East Boston

By - 9/2/15 - 11:16 pm

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting takes a look at the earmark for the National Youth Development Council, sponsored by state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, supposedly for a "job readiness" program at East Boston High School, whose headmaster had no idea what the program was specifically about or when it would start:

Explanations from Richard T. Smith, president of the National Youth Development Council, named in the earmark to run the $75,000 program were even less clear: In an interview with NECIR-WGBH-News, Smith claimed the program would not, in fact, take place at East Boston High, but he couldn’t say where it would take place, and declined to give details about what the program would consist of.

By - 8/24/15 - 12:09 am

Police are investigating an attack on a man at 144 Chelsea St. around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday by as many as four other men, two armed with machetes and one with a knife.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:07 pm
Sunset at Logan Airport

John Gage watched the sun go down behind the Logan Airport control tower.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:35 pm
People in East Boston

Does the city respond faster to 311 requests if you wave to the camera? Here's the latest example of people in their complaint photos, in this case, a couple of folks who want a Handicap Parking sign moved one door down on Sumner Street in East Boston.

By - 8/15/15 - 11:07 am
Dead tree in East Boston makes children weep

A concerned citizen implores the city to do something about the ant-infested dead tree in front of 739 Bennington St. in East Boston before one of these adorable tots bursts into tears or the tree falls on a car or something.

Also see:
Man points out pothole on Huntington Avenue.
Woman points out pothole at Brighton trolley stop.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:02 am
Car in the mud after crash in East Boston

617 Images captured the scene at Jeffries Point early Sunday after a car wound up in the mud in a low-tide Boston Harbor. Three people were injured in the crash, including the driver. Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 5:09 pm

A man in prison for a 2012 stabbing in Marshfield was arraigned today for a brutal attack in a Jeffries Point vacant lot the year before that left his victim near death with permanent brain injuries. Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 9:15 am

This surveillance video shows the car whose driver plowed through a fence and into the mud of low-tide Boston Harbor off Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston early Sunday. The car, the tires on one side blown out, goes around the turn, then comes back, right before it leaves the road altogether.

By - 8/11/15 - 10:33 pm
Stop ripping my bags open

An outraged citizen complains he's been forced to label his trash to try to keep the neighborhood can collectors from ripping his bags open:

How can we fix the fact that I have to put this on my trash bags? I use the right bags and pack properly. Everything after trash day I need to clean up outside my house. These people just come along and poke through bags looking for cans. They don't care about the trash left behind. Just frustrating to a tax payer that wants to keep his neighborhood clean.

By - 8/10/15 - 10:59 pm
BWSC workers at work in East Boston

This is the scene on Cottage Street in East Boston tonight. Kevin Tremko swears those are BWSC workers figuring out how to repair the damage from tonight's water-main break, but it's hard not to imagine it's really scientists trying to figure out what to do about some unspeakable horror unleashed on the unsuspecting neighborhood in a 1950s horror movie.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:05 pm
Flooded street in East Boston

Ellie shows us Cottage Street in East Boston, where a 10-inch water main just couldn't take it anymore tonight.

UPDATE: Not long after Ellie took the above photo, Kevin Tremko photographed the car in front of the SUV, which now looks like it's not going anywhere anytime soon: Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 11:22 pm
Nantucket Lightship lit up in East Boston

617 Images was on hand this evening when one of the beacons atop the Nantucket Lightship anchored at East Boston was turned on for the first time in 40 years.

By - 8/7/15 - 11:55 am
Proposed residential development in Orient Heights

An auto-repair garage and an old apartment building at 1181 Bennington St. would be torn down and replaced by 44 two-bedroom residential units under a proposal now before the BRA. Read more.

By - 8/6/15 - 3:49 pm
Jet at Logan Airport

John Marotta got a bird's eye view of a Delta Connection Endeavor CRJ900 at sunset at Logan yesterday.

Copyright John Marotta. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/4/15 - 8:10 am
Cloud over Somerville

Teeheehee looked northwest from Somerville as the storm came in this morning.

Earlier in the morning, Leah Klein watched the sun come up over Eagle Hill in East Boston: Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 3:18 pm

The Boston Fire Department ordered residents out of the four-story building at 175 Maverick St. after a rear brick wall undergoing some work began to collapse around 3 p.m. A few minutes later, fire commanders decided to get residents of 177 Maverick to leave as well.

By - 7/29/15 - 11:29 am

Workers getting off the last train at Maverick could have a place to get some tacos if the Boston Licensing Board approves a 2 a.m. closing time for Taqueria Cancun, 192 1/2 Sumner St.

But if the board votes Thursday to extend the restaurant's closing time from the current 11:30 p.m., owner Jose Torres will have issues with landlady Maria Salgado, who attended the board's hearing this morning with a lawyer to voice her opposition because of the potential impact on the residential tenants in the two floors above the restaurant. Read more.

By - 7/28/15 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report a woman walking on the East Boston Greenway near Sumner Street was attacked around 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

According to the victim, the suspect approached her from behind and indecently assaulted her and then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male believed to be in his early twenties, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall, thin build, clean cut, short dark hair, wearing a plain gray t-shirt, black running pants and black sneakers.

By - 7/23/15 - 6:45 pm
People waiting for a bus on State Street due to Blue Line problems

T workers turn into Waldo at State Street: Where are they? Photo by Mister AO.

The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.

Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.

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