East Boston

By - 12/7/16 - 10:37 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a four-story condo building at 194 Havre St., next to the lot where the same family is currently building another four-story building - on a block where most of the other houses are two or three stories. Read more.

By - 12/7/16 - 9:50 am
301 Border St. proposal

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace auto-body repair shops with a six-story condo building at 301-303 Border St.

The BPDA had approved City Realty's plans for the $21.6-million, 64-condo project, which will include ten 3-bedroom units and consolidate five lots into one, last month. Read more.

By - 12/2/16 - 11:52 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. at 389 Meridian St. Police were unsure whether his wounds were caused by a gun or a knife.

By - 11/28/16 - 11:18 pm

A rollover crash on McClellan Highway near Byron Street around 11 p.m. left one person dead. Police are looking for a second car spotted speeding from the scene. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 6:15 pm

A Swampscott man faces two counts each of manslaughter and OUI motor-vehicle homicide for an August crash just outside Logan Airport, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Steven Birenbaum, 27, had bail set at $5,000 today at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court. Read more.

By - 11/24/16 - 9:00 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on what a non-Hispanic student at East Boston High told his largely Hispanic classmates what they could do with themselves after the election. BPS says it was an isolated incident.

By - 11/6/16 - 10:23 am

Tamas K-L took in a landing at Logan yesterday.

By - 10/30/16 - 12:41 pm
Truck stopping traffic at 1A in East Boston

Usually trucks get stuck where Neptune and Bennington streets and Rte. 1A come together, but today's truck-related jam up, Eastie Strong shows us, was at the Sumner Tunnel entrance.

By - 10/28/16 - 6:40 pm

Some East Boston residents and BPD District A-7 are collecting supplies between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at A-7 for the animal shelters run by the MSPCA, the Animal Rescue League of Boston and the Boston city animal shelter.

Among the items requested: Towels, blankets, cat food, dog food, pet treats and pigs' ears.

By - 10/20/16 - 4:35 pm

The BPDA board today approved a plan to turn the one-time Hess tank farm off Condor Street into new facilities for three local marine companies, a tot lot, a dog park and a monument to a Revolutionary naval battle in Chelsea Creek. Read more.

By - 10/14/16 - 1:17 pm
City officials, clergy at vigil in East Boston

City officials, clergy, at East Boston vigil last night Photo by John.

Boston Police report officers Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris, are undergoing more surgery today for the wounds they suffered in an East Boston gun battle Wednesday night.

By - 10/13/16 - 3:26 pm

A concerned citizen reports about some trash pickup in reverse: Somebody has been going down Gove Street in a pickup, "dropping large items in front of people's houses, they placed a washing machine in front of constituent's house."

By - 10/13/16 - 3:01 pm
Injured BPD officers

Boston Police have identified the two officers shot in an East Boston gun battle yesterday as Matthew Morris (l), who has been on the force for 12 years, and Richard Cintolo, a 27-year veteran of the department.

BPD adds: Read more.

By - 10/13/16 - 11:14 am
Kirk Figueroa

UPDATE: Police say Figueroa was not licensed to carry a gun in Massachusetts. And Army says he didn't serve in the Army Reserves.

Kirk Figueroa, the East Boston man police say opened fire on officers responding to a domestic-violence call at his home, listed his occupation as founder of a private-security firm specializing in going after bad guys with heavy armament and dogs and protecting people with enough money to worry about needing protection. Read more.

By - 10/12/16 - 11:18 pm

Updated, 8:50 a.m., Thursday.

Two Boston Police officers were critically injured in a gunfight that broke out when they responded to a domestic-violence call around 10:50 p.m. at 136 Gladstone St. Read more.

By - 10/10/16 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of East Boston building

Architect's rendering.

Developer Patrick Mahoney recently submitted plans to the BPDA (the former BRA) to replace a two-family house at 16 Boardman St. with 19 condos.

Unusual for a building located within easy walk of a T stop - Orient Heights on the Blue Line - the developer is proposing more parking spaces than residential units - 27 in a garage. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:04 am

Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.