East Boston

By - 10/1/13 - 2:19 pm

John Connolly today announced his position on the arbitrator's award in the stalled police contract talks: Both sides should go back to the bargaining table, because cops deserve a contract, but the city can't afford to pay for the arbitrator's award:

I believe that the arbitrator's award is out of line with the current economic environment and not in the best interests of the taxpayers.

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By - 10/1/13 - 7:57 am

Two of the four. Photo by Transit Police.

UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: The MBTA reports three of the four have turned themselves in - they walked into Transit Police HQ just as Supt. Joseph O'Connor was briefing the media on the case. More to come.

Transit Police report a man and his 14-year-old daughter were beaten by four men on a Blue Line train around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.

After repeatedly punching... Read more

By - 9/30/13 - 6:03 pm

A group of East Boston religious leaders today launched a campaign against the proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs. As their Web site says:

Because we believe God has something better for East Boston than a casino.

More specifically, the clergy members say the casino would leader to more crime, addiction, traffic, pollution and bankruptcy and higher insurance rates.

East Boston residents vote... Read more

By - 9/25/13 - 2:50 pm

The Globe reports the city council agrees with Tom Menino - it voted 12-to-O'Malley today to limit the upcoming vote on the Suffolk Downs casino proposal to just East Boston residents.

By - 9/23/13 - 2:11 pm

An East Boston man was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail today on charges he sexually attacked a young girl playing with her friends on Faywood Avenue on Sept. 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding:

By - 9/22/13 - 12:06 pm

Boston Police report they've arrested Jose Avila, 39, for an attack on a child near Waldemar Avenue Friday evening. He's scheduled for arraignment Monday in East Boston District Court.

Innocent, etc.

By - 9/18/13 - 11:10 pm

OK, make that so ridiculously overoptimistic that one casino expert actually chuckled when he heard the numbers.

By - 9/17/13 - 5:21 pm
Fire at Logan Airport

Updated, 7:15 p.m.

Massport and Boston firefighters battled a two-alarm pump fire that broke out around 5 p.m. in the "fuel farm" used to gas up jets. Although it was brought under control around 5:30 p.m., Boston Fire only declared an all out around 7 p.m.

Massport reports:

Fueling system temporarily suspended due to fire. Flights impacted. Please check with airlines for flight

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By - 9/17/13 - 2:15 pm

A 53-year-old Somerville woman fell off her husband's boat early this morning and drowned, despite his efforts to save her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the woman, who had been living for the summer with her husband on their boat, fell into the water at some point early this morning after the two spent a night out together.

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By - 9/11/13 - 2:16 pm

Massport is apologizing for scheduling routine fire training at Logan today, because not everybody would realize that was only an old fuselage on fire rather than something more sinister on this anniversary date.

Massport apologizes for conducting the fire training exercise and understands that it may have offended many of those touched by the events of Sept. 11. Safety and security is our top

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By - 9/10/13 - 6:21 pm

Broken heart

An alert citizen reports the Pulse of the City heart installation outside the East Boston Health Center in Maverick Square is already broken, only four days after it was installed.

The heart, which emitted music based on the pulse of whoever held its handles, was a... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 12:44 pm

A Chelsea man was arraigned yesterday on an armed-robbery charge for a Sept. 2 robbery at an East Boston drugstore.

Officers arriving on scene at the Walgreens in Central Square were unable to find the suspect, who rode away on a bicycle. But when they distributed surveillance photos from the drug store, other Boston Police officers, a Chelsea police officer and a probation officer assigned... Read more

By - 9/5/13 - 2:20 pm

An airman upset at finding the USO at Logan's Terminal closed on Tuesday angrily harangued an airport worker about the situation and, after sputtering about the Marathon, allegedly said he had a pressure cooker in his backpack and asked what he was supposed to do with it, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and State Police.

Neither the worker nor State Police were... Read more

By - 8/30/13 - 3:12 pm

In the downstairs children's room.In the downstairs children's room.

The small Orient Heights library has just a few more days of life left before it's shut down as the BPL readies the brand-new - and larger - East Boston library on Bremen Street. That... Read more

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