Usually trucks get stuck where Neptune and Bennington streets and Rte. 1A come together, but today's truck-related jam up, Eastie Strong shows us, was at the Sumner Tunnel entrance.
Some East Boston residents and BPD District A-7 are collecting supplies between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at A-7 for the animal shelters run by the MSPCA, the Animal Rescue League of Boston and the Boston city animal shelter.
Among the items requested: Towels, blankets, cat food, dog food, pet treats and pigs' ears.
The BPDA board today approved a plan to turn the one-time Hess tank farm off Condor Street into new facilities for three local marine companies, a tot lot, a dog park and a monument to a Revolutionary naval battle in Chelsea Creek. Read more.
A concerned citizen reports about some trash pickup in reverse: Somebody has been going down Gove Street in a pickup, "dropping large items in front of people's houses, they placed a washing machine in front of constituent's house."
Kirk Figueroa, the East Boston man police say opened fire on officers responding to a domestic-violence call at his home, listed his occupation as founder of a private-security firm specializing in going after bad guys with heavy armament and dogs and protecting people with enough money to worry about needing protection. Read more.
Updated, 8:50 a.m., Thursday.
Two Boston Police officers were critically injured in a gunfight that broke out when they responded to a domestic-violence call around 10:50 p.m. at 136 Gladstone St. Read more.
Developer Patrick Mahoney recently submitted plans to the BPDA (the former BRA) to replace a two-family house at 16 Boardman St. with 19 condos.
Unusual for a building located within easy walk of a T stop - Orient Heights on the Blue Line - the developer is proposing more parking spaces than residential units - 27 in a garage. Read more.
Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.
Charles Larner, who owns Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, said today he'd hire a "launch boat" to offer free shuttle service between the that restaurant and the one he wants to build on the East Boston waterfront - and that he would look to eventually expand the boat runs to other waterfront neighborhoods. Read more.
On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.
UPDATE: Trains began running again around 9:20, but with the ever popular residual delays.
Tim Lawrence is among the people who showed up at Maverick Square this morning figuring they'd get downtown pretty quickly. But that was before the Blue Line developed what the T calls "a power problem" and now there are the dreaded "severe" delays. Read more.
A concerned citizen reports this couch is just sitting on the rocks off LoPresti Park in East Boston.