East Boston

By - 11/17/14 - 10:40 am

Chelsea and State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash around 1 a.m. on Cherry Street that sent both occupants to Mass. General - where one survived and the other didn't.

Police say the driver of the 2001 GMC SUV, 35, died. His passenger, 47 and also from East Boston, remains hospitalized.

Police say the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed when it plowed through a signpost and then slammed into a building.

By - 11/17/14 - 7:30 am

Allen Morrison posted a copy of 16-mm footage of trolleys running from Maverick to Suffolk Downs in 1949.

H/t A.P. Blake.

By - 11/11/14 - 5:27 pm
135 Bremen St. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board on Thursday considers a developer's plan to tear down a fenced-off, abandoned old commercial area at 135 Bremen St. and replace them with 94 apartments on six floors, space for a restaurant or shop and 126 parking spaces in an underground garage.

By - 11/8/14 - 4:36 pm
Border Street fire

Border Street fire. Photo by Michael Connell.

Around 4 p.m., near the Shaw's. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down before it spread to nearby piers. The arson squad was called in to investigate.

By - 11/1/14 - 10:11 pm

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report a woman was raped early this morning as she was walking home along Border Street.

Police say that around 3 a.m.:

By - 10/20/14 - 11:34 pm

Jack Newsham asks:

Why do Blue Line tracks have both third rails and overhead power lines?

By - 10/11/14 - 12:20 pm

Transit Police are looking for a white guy in his 50s who used a knife to rob a woman of a gold chain in the Wood Island busway shortly after noon today.

He was wearing sunglasses, a green jacket, blue ball cap and bandana and was last seen heading up Bennington towards Orient Heights.

By - 10/4/14 - 11:46 am

The streets around East Boston High School are already marked "No Parking" for tomorrow's wake for Anthony Albano, a longtime neighborhood figure and activist, who died Thursday.

Albano, nicknamed "The Great One," will be waked between 3 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school where he spent so much time rooting on its sports teams.

By - 10/4/14 - 8:14 am
Fire on Saratoga Street in East Boston

Firefighters aim streams of water at fire on Saratoga. Photo by BFD.

A fire at 1051 Saratoga St. jumped to 1053 Saratoga before being brought under control, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire, reported at 12:53 a.m., the department says - one with heat exhaustion, one with a knee injury.

By - 10/3/14 - 10:02 am

The US Attorney's office reports the indictment of two Revere men on extortion charges. The feds ID one of them as Anthony "Spucky" Spagnolo, 72, "the acting boss" of the "New England Family of La Cosa Nostra."

Only an old-time Bostonian would call himself Spucky, since the kids these days only know from sub rolls.

By - 9/26/14 - 2:19 pm

Always check the trunk for pythons before you drive off.

Scott Kirsner comments:

I prefer to bring my own python. Hate paying rental car companies' $28/day python-in-trunk fee.

By - 9/24/14 - 7:33 am

Lorianne DiSabato muses on what she now knows is her last visit to the Suffolk Downs race track:

When J and I arrived at Suffolk Downs the weekend before last, there was a little girl loudly cheering for her favorite jockey as she made her way into the Winner’s Circle: Janelle Campbell, the same jockey I’d photographed last year as she sat beaming atop her mount. Being a jockey, I explained in that post, is every horse-crazy girl’s dream job. After Suffolk Downs is shuttered, who will horse-crazy little girls cheer for? Their favorite poker stars or blackjack dealers?

By - 9/23/14 - 9:36 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at 369 Meridian St. The shooter may have jumped in an older Honda Civic at Meridian and Eutaw. The car was last spotted heading towards Chelsea.

By - 9/22/14 - 6:37 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed at least twice in the stadium around 3:10 a.m.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:15 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a first-floor short circuit at 192 Leyden St. in Orient Heights did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

There were no injuries in the fire, reported around 1:20 p.m.