East Boston

By - 2/7/16 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug charges near the troubled Maverick Landing apartment complex Saturday evening. Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/3/16 - 7:21 am
Dawn over Boston Harbor and Chelsea Creek

Ryan watched the sun come up this morning from the McArdle Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:28 am
Crash into scaffolding in East Boston

Around the corner. Photo by Matt Kurkowski.

That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at the Loftel hotel construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage.

By - 2/1/16 - 11:52 am

The 64-page federal indictment against alleged local members of the murdering, drug-running MS-13 provides some details on the gang-war murders of three teenagers in East Boston between September and January: Two were killed by gang members looking for promotions by proving they could murder somebody while the third died because gang leaders had decided at a meeting to step up its wars with rivals across the eastern US. Read more.

By - 1/31/16 - 8:59 am

The Globe talks to relatives of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, murdered in East Boston earlier this month, had bought a ticket to return to his native Guatemala, rather than get caught in the violence between MS-13 and the rival 18th Street gang. Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 1:24 pm

Federal and local authorities are reporting the arrest of 56 MS-13 gang members, who they say recruited young teens at East Boston, Chelsea and Everett high schools and are to blame for five murders and 14 attempted murders of rival gang members since 2014 - including three teens murdered in East Boston over the past four months. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 1:37 pm

Today at 5 p.m. in the Maverick Landing community room, 31 Liverpool St.

A licensed trauma specialist will be on hand to help families hit by recent violence in the area.

By - 1/25/16 - 4:25 pm
Wanted for Maverick Square shooting

Transit Police report they have obtained a search warrant for the arrest of Rogelio Alvarado, 21, for last week's double shooting at the Maverick Blue Line station.

Alvarado faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as a number of firearms violations, police say. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 10:33 am

Posted early this morning on the East Boston Open Discussion on Facebook (you have to be logged into Facebook to see it and its comments):

TO THE PERSON THAT SLASHED MY TIRE YOU LEFT YOUR FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER THE TRASHCAN YOU LEFT TO SAVE YOUR SPOT AND I HAVE YOUR TRASH CAN IF YOU WANT IT BACK COME GET IT THE POLICE WILL BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR TODAY IT IS A COMPANY TRUCK AND I AM NOT WORRIED THE TIRE CAN BE REPLACED

By - 1/25/16 - 9:14 am
Angry note in East Boston

Man, remember the days when we waited for the snow to get at least two feet high before getting this angry? A disgusted citizen on Prescott Street in East Boston complains:

This is the note we found on our window this morning. Please address that space-savers are not allowed after not shoveling and only getting 4 inches of snow.

Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 9:48 am

Boston Fire Wire reports Boston firefighters responded to 86 Condor St. around 9:15 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm blaze that spread through ducts to the roof, sparked, the Boston Fire Department reports, by a short in a heating-system wire. Read more.

By - 1/19/16 - 2:53 pm

Maverick Square. Photo by Justin Perricone.

UPDATE, 4:19 p.m. The Blue Line has resumed service through Maverick and Maverick Square has been re-opened to traffic.

Maverick Square is shut down as Transit and Boston Police investigate a double shooting inside the Blue Line station around 2:30 p.m.

One witness reports it happened on a train.

Buses are running instead of the Blue Line between Bowdoin and Airport. Congress Street downtown was shut between State and Washington due to congestion caused by all the buses.

By - 1/18/16 - 6:06 pm

State Police report protesters demanding a $15 minimum wage at Logan Airport were allowed to protest and listen to a few speeches, then, when told to disperse, six refused and were arrested.

Those arrested on a trespassing charge: Michael G. Gallagher, 67, of Boston, Marvin A. Martin, 61, of Dorchester, Mary D. Lombos, 41, of Roxbury, Jacqueline Wesley, 51, of Roxbury, Yusuf Farah, 57, of Cambridge and Roxana L. Rivera, 46, of Warwick, RI.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/18/16 - 1:29 pm

111 Eutaw St.

By - 1/16/16 - 9:07 pm
Special issue of the East Boston Community News

The Northeastern University library has started digitizing copies of the East Boston Community News. They recently uploaded copies from 1971. You can look at individual copies of the newspaper or search for specific topics.

By - 1/14/16 - 6:37 am
East Boston deer

Photo by Massachusetts Environmental Police.

UPDATE: State officials now say the deer was not a pet; she moved into somebody's backyard and the homeowner didn't even know she was there.

State Environmental Police report:

Today, January 13, 2016, Massachusetts Environmental Police officers and members of the agency’s Large Animal Response Team (LART) executed a search warrant in East Boston to remove a white tail deer that was suspected of being kept as a pet.

Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:33 pm
Cristofer Perez

Boston Police today identified Sunday's murder victim as Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16. He was from Chelsea.

He was found fatally shot around 1:35 a.m. on Falcon Street. Read more.

By - 1/10/16 - 9:31 am

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 1:35 a.m. at 144 Falcon St..

He is Boston's first homicide victim of 2016.