The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a four-story condo building at 194 Havre St., next to the lot where the same family is currently building another four-story building - on a block where most of the other houses are two or three stories. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace auto-body repair shops with a six-story condo building at 301-303 Border St.
The BPDA had approved City Realty's plans for the $21.6-million, 64-condo project, which will include ten 3-bedroom units and consolidate five lots into one, last month. Read more.
Around 11:30 p.m. at 389 Meridian St. Police were unsure whether his wounds were caused by a gun or a knife.
A rollover crash on McClellan Highway near Byron Street around 11 p.m. left one person dead. Police are looking for a second car spotted speeding from the scene. Read more.
A Swampscott man faces two counts each of manslaughter and OUI motor-vehicle homicide for an August crash just outside Logan Airport, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Steven Birenbaum, 27, had bail set at $5,000 today at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court. Read more.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on what a non-Hispanic student at East Boston High told his largely Hispanic classmates what they could do with themselves after the election. BPS says it was an isolated incident.
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Usually trucks get stuck where Neptune and Bennington streets and Rte. 1A come together, but today's truck-related jam up, Eastie Strong shows us, was at the Sumner Tunnel entrance.
Some East Boston residents and BPD District A-7 are collecting supplies between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at A-7 for the animal shelters run by the MSPCA, the Animal Rescue League of Boston and the Boston city animal shelter.
Among the items requested: Towels, blankets, cat food, dog food, pet treats and pigs' ears.
The BPDA board today approved a plan to turn the one-time Hess tank farm off Condor Street into new facilities for three local marine companies, a tot lot, a dog park and a monument to a Revolutionary naval battle in Chelsea Creek. Read more.
A concerned citizen reports about some trash pickup in reverse: Somebody has been going down Gove Street in a pickup, "dropping large items in front of people's houses, they placed a washing machine in front of constituent's house."
Kirk Figueroa, the East Boston man police say opened fire on officers responding to a domestic-violence call at his home, listed his occupation as founder of a private-security firm specializing in going after bad guys with heavy armament and dogs and protecting people with enough money to worry about needing protection. Read more.
Updated, 8:50 a.m., Thursday.
Two Boston Police officers were critically injured in a gunfight that broke out when they responded to a domestic-violence call around 10:50 p.m. at 136 Gladstone St. Read more.
Developer Patrick Mahoney recently submitted plans to the BPDA (the former BRA) to replace a two-family house at 16 Boardman St. with 19 condos.
Unusual for a building located within easy walk of a T stop - Orient Heights on the Blue Line - the developer is proposing more parking spaces than residential units - 27 in a garage. Read more.
Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.