Firefighters battling a brush fire off Bennington Street south of Orient Heights asked the T to shut down the Blue Line around 8:20 p.m., because the fire is close enough to the tracks they did not want to have to worry about what might happen should their streams of water hit the overhead electrical lines.
Around 8:20 a.m., Matt Karolian reported:
No movement. Police, fire and EMS trying to make their way to the vehicle(s).
Melissa Desingco looked out the terminal window at Logan to see a Southwest plane getting way too into the personal space of a JetBlue plane that was scheduled to be headed to Chicago this morning.
Boston EMS Incidents reports that around 11:40 p.m. on Thursday a man showed up at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on Gove Street, stabbed to the chest and stomach.
UPDATE: Police report the man said he was stabbed somewhere on Webster Street and that his wounds were not life threatening.
Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury teenager and three companions they say they found inside a car in East Boston that did not belong to any of them.
According to police, around 8:50 this morning, an East Boston resident called 911 to report four guys were breaking into his car at 6 Clippership Lane. Officers found "a damaged steering column and 4 males... Read more
The state Department of Public Health today released a study of people living around Logan Airport:
Among children, study results identified some respiratory effects indicative of undiagnosed asthma (i.e., probable asthma); children in the high exposure area were estimated to have three to four times the likelihood of this respiratory outcome compared with children in the low exposure area.
Among adult... Read more
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports inspectors wrote 120 tickets for improper trash disposal on Eagle Hill on just one day this week.
Andrew Zimmern, yes, the weird-food guy, reports he was pretty freaked out shortly before 11 a.m. when he looked out the window of the Delta terminal and saw a plane spewing flames and smoke out on the tarmac.
Am I alone seeing a plane on fire on Tarmac at Logan in Boston? Lots of lights and responding vehicles and a blackened hull spewing... Read more
An East Boston 13-year-old who told police last night she had been abducted after school and then driven around the neighborhood for several hours by a guy in a van eventually admitted she made the story up, a Boston Police spokesperson said today.
But not before police started a search for the van - and then had to call in officers from other parts of... Read more
Christian Ilsey shows off the striped bass he caught yesterday on his boat out of Jeffries Point.
For the second morning in a row, Jason Rowe got to photograph a truck whose driver couldn't negotiate the tight turn under Rte. 1A at Neptune Road - the turn that's marked with a no-turn sign for tractor trailers that's apparently written in symbols too complex for some drivers to understand, as Kdabbler shows us:
Lawsuit? Mayor Walsh issued this statement today on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision yesterday that Boston isn't a referendum-holding host community for either of the proposed local casinos:
Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to us at this time.
We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate... Read more
Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.
Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack,... Read more
Stanley Staco reports an Explorer was shot up outside 338 Meridian St. around 3:30 a.m.
Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.
There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.
Dan Sentry watched a ceremony this afternoon at Logan's gate C19, from which United flight 175 took off on 9/11.
The flag was taken down so that United workers can continue to fly it at terminal B. A new flag will continue to fly above the jetway as JetBlue moves into the terminal.
Matt Karolian got curious what results he'd get from Google auto-complete by typing in the same basic search for various Boston-area neighborhoods and communities.