East Boston

By - 6/20/16 - 11:54 pm
Aftermath of fire on Saratoga Street in East Boston

Fire aftermath. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters arrived at 784 Saratoga St. around 11:40 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that burned the building's rear porches. The fire appeared to be knocked down around midnight.

The Boston Fire Department reports 13 residents were displaced and estimated damage at $150,000. The cause is under investigation.

By - 6/18/16 - 2:51 pm
Lainez

Boston Police report the woman found dead of "traumatic injuries" in the garage of a house under construction at 54 Princeton St. on Wednesday was Blanca Lainez, 19, of East Boston.

By - 6/17/16 - 2:47 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire reported around 2:35 p.m. in a triple decker at 447 Frankfort St. went to two alarms.

The fire, which burned the building's rear porches, caused no injuries. Five people were displaced, the department says.

By - 6/15/16 - 2:39 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating the death of a woman found with "traumatic injuries" in a garage at 54 Princeton St. shortly before 9 a.m.

The woman was in her early 20s, police say.

By - 6/14/16 - 2:08 pm

The Boston Transportation Department announced today that Hubway will be installing 10 kiosks in East Boston for renting its bicycles.

The department will hold a planning session at 6:30 p.m. on June 30 at the East Boston BPL branch to help figure out exactly where to place the stations.

By - 6/10/16 - 11:36 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. at 72 Trenton St., Crime Hub reports. This is the same address where Irvin De Paz, a 15-year-old from Chelsea, was murdered in September, in a feud between MS-13 and the rival 18th Street gang.

By - 6/10/16 - 9:23 am

Authorities this morning announced the arrest of a former Hingham resident on charges he attacked a man walking through Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Revere line on June 1. Read more.

By - 6/7/16 - 6:19 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made for one attack.

Three days after an elderly man was found with what turned out to be fatal injuries in Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Revere line, another man was attacked in the marshes, State Police report.

State Police, who emphasize they still do not know how the first man suffered his injuries, report they are looking to see if the two incidents are related and say they have stepped up patrols in the 251-acre reservation, which straddles the borders of East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. Read more.

By - 6/3/16 - 12:14 pm

The East Boston Times reports on angry exchanges at a recent community meeting over what the East Boston Development Corp. now wants to do with the old Meridian Street library, for which it won a bid to redevelop.

By - 5/30/16 - 11:44 pm
Smoke from car fire on Prescott Street in East Boston

Leah Klein watched the smoke rise from a car fire on Prescott Street shortly before 6:30 p.m.

She got a little closer: Read more.

By - 5/28/16 - 1:00 pm
Orient Heights architectural rendering

Architect's rendering.

Trinity Financial this week filed its formal plans with the BRA to replace the 1950s-era, 331-unit Orient Heights housing project with 373 new public-housing units and 42-market rate apartments. Read more.

By - 5/25/16 - 11:25 pm

Around 11:20 p.m., in the arm and foot.

By - 5/24/16 - 6:30 am
Skunk in a car in East Boston

There might be an interesting story as to how a skunk wound up in a car on Meridian Street in East Boston last night. John forwarded the photo by Sean Calista.

By - 5/23/16 - 4:35 pm
No drone zone at Piers Park in East Boston

Jordan Frias spotted this sign at an entrance to Piers Park in East Boston, which Massport probably put there due to its location near Logan Airport.

Massport map of Logan-related drone restrictions.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday voted a one-day suspension for a February incident Belle Isle Wine and Spirits in which an employee got into the boss's office, took out his rifle and posed for a Facebook photo with it, which led to a visit by Boston Police and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 10:09 am

UPDATE: Board orders one-day suspension.

Charbel Rizkallah acknowledges he made a mistake on Feb. 24: After a day at a Weymouth shooting range with his father, he drove up to his Belle Isle Wine and Spirits on Saratoga Street in East Boston, put his unloaded rifle in his office, set the combination lock on the office door, then went to do some errands. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 2:57 pm
Fire drill at Logan Airport in Boston, involving actual fire

Every so often, Massport sets things on fire at Logan Airport so firefighters can practice putting them out. As John Gage shows us, today was one of those days.

By - 4/30/16 - 1:26 pm

Mirna Hernandez says her sister Aura Garcia shouldn't have died on Dec. 31, 2013 - all she was doing was walking across the Meridian Street bridge.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Hernandez charges negligence on the part of both the city and the bridge tender for her 45-year-old sister's death: Read more.