East Boston

By - 10/8/15 - 3:36 pm

A San Jose, CA, man spent the night at a State Police barracks after, State Police say, Zeva the Belgian Malinois drug dog sniffed what turned out to be roughly 100 pounds of marijuana in his luggage. Read more.

By - 10/3/15 - 11:33 pm

Received non-life-threatening cuts to the hand around 11:25 p.m. at the Calderon Market, 140 Princeton St.

By - 10/2/15 - 8:23 am

Massport is conducting "a large-scale emergency drill" at Logan Airport between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, so don't get alarmed if you see fire, smoke and lots of firetrucks and emergency vehicles with flashing lights.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:19 pm

Around 10:10 p.m. on Sumner Street near London - although the victim was found on Border.

By - 9/25/15 - 8:27 am
Sunrise over inner Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge

Ryan went for a walk this morning and captured Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge.

By - 9/24/15 - 1:30 pm

An East Boston resident has started an online petition demanding her elected officials do everything they can to rid the neighborhood of the horror that are bicycle lanes - and they better not forget she votes. Read more.

By - 9/22/15 - 6:07 pm

Boston Police today identified the person stabbed to death on Trenton Street on Sunday as Irvin De Paz, 15, of Chelsea.

His murder came just two weeks after Wilson Martinez, also 15, was found stabbed to death at Constitution Beach.

On his Facebook page, Depaz wrote he was from El Salvador - as was Martinez.

By - 9/21/15 - 5:25 pm

Two cops who asked Jose Reyes what he was doing at a place known as a gang hangout over the weekend found themselves under attack and wound up in the hospital when Reyes sank his teeth into their forearms and hands, prosecutors say. Read more.

By - 9/21/15 - 1:42 pm
Alleged East Boston weapons seized

Seized weapons. Photo by BPD.


A judge today agreed with prosecutors to set the high bail for Nicholas Marchesi, 27, after police armed with a search warrant say they found a large cache of guns and rifles, ammunition, drugs and two BB-filled improvised explosive devices in his Eutaw Street home on Friday. Read more.

By - 9/20/15 - 5:24 pm

Police found a man stabbed to the back around 5:15 p.m at 72 Trenton St., although he may have fled there from someplace else. Boston Police report he was transported to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 9/20/15 - 12:17 pm
New Silver Line station under construction in Chelsea

Box District station in Chelsea under construction.

Kris Haight is chronicling the construction of the Silver Line extension from Logan Airport through East Boston into Chelsea - where it will use a dedicated busway on what was formerly the Grand Junction railroad tracks.

By - 9/19/15 - 12:08 pm

Boston Police report an ongoing investigation resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Marchesi, 27, at 36 Eutaw St. Friday afternoon:

Officers located and recovered a cache of weapons, ammunition, drugs and two improvised explosive devices.

Marchesi will be arraigned Monday in East Boston Municipal Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of Class A and Class D drugs with intent to distribute.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/8/15 - 4:04 pm

The person whose body was found with multiple stab wounds on Constitution Beach yesterday morning was Wilson Martinez, 15, of East Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/8/15 - 11:29 am

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.

By - 9/7/15 - 4:10 pm

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.

By - 9/2/15 - 11:16 pm

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 couldn’t say where it would take place, and declined to give details about what the program would consist of.

By - 8/24/15 - 12:09 am

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.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:07 pm
Sunset at Logan Airport

John Gage watched the sun go down behind the Logan Airport control tower.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:35 pm
People in East Boston

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.