East Boston

By - 8/2/13 - 2:19 pm

Meat pieA meat pieThe Boston Licensing Board this week gave KO Catering and Pies, 256 Marginal St. in East Boston, two more hours in which to serve up its flaky down-under comestibles.

The Australian meat-pie place convinced the board - along with neighbors and city officials - to extend... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 11:10 pm

New East Boston library

The Boston Public Library said today that the new East Boston branch at Bremen and Prescott streets is slated to open Nov. 2.

The BPL said the tiny Orient Heights branch will close Sept. 6 and the Meridian Street branch... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 2:27 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating the discovery of a woman's body around 9:20 a.m. today at 800 Border St.... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 8:30 am

UPDATE: Brockton man arrested on murder charge.

Joseph Morante, 19, of East Boston, had just graduated high school and was engaged to be married. He died yesterday after being shot inside the cell-phone store at 1053 Tremont St. in Roxbury where he worked.

His Facebook page lists him as a 2013 graduate of Revere High School. He'd also attended Phoenix Charter... Read more

By - 7/30/13 - 8:36 am

Suffolk Downs commutersSuffolk Downs commuters head for shuttle buses. Photo by Boxbot.

The ever popular wire problems mean no Blue Line service between Suffolk Downs and Airport this morning, so commuters get to enjoy emergency shuttle buses instead.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 4:26 pm

Storm over the city

Libby Quinby watched the clouds roll over downtown this afternoon from the relative safety of East Boston.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 1:22 pm

Joe Nucci tries to will Charlotte Golar Richie into the final. Adrian Walker, though, says he would have trouble supporting somebody whose positions are all half baked on a waffle iron.

Joe Battenfeld seems disappointed Dan Conley isn't the clear and obvious front runner and seriously brings up the possibility that voters are too stupid to tell the difference between him and... Read more

By - 7/27/13 - 8:01 pm


We did not set out to explore Harbor Arts' Shipyard Gallery in East Boston today. We just wanted some Australian meat pies.

Sampling one of these treats was one of the few things on the kidlet's summer to-do list. This morning, we picked up one of her... Read more

By - 7/26/13 - 7:04 pm

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol shpritzers to douse areas in the vicinity of Orient Avenue, Boardman Street, Andrew Road and Horace Street between dusk and 11:30 p.m. - or on Monday if the weather's not good.

The trucks will spray sumethrin:

Mosquito control applications of sumithrin do not pose a significant risk to people or pets due to the chemical’s

... Read more
By - 7/22/13 - 4:10 pm

Boston Police report a man was found stabbed in the parking lot of La Chiva Restaurant, 259 Bennington St. around 6:40 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to Mass. General with life-threatening injuries.

Rony Ernesto Aguino, 30, was arrested not long after on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

Aguino allegedly made post

... Read more
By - 7/12/13 - 12:20 pm

Practice fire at LoganSee it larger.

Because given what happened here in April and given what happened in San Francisco a few days ago, people are going to get jumpy and alert reporters who are going to place immediate calls to Massport PR people... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 8:48 am

From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.

"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.

On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 3:19 pm

Boston Police report they are trying to find the guy who drove an SUV into the lobby of the Burger King at 944 Bennington St. around 8 a.m.

Two women and a man in the SUV were taken to Mass. General Hospital but are expected to survive, police say. Police say witnesses spotted a man jump out of the SUV and flee on foot... Read more

By - 6/20/13 - 12:01 pm

And then after that, the tunnel, originally opened in 1961, will be shut every night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for four to five more months, MassDOT reports:

Every aspect of the tunnel is in fair to poor condition, and the time has come to put the Callahan in shape to last another 50 years.

State officials explain the $35-million repair project at... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 4:14 pm

Boston Police report finding a newly perforated man at 1 Vallar Rd. around 2:35 a.m.

The man, described by police as "uncooperative," was sent off to Mass. General and is expected to survive.... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 9:24 pm

Wood Island is the last/first stop on the Blue Line right now, thanks to a recalcitrant switch at Orient Heights. Buses, anyone?

By - 5/30/13 - 12:14 pm

Hugo Ventura, 30, was arraigned this week on a charge of slashing a man's ear and face after police began to doubt his story that his victim suffered his injuries while saving him from a pack of three guys with a machete who'd burst into the Bennington Street apartment where they'd been drinking, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Hugo Ventura, 30, was released... Read more

By - 5/24/13 - 10:18 am

Smoke at Logan

Around 9:30 a.m., several people reported a column of smoke rising from Logan Airport, including Screwed Up Rainbow, who posted this photo - along with a note that planes were continuing to take off.

AlertNewEngland, who knows about these things, and... Read more

By - 5/16/13 - 5:08 pm

Marco Tulio Flores, now 19, today pleaded guilty to strangling Jaime Galdamez with a dog chain and then setting his body on fire after years of sexual abuse, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Flores accepted the voluntary-manslaughter sentence rather than face a murder charge for the 2011 death of Jaime Galdemez, the DA's office says.

"This was a just resolution to an... Read more

By - 5/15/13 - 3:56 pm

Five Logan Airport "cab starters" arrested in February were indicted yesterday by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly taking bribes from cabbies to move them up in the queue at the airport.

Each of the five were indicted on at least five counts of soliciting or accepting a bribe as a public employee and at least two counts of soliciting or accepting an... Read more