East Boston

By - 2/20/14 - 11:53 am

Granny got your gator? Alison Frisby photographed an alligator head by the curb on Sumner Street in East Boston today.

By - 2/18/14 - 9:04 am

Boston Police report three women were jumped and sexually assaulted over a span of four hours - one at knifepoint.

Police say two attacks occurred on Trenton Street and the third on Chelsea Street; they did not give more specific locations.

The first attack occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m on Trenton Street when a woman taking out the trash was grabbed from behind by... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 2:42 pm
Hawaiian Punch as space saver in East Boston

Blythe the roving UHub photographer marvels at the Hawaiian Punch bottle being used to save a (completely unplowed) space in her neck of the East Boston woods today. Throw in some frozen Snickers bars and you've got a party.

By - 2/12/14 - 4:45 pm

Interesting photo that shows what happens when a vengeful neighbor slashes your tires for daring to park in "their" space and then the local meter maid decides to issue you a steady stream of tickets. Brought to you by the neighborhood of East Boston.

By - 2/10/14 - 4:51 pm

A fed-up citizen reports that not only did city action fail to dislodge space savers in the area of Sumner and Maverick streets in East Boston, they are multiplying, several days after the last snow emergency ended and people were, you know, supposed to stop saving spaces:

I counted 15 savers across three blocks of Sumner alone after this case was closed.

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By - 2/6/14 - 7:38 am
Snow covered handicap ramp in East Boston

A perplexed citizen in East Boston wonders what sort of spell he needs to cast to get a handicap ramp uncovered:

Did you know there is a handicap ramp at the corner of Marion and White? I do. But this person doesn't because once snow covers it. It's like the ramp is a student at Hogwarts sneaking around in an invisibility cloak. After being

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By - 2/5/14 - 4:13 pm
Space saver at Logan Airport

JetBlue tweets:

You think Bostonians get possessive of parking spots for their CARS… #ParkingChair #dibs #OurGateNotYours

H/t Vince.

By - 2/4/14 - 6:15 pm
Boston skyline at sunset

RA DeLisle photographed downtown at sunset today from East Boston.

By - 2/1/14 - 11:38 am

An annoyed citizen complains about Globe Direct bags (now in new clear plastic!) befouling Sumner Street in East Boston:

I've called the globe to have my name/address removed and they keep appearing. There are 3 in the street in front of our single family. Please contact the globe as I will continue to as well.

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By - 1/23/14 - 10:00 pm

Boston Police report a man complied with police orders to drop the knife he was holding as he followed a woman he knew out of a residence on Faywood Avenue in East Boston last night

But that still left him with his teeth:

As officers were in the process of subduing the suspect, the suspect began biting and kicking the arresting officers. At

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By - 1/22/14 - 6:17 pm

The East Boston Times has the details on a fundraiser at Kelly’s Square Pub, 84 Bennington St., 5:30 p.m. on Thursday to aid the children of Aura Garcia, who died Dec. 31 under the Meridian Street Bridge.

Help the Garcia Kids is also raising funds online.... Read more

By - 1/22/14 - 3:11 pm
Bilingual sign against space saver

A roving UHub photographer came across this protest against the way somebody claimed a parking space on Monmouth Street, Eagle Hill, without spending a lick of time actually shoveling it out today.

By - 1/19/14 - 8:32 pm

Boston Police report a fight outside 21 Bennington St. around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday ended when Miguel Rodriguez, 21, of Chelsea, plunged a knife into the arm of another man.

Police responding to the scene did not initially find the victim. Police report he didn't wait around for police, but instead got into a car with somebody else - and that a state... Read more

By - 1/17/14 - 8:17 am
Coppersmith Village

The BRA yesterday approved a non-profit group's plans to replace two abandoned buildings between Border and Liverpool streets with 56 apartments and 15 townhouses.

The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing says its Coppersmith Village project will include a mix of affordable and market-rate units - and will include a number of three-bedroom apartments aimed at families. All of the townhouses, which will be sold, rather... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 5:55 pm

Signal problems at Orient Heights are stalling trains along the line this afternoon. Tim Lawrence reports the driver of his train, stopped at one station, came on the PA to suggest:

Feel free to get out and stretch.

By - 1/3/14 - 1:05 pm
East Boston man on Italian TV

That's Jim Correale of East Boston on the left discussing our supertempesta live on Italy's RAI network today.

By - 1/2/14 - 12:39 am
Early snow at Logan Airport in Boston

Italian in Boston posted this photo of some of the first flakes at Logan Airport at 12:19 a.m.

By - 1/1/14 - 4:39 pm

People on Eagle Hill are using Facebook and Indiegogo to organize resources and raise funds for the two children of Aura Garcia, who was killed by the Meridian Street bridge yesterday.

The Eagle Hill Civic Association and many residents of East Boston are trying to raise funds to help with immediate and long term needs. In addition to funds, we need services

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By - 1/1/14 - 11:09 am
New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor

Italian in Boston watched the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.

By - 12/31/13 - 6:43 pm

Boston Police report:

Preliminary investigation indicates the female victim was attempting to cross the bridge on foot when it was raised to allow a vessel to pass. The bridge operator heard what he believed to be calls for help and lowered the bridge in an attempt to help the victim. The victim suffered serious injuries.

The Globe has more details.... Read more

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