The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jesse Camacho of East Boston got a fair trial on charges he murdered a rival gang member and shot up the now closed Chelsea bucket o' blood and strip club, so there's no reason to do anything about the life-without-parole sentence he got when he was found guilty. Read more.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Wilson Martinez, 15.
A man whose body was found on Constitution Beach in East Boston this morning was apparently stabbed to death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A passerby found the man's body along the water near the East Boston Yacht Club around 8 a.m., the DA's office says.
The deceased has not yet been identified. He had injuries consistent with stab wounds, but the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of his death.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting takes a look at the earmark for the National Youth Development Council, sponsored by state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, supposedly for a "job readiness" program at East Boston High School, whose headmaster had no idea what the program was specifically about or when it would start:
Explanations from Richard T. Smith, president of the National Youth Development Council, named in the earmark to run the $75,000 program were even less clear: In an interview with NECIR-WGBH-News, Smith claimed the program would not, in fact, take place at East Boston High, but he couldnâ€™t say where it would take place, and declined to give details about what the program would consist of.
Police are investigating an attack on a man at 144 Chelsea St. around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday by as many as four other men, two armed with machetes and one with a knife.
John Gage watched the sun go down behind the Logan Airport control tower.
Does the city respond faster to 311 requests if you wave to the camera? Here's the latest example of people in their complaint photos, in this case, a couple of folks who want a Handicap Parking sign moved one door down on Sumner Street in East Boston.
A concerned citizen implores the city to do something about the ant-infested dead tree in front of 739 Bennington St. in East Boston before one of these adorable tots bursts into tears or the tree falls on a car or something.
A man in prison for a 2012 stabbing in Marshfield was arraigned today for a brutal attack in a Jeffries Point vacant lot the year before that left his victim near death with permanent brain injuries. Read more.
This surveillance video shows the car whose driver plowed through a fence and into the mud of low-tide Boston Harbor off Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston early Sunday. The car, the tires on one side blown out, goes around the turn, then comes back, right before it leaves the road altogether.
An outraged citizen complains he's been forced to label his trash to try to keep the neighborhood can collectors from ripping his bags open:
How can we fix the fact that I have to put this on my trash bags? I use the right bags and pack properly. Everything after trash day I need to clean up outside my house. These people just come along and poke through bags looking for cans. They don't care about the trash left behind. Just frustrating to a tax payer that wants to keep his neighborhood clean.
This is the scene on Cottage Street in East Boston tonight. Kevin Tremko swears those are BWSC workers figuring out how to repair the damage from tonight's water-main break, but it's hard not to imagine it's really scientists trying to figure out what to do about some unspeakable horror unleashed on the unsuspecting neighborhood in a 1950s horror movie.
Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.
617 Images was on hand this evening when one of the beacons atop the Nantucket Lightship anchored at East Boston was turned on for the first time in 40 years.
An auto-repair garage and an old apartment building at 1181 Bennington St. would be torn down and replaced by 44 two-bedroom residential units under a proposal now before the BRA. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department ordered residents out of the four-story building at 175 Maverick St. after a rear brick wall undergoing some work began to collapse around 3 p.m. A few minutes later, fire commanders decided to get residents of 177 Maverick to leave as well.