East Boston

By - 3/23/14 - 1:33 pm
East Boston needs trash cans

Tina Kelly reports that kindergarteners at one East Boston school were asked to draw "what you want Boston to have more of." And one girl drew "Not playgrounds, trash cans." So, yeah, maybe East Boston has a trash problem.

By - 3/20/14 - 3:28 pm

Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 11:26 am

Brian D'Amico reports that around 10:20 p.m. at 118 Brooks St. and again about an hour later on Curtis Street, somebody inside a green Accord fired paintballs out the window.

In between, there was a third drive-by paintballing on Curtis Street.

D'Amico reports there were similar incidents in Chelsea around the same time as well.... Read more

By - 3/15/14 - 8:55 am
Bennington Street fire

A second-floor short circuit started a two-alarm fire around 4:40 a.m. at 132 Bennington St., the Boston Fire Department reports.

One firefighter was injured and nine residents were displaced, the department says, adding damage was estimated at $350,000.... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 3:43 pm
First Emirates Airline flight arrives in Boston

Commercial jets arriving at Logan don't usually get greeted by three helicopters and a smaller plane flying a banner, but Logan allowed an exception for the first Emirates Airline flight into Boston this afternoon.

That's the airline that redecorated the inside of Red Line trains in red.

After the plane landed and dried off and taxied a bit more, the pilot whipped out a... Read more

By - 3/8/14 - 9:27 am
Work on the Longfellow Bridge

Workers prepare to take top off a Longfellow shaker. Photo by MassDOT

State officials say the Callahan Tunnel should open round about 5 a.m. Monday morning, which will begin to restore karma to Boston traffic and eventually end those mysterious clumps of state troopers along Rte. 16.

However, late-night drivers can expect some delays elsewhere along I-93 for the rest of the week as MassDOT gets the mighty highway back into fighting form:

Most notably, the effort

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By - 3/6/14 - 9:24 am

Mark Garfinkel posts a series of photos from Deer Island of the president's plane arriving in Boston yesterday.

By - 3/2/14 - 9:20 am

Friday night on Princeton Street. The Globe reports it does not appear linked to three other attacks last month.

By - 2/25/14 - 2:56 pm

The group restoring the Nantucket Lightship says it doubts it will let Harbor Arts string a "sail" between the ship's towers that could be set to broadcast illuminated displays of art across the harbor, and really wishes the whole idea had never been made public to begin with.

In e-mail today, the U.S. Lightship Museum says:

Although Harbor Arts has approached us for

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By - 2/21/14 - 5:12 pm

Boston Police report officers fresh footprints in the snow early this morning led officers to two East Boston teens they say had just robbed a man by putting a knife to his back at Bennington and Marion streets.

Police say Thomas Hernandez Leyva, 16, and German Mejia Salmeron, 19, are also suspects in two other armed holdups in the area in the two hours... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 9:42 am
Jeffrey Cooper

Update, 8:50 p.m. He was spotted on a trolley at Kenmore Square by an inspector, didn't want to get off, but is now with a Transit Police officer.

Jeffrey Cooper, an East Boston teen with a love of trains, disappeared yesterday afternoon and is still missing this morning, despite wearing a LoJack bracelet designed to alert police to his presence.

LoJack tweeted at 9:30:... Read more

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.

... Read more
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.

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