East Boston

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

By - 5/22/14 - 10:54 am

An East Boston 13-year-old who told police last night she had been abducted after school and then driven around the neighborhood for several hours by a guy in a van eventually admitted she made the story up, a Boston Police spokesperson said today.

But not before police started a search for the van - and then had to call in officers from other parts of the city to handle an unrelated incident that happened around the same time in Central Square.

By - 5/22/14 - 6:40 am
A man and his bass

Christian Ilsey shows off the striped bass he caught yesterday on his boat out of Jeffries Point.

By - 5/21/14 - 7:51 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

For the second morning in a row, Jason Rowe got to photograph a truck whose driver couldn't negotiate the tight turn under Rte. 1A at Neptune Road - the turn that's marked with a no-turn sign for tractor trailers that's apparently written in symbols too complex for some drivers to understand, as Kdabbler shows us:

By - 5/20/14 - 7:34 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

Jason Rowe came upon this jacknifed and crushed truck at Neptune Road and Bennington Street in East Boston around 7 a.m., reports traffic is, as you might expect, a mess.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Dave Barboza reports traffic is backed up to Hermon Street in Winthrop.

By - 5/9/14 - 5:39 pm

Lawsuit? Mayor Walsh issued this statement today on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision yesterday that Boston isn't a referendum-holding host community for either of the proposed local casinos:

Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to us at this time.

We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate action to continue our fight for the people of Boston. My position has not changed: Boston is a host community to both sites, and the people of Boston -- of Charlestown and East Boston -- deserve the opportunity to vote and have their voices heard. ​

By - 5/8/14 - 5:11 pm

Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.

Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack, which mostly sits in East Boston, is an integral part of the Mohegan Sun proposal.

By - 5/7/14 - 6:24 am

Stanley Staco reports an Explorer was shot up outside 338 Meridian St. around 3:30 a.m.

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