East Boston

By - 9/21/15 - 5:25 pm

Two cops who asked Jose Reyes what he was doing at a place known as a gang hangout over the weekend found themselves under attack and wound up in the hospital when Reyes sank his teeth into their forearms and hands, prosecutors say. Read more.

By - 9/21/15 - 1:42 pm
Alleged East Boston weapons seized

Seized weapons. Photo by BPD.


A judge today agreed with prosecutors to set the high bail for Nicholas Marchesi, 27, after police armed with a search warrant say they found a large cache of guns and rifles, ammunition, drugs and two BB-filled improvised explosive devices in his Eutaw Street home on Friday. Read more.

By - 9/20/15 - 5:24 pm

Police found a man stabbed to the back around 5:15 p.m at 72 Trenton St., although he may have fled there from someplace else. Boston Police report he was transported to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 9/20/15 - 12:17 pm
New Silver Line station under construction in Chelsea

Box District station in Chelsea under construction.

Kris Haight is chronicling the construction of the Silver Line extension from Logan Airport through East Boston into Chelsea - where it will use a dedicated busway on what was formerly the Grand Junction railroad tracks.

By - 9/19/15 - 12:08 pm

Boston Police report an ongoing investigation resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Marchesi, 27, at 36 Eutaw St. Friday afternoon:

Officers located and recovered a cache of weapons, ammunition, drugs and two improvised explosive devices.

Marchesi will be arraigned Monday in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of Class A and Class D drugs with intent to distribute.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/8/15 - 4:04 pm

The person whose body was found with multiple stab wounds on Constitution Beach yesterday morning was Wilson Martinez, 15, of East Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/8/15 - 11:29 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jesse Camacho of East Boston got a fair trial on charges he murdered a rival gang member and shot up the now closed Chelsea bucket o' blood and strip club, so there's no reason to do anything about the life-without-parole sentence he got when he was found guilty. Read more.

By - 9/7/15 - 4:10 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Wilson Martinez, 15.

A man whose body was found on Constitution Beach in East Boston this morning was apparently stabbed to death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A passerby found the man's body along the water near the East Boston Yacht Club around 8 a.m., the DA's office says.

The deceased has not yet been identified. He had injuries consistent with stab wounds, but the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of his death.

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.