East Boston

By - 2/21/15 - 10:23 am
British ship leaves Boston Harbor in canal dug through ice

This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:

By - 2/10/15 - 10:23 am
Snow farm on the South Boston waterfront

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):

By - 2/5/15 - 11:32 am
Smith

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, 28, of Winthrop, "forcefully grabbed" her purse and ran off the train.

By - 2/4/15 - 8:30 am
Cab stuck on the East Boston Greenway

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.

Until you realize that the cab is not stuck on an actual road, but on the East Boston Greenway, which is a walking and bicycling path on what used to be the right of way for a train line.

Earlier:
Jesus, some New Yorker is a real moron.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/19/15 - 5:15 pm
Firefighters at 722 Saratoga St. in East Boston

Firefighters making up after the fire. Photo by BFD.

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.

By - 1/16/15 - 1:30 pm

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 blue hoodie over his head, and carrying two bags of shrimp. He was last seen heading towards Chelsea on Meridian Street.

By - 1/13/15 - 2:44 pm
Jeffries Point proposal

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 1/12/15 - 4:53 pm

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.

By - 1/11/15 - 9:44 pm
Scene of fire on Frankfort Street in East Boston

Frankfort Street scene. Photo by Matt Karolian.

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.

By - 1/8/15 - 10:51 am
Paris Village proposed for East Boston

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.

By - 1/7/15 - 10:53 pm

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 passed out in the terminal only minutes before was able to drive away with one of their cars.

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.

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