Steve Annear has been following a trash truck through East Boston this morning. And, yes, one guy removed his space saver then put it right back after the truck went by.
Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old Friday evening after they say officers watched him in two alleged drug transactions on Lamson Street, Jeffries Point.
Police say the teen, too young to have his name released, was charged with distribution of heroin, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm. One of the men he allegedly sold heroin to,... Read more
The driver of an 18-wheeler disregarded or didn't see the signs banning big rigs from left turns at Bennington and Neptune around 6:30 a.m. and got stuck under 1A, just in time to jam up the morning rush hour.
A concerned citizen complains about giant crashing icicles on Trenton Street in East Boston this morning:
Huge icicles falling.
This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:
This print, representing the B & N. A Royal Mail steam ship Britannia, John Hewitt, commander, leaving her dock at East Boston on the 3d of February 1844 on her voyage to Liverpool, is respectfully dedicated by the publishers to the merchants of Boston who... Read more
Several days of running rented snow melters nearly nonstop at the city snow farm in the Marine Industrial Park have helped chop down the snow mountains to size, Conventures reports.
Across the harbor, roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian watched a couple of the beasts at work outside Terminal C (the white streaks are reflections of lights in the terminal, not incoming laser beams):
Transit Police report an inpsector at the Maverick Square Blue Line jumped into action yesterday morning when he heard a passenger's cries for help - and prevented her alleged purse snatcher from leaving the station.
According to police, the woman, 66, was on an outbound Blue Line train, her purse next to her, around 9 a.m. When the train pulled into Maverick. David Smith,... Read more
At first glance, John's photo of a cab stuck in the snow in East Boston this morning seems to paint a pretty awful picture of the sad state of snow plowing in East Boston.
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 3:30 p.m. to 722 Saratoga St. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that got into the building's walls, displaced six people and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
No injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation.
Police are hunting a man who ran out of the East Boston Shaw's with two purloined plastic bags of shrimp, which he tried to sell at a nearby restaurant, only to be rebuffed, so he went into another restaurant to try to offload the shrimp, only they apparently didn't think his offer was kosher, either.
The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, wearing a... Read more
Two East Boston developers want to build 33 condos on what is now an overgrown old gas-station property at 320 Maverick St..
In their filing with the BRA, Joseph Ricupero and John Zirpolo said they would build 23 two-bedroom condos and 10 one-bedroom units, and provide 32 deeded parking spaces.
Four of the units would be set aside as "affordable;" the rest would... Read more
A Revere man who allegedly plowed into a utility pole on Rte. 1A early Sunday, setting off a string of transformer explosions that shorted out power to surrounding areas and shut the road for much of the day, had bail set at $500 at his arraignment today on OUI and driving without a license, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Santiago Gonzalez, 41, proved... Read more
Firefighters responded around 9:35 p.m. to 65 Frankfort St., for a fire that apparently started in a third-floor mattress. It was declared knocked down around 9:49 p.m.
The Red Cross was requested to the scene to help 8 residents find a place to stay tonight. The Boston Fire Department reports that while the fire was confined to the third floor, the entire building's... Read more
The East Boston Community Development Corp. is proposing a 32-unit apartment building at 191 Paris St. for people who might otherwise be priced out of the neighborhood.
In a filing this week with the BRA, the CDC proposes to replace an old school with a new building with 28 units set aside for people earning no more than 60% of the median local income... Read more
A woman disobeyed a court order to stay away from Logan Airport early this morning, hopped into a State Police cruiser left idling at Terminal A and managed to drive it all the way to the Orient Heights T stop before troopers caught up with her, State Police say.
State Police have launched an internal investigation to figure out how a woman who'd been apparently... Read more
A vexed citizen has had quite enough of this be-smiled light atop a firebox at Marion and Trenton streets in East Boston:
Smilly face spray painted on light please fix been 6 months.
A concerned citizen complains about the rush somebody appears to have been in to dispose of a Christmas tree at Havre and Maverick streets in East Boston.
Aaron shows us the sunrise at Logan this morning.