East Boston

By - 9/14/17 - 9:31 am

The Citizens Bank branch at 26 Central Sq. was held up around 9:10 a.m. by a white or Hispanic man, about 5'4" with a light beard, wearing a hoodie with gray, black and red stripes. He showed a note, then fled with cash in an unknown direction.

By - 9/11/17 - 11:46 pm
Edwards, Farmer and Passacantilli at North End forum

Edwards, Farmer and Passacantilli at North End forum.

The three candidates for the District 1 City Council seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) that Sal LaMattina is giving up sounded similar themes on a number of issues, including Airbnb and 4 a.m. closing times, at a forum sponsored by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council tonight. Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 4:32 pm

The Globe interviews a Revere man who has what is now a 500-lb. pumpkin that he plans to hollow out and use to paddle across Boston Harbor, from Jeffries Point in East Boston to the Fish Pier in South Boston.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:56 pm

State transportation officials tonight detailed their latest plans to ease the traffic woes that have beset East Boston since the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza came down in May and was replaced by a new configuration of roadways, but skeptical residents were having none of it. Read more.

By - 8/25/17 - 11:37 am

Mary Berninger reports on an East Boston focused candidate forum the other night for the three candidates for the District 1 seat Sal LaMattina is giving up - Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli

Two of the three will be selected in the September preliminaries to compete in the November final election for the two-year seat, which also represents Charlestown and the North End.

By - 8/22/17 - 2:51 pm
Ashager

Transit Police report arresting Danny Ashager, 39, on a charge of open and gross lewdness for what he allegedly did in full view of other passengers on a Blue Line train rumbling through East Boston yesterday afternoon.

Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 9:00 am

Silverline was supposed to go through Chelsea in 2017. What's the status of the implementation. Promises!

By - 8/18/17 - 9:50 am

WBZ reports on the incident on Trenton Street yesterday.

By - 8/15/17 - 12:00 pm

The owners of El Diamante billiards place, 71-73 Meridian St., have ordered its security guards to leave their pepper spray at home after a July incident in which a guard sprayed two obstreperous patrons with the noxious stuff.

Exactly why he sprayed the two men with OC spray proved a bone of contention at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, and could help determine what action, if any, the board takes at a meeting on Thursday. Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:29 pm

Doogs reports firefighters were able to extract the man, who had an apparent head injury, after he wound up on the tracks shortly before 3 p.m. Service was halted to let firefighters work.

By - 8/9/17 - 9:44 am
Nope

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports officials pulled the "filter" - an icon the cool kids could use on the social network - after an outcry from East Boston residents. And the paper reports that officials will consult with residents in other neighborhoods as well - presumably including Roslindale, represented by a cemetery entrance in Jamaica Plain - about appropriate icons for their neighborhoods.

By - 8/8/17 - 6:26 pm
Alvarado

Driving on the wrong side of the road on the North Shore of Long Island proved to be the undoing for an alleged MS-13 member charged with opening fire on a member of a rival gang on the Maverick Square Blue Line platform in a fusillade that also sent a second person to the hospital in January, 2016.

Read more.

By - 8/5/17 - 10:34 am
Boston neighborhood Snapchat filters

A couple of days ago, the Boston Department of Innovation and Technology released a series of Snapchat "filters," because those are all the rage with the kids these days. The idea isn't to make your nose look like the Bunker Hill Monument (although that would be kind of cool), but to let Snapchat users sort of watermark their photos with an icon representing their 'hood.

East Boston residents must love having their existence summed up as the Logan control tower. And Roslindale residents must love that their neighborhood is represented by the entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, which is in Jamaica Plain.

By - 8/5/17 - 10:19 am

The MIT Media Lab reports on the letters between Einstein and Gene Sharp, at the time about to start a prison term for refusing to serve in the Korean War, today an East Boston resident and founder of the Albert Einstein Institute.

H/t Steve Holt.

By - 8/3/17 - 9:56 am
Plain lands on flooded runway at Logan Airport

Water landing at Logan after yesterday's flash floods. Photo by DS.

WBUR looks at city efforts to begin to protect East Boston - basically several low-lying islands stitched together with landfill - from rising sea levels and the potential for Katrina-like flooding.

By - 8/2/17 - 11:05 am
Immigrant-themed mural in Roslindale

Roslindale mural under way. Photo by Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.

The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."

Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month. Read more.

By - 7/29/17 - 11:00 am

Two development companies this week signaled their intentions to replace an Avis parking lot off McClellan Highway and Addison Street with two residential buildings. Read more.