East Boston

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.

By - 11/17/14 - 10:40 am

Chelsea and State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash around 1 a.m. on Cherry Street that sent both occupants to Mass. General - where one survived and the other didn't.

Police say the driver of the 2001 GMC SUV, 35, died. His passenger, 47 and also from East Boston, remains hospitalized.

Police say the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed when it plowed through a signpost and then slammed into a building.

By - 11/17/14 - 7:30 am

Allen Morrison posted a copy of 16-mm footage of trolleys running from Maverick to Suffolk Downs in 1949.

H/t A.P. Blake.

By - 11/11/14 - 5:27 pm
135 Bremen St. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board on Thursday considers a developer's plan to tear down a fenced-off, abandoned old commercial area at 135 Bremen St. and replace them with 94 apartments on six floors, space for a restaurant or shop and 126 parking spaces in an underground garage.

By - 11/8/14 - 4:36 pm
Border Street fire

Border Street fire. Photo by Michael Connell.

Around 4 p.m., near the Shaw's. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down before it spread to nearby piers. The arson squad was called in to investigate.

By - 11/1/14 - 10:11 pm

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report a woman was raped early this morning as she was walking home along Border Street.

Police say that around 3 a.m.:

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