East Boston

By - 1/16/16 - 9:07 pm
Special issue of the East Boston Community News

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.

By - 1/14/16 - 6:37 am
East Boston deer

Photo by Massachusetts Environmental Police.

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.

Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:33 pm
Cristofer Perez

Boston Police today identified Sunday's murder victim as Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16. He was from Chelsea.

He was found fatally shot around 1:35 a.m. on Falcon Street. Read more.

By - 1/10/16 - 9:31 am

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.

By - 12/30/15 - 11:11 pm

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.

By - 12/28/15 - 9:13 am
Sunrise over Dorchester Bay

MadTy took a moment to appreciate the sunrise over Dorchester Bay this morning.

Tim Smith did the same at Logan Airport: Read more.

By - 12/26/15 - 9:57 pm

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.

By - 12/26/15 - 10:44 am
Char in East Boston being used as a space saver

Nice chair.

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

By - 12/26/15 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report arresting three Lynn men on charges they burst into a home early Saturday morning, one with a knife and one with a bat. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 12:44 pm

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.

By - 12/15/15 - 8:13 am

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.

By - 12/14/15 - 4:38 pm

Welp. Bryon Hefner tells Politico he might have a go at the state Senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. Politico reports Rosenberg and Hefner share homes on Beacon Hill and in Amherst.

By - 12/14/15 - 12:16 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com gets the scoop.

J. Michael Here runs down potential candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant First Suffolk and Middlesex senate district.

By - 12/12/15 - 1:00 pm
Proposed new building in East Boston

Note use of exotic material known as "brick."

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to tear down three old buildings at Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for a 23-unit residential building.

East Boston Management and Development LLC says the building, between the Maverick and Airport T stops, would include a 20-space garage and storage space for 30 bicycles. Read more.

By - 12/6/15 - 1:09 am

Received several superficial wounds shortly before 1 a.m. at Ashley and Breed streets in Orient Heights.

By - 12/4/15 - 8:06 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is resigning for a job at Kearney, Donovan & McGee, a downtown lobbying firm. His district includes the North End, East Boston and Beacon Hill.

By - 12/2/15 - 7:57 am

The Dig reports on the residents of 173-177 Maverick St., whose new landlord upped their rent, did nothing when the water stopped and now has stopped paying for alternate housing for them after a rear wall collapsed.

By - 11/26/15 - 1:50 pm

The East Boston Times reports Councilor Sal LaMattina says East Boston is in desperate need of a second middle school.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:29 am

The Boston Fire Department is blaming a plumber's torch for a two-alarm fire at 217 Lexington St. that sent two firefighters to the hospital Monday night.

The fire, called in around 9:15 p.m., did an estimated $200,000 damage, the department says, adding the plumber was working in a third-floor bathroom.

By - 11/17/15 - 8:39 am
Proposed layout of Terminal E international-arrivals expansion at Logan Airport

Proposed layout of Terminal E expansion, to be done in two phases.

With international travel through Logan Airport really taking off, Massport is planning additions to Terminal E that would include new gates, an expanded Customs area and a covered pedestrian walkway to the Airport T station.

In an environmental notification form filed with the state last month, Massport says the expansion will served a growing international travel market that it says will reach 6 million passengers a year in 2022, compared to 4.9 million in 2014. Read more.