with a Trump sign - he says he doesn't understand why anybody might object, because he voted for Obama and some of his best friends are Central Americans.

Note to PRI: The neighborhood is still popularly known as Eastie.

By - 4/19/16 - 8:19 am
Rolled over garbage truck at Logan Airport

State Police report a nearly full garbage truck tipped over shortly after 5 a.m. on a Logan Airport service road, sending the driver to the hospital with minor injuries and shutting the road as crews worked to right the truck and clean up the mess.

The tipping happened between Terminal E and the Gulf station, State Police report.

By - 4/16/16 - 11:02 pm

Rob McDougall reports the pedestrian was hit at Saratoga and Bennington streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed on scene after the 10:15 p.m. crash.

By - 4/12/16 - 9:32 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.

By - 4/9/16 - 9:55 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved an Orient Height storeowner's proposal to put six condos atop his building after he reducing the total number of units - agreeing to eliminate planned three-bedroom units as a way to discourage somebody from buying a unit and renting it out to college students. Read more.

By - 4/6/16 - 8:29 am

Boston.com reports on a court transcript related to the death of Cristofer Perez de la Paz, 16, whom local MS-13 members allegedly found in the central Mass. area where he'd been relocated by police after he agreed to testify against MS-13 members, then killed him and dumped his body on Falcon Street in East Boston.

By - 3/25/16 - 9:08 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a controversy about a McLellan Highway Hilton's plans for an illuminated billboard. Seems the neighborhood thought the hotel agreed not to put up a billboard, the hotel says it thought it only agreed not to put up a billboard blaring "HILTON." Tom Menino effectively banned billboards as blights:

With a new administration at the helm, Goldberg and Logan Communications are banking on Mayor Martin Walsh being more open minded to billboards.

By - 3/24/16 - 8:13 am

Boston Displacement is a site that's started showing where tenants are being displaced by gentrification - specifically by landlords seeking to clear out units.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:12 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death on Wordsworth Street last night was Luigi Epifania, 32. Read more.

By - 3/22/16 - 10:51 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Luigi Epifania.

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot to death around 10:30 p.m. at 7 Wordsworth St., near Pope.

This is East Boston's second murder this year. A teen was shot to death on Jan. 10, allegedly by MS-13 members.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.