East Boston

East Boston

By - 5/22/14 - 10:54 am

An East Boston 13-year-old who told police last night she had been abducted after school and then driven around the neighborhood for several hours by a guy in a van eventually admitted she made the story up, a Boston Police spokesperson said today.

But not before police started a search for the van - and then had to call in officers from other parts of the city to handle an unrelated incident that happened around the same time in Central Square.

By - 5/22/14 - 6:40 am
A man and his bass

Christian Ilsey shows off the striped bass he caught yesterday on his boat out of Jeffries Point.

By - 5/21/14 - 7:51 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

For the second morning in a row, Jason Rowe got to photograph a truck whose driver couldn't negotiate the tight turn under Rte. 1A at Neptune Road - the turn that's marked with a no-turn sign for tractor trailers that's apparently written in symbols too complex for some drivers to understand, as Kdabbler shows us:

By - 5/20/14 - 7:34 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

Jason Rowe came upon this jacknifed and crushed truck at Neptune Road and Bennington Street in East Boston around 7 a.m., reports traffic is, as you might expect, a mess.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Dave Barboza reports traffic is backed up to Hermon Street in Winthrop.

By - 5/9/14 - 5:39 pm

Lawsuit? Mayor Walsh issued this statement today on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision yesterday that Boston isn't a referendum-holding host community for either of the proposed local casinos:

Based on the ambiguous and arbitrary process the Gaming Commission has pursued, we believe that we have multiple options available to us at this time.

We are continuing to work aggressively to determine the appropriate action to continue our fight for the people of Boston. My position has not changed: Boston is a host community to both sites, and the people of Boston -- of Charlestown and East Boston -- deserve the opportunity to vote and have their voices heard. ​

By - 5/8/14 - 5:11 pm

Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.

Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack, which mostly sits in East Boston, is an integral part of the Mohegan Sun proposal.

By - 5/7/14 - 6:24 am

Stanley Staco reports an Explorer was shot up outside 338 Meridian St. around 3:30 a.m.

By - 5/1/14 - 8:01 am
Gridlocked traffic on Bennington Street in East Boston

Gridlock on Bennington Street reached into Revere. Photo by Ally.

Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.

There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.

A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new lake in the upper busway.

By - 4/29/14 - 7:42 pm
Flight 175 ceremony at Logan Airport

Dan Sentry watched a ceremony this afternoon at Logan's gate C19, from which United flight 175 took off on 9/11.

The flag was taken down so that United workers can continue to fly it at terminal B. A new flag will continue to fly above the jetway as JetBlue moves into the terminal.

By - 4/29/14 - 8:39 am

Since January, a group of Emerson College journalism students have been covering East Boston news at All Things Eastie.

Also see:
East Boston Online.

By - 4/27/14 - 12:03 pm
Google auto-complete for East Boston and Back Bay

Matt Karolian got curious what results he'd get from Google auto-complete by typing in the same basic search for various Boston-area neighborhoods and communities.

By - 4/24/14 - 8:14 am
Myers

The Herald reports that Celeste Myers, who helped run the successful vote to keep a casino out of East Boston, is running against state Rep. Carlo Basile, who supported the casino - and whom Myers once helped get elected.

By - 4/23/14 - 2:43 pm

Updated.

Around 1:50 p.m., outside Spinelli, 282 Bennington St., a man began waving a metal pipe at somebody. The guy, white, wearing tan shorts and no shoes, then sauntered down Bennington toward Central Square, still carrying the pipe. Police nabbed him about an hour later.

By - 4/20/14 - 11:24 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was shot on Meridian Street shortly after 5 a.m.

Alex Howell, who lives in the 300 block, reports he heard the shots a bit further up the street:

Huge argument, then three very loud pops.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:24 am
Trolley at Devonshire Street in Boston

A.P. Blake reminds us that on this day in 1924, the predecessor of the MBTA shut the trolley line between downtown and East Boston for 50 hours to convert it into what we now know as the Blue Line.

The Boston Street Railway Association posted this photo of one of the old trolleys at Devonshire (late renamed State).

By - 4/18/14 - 9:14 am

Boston Police report the man found stabbed to death on Border Street on Saturday was Oscar Santos-Chaves, 36. Police say they do not yet have an address for him.

By - 4/14/14 - 7:36 am
East Boston Greenway cemetery plot

Concerned citizen is concerned about what appears to be a grave - complete with flowers - on the East Boston Greenway near the caboose and the fire station:

Some sort of witchcraft nobody ever die there yet it's a cemetery plot.

By - 4/13/14 - 7:35 pm

The school department has created a page to let people help students at the O’Donnell and Samuel Adams elementary schools and the East Boston Early Education Center. Along with their families, they lost everything in last Wednesday's eight-alarm fire.

By - 4/12/14 - 2:39 pm

Body, stabbed repeatedly, found around 7 a.m. at 282 Border St., Boston Police report.

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