East Boston

By - 8/15/14 - 9:27 am
Cops with big guns at Airport station in East Boston

Passengers allowed back in as cops got ready to leave. Photo by Mary C. Stevens.

A suspicious package at Airport on the Blue Line around 8:50 a.m. quickly brought the bomb squad and officers with high-powered weapons and dogs to the station.

Passengers were evacuated from the station and train service was halted.

Around 9:06 a.m., the package was declared not suspicious. A couple minutes later, riders were allowed back into the station and service resumed.

Kevin Franck ... Read more

By - 8/15/14 - 9:03 am
Boston firefighters battle blaze on Marion Street in East Boston

Firefighters battle Marion Street blaze. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports an early morning fire did an estimated $500,000 in damage to a triple decker for sale at 201 Marion St.

There were no injuries in the fire, called in around 2:10 a.m. The cause remains under investigation.

By - 8/10/14 - 3:22 pm
Emirates jet at Logan

The Emirates jet. Photo by Jeff Graham.

Alert New England reports on an incident around 2:00 p.m. involving an Emirates Airline jet:

Fire in the number 1 engine, went out but was still reported to be leaking fuel.

The Herald has more.... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 12:05 am

BPD records show police recovered ballistics around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Chelsea Street between Putnam and Prescott streets.

By - 8/5/14 - 9:51 am

Wire troubles on the Blue Line mean buses instead of subways between Orient Heights and Wonderland this morning.

By - 8/4/14 - 9:08 am

Around 9 a.m., Ally reported another 18-wheeler was jack knifed at that turn at Bennington and Neptune that serves as East Boston's answer to Storrow Drive (see this earlier example).

By - 7/31/14 - 8:33 am

The Herald interviews Jonathan Rizzo, who made sure his neighbors were out when their apartment building caught on fire yesterday.

By - 7/30/14 - 12:23 pm

UPDATE: You can now donate cash via the East Boston Harborside Community School Council.

Right now, the most immediate need for folks burned out of their homes this morning is clothing.

By - 7/30/14 - 9:08 am
Large fire in East Boston

UPDATED, 12:20 p.m.

Boston firefighters raced to Webster and Sumner streets around 8:30 a.m. for a fire that fire officials say may have started with a short circuit at 309 Sumner and then spread to 102 Webster and 311 Sumner.

Jaime Hutkin reports a family with a baby got out safely. At 9:10 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reported 1 firefighter suffered a... Read more

By - 7/26/14 - 9:07 am
Smoke from Maverick Street fire in East Boston.

Smoke rising from Maverick Street. Photo by Tyler Jedrey.

Firefighters rushed to 111 Maverick St., around 8:50 a.m. for a fire on the third floor. The fire was knocked down around 9:05 a.m.

By - 7/22/14 - 1:40 pm

An East Boston couple were arraigned on assault and battery and robbery charges yesterday after they allegedly beat a cabbie who wouldn't step on it to get them to a doctor's appointment on the other side of the harbor, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Prosecutors say Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 31, hailed a medallion cab around 10:50 a.m. on Friday... Read more

By - 7/21/14 - 2:26 pm

A man spotted on surveillance video walking away from a trash bag that then erupted in flames yesterday afternoon was charged with arson, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

East Boston District Court Judge John McDonald set bail at $1,000 for John Cherry at his arraignment this morning.

Prosecutors say the fire did an estimated $5,000 in damage to the exterior of a multi-family... Read more

By - 7/14/14 - 7:10 pm

KO Catering reports its East Boston Shipyard location will be closed on Saturday - for a wedding.

By - 7/10/14 - 4:39 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced an agreement with Mohegan Sun under which the proposed Revere casino would pay the city at least $18 million a year plus another $3 million a year just for capital stuff in East Boston - should the state approve it as the Boston area's resort casino, rather than a competing plan in Everett.

In addition, the mayor said the owners of... Read more

By - 7/7/14 - 10:11 pm

MassLive.com reports the city is proclaiming it just as good as the sort of agreement it would have gotten had the state ruled Boston was still a "host" community.

By - 7/6/14 - 11:41 pm

Around 11:30 p.m on Maverick Street near Geneva Street; the bullet may have come through his door.

By - 6/29/14 - 8:50 pm
Walter Cook

Boston Police report officers assigned to check on the well being of a resident of 232 Brandywyne Dr. this afternoon found him dead, with several gunshot wounds. The man was in his 30s, police say.

WHDH identifies the victim as Walter Cook.... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 1:50 pm

An annoyed citizen complains about what has become a nightly ritual on Haynes Street in East Boston:

Commercial vehicle in resident parking, vehicle is parked overnight, everynight, shows up and struggles to parrellel park for 15-20 minutes with loud back-up beeper despite scores of neighbors screaming and yelling at him. He swears at them and walks away.

... Read more
By - 6/26/14 - 12:11 pm

UPDATE: He was found safe, his GPS unit pinging, at the Savin Hill Red Line stop around 1:30 p.m.

The autistic teen from East Boston was last seen yesterday around 8 a.m. He's 19, 6' tall and 150 lbs., has short brown hair and wears glasses. He likes to ride the T, so might be on a train platform somewhere.

He was wearing a GPS... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 7:49 pm

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. , on the airport side. State Police reports the fire was quickly put out and there were no injuries. The tunnel was re-opened around 7:40 p.m.

Matt Karolian has some traffic photos.

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