East Boston

By - 1/4/15 - 6:24 pm
Happy lightbulb in East Boston

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.

By - 12/31/14 - 10:26 am
Dead Christmas tree in East Boston

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.

By - 12/24/14 - 4:09 pm

WCVB reports on the fatal crash this afternoon on Waldemar Avenue. The driver stopped and waited for police.

By - 12/23/14 - 6:12 pm

City health officials and police are trying to figure out what's causing a sharp increase in drug overdoses in Boston this year.

The Boston Public Health Commission said today the city had 32 suspected overdoses this past weekend - concentrated downtown and in East Boston and Dorchester. The same period last year saw just 8 overdoses.

In a statement, the commission said samples from street purchases by Boston Police "have not indicated more potency or drugs laced with particular potentially-fatal substances."

By - 12/23/14 - 8:27 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday prosecutors can use a gun found in a car occupied by two East Boston men as evidence against them on charges of illegal gun and ammunition possession.

A lower-court judge had earlier tossed the gun as evidence, saying police didn't have enough evidence to warrant a search of the car in which Andres Buenrostro, 26, and Jose Ordaz, 25, had been sitting outside 128 Gladstone St. where a gang-linked shooting had occurred three weeks earlier in 2011.

By - 12/19/14 - 12:01 am
Hawk in East Boston

Francisco Urena spotted an East Boston hawk enjoying a light repast this afternoon in Wood Island.

Earlier:
East Boston hawk makes an appearance.

By - 12/18/14 - 3:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on a variety of gun charges yesterday evening.

After officers moved in on Robert Horsley, 35, on Brooks Street near Prescott around 6 p.m., they also had to call EMS for an ambulance - for the little kid they found in a car seat in the back of Horsley's car, police say. EMTs brought the child to Mass. General for observation and police filed a child-neglect complaint with the state.

By - 12/15/14 - 7:59 pm
Another letter for England that wound up in Boston

ChrisInEastie thought the post about the letter addressed to England that wound up in Boston was pretty funny. Then he got home and found his very own example. He reports he lives on White Street in East Boston, not White Cross in Wootton, Abingdon, which is roughly 3,000 miles to our right.

By - 12/5/14 - 8:56 am

It's shuttle buses all the way down to Wonderland this morning as the Blue Line's unique wire issues short out Blue Line service between there and Orient Heights. Michael Kass adds:

Wonderland garage is a complete disaster, cars trying to get in and out.

By - 12/3/14 - 9:22 am

Still, the Boston Fire Department has ordered part of Border Street, across from the Shaw's, shut as a precaution after large pieces of a building being demolished at 250 Meridian St. came down all over the place around 8:50 a.m.

There was no collapse. For the past 5 weeks the building has had contractors on scene dismantling the building. No injuries.

As a precaution the Chief on scene has asked for a building inspector to check out work being done.

By - 12/3/14 - 6:41 am

Man with bag about to attack. Photo via State Police.

A Carlisle man who arrived at Logan Airport for a flight to Denver departed in the back of a State Police cruiser after police say he smashed a 74-year-old security worker in the face when told he'd have to check his back.

State Police report Eric Brandhorst, 53, of Carlisle, was arraigned yesterday in East Boston District Court on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person age 60 or older.

By - 11/27/14 - 1:09 pm

Around 1 p.m. inside 420 Border St. Two ambulances summoned, one for the victim, shot twice, one for the possible suspect, apparently thrown off a balcony after the shooting.

By - 11/24/14 - 5:40 pm

Eduardo Selvan Hernandez-Ortiz, 20, was arraigned today for an attempted rape on Saturday and for a rape on Nov. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Hernandez-Ortiz is also charged with armed robbery in both cases at his arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court.

According to the DA's office, Hernandez-Ortiz was arrested early Saturday:

By - 11/24/14 - 9:24 am

With all the cuts and bruises he allegedly suffered after the women's room dropped ceiling he'd just climbed into collapsed. So Cameron Shenk is not expected to be arraigned on a variety of charges, including attempted murder, this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He could be arraigned later either in East Boston Municipal Court or his hospital room at Mass. General.

By - 11/23/14 - 9:31 am

Boston Police report arresting Eduardo Selvan Hernandez-Ortiz, 20, of East Boston, after a woman was attacked early Saturday just as she was about to enter her Eagle Hill home.

According to police, the attack occurred shortly before 1:40 a.m.:

By - 11/22/14 - 11:12 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. at 655 Saratoga St., by two teens, one of whom showed both a gun and a knife.

Both suspects are 5'6" or 5'7." One wore a gray mask and a gray hoodie, the other a red mask.

By - 11/22/14 - 5:03 pm

State Police report arresting a man who allegedly went berserk at Logan Airport today, as part of a series of incidents that also included the bomb squad being called to a security line due to the fake grenade Curt Schilling's son apparently had in his bag.

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