The Boston Licensing Board today gave three Bennington Street establishments a week to develop a security plan to cut down on violent closing-time incidents after an A-7 detective testified their block has become "the most violent area in East Boston." Read more.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.
A developer has filed plans with the BRA to tear down three old buildings at Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for a 23-unit residential building.
East Boston Management and Development LLC says the building, between the Maverick and Airport T stops, would include a 20-space garage and storage space for 30 bicycles. Read more.
Received several superficial wounds shortly before 1 a.m. at Ashley and Breed streets in Orient Heights.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is resigning for a job at Kearney, Donovan & McGee, a downtown lobbying firm. His district includes the North End, East Boston and Beacon Hill.
The East Boston Times reports Councilor Sal LaMattina says East Boston is in desperate need of a second middle school.
The Boston Fire Department is blaming a plumber's torch for a two-alarm fire at 217 Lexington St. that sent two firefighters to the hospital Monday night.
The fire, called in around 9:15 p.m., did an estimated $200,000 damage, the department says, adding the plumber was working in a third-floor bathroom.
With international travel through Logan Airport really taking off, Massport is planning additions to Terminal E that would include new gates, an expanded Customs area and a covered pedestrian walkway to the Airport T station.
In an environmental notification form filed with the state last month, Massport says the expansion will served a growing international travel market that it says will reach 6 million passengers a year in 2022, compared to 4.9 million in 2014. Read more.
If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.
East Boston Savings Bank, 1 Bennington St., around 6:35 p.m by a white man, about 5'5" in his mid 20s with a beard, wearing black clothes and carrying a black backpack.
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.
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.