East Boston

By - 2/9/13 - 8:05 pm

The Globe reports two East Boston boys, 5 and 8, were rushed to the hospital this afternoon with carbon-monoxide poisoning after they took refuge from the cold in a car with a blocked exhaust pipe.

Unlike two earlier incidents, which left a boy and a man dead, the two are expected to survive. Officials urged residents to make sure car exhausts... Read more

By - 2/7/13 - 11:59 pm

Boston Police tweet they are looking for Jeffrey Cooper, 17, last seen around 4:30 p.m. wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, a green Celtics hat, a blue coat, brown sneakers and glasses.

Steve tweets he was last seen getting on the Blue Line at Maverick.... Read more

By - 2/7/13 - 9:08 pm

Bare produce shelves at West Roxbury Roche Bros. Photo by Ted Folkman.Bare produce shelves at West Roxbury Roche Bros. Photo by Ted Folkman.

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By - 2/4/13 - 11:59 pm

East Boston fire. Photo by Daniel Colt.East Boston fire. Photo by Daniel Colt.

Firefighters rushed to 269 Sumner St., a three-story residential and commercial building at the corner with Orleans Street - just 50 yards from a firehouse. Firefighters were... Read more

By - 2/3/13 - 7:16 pm

Webster Street, East Boston

Roving UHub photographer Rose captured the scene this afternoon on Webster Street in East Boston, where storm-ravaged residents were forced into desperate measures.... Read more

By - 1/31/13 - 5:15 pm

Kevin Davis reports he was on Delta flight 2101 around 4:30 p.m., getting ready to taxi to the runway en route to Atlanta, when the plane stopped:

Sitting in a plane on the tarmac at BOS surrounded by fire trucks. I don't think this one is taking off anytime soon. ...

Turns out plane was on fire. Fire is out, deplaning now onto runway

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By - 1/28/13 - 2:44 pm

City and state officials formally broke ground today on a luxury-housing project along Marginal Street and Pier One.

The first of seven buildings in the $46-million Portside at Pier One project is a five-story apartment building with 176 units - 26 designated as "affordable" - along with ground-floor retail space. It's due to open next spring. Ultimately, the project will include a total of 550... Read more

By - 1/24/13 - 4:04 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started in the basement of 29 Leyden St. shortly before 2 p.m. displaced six residents and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. There were no injuries.

By - 1/14/13 - 8:00 am
Wounding catch basin

Offending basin with paw for scale.

A concerned pet-owning citizen complains about catch basins along the East Boston stadium and Greenway:

my dog was running upon the snow suddenly he started yelling and crying i try to see what happen to him he had gotten is leg stuck and in the momentum fractured two bones. ... my little one fracture his legs and will cost me at list four thousand.

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By - 1/13/13 - 10:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting Yerlan Tatibayev, 23, on charges he stabbed a roommate's friend in the throat around 7:10 this morning in East Boston.

Police say the victim was visiting with Tatibayev's roommate in their 161 Cottage St. apartment when:

An altercation between the victim and his friend’s roommates broke out. During the altercation, the victim says one of the roommates stole his

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By - 1/13/13 - 12:28 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Ed Baur reports somebody was found stabbed around 7 a.m. at 161 Cottage St. Because of his condition, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 1/11/13 - 11:36 pm

Main workersMain workers. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a water main ruptured around 7:50 p.m. at 300 Sumner St. flooded basements and displaced dozens of residents when the power was shut off as a precaution.

The department says water got into... Read more

By - 1/8/13 - 2:07 pm

Yesterday, it was a fire, today it was leaking fuel, this time on a plane getting ready to taxi to a runway for takeoff, WBZ tweets. Both are 787 Dreamliners.

By - 1/7/13 - 11:03 am

Alert New England and Alex Jones report Massport and Boston firefighters are battling a stubborn electrical fire in a battery compartment of a JAL Dreamliner on the ground at the airport.

The Boston Fire Department reports a technician walking through the plane after it had landed and passengers had deplaned noticed smoke, eventually traced to the compartment on the plane's underside.... Read more

By - 1/5/13 - 2:08 pm

SuspectMBTA Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say approached somebody at the Bremen Street entrance to the Airport T stop on Dec. 22 and "offered to sell him a .40 caliber and/or a .380 caliber firearm."

One is black, about 6'2" with a Pirates cap, dark parka with a... Read more

By - 1/4/13 - 7:17 pm

Boston Police report the Mobil gas station at 470 Meridian St. was held up around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday by a guy with a shotgun. A clerk told police the suspect "entered the store, pointed a shotgun at him and demanded money."

If he looks familiar, contact A-7 detectives... Read more

By - 12/28/12 - 10:40 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire shortly after 10 p.m. at 61 Eutaw St. brought firefighters, EMTs and police.

The fire, which started in a mattress, is now being looked at by arson investigators, the department says, adding that while EMTs were brought in to evaluate four residents - two of whom were taken to the hospital - police were summoned "for assistance... Read more

By - 12/24/12 - 3:32 pm

A Puerto Rican man was arrested at Logan Airport Friday after State Police found more than eight pounds of cocaine in the wheelchair on which he rolled into the terminal, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Emannuelli Rojas-Moraza, 33, of Carolina, PR, was detained at Terminal E by state troopers at the request of Homeland Security and US Customs agents. According to prosecutors:


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By - 12/19/12 - 11:50 am

Seized weapons. Photo by BPD.Seized weapons. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report officers who followed the plaintive pings of a stolen MacBook to a repair shop on Meridian Street last week found a cache of weaponry in the pickup truck of the... Read more

By - 12/18/12 - 10:47 am

Christmas, Blue Line style

The MBTA forwards this photo from the Blue Line repair facility in Orient Heights, where workers have made a Christmas tree out of a "bolster rack" of trucks used to hold the axles of Blue Line cars.... Read more