East Boston

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.

By - 3/12/16 - 1:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting the teens, 18 and 16, Thursday night for a robbery on Brooks Street and a robbery attempt at Lubec and Gove streets that the victim foiled by yelling at them. Read more.

By - 3/11/16 - 9:31 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the city has approved a resident permit system for the East Boston neighborhood; reports that among the opponents are the owners of Rino’s Place, who wonder where their customers will park now.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:37 pm
Crowded Blue Line station at State Street

Jordan Frias found himself in a rush-hour-like crowd at State Street around 10 p.m., 15 minutes or so after a train switched to the Pearly Gates track at Maverick.

By - 2/29/16 - 8:34 am
Manual switching at Airport on the Blue Line

The T reports "minor" delays on the Blue Line due to a switch problem. Kate Donaghey watched workers manually operate a switch at Airport. She adds:

Train arrived northbound, pulled up a bit, they switched the tracks and the train came back Bowdoin bound. Waited about 12mins today.

By - 2/25/16 - 1:40 pm

The Fort Point Boston Blog reports on efforts by the Boston Preservation Alliance, The Friends of the Northern Avenue Bridge and the Fort Point Neighborhood Association to make sure the now unusable bridge is eventually restored. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 12:44 pm

BC High School in Dorchester, South Boston High School, East Boston High School, the South Bay jail and a location on Queensberry Street in the Fenway all got bomb threats around noon. Police have not ordered evacuations, but are sending bomb experts to the locations.

Meanwhile, Newton North High School has also gotten a call, as have schools in Cambridge, Randolph and, of course, Arlington.

By - 2/16/16 - 3:32 pm

State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is backing plans by the Neighborhood House Charter School and the Brooke charter schools to extend their current K-8 programs to the secondary level. Read more.