East Boston

By - 8/27/13 - 1:02 pm

The Globe reports the operators of the would-be casino and Mayor Menino have come to terms on payments to the city (tough nougies, Winthrop) and minimum employment levels.

The move clears the way for a referendum in East Boston and Revere to decide the fate of the proposal. Everett voters recently overwhelmingly supported a competing plan in an industrial wasteland in their city -... Read more

By - 8/16/13 - 8:27 pm

An East Boston man was charged with attacking a friend with a machete after the friend allegedly threw a traffic cone through his window early this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Joseph Cahill, 63, had bail set at $25,000 at his arraignment today on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the DA's office says. He was also ordered... Read more

By - 8/8/13 - 8:42 am

For the second time in two weeks, the Blue Line couldn't run during the morning rush hour due to wire problems.

By - 8/4/13 - 11:29 pm

Unlike other candidates for mayor, Dan Conley says he's neither for nor against a casino at Suffolk Downs. But he says he wants the entire city to vote on it, not just East Boston - because the ramifications of a casino go far beyond one neighborhood.

Conley said today that if the Suffolk Downs plan is voted down while he's mayor, he'd promptly sue to... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 12:47 pm

Two Delta flight attendants based at Logan Airport charge the airline would only pay them for time they spent in the air and say they're owed back wages for all the time they worked before and after flights.

Nancy DeSaint of Cranston, RI and Barbara Keenan of Salem filed a class-action lawsuit last month in Suffolk Superior Court. Delta moved this week to have the... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 3:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting two 15-year-old alleged yeggs and their alleged 20-year-old wheelman after a robbery Thursday night in Jeffries Point.

According to police, Luis Alberto Ramirez, 20, of East Boston, drove his pubescent pals, both from Chelsea, into East Boston around 9:20 p.m., where one of them mugged a woman on Lamson Street, then jumped back on the car.

Police say the trio... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 2:19 pm

Meat pieA meat pieThe Boston Licensing Board this week gave KO Catering and Pies, 256 Marginal St. in East Boston, two more hours in which to serve up its flaky down-under comestibles.

The Australian meat-pie place convinced the board - along with neighbors and city officials - to extend... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 11:10 pm

New East Boston library

The Boston Public Library said today that the new East Boston branch at Bremen and Prescott streets is slated to open Nov. 2.

The BPL said the tiny Orient Heights branch will close Sept. 6 and the Meridian Street branch... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 2:27 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating the discovery of a woman's body around 9:20 a.m. today at 800 Border St.... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 8:30 am

UPDATE: Brockton man arrested on murder charge.

Joseph Morante, 19, of East Boston, had just graduated high school and was engaged to be married. He died yesterday after being shot inside the cell-phone store at 1053 Tremont St. in Roxbury where he worked.

His Facebook page lists him as a 2013 graduate of Revere High School. He'd also attended Phoenix Charter... Read more

By - 7/30/13 - 8:36 am

Suffolk Downs commutersSuffolk Downs commuters head for shuttle buses. Photo by Boxbot.

The ever popular wire problems mean no Blue Line service between Suffolk Downs and Airport this morning, so commuters get to enjoy emergency shuttle buses instead.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 4:26 pm

Storm over the city

Libby Quinby watched the clouds roll over downtown this afternoon from the relative safety of East Boston.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 1:22 pm

Joe Nucci tries to will Charlotte Golar Richie into the final. Adrian Walker, though, says he would have trouble supporting somebody whose positions are all half baked on a waffle iron.

Joe Battenfeld seems disappointed Dan Conley isn't the clear and obvious front runner and seriously brings up the possibility that voters are too stupid to tell the difference between him and... Read more

By - 7/27/13 - 8:01 pm


We did not set out to explore Harbor Arts' Shipyard Gallery in East Boston today. We just wanted some Australian meat pies.

Sampling one of these treats was one of the few things on the kidlet's summer to-do list. This morning, we picked up one of her... Read more

By - 7/26/13 - 7:04 pm

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol shpritzers to douse areas in the vicinity of Orient Avenue, Boardman Street, Andrew Road and Horace Street between dusk and 11:30 p.m. - or on Monday if the weather's not good.

The trucks will spray sumethrin:

Mosquito control applications of sumithrin do not pose a significant risk to people or pets due to the chemical’s

... Read more
By - 7/22/13 - 4:10 pm

Boston Police report a man was found stabbed in the parking lot of La Chiva Restaurant, 259 Bennington St. around 6:40 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to Mass. General with life-threatening injuries.

Rony Ernesto Aguino, 30, was arrested not long after on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

Aguino allegedly made post

... Read more
By - 7/12/13 - 12:20 pm

Practice fire at LoganSee it larger.

Because given what happened here in April and given what happened in San Francisco a few days ago, people are going to get jumpy and alert reporters who are going to place immediate calls to Massport PR people... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 8:48 am

From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.

"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.

On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 3:19 pm

Boston Police report they are trying to find the guy who drove an SUV into the lobby of the Burger King at 944 Bennington St. around 8 a.m.

Two women and a man in the SUV were taken to Mass. General Hospital but are expected to survive, police say. Police say witnesses spotted a man jump out of the SUV and flee on foot... Read more

By - 6/20/13 - 12:01 pm

And then after that, the tunnel, originally opened in 1961, will be shut every night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for four to five more months, MassDOT reports:

Every aspect of the tunnel is in fair to poor condition, and the time has come to put the Callahan in shape to last another 50 years.

State officials explain the $35-million repair project at... Read more