East Boston

By - 11/27/14 - 1:09 pm

Around 1 p.m. inside 420 Border St. Two ambulances summoned, one for the victim, shot twice, one for the possible suspect, apparently thrown off a balcony after the shooting.

By - 11/24/14 - 5:40 pm

Eduardo Selvan Hernandez-Ortiz, 20, was arraigned today for an attempted rape on Saturday and for a rape on Nov. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Hernandez-Ortiz is also charged with armed robbery in both cases at his arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court.

According to the DA's office, Hernandez-Ortiz was arrested early Saturday:

At approximately 1:30 Saturday morning, Boston Police responded

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By - 11/24/14 - 9:24 am

With all the cuts and bruises he allegedly suffered after the women's room dropped ceiling he'd just climbed into collapsed. So Cameron Shenk is not expected to be arraigned on a variety of charges, including attempted murder, this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He could be arraigned later either in East Boston Municipal Court or his hospital room at Mass. General.... Read more

By - 11/23/14 - 9:31 am

Boston Police report arresting Eduardo Selvan Hernandez-Ortiz, 20, of East Boston, after a woman was attacked early Saturday just as she was about to enter her Eagle Hill home.

According to police, the attack occurred shortly before 1:40 a.m.:

She was walking home from work and had just arrived at her home when a male suspect approached her from behind, pushed her into her

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By - 11/22/14 - 11:12 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. at 655 Saratoga St., by two teens, one of whom showed both a gun and a knife.

Both suspects are 5'6" or 5'7." One wore a gray mask and a gray hoodie, the other a red mask.... Read more

By - 11/22/14 - 5:03 pm

State Police report arresting a man who allegedly went berserk at Logan Airport today, as part of a series of incidents that also included the bomb squad being called to a security line due to the fake grenade Curt Schilling's son apparently had in his bag.

According to State Police, Cameron Shenk, 26, entered a ladies' restroom on the upper level of Terminal C... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 10:40 am

Chelsea and State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash around 1 a.m. on Cherry Street that sent both occupants to Mass. General - where one survived and the other didn't.

Police say the driver of the 2001 GMC SUV, 35, died. His passenger, 47 and also from East Boston, remains hospitalized.

Police say the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed when it... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 7:30 am

Allen Morrison posted a copy of 16-mm footage of trolleys running from Maverick to Suffolk Downs in 1949.

H/t A.P. Blake.

By - 11/11/14 - 5:27 pm
135 Bremen St. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board on Thursday considers a developer's plan to tear down a fenced-off, abandoned old commercial area at 135 Bremen St. and replace them with 94 apartments on six floors, space for a restaurant or shop and 126 parking spaces in an underground garage.

Developers Joseph Ricupero and Michael Merullo say they would set aside space in the garage for both 100 bicycles... Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 4:36 pm
Border Street fire

Border Street fire. Photo by Michael Connell.

Around 4 p.m., near the Shaw's. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down before it spread to nearby piers. The arson squad was called in to investigate.

By - 11/1/14 - 10:11 pm

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report a woman was raped early this morning as she was walking home along Border Street.

Police say that around 3 a.m.:

An unknown Hispanic male approached her from behind, threatened her with a sharp object and then sexually assaulted and robbed her. According to the victim, the suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot along Border Street in the

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By - 10/20/14 - 11:34 pm

Jack Newsham asks:

Why do Blue Line tracks have both third rails and overhead power lines?

By - 10/11/14 - 12:20 pm

Transit Police are looking for a white guy in his 50s who used a knife to rob a woman of a gold chain in the Wood Island busway shortly after noon today.

He was wearing sunglasses, a green jacket, blue ball cap and bandana and was last seen heading up Bennington towards Orient Heights.

By - 10/4/14 - 11:46 am
Albano

The streets around East Boston High School are already marked "No Parking" for tomorrow's wake for Anthony Albano, a longtime neighborhood figure and activist, who died Thursday.

Albano, nicknamed "The Great One," will be waked between 3 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school where he spent so much time rooting on its sports teams.

Obituary.... Read more

By - 10/4/14 - 8:14 am
Fire on Saratoga Street in East Boston

Firefighters aim streams of water at fire on Saratoga. Photo by BFD.

A fire at 1051 Saratoga St. jumped to 1053 Saratoga before being brought under control, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire, reported at 12:53 a.m., the department says - one with heat exhaustion, one with a knee injury.

No residents were injured; 34 were displaced, the Red Cross says.

The department estimated damage at $500,000... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 10:02 am

The US Attorney's office reports the indictment of two Revere men on extortion charges. The feds ID one of them as Anthony "Spucky" Spagnolo, 72, "the acting boss" of the "New England Family of La Cosa Nostra."

Only an old-time Bostonian would call himself Spucky, since the kids these days only know from sub rolls.

The indictment, which notes that Sagnolo is also... Read more

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