East Boston

East Boston

By - 7/21/14 - 2:26 pm

A man spotted on surveillance video walking away from a trash bag that then erupted in flames yesterday afternoon was charged with arson, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

East Boston District Court Judge John McDonald set bail at $1,000 for John Cherry at his arraignment this morning.

Prosecutors say the fire did an estimated $5,000 in damage to the exterior of a multi-family home at 26 Falcon St.

According ro the DA's office:

By - 7/14/14 - 7:10 pm

KO Catering reports its East Boston Shipyard location will be closed on Saturday - for a wedding.

By - 7/10/14 - 4:39 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced an agreement with Mohegan Sun under which the proposed Revere casino would pay the city at least $18 million a year plus another $3 million a year just for capital stuff in East Boston - should the state approve it as the Boston area's resort casino, rather than a competing plan in Everett.

In addition, the mayor said the owners of Suffolk Downs have agreed to keep their race track open through the life of the Mohegan Sun license. Also, Mohegan Sun will spend $45 million on traffic improvements around the casino.

In a statement, the mayor says:

By - 7/7/14 - 10:11 pm

MassLive.com reports the city is proclaiming it just as good as the sort of agreement it would have gotten had the state ruled Boston was still a "host" community.

By - 7/6/14 - 11:41 pm

Around 11:30 p.m on Maverick Street near Geneva Street; the bullet may have come through his door.

By - 6/29/14 - 8:50 pm
Walter Cook

Boston Police report officers assigned to check on the well being of a resident of 232 Brandywyne Dr. this afternoon found him dead, with several gunshot wounds. The man was in his 30s, police say.

WHDH identifies the victim as Walter Cook.

By - 6/26/14 - 1:50 pm

An annoyed citizen complains about what has become a nightly ritual on Haynes Street in East Boston:

Commercial vehicle in resident parking, vehicle is parked overnight, everynight, shows up and struggles to parrellel park for 15-20 minutes with loud back-up beeper despite scores of neighbors screaming and yelling at him. He swears at them and walks away.

By - 6/26/14 - 12:11 pm

UPDATE: He was found safe, his GPS unit pinging, at the Savin Hill Red Line stop around 1:30 p.m.

The autistic teen from East Boston was last seen yesterday around 8 a.m. He's 19, 6' tall and 150 lbs., has short brown hair and wears glasses. He likes to ride the T, so might be on a train platform somewhere.

He was wearing a GPS device, but it hasn't pinged any police receivers yet.

By - 6/24/14 - 7:49 pm

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. , on the airport side. State Police reports the fire was quickly put out and there were no injuries. The tunnel was re-opened around 7:40 p.m.

Matt Karolian has some traffic photos.

By - 6/20/14 - 11:37 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today that Kevin Hensley got a fair trial and that he will spend the rest of his life in state prison for murdering his wife in their Byron Street home after she served him with divorce papers in 2002.

By - 6/20/14 - 8:42 am
245 Sumner St. proposal

The BRA last night approved a developer's plans to tear down a small factory and warehouse at 245 Sumner Street and replace it with a 34-unit residential building that will also have retail space on the first floor.

The Residences at 245 Sumner, which represent the first major new development not directly on the waterfront, next go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on July 1 for its consideration.

Seven of the units will be set aside as "affordable."

BRA documents on the project.

By - 6/19/14 - 8:31 pm

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.

By - 6/19/14 - 9:02 am
Betty Ann Food Shop in East Boston open again

JK reports that the Betty Ann Food Shop, which closed more than a year ago due to "medical reasons," re-opened this morning at its 565 Bennington St. location. Donuts only, initially.

By - 6/17/14 - 8:25 am

Around 8:20 a.m., Matt Karolian reported:

No movement. Police, fire and EMS trying to make their way to the vehicle(s).

By - 6/9/14 - 8:14 am
Planes kissing at Logan Airport

See it larger (and check out the wing tip on the Southwest plane).

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.

By - 6/6/14 - 6:38 am

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.

By - 6/4/14 - 6:06 pm

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 inside the caller’s vehicle," police say. And then:

By - 5/28/14 - 7:56 pm

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 residents, individuals diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were statistically significantly more likely to have lived in the high exposure area for three or more years.

The study found no increased cardiovascular issues or hearing loss.

By - 5/28/14 - 12:44 pm

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports inspectors wrote 120 tickets for improper trash disposal on Eagle Hill on just one day this week.

By - 5/28/14 - 11:15 am

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 flames

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