East Boston

By - 12/15/15 - 8:13 am

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.

By - 12/14/15 - 4:38 pm

Welp. Bryon Hefner tells Politico he might have a go at the state Senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. Politico reports Rosenberg and Hefner share homes on Beacon Hill and in Amherst.

By - 12/14/15 - 12:16 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com gets the scoop.

J. Michael Here runs down potential candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant First Suffolk and Middlesex senate district.

By - 12/12/15 - 1:00 pm
Proposed new building in East Boston

Note use of exotic material known as "brick."

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.

By - 12/6/15 - 1:09 am

Received several superficial wounds shortly before 1 a.m. at Ashley and Breed streets in Orient Heights.

By - 12/4/15 - 8:06 pm

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.

By - 12/2/15 - 7:57 am

The Dig reports on the residents of 173-177 Maverick St., whose new landlord upped their rent, did nothing when the water stopped and now has stopped paying for alternate housing for them after a rear wall collapsed.

By - 11/26/15 - 1:50 pm

The East Boston Times reports Councilor Sal LaMattina says East Boston is in desperate need of a second middle school.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:29 am

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.

By - 11/17/15 - 8:39 am
Proposed layout of Terminal E international-arrivals expansion at Logan Airport

Proposed layout of Terminal E expansion, to be done in two phases.

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.

By - 11/6/15 - 4:30 pm
Bunny on the Blue Line

UPDATE: Transit Police remind silly rabbits that seats are for kids.

Tamas K-L noticed the fuzzy family (a bunny and two cats, plus their human tenders) hurtling towards Wonderland this afternoon. No word if the woman is named Alice or if the rabbit was late.

Bunny on the B Line.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

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.

By - 10/30/15 - 6:47 pm

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.

By - 10/30/15 - 2:31 pm

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.

By - 10/29/15 - 9:09 am

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.

By - 10/25/15 - 7:22 pm
Curved clouds in East Boston

Jocelyn photographed a distinct cloud line just before sunset in East Boston this evening.

Meanwhile, your faithful and ob'd't editor saw the line from Westwood: Read more.

By - 10/24/15 - 9:24 am

The other day, Steve shared the wharf at the end of Lewis Street in East Boston at sunset with another photographer.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/19/15 - 12:57 pm
Copy of a note left on a car on Cottage Street in East Boston

We can only imagine what was in the original note left on the windshield of this car on Cottage Street up on Jeffries Point, that this note - captured by Sean M. - is in response to. But given that the car still has New York plates and inspection stickers, and given that this is Boston, we have a pretty good idea.

By - 10/14/15 - 11:47 am

"Fall is OK, I guess," RADeLisle says after looking down Cottage Street in East Boston this morning.