East Boston

By - 7/15/16 - 12:47 pm

The BRA board yesterday approved a $6-million project to replace a multi-family house, an auto-repair garage and a small commercial building with 20 condominiums at 202 Maverick St., at Frankfurt.

The building will include two penthouses and, in an underground garage, 20 parking spaces. Three units will be sold as affordable.

By - 7/14/16 - 6:30 pm
Airbus A380 lands at Boston's Logan Airport

Dan Santry watched an Air France A380 - the world's largest passenger plane - roll across the tarmac at Logan Airport this afternoon after it was diverted here due to bad weather in New York. They remain an unusual sight in Boston because Terminal E is still being fitted with the two-level jetways needed to quickly unload the two-level planes.

Lots of other planes were also stranded at Logan, as Jocelyn shows us (if you look carefully, that's the Air France tubby on the right - see it larger): Read more.

By - 7/13/16 - 4:08 pm

Firefighters made short work of a third-floor fire that erupted shortly before 4 p.m. at 294 Chelsea St., between Brooks and Putnam.

By - 7/10/16 - 7:30 pm

A man, apparently in his late 30s, was found in bad shape at the north end of Constitution Beach this afternoon. He was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead around 2:20 p.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/10/16 - 7:25 pm

A woman was sexually assaulted overnight in Bremen Street Park by three men, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/10/16 - 2:37 pm

Jose Hernandez, 16, faces arraignment tomorrow on charges he murdered Blanca Lainez, 19, whose body was found beaten and stabbed in a garage on Princeton Street early on June 15. Read more.

By - 7/1/16 - 10:09 am

The East Boston Times reports on reaction to the Archdiocese of Boston's decision to transfer Father Wayne Belschner from Sacred Heart Parish to Dedham.

By - 6/30/16 - 1:47 pm

A man already in prison for a 2012 stabbing was sentenced today to 25 to 30 years in prison for a rape and beating on Webster Street in Jeffries Point in 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 2:39 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today backed letting voters decide whether a man who has an agreement to buy a mobile-home park near Suffolk Downs should be allowed to apply for a slots-parlor license for the parcel. Read more.

By - 6/27/16 - 12:37 pm

Here's how, although, yes, the author is that guy who brings his bike on the Blue Line at rush hour.

By - 6/24/16 - 3:40 pm

Margaret Willison asks:

Does anyone have any favorite restaurants in East Boston? Cheapish ones?

By - 6/20/16 - 11:54 pm
Aftermath of fire on Saratoga Street in East Boston

Fire aftermath. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters arrived at 784 Saratoga St. around 11:40 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that burned the building's rear porches. The fire appeared to be knocked down around midnight.

The Boston Fire Department reports 13 residents were displaced and estimated damage at $150,000. The cause is under investigation.

By - 6/18/16 - 2:51 pm

Boston Police report the woman found dead of "traumatic injuries" in the garage of a house under construction at 54 Princeton St. on Wednesday was Blanca Lainez, 19, of East Boston.

By - 6/17/16 - 2:47 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire reported around 2:35 p.m. in a triple decker at 447 Frankfort St. went to two alarms.

The fire, which burned the building's rear porches, caused no injuries. Five people were displaced, the department says.

By - 6/15/16 - 2:39 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating the death of a woman found with "traumatic injuries" in a garage at 54 Princeton St. shortly before 9 a.m.

The woman was in her early 20s, police say.

By - 6/14/16 - 2:08 pm

The Boston Transportation Department announced today that Hubway will be installing 10 kiosks in East Boston for renting its bicycles.

The department will hold a planning session at 6:30 p.m. on June 30 at the East Boston BPL branch to help figure out exactly where to place the stations.

By - 6/10/16 - 11:36 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. at 72 Trenton St., Crime Hub reports. This is the same address where Irvin De Paz, a 15-year-old from Chelsea, was murdered in September, in a feud between MS-13 and the rival 18th Street gang.

By - 6/10/16 - 9:23 am

Authorities this morning announced the arrest of a former Hingham resident on charges he attacked a man walking through Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Revere line on June 1. Read more.

By - 6/7/16 - 6:19 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made for one attack.

Three days after an elderly man was found with what turned out to be fatal injuries in Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Revere line, another man was attacked in the marshes, State Police report.

State Police, who emphasize they still do not know how the first man suffered his injuries, report they are looking to see if the two incidents are related and say they have stepped up patrols in the 251-acre reservation, which straddles the borders of East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. Read more.