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UPDATED, 12:20 p.m.
Boston firefighters raced to Webster and Sumner streets around 8:30 a.m. for a fire that fire officials say may have started with a short circuit at 309 Sumner and then spread to 102 Webster and 311 Sumner.
Fire officials say 20 people were displaced from 309 Sumner and 102 Webster. 311 Sumner was not as severely damaged.
Firefighters rushed to 111 Maverick St., around 8:50 a.m. for a fire on the third floor. The fire was knocked down around 9:05 a.m.
An East Boston couple were arraigned on assault and battery and robbery charges yesterday after they allegedly beat a cabbie who wouldn't step on it to get them to a doctor's appointment on the other side of the harbor, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors say Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 31, hailed a medallion cab around 10:50 a.m. on Friday outside the Maverick T stop and asked to be driven to Boston Medical Center. But after crossing under the harbor and getting to Merrimac Street, the couple realized they might not make their 11 a.m. appointment on time:
A man spotted on surveillance video walking away from a trash bag that then erupted in flames yesterday afternoon was charged with arson, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
East Boston District Court Judge John McDonald set bail at $1,000 for John Cherry at his arraignment this morning.
Prosecutors say the fire did an estimated $5,000 in damage to the exterior of a multi-family home at 26 Falcon St.
According ro the DA's office:
Mayor Walsh today announced an agreement with Mohegan Sun under which the proposed Revere casino would pay the city at least $18 million a year plus another $3 million a year just for capital stuff in East Boston - should the state approve it as the Boston area's resort casino, rather than a competing plan in Everett.
In addition, the mayor said the owners of Suffolk Downs have agreed to keep their race track open through the life of the Mohegan Sun license. Also, Mohegan Sun will spend $45 million on traffic improvements around the casino.
In a statement, the mayor says:
MassLive.com reports the city is proclaiming it just as good as the sort of agreement it would have gotten had the state ruled Boston was still a "host" community.
Around 11:30 p.m on Maverick Street near Geneva Street; the bullet may have come through his door.
An annoyed citizen complains about what has become a nightly ritual on Haynes Street in East Boston:
Commercial vehicle in resident parking, vehicle is parked overnight, everynight, shows up and struggles to parrellel park for 15-20 minutes with loud back-up beeper despite scores of neighbors screaming and yelling at him. He swears at them and walks away.
UPDATE: He was found safe, his GPS unit pinging, at the Savin Hill Red Line stop around 1:30 p.m.
The autistic teen from East Boston was last seen yesterday around 8 a.m. He's 19, 6' tall and 150 lbs., has short brown hair and wears glasses. He likes to ride the T, so might be on a train platform somewhere.
He was wearing a GPS device, but it hasn't pinged any police receivers yet.
A federal appeals court ruled today that Kevin Hensley got a fair trial and that he will spend the rest of his life in state prison for murdering his wife in their Byron Street home after she served him with divorce papers in 2002.
The BRA last night approved a developer's plans to tear down a small factory and warehouse at 245 Sumner Street and replace it with a 34-unit residential building that will also have retail space on the first floor.
The Residences at 245 Sumner, which represent the first major new development not directly on the waterfront, next go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on July 1 for its consideration.
Seven of the units will be set aside as "affordable."
Firefighters battling a brush fire off Bennington Street south of Orient Heights asked the T to shut down the Blue Line around 8:20 p.m., because the fire is close enough to the tracks they did not want to have to worry about what might happen should their streams of water hit the overhead electrical lines.
Around 8:20 a.m., Matt Karolian reported:
No movement. Police, fire and EMS trying to make their way to the vehicle(s).
Melissa Desingco looked out the terminal window at Logan to see a Southwest plane getting way too into the personal space of a JetBlue plane that was scheduled to be headed to Chicago this morning.