East Boston

By - 10/30/15 - 2:31 pm

An East Boston man was arraigned this week on charges he pretended to be a cop to scam people out of donations - and when the occasion presented itself, a little B&E. Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 9:09 am

The Globe reports on the growing horde of college students moving into East Boston, driving out immigrants and driving up local prices (already tacos that used to go for $1 have jumped to $3). But in one of those picture-tells-a-thousand-words moments, the story is illustrated by a photo that proves you can now rent an apartment on Havre Street that comes with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops.

By - 10/25/15 - 7:22 pm
Curved clouds in East Boston

Jocelyn photographed a distinct cloud line just before sunset in East Boston this evening.

Meanwhile, your faithful and ob'd't editor saw the line from Westwood: Read more.

By - 10/24/15 - 9:24 am

The other day, Steve shared the wharf at the end of Lewis Street in East Boston at sunset with another photographer.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/19/15 - 12:57 pm
Copy of a note left on a car on Cottage Street in East Boston

We can only imagine what was in the original note left on the windshield of this car on Cottage Street up on Jeffries Point, that this note - captured by Sean M. - is in response to. But given that the car still has New York plates and inspection stickers, and given that this is Boston, we have a pretty good idea.

By - 10/14/15 - 11:47 am

"Fall is OK, I guess," RADeLisle says after looking down Cottage Street in East Boston this morning.

By - 10/8/15 - 3:36 pm

A San Jose, CA, man spent the night at a State Police barracks after, State Police say, Zeva the Belgian Malinois drug dog sniffed what turned out to be roughly 100 pounds of marijuana in his luggage. Read more.

By - 10/3/15 - 11:33 pm

Received non-life-threatening cuts to the hand around 11:25 p.m. at the Calderon Market, 140 Princeton St.

By - 10/2/15 - 8:23 am

Massport is conducting "a large-scale emergency drill" at Logan Airport between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, so don't get alarmed if you see fire, smoke and lots of firetrucks and emergency vehicles with flashing lights.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:19 pm

Around 10:10 p.m. on Sumner Street near London - although the victim was found on Border.

By - 9/25/15 - 8:27 am
Sunrise over inner Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge

Ryan went for a walk this morning and captured Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge.

By - 9/24/15 - 1:30 pm

An East Boston resident has started an online petition demanding her elected officials do everything they can to rid the neighborhood of the horror that are bicycle lanes - and they better not forget she votes. Read more.

By - 9/22/15 - 6:07 pm

Boston Police today identified the person stabbed to death on Trenton Street on Sunday as Irvin De Paz, 15, of Chelsea.

His murder came just two weeks after Wilson Martinez, also 15, was found stabbed to death at Constitution Beach.

On his Facebook page, Depaz wrote he was from El Salvador - as was Martinez.

By - 9/21/15 - 5:25 pm

Two cops who asked Jose Reyes what he was doing at a place known as a gang hangout over the weekend found themselves under attack and wound up in the hospital when Reyes sank his teeth into their forearms and hands, prosecutors say. Read more.

By - 9/21/15 - 1:42 pm
Alleged East Boston weapons seized

Seized weapons. Photo by BPD.


A judge today agreed with prosecutors to set the high bail for Nicholas Marchesi, 27, after police armed with a search warrant say they found a large cache of guns and rifles, ammunition, drugs and two BB-filled improvised explosive devices in his Eutaw Street home on Friday. Read more.

By - 9/20/15 - 5:24 pm

Police found a man stabbed to the back around 5:15 p.m at 72 Trenton St., although he may have fled there from someplace else. Boston Police report he was transported to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 9/20/15 - 12:17 pm
New Silver Line station under construction in Chelsea

Box District station in Chelsea under construction.

Kris Haight is chronicling the construction of the Silver Line extension from Logan Airport through East Boston into Chelsea - where it will use a dedicated busway on what was formerly the Grand Junction railroad tracks.

By - 9/19/15 - 12:08 pm

Boston Police report an ongoing investigation resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Marchesi, 27, at 36 Eutaw St. Friday afternoon:

Officers located and recovered a cache of weapons, ammunition, drugs and two improvised explosive devices.

Marchesi will be arraigned Monday in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of Class A and Class D drugs with intent to distribute.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/8/15 - 4:04 pm

The person whose body was found with multiple stab wounds on Constitution Beach yesterday morning was Wilson Martinez, 15, of East Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/8/15 - 11:29 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jesse Camacho of East Boston got a fair trial on charges he murdered a rival gang member and shot up the now closed Chelsea bucket o' blood and strip club, so there's no reason to do anything about the life-without-parole sentence he got when he was found guilty. Read more.