East Boston

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 9:02 am

So parts of Denzel Washington's Equalizer sequel are being filmed in East Boston this weekend. It did not get off to a good start, at least not for residents, as seen in this report in the East Boston Open Discussion forum:

I was trying to take a left off of Bremen onto porter street to take my Kids to school here was one car in front of me and a movie crew truck was going to take a right into Bremen from beside Santarpios. There was a worker telling us that it will be awhile before we can move. I said we need to get kids to school and he told me “to shut the fuck up lady” so my husband starting yelling at him and he continued to swear at my husband and call him a fat fuck. And he pulled out a wad of money was that supposed to make it better that they talked to me like I was street trash.

By - 10/1/17 - 11:47 am

Steve Annear reports on that guy who traversed Boston Harbor in a giant pumpkin today - with some help from an outboard motor he attached to the gourd.

By - 9/30/17 - 9:50 am
Rain and sun at sunrise

KMV watched the sunriseshower over Boston Harbor this morning (see lightning over Nahant).

John got stuck in the parking lot that Rte. 1A in East Boston became due to flooding and a crash: Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 9:26 am

The Walsh campaign says Hizzona has agreed to debate challenger Tito Jackson twice - once with Dan Rea on WBZ on Oct. 10 and once with Braude and Eagan on WGBH on Oct. 24. No times announced; Jackson says he's looking at other debate invitations.

Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/25/17 - 8:17 pm

Being a sanctuary city doesn't mean much, apparently. Just ask folks on Lexington Street in East Boston tonight - if you can find any of them.

By - 9/25/17 - 4:08 pm
Wanted for bank robbery

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force reports that the suspect in the holdup of the Citizens Bank branch at 26 Central Sq. in East Boston on Sept. 14 is also wanted for a bank holdup in Revere the day before. In the Revere case, he fled by pedaling away on a dirt bike.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-680-4525.

By - 9/23/17 - 2:07 pm
75-85 Liverpoool St. rendering

Architect's rendering of 75-85 Liverpool St.

A developer is seeking city permission to tear down two two-story houses and a garage on Liverpool Street between Maverick and Decatur streets to put up a five-story building with 22 residential units and some office space. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 10:30 am
946 Saratoga St. rendering

Archictect's rendering of 946 Saratoga St.

A Wakefield developer has proposed replacing an unused garage and tool and die facility at 946 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights with a 42-unit residential building overlooking Noyes Park. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 12:28 am
Skunk man in East Boston

A concerned citizen files a report about this guy on Orleans Street:

This guy feeds skunks/cats EVERY NIGHT just after dusk in the SAME SPOT. This needs to be addressed as there are skunks all over the neighborhood and he leaves food out that draws the animals near housing and people and dogs have gotten sprayed in the area. I know multiple people have complained to the city about this.

By - 9/16/17 - 11:47 am

The Globe reports. Why not throw Wonderland in, too, while they're at it?

By - 9/15/17 - 10:13 am

James Warner, 30, received the sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 6:57 pm
Logan in the storm

Mike Anderson watched the remnants of Hurricane Irma pass over Logan late this afternoon.

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.