The Revere Journal reports on a meeting between the Revere city council and Tom O’Brien, whose HYM now owns the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site and who says Amazon going somewhere else wouldn't change his plans to build something like Assembly Row in Somerville, only "much better."
This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.
DS was at Logan Airport at the crack of dawn.
Boston Police continue to look for the instigators of "a large fight" at Shore Plaza East on Border Street Wednesday night that sent five people to the hospital. Read more.
Cybah has posted his latest batch of photos showing progress on the project to extend the Silver Line through East Boston into Chelsea by way of an old rail line. He took them around 5 a.m. today.
In the chest and shoulder, shortly after midnight at 283 Lexington St., PCFN reports.
Boston today released its bid to Amazon that calls for creation of a new Amazonian neighborhood at Suffolk Downs that would include 10,000 new housing units - some even aimed at people who don't work for the company - 1,500 hotel rooms, four new shopping districts and 40 acres of open space and the 8 million square feet of office space Amazon wants. Read more.
WBUR reports Mayor Walsh tomorrow will detail his proposal to love up Amazon, with four possible sites in mind, but, really, he wants the Bezosphere to set up shop at Suffolk Downs.
The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.
Massport has agreed to pay for the operation of a new senior center in East Boston and a 4.5-acre expansion of Piers Park as recompense for its never ending expansion at Logan Airport, the authority and Mayor Walsh's office announced today. Read more.
Santos "Flaco" Portillo Andrade, the leader of the MS-13 East Boston Loco Salvatrucha "clique," was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison on racketeering, drug distribution and assault and battery charges, the US Attorney's office reports.
And somebody in East Boston, as Kristen D. shows us, is obviously in a big hurry to get ready.
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.
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.
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.