East Boston

By - 2/25/16 - 1:40 pm

The Fort Point Boston Blog reports on efforts by the Boston Preservation Alliance, The Friends of the Northern Avenue Bridge and the Fort Point Neighborhood Association to make sure the now unusable bridge is eventually restored. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 12:44 pm

BC High School in Dorchester, South Boston High School, East Boston High School, the South Bay jail and a location on Queensberry Street in the Fenway all got bomb threats around noon. Police have not ordered evacuations, but are sending bomb experts to the locations.

Meanwhile, Newton North High School has also gotten a call, as have schools in Cambridge, Randolph and, of course, Arlington.

By - 2/16/16 - 3:32 pm

State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is backing plans by the Neighborhood House Charter School and the Brooke charter schools to extend their current K-8 programs to the secondary level. Read more.

By - 2/14/16 - 10:08 am
Thermometer reads -9 in East Boston

Jim Correale went out around 7:30 a.m. to document the cold in East Boston so you wouldn't have to.

By - 2/12/16 - 5:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week granted valuable full-liquor licenses to several North End restaurants that say they need to fend off advances from fancier places on the waterfront.

But with only a total of ten of the new licenses to dole out - and several of those already awarded - the board also denied requests from several restaurants in the North End, on the waterfront and in some other neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 2/11/16 - 11:45 pm
US Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Boston Police Commissioner Willam Evans

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Police Commissioner William Evans among officials who attended East Boston meeting.

When federal officials announced the indictments of 56 alleged MS-13 members on charges that included the murder of three teens in East Boston, city and school officials began working on programs to keep kids at East Boston High School out of gangs.

But after hearing parents and residents complain at a community meeting tonight that gangs were reaching kids even younger than that, Mayor Walsh said he's going to insist efforts begin in first grade. Read more.

By - 2/10/16 - 10:46 pm

Mike Freedberg introduces us to the six declared candidates for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate seat.

By - 2/9/16 - 1:00 pm

Trinity Orient Heights Limited Partnership has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to replace the 331-unit Orient Heights project on Vallar Road with 331 new low-income units and 42 market-rate apartments. Read more.

By - 2/7/16 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug charges near the troubled Maverick Landing apartment complex Saturday evening. Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/3/16 - 7:21 am
Dawn over Boston Harbor and Chelsea Creek

Ryan watched the sun come up this morning from the McArdle Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:28 am
Crash into scaffolding in East Boston

Around the corner. Photo by Matt Kurkowski.

That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at the Loftel hotel construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage.

By - 2/1/16 - 11:52 am

The 64-page federal indictment against alleged local members of the murdering, drug-running MS-13 provides some details on the gang-war murders of three teenagers in East Boston between September and January: Two were killed by gang members looking for promotions by proving they could murder somebody while the third died because gang leaders had decided at a meeting to step up its wars with rivals across the eastern US. Read more.

By - 1/31/16 - 8:59 am

The Globe talks to relatives of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, murdered in East Boston earlier this month, had bought a ticket to return to his native Guatemala, rather than get caught in the violence between MS-13 and the rival 18th Street gang. Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 1:24 pm

Federal and local authorities are reporting the arrest of 56 MS-13 gang members, who they say recruited young teens at East Boston, Chelsea and Everett high schools and are to blame for five murders and 14 attempted murders of rival gang members since 2014 - including three teens murdered in East Boston over the past four months. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 1:37 pm

Today at 5 p.m. in the Maverick Landing community room, 31 Liverpool St.

A licensed trauma specialist will be on hand to help families hit by recent violence in the area.

By - 1/25/16 - 4:25 pm
Wanted for Maverick Square shooting

Transit Police report they have obtained a search warrant for the arrest of Rogelio Alvarado, 21, for last week's double shooting at the Maverick Blue Line station.

Alvarado faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as a number of firearms violations, police say. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 10:33 am

Posted early this morning on the East Boston Open Discussion on Facebook (you have to be logged into Facebook to see it and its comments):

TO THE PERSON THAT SLASHED MY TIRE YOU LEFT YOUR FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER THE TRASHCAN YOU LEFT TO SAVE YOUR SPOT AND I HAVE YOUR TRASH CAN IF YOU WANT IT BACK COME GET IT THE POLICE WILL BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR TODAY IT IS A COMPANY TRUCK AND I AM NOT WORRIED THE TIRE CAN BE REPLACED

By - 1/25/16 - 9:14 am
Angry note in East Boston

Man, remember the days when we waited for the snow to get at least two feet high before getting this angry? A disgusted citizen on Prescott Street in East Boston complains:

This is the note we found on our window this morning. Please address that space-savers are not allowed after not shoveling and only getting 4 inches of snow.

Read more.