East Boston

By - 5/27/17 - 10:48 am
rotting pier in East Boston

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about a collapsing pier in East Boston across from the Navy Yard:

Wooden pier has deteriorated significantly over last 3 weeks and is emitting debris into the harbor at high tide. It needs removal to avoid further water contamination.

By - 5/25/17 - 5:19 pm

A Boston man who practices massage therapy at a studio inside Terminal B at Logan Airport had bail set at $5,000 today on a charge of raping a woman who sought a massage before a flight home on May 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 6:13 pm

State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) is pissed off at the way his neighborhood's roads have become gridlocked after MassDOT removed the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and modified the approaches to it a couple weeks ago.

In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, he writes that rather than the "safer, smoother and more efficient commute" promised by MassDOT: Read more.

By - 5/16/17 - 2:39 pm
Demente

Oscar "Demente" Moran, arrested in January, 2016 as part of a local crackdown on the MS-13 gang, is now formally charged with ordering the murders of Wilson Martinez, 15, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16.

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By - 5/9/17 - 8:15 am

Massport fire crews will be doing training between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, in case you see fire and smoke from the airport.

By - 5/6/17 - 9:07 am
Taking down the Sumner Tunnel tolls in East Boston

MassDOT shows us some heavy equipment making a nice snack of the old Sumner Tunnel toll booths, which became obsolete when the state turned on its next-gen E-Z Pass scanner system.

By - 5/5/17 - 11:57 pm
Siniestro

Elenilson Gustavo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, also known as Siniestro, was nabbed today on Paris Street in East Boston, the US Attorney's office reports.

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By - 5/3/17 - 1:29 pm

An East Boston man who thought he and his brother could stay in his mother's home after she died found out today that, nope, the bank was within its rights to foreclose on it because written contracts trump oral promises. Read more.

By - 5/3/17 - 8:48 am

Eric Ballard watched the sun come up this morning.

By - 5/2/17 - 2:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Jack Kelly of Charlestown won't run to replace Sal LaMattina as District 1 city councilor after deciding his heart wasn't really in politics. That leaves three other announced candidates in the race to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.

By - 5/1/17 - 7:59 pm

A federal judge last week called Aura Beatriz Garcia's death in the Meridian Street Bridge in 2013 "shocking and tragic, and in all likelihood preventable," but said the city of Boston and two public-works officials aren't legally liable. Read more.

By - 4/29/17 - 10:11 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports some East Boston residents held back from saying what they really thought of Massport's plan to add 5,000 parking spaces at Logan because of hootin' and hollerin' pro-construction union members in attendance.

By - 4/27/17 - 9:05 am

One was stabbed six times shortly before 2:45 a.m. at Meridian and Saratoga streets, Rick Macomber reports. WBZ reports the stabbings happened during a fight outside a restaurant.

By - 4/23/17 - 12:48 pm
Boston Harbor from the air

Scott Cluett shows us Boston Harbor from up in the air over the South Shore this morning.

By - 4/18/17 - 3:29 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Stephen Passacantilli of the North End and Lydia Edwards of East Boston say they're running for the District 1 council seat (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) that Sal LaMattina is not running for again this year. Read more.

By - 4/18/17 - 2:44 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a trial for Police Officer Sean Gannon, who has been restricted to a gunless desk job since 2005, when the Boston Police Department decided repeated injuries from getting punched or kicked in the head as a mixed-martial-arts battler - including in one infamous bare-knuckle brawl - had left him without the capacity to react appropriately in an emergency, especially one that might involve the use of a gun. Read more.

By - 4/18/17 - 12:30 pm
New mural in East Boston

RyanInBos watched the painter of this new mural at 316 Meridan St. in East Boston at work and then shot the finished work.

By - 4/18/17 - 12:13 pm

A man who didn't want to pay his $60.46 bar bill at Taco Mex in Maverick Square last month sent a BPD officer to Mass. General after biting him in the arm, police say. Read more.

By - 4/14/17 - 1:30 pm
Catracho

Christian "Catracho" Alvarado, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to participation in a criminal conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Alvarado, indicted last year along with 60 other alleged MS-13 members in the Boston area, belonged to the gang's East Boston Locos Salvatrucha "clique," the feds say. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 7:57 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) won't run for re-election this fall. The East Boston Times-Free Press, which broke the story, has more.

LaMattina, first elected in a special election in 2006, joins Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Downtown, Chinatown) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) in the retirement club - although Jackson hopes to move to get elected mayor instead.