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.
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.
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.
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
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.
UPDATE, 4:19 p.m. The Blue Line has resumed service through Maverick and Maverick Square has been re-opened to traffic.
Maverick Square is shut down as Transit and Boston Police investigate a double shooting inside the Blue Line station around 2:30 p.m.
One witness reports it happened on a train.
Buses are running instead of the Blue Line between Bowdoin and Airport. Congress Street downtown was shut between State and Washington due to congestion caused by all the buses.
State Police report protesters demanding a $15 minimum wage at Logan Airport were allowed to protest and listen to a few speeches, then, when told to disperse, six refused and were arrested.
Those arrested on a trespassing charge: Michael G. Gallagher, 67, of Boston, Marvin A. Martin, 61, of Dorchester, Mary D. Lombos, 41, of Roxbury, Jacqueline Wesley, 51, of Roxbury, Yusuf Farah, 57, of Cambridge and Roxana L. Rivera, 46, of Warwick, RI.
The Northeastern University library has started digitizing copies of the East Boston Community News. They recently uploaded copies from 1971. You can look at individual copies of the newspaper or search for specific topics.
UPDATE: State officials now say the deer was not a pet; she moved into somebody's backyard and the homeowner didn't even know she was there.
State Environmental Police report:
Today, January 13, 2016, Massachusetts Environmental Police officers and members of the agency’s Large Animal Response Team (LART) executed a search warrant in East Boston to remove a white tail deer that was suspected of being kept as a pet.
Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 1:35 a.m. at 144 Falcon St..
He is Boston's first homicide victim of 2016.
Grazed in the head, around 11 p.m., in the area of Decatur and Border streets. He got himself to the East Boston Health Center on Gove Street.
Around 9:30 p.m. outside 282 Bennington St. He was able to get himself to the East Boston Health Center on Gove Street.
Police are looking for two suspects, both black, both dressed in black. The alleged knifeman is 5'10" with crooked, yellow teeth. His accomplice was described as 6', about 30, with a beard. No description of his teeth.
A peeved citizen complains this morning about this space saver at Havre Street and Cunard Way in East Boston:
Why are people holding parking spaces when its not eve snowing
The Boston Licensing Board today gave three Bennington Street establishments a week to develop a security plan to cut down on violent closing-time incidents after an A-7 detective testified their block has become "the most violent area in East Boston." Read more.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.