WHDH reports the Coast Guard is letting Boston Harbor Tent Guy keep his floating encampment - a canoe, raft and tent - although the Guard and the Boston Police harbor unit will keep an eye out for him.
Boston firefighters are at 36 New St., dealing with a fire that apparently started in the third floor of a building being torn down.
AlertNewEngland reports somebody was stabbed around 6:30 p.m. at the Maverick Square Burger King and that the suspect, a Hispanic teen, fled into the Maverick T stop.
Wilmer Velazquez, who lists East Boston and South Boston addresses, was arraigned on a charge of armed robbery after he allegedly stole a 15-year-old teen's phone at knifepoint, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Velazquez, 19, was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail at his arraignment in East Boston District Court, the DA's office says.
Prosecutors say his victim was playing with her... Read more
Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea and Santa Cruz, 49, of Norwalk, CT, face arraignment in East Boston District Court today following their arrests yesterday afternoon on Sumner Street, where Boston and State Police seized more than 42 pounds of heroin, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The feds have gotten involved - DEA took possession of the substance for analysis and followup investigation,... Read more
Jen braved the storm to video planes landing at Logan during the storm yesterday. Around 11 a.m., she captured a Virgin 747 coming in. The Patriots took a Virgin charter back from London. Could that have been them?
According to the victim, she was walking along Meridian Street after exiting the Maverick MBTA Station when a male suspect approached from behind and pushed her to the ground. According to the victim, as she was fighting with... Read more
A man who allegedly fled to Texas after gunning a man down in the South End last year and a man convicted of torturing a cat and then tossing its flaming carcass into an East Boston apartment building have hearings today on requests to overturn their separate drug convictions because of possible evidence tampering by ex-state chemist Annie Dookhan.
The Suffolk County District Attorneys'... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports Boston Harbor Cruises wants to moor a barge near Piers Park and open it as a floating restaurant with 350 seats.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-fire alarm that erupted this morning damaged a hangar under renovation at Logan Airport.
The fire started shortly before 9:30 a.m. in a third-floor office at Building 9, "a very large hangar structure," the department says, adding that because of the renovations, there were no airplanes inside. No injuries were reported.... Read more
The Herald reports on a man intent on robbing a Maverick Square bank who couldn't understand why the doors weren't open at 9 a.m. yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mayor Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo say they're going to try to figure out how to get around a state law that would overrule a city ordinance that requires pit-bull owners to... Read more
The East Boston Tree Pit Project is raising funds to clean up and beautify the areas around street trees in the neighborhood:
The East Boston Tree Pit Project advocates for sustainable beautification of tree and post pits in East Boston. Native perennials, bulbs, tubers and self-seeding annuals will be used to support native pollinators, green the neighborhood and beautify the urban landscape.
East Boston... Read more
The Globe reports the teen is expected to survive, as is the dog a police officer shot this afternoon in Maverick Square.