East Boston

By - 4/18/14 - 9:24 am
Trolley at Devonshire Street in Boston

A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.

The Boston Street Railway Association posted this photo of one of the old trolleys at Devonshire (late renamed State).... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 9:14 am

Boston Police report the man found stabbed to death on Border Street on Saturday was Oscar Santos-Chaves, 36. Police say they do not yet have an address for him.

By - 4/14/14 - 7:36 am
East Boston Greenway cemetery plot

Concerned citizen is concerned about what appears to be a grave - complete with flowers - on the East Boston Greenway near the caboose and the fire station:

Some sort of witchcraft nobody ever die there yet it's a cemetery plot.

By - 4/13/14 - 7:35 pm

The school department has created a page to let people help students at the O’Donnell and Samuel Adams elementary schools and the East Boston Early Education Center. Along with their families, they lost everything in last Wednesday's eight-alarm fire.

By - 4/12/14 - 2:39 pm

Body, stabbed repeatedly, found around 7 a.m. at 282 Border St., Boston Police report.

By - 4/9/14 - 7:45 pm
Five-alarm fire in East Boston

Fire jumping from car to house. Photo by Tammy.

An engine fire in a car parked next to 85 Lexington St. jumped to the house a foot away, causing an eight-alarm conflagration that also damaged two neighboring houses, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Firefighters, who started arriving around 7:20 p.m., were ordered out of the building; BWSC was summoned to try to increase water pressure for all the lines firefighters were aiming at... Read more

By - 4/2/14 - 8:40 am

Ed Baur reports a 60-foot boat docked at the marina off Condor Street caught fire around 2 a.m.

Photo.

On March 5, another boat caught fire and sank at a Charlestown marina.... Read more

By - 3/30/14 - 1:50 pm
Flooded East Boston Greenway

A number of concerned citizens are reporting flooding along the East Boston Greenway today, due to plugged up catch basins and, in one section a drain pipe from a particular basement.... Read more

By - 3/29/14 - 9:16 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the impending closing of Al's Shoe Store, where the Wein family has been outfitting the feet of East Boston since 1924.

By - 3/27/14 - 12:36 pm

To pay tribute to Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy. 7 p.m. today in Central Square.

By - 3/26/14 - 8:54 am
Felix Arroyo sign in East Boston

A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:

I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?

Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 7:23 am

Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday on West Eagle Street, between Border and Meridian, by two men who took his phone, wallet and car keys. One of them may have had a gun. Police recovered the phone on Border Street.

By - 3/23/14 - 1:33 pm
East Boston needs trash cans

Tina Kelly reports that kindergarteners at one East Boston school were asked to draw "what you want Boston to have more of." And one girl drew "Not playgrounds, trash cans." So, yeah, maybe East Boston has a trash problem.

By - 3/20/14 - 3:28 pm

Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 11:26 am

Brian D'Amico reports that around 10:20 p.m. at 118 Brooks St. and again about an hour later on Curtis Street, somebody inside a green Accord fired paintballs out the window.

In between, there was a third drive-by paintballing on Curtis Street.

D'Amico reports there were similar incidents in Chelsea around the same time as well.... Read more

By - 3/15/14 - 8:55 am
Bennington Street fire

A second-floor short circuit started a two-alarm fire around 4:40 a.m. at 132 Bennington St., the Boston Fire Department reports.

One firefighter was injured and nine residents were displaced, the department says, adding damage was estimated at $350,000.... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 3:43 pm
First Emirates Airline flight arrives in Boston

Commercial jets arriving at Logan don't usually get greeted by three helicopters and a smaller plane flying a banner, but Logan allowed an exception for the first Emirates Airline flight into Boston this afternoon.

That's the airline that redecorated the inside of Red Line trains in red.

After the plane landed and dried off and taxied a bit more, the pilot whipped out a... Read more

By - 3/8/14 - 9:27 am
Work on the Longfellow Bridge

Workers prepare to take top off a Longfellow shaker. Photo by MassDOT

State officials say the Callahan Tunnel should open round about 5 a.m. Monday morning, which will begin to restore karma to Boston traffic and eventually end those mysterious clumps of state troopers along Rte. 16.

However, late-night drivers can expect some delays elsewhere along I-93 for the rest of the week as MassDOT gets the mighty highway back into fighting form:

Most notably, the effort

... Read more

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