East Boston

By - 8/25/16 - 11:33 am

Caught in Southie reports the Boston Licensing Board today approved a Starbucks at L Street and Broadway, which will either make City Point great again or result in the heat death of the universe, depending on whom you talk to.

By - 8/25/16 - 10:44 am

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. Boston Police report they've found and interviewed the woman.

Boston Police report they are looking for a woman who might have something to do with beating death of Blanca Lainez, 19, on Princeton Street on June 15. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:34 pm

UPDATE: Helicopters are buzzing the area around Egleston Square as well.

Once again, reports are flooding into Helicopter Central here of low-flying, buzzing, really loud choppers just making loops around Boston Harbor, from Logan to Aquarium and back again, over and over again, so we're going to assume they're part of the same mysterious Pentagon/police training exercises we're not supposed to know about, except it's kind of hard to ignore giant blacked out eggbeaters roaring over your heads. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 12:47 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to write a letter of "non-opposition" for a medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for 220 McClellan Highway in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 7:56 am

Around 2 a.m. outside a hotel on McClellan Highway, WFXT reports.

By - 8/20/16 - 9:50 am

Boston Police report arresting Darius Barry, 18, on charges he fatally stabbed Gage Smith at 214 Paris St. on Wednesday.

Barry, arrested Friday night, is scheduled for arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/19/16 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report the man found suffering a fatal stab wound at 214 Paris St. on Wednesday was Gage Smith, 23, of East Boston.

By - 8/17/16 - 9:29 am

Boston Police report a man was stabbed shortly before 7 a.m. at 214 Paris St. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 8/6/16 - 12:12 pm
East Boston Trump supporter

John spotted this Trump-approved cart thing puttering along an East Boston street this morning.

By - 8/5/16 - 9:38 am

The East Boston Times reports Massport says it will build Piers Park II as part of its mitigation for expanding Terminal E.

By - 8/4/16 - 8:28 pm
Plane landing at Logan Airport at sunset over Boston Harbor

Photos of Boston watched a plane landing at Logan at sunset this evening.

Adam Castiglioni, meanwhile, watched the sunset from the top of the Pru. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.

BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:19 pm

The T is advising "moderate" delays due to a deceased train at Wonderland.

By - 7/28/16 - 5:38 pm

The Blue Line is on the track to madness this evening due to switch problems at Wonderland.

At 5:30 p.m., Tim Lawrence reported:

Train has been 1 min away for 10 min now. State is a mess. Platform full. Avoid Blue Line.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:28 pm

Around 2 a.m., Liam Stapleton, 38, of Revere, drove into a work site in the Callahan Tunnel, causing damage to equipment, but, unlike in similar recent crashes, no injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:02 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m., police were alerted to a woman swimming in Boston Harbor off Maverick Square. Arriving officers determined she was OK, but she refused their entreaties to swim towards them and get out of the water. Before the BPD harbor patrol could arrive, however, she decided to listen to them and swam to shore. EMS was requested for an evaluation.

By - 7/22/16 - 8:53 pm
Fire on Chelsea Street in East Boston

Before the firefighters arrived. Photo by Laura Chadwell.

A five-alarm fire ripped through the multi-family building at 107-109 Chelsea St., next to Santarpio's, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire, in the six-unit, three-story building was reported at 7:23 p.m. It did not cause any injuries, the department says.

By - 7/19/16 - 7:04 pm
152 Liverpool St. proposal

Architect's rendering.

Even in overheated Boston, not every development project approved by the city gets built: A developer who won BRA approval for a 24-unit apartment building at 151 Liverpool St. in 2015 never started work and then sold the building to another developer - which is now back before the BRA with a proposal for a 36-unit building that might contain condos instead of apartments. Read more.

By - 7/15/16 - 12:47 pm

The BRA board yesterday approved a $6-million project to replace a multi-family house, an auto-repair garage and a small commercial building with 20 condominiums at 202 Maverick St., at Frankfurt.

The building will include two penthouses and, in an underground garage, 20 parking spaces. Three units will be sold as affordable.

By - 7/14/16 - 6:30 pm
Airbus A380 lands at Boston's Logan Airport

Dan Santry watched an Air France A380 - the world's largest passenger plane - roll across the tarmac at Logan Airport this afternoon after it was diverted here due to bad weather in New York. They remain an unusual sight in Boston because Terminal E is still being fitted with the two-level jetways needed to quickly unload the two-level planes.

Lots of other planes were also stranded at Logan, as Jocelyn shows us (if you look carefully, that's the Air France tubby on the right - see it larger): Read more.