Italian in Boston watched the New Year's fireworks over Boston Harbor.
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 Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on an incident tonight:
The preliminary information is that an employee on the tarmac suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a truck as it was traveling in reverse in the area of a plane, and it does not suggest that he was struck by a plane. At this stage, the fatality appears to be accidental and so... Read more
So Public Works thinks it can get all huffy and tell East Boston residents to shaddup and bitch to their slobby neighbors rather than trying to get the city to do something? Think again. An outraged citizen complains about slobby neighbors on Marion Street:
Any chance owner can be sited for unsanitary conditions outside the house? No one cleans up anything around here.... Read more
A couple days ago, we pointed to an East Boston citizen's complaint about his or her disgustingly gross street.
The city has replied:
Sorry sir but the sidewalk is the home owners resonsibility. we at pwd work very hard at a lot of things we are not here to take care of your neighbors dogs and cats if you would like to talk... Read more
Firefighters, the Massport harbor unit and a Coast Guard boat are at Constitution Beach in East Boston, looking to see if there's a person associated with the car now in the water there. Nobody was in the vehicle itself.
UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Nobody found in search of area around vehicle; tow truck to pull it out of the water.
MassDOT has a site to explain the rehab work, which will be followed by 11 months of nighttime and off-hours work.
A concerned citizen who obviously looks up to Ralphie's father in "A Christmas Story" complains about one particular tree pit on Marion Street in East Boston:
Someone's getting coal on their stocking! I asked for Marion Street between White and Monmouth in Eastie to be cleaned in case # 101000989879. Well, surprise! Someone in public works should have a nose longer than Pinocchio by... Read more
Transit Police report that when Thomas Caruso, 55, was told yesterday afternoon that the bus he was trying to board at Maverick was full and he'd have to wait for the next one, he began screaming and then kicked the bus's door, cracking its glass.
Police say responding officers found Caruso on Paris Street. When they began to place him in a cruiser for... Read more
A weary citizen in East Boston sighs:
I'm not sure if this is asking too much, but on border st and white st in East Boston, I've already shoveled out 5 parking spaces, and everytime I come home at night people have moved put of theirs and into my shoveled out spots. I'm exhausted from having to shovel a new one every night.... Read more
The new owner of the McDonald's at 178 Border St. says a $1-million renovation of the facility should curb the appetite of drug addicts who keep shooting up in his restrooms.
Chief among the new changes: The new restrooms won't have locks, Peter Tripoletti told the Boston Licensing Board today.
Tripoletti was there to answer a citation by Boston Police for "permitting an illegality, drug... Read more
UPDATE: Forget about it, ship's owner says.
Harbor Arts, which has already transformed an East Boston shipyard into an outdoor art gallery, is working on a new project to light up Boston Harbor. According to Brian Kane, who is working with the group, an "80â€² x 50â€² flexible mesh video sail" will be installed between the two masts of the old Nantucket... Read more
At the height of the storm, East Boston's connections to the rest of the world dwindled.
Around 9 p.m., three cars crashed on the East Boston side of the Meridian Street bridge. Police shut the span for their investigation, hindered briefly because two of the drivers chased the third driver over the bridge into Chelsea.
In JP, rapidly turning into Southie on the Pond, the cones came out with maybe a couple inches on the ground.
Around 10:45 p.m. in East Boston, meanwhile, police responded to an A&B call on Princeton Street: A woman was standing in a space to hold it for somebody on their way when a guy not of her acquaintance began pulling into the... Read more
A man was shot in the shoulder and jaw shortly after midnight on Sumner Street between Liverpool and London, by occupants of a white Toyota SUV, possibly a RAV 4, who rolled down a window and fired several times.
Police are looking for two Hispanic men seen in the SUV, which has a tire mounted on the back. One of the men is heavyset,... Read more
Damien Bundu, 23, is scheduled for arraignment today in East Boston District Court on a charge of aggravated assault and battery causing injury for an incident Dec. 8 at the Orient Heights Blue Line station.
Transit Police report:
On December 8, 2013 at approximately 10:15 am an MBTA employee was working at the MBTA's Orient Heights station when he was violently set upon by... Read more
Caesars Entertainment yesterday sued Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steven Crosby, charging he sabotaged its bid to run a proposed Suffolk Downs casino because of his past relationship with a co-owner of the Everett land on which archrival Steve Wynn wants to build a casino.
In its complaint, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Caesars says a firm hired by the state to investigate... Read more
Police are investigating.
A worker at a steel-fabrication plant in the Boston Harbor Shipyard was crushed to death tonight by "a piece of steel shaped like an arch weighing 12,000 pounds," according to the Boston Fire Department.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says the incident, around 6:15 p.m., appeared to be an accident. State Police and OSHA are investigating.
The worker has been identified but we... Read more
The city of Boston has submitted applications to the FCC for two low-power FM radio stations, one broadcasting municipal information from high atop that round senior-citizens building in Egleston Square, the other a more educational station at East Boston High School.