East Boston

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

By - 5/15/13 - 3:36 pm

At Suffolk Business School's "Build Boston" forum about casinos last Thursday morning, Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, shared a brief, private chat with No Eastie Casino co-chair Celeste Ribeiro Myers. Crosby conveyed the commission's goal to facilitate a process wherein communities see as many benefits and as few consequences as possible from expanded gambling. Myers politely shared with Crosby her concerns that... Read more

By - 5/13/13 - 10:15 pm

Doe, a deer

Richard C. Lynds forwarded this photo of a deer, taken by Barbie Gambale Puopolo tonight in the Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, between Wordsworth and Byron in East Boston.... Read more

By - 5/11/13 - 7:02 pm

A man wound up on the tracks at Airport station around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The train operator managed to stop the train before hitting him. An MBTA spokesman declined to say how the man ended up on the tracks but said he was not seriously hurt (click to see a photo from the scene, forwarded by Heath - it's not gory, but... Read more

By - 5/8/13 - 8:20 am


A disgusted citizen holds her nose as she reports on the disgusting conditions on Meridian Street:... Read more

By - 5/4/13 - 8:04 pm

LiveEastie.com interviews one of the owners of Shuckin' Truck, which now serves up seafood in East Boston.

We do try to source our seafood from the family of fishing vessels in RI. However, due to the fact that we now operate 7 days a week, it's hard for them to keep up with the demand. Our secondary source is directly from the Boston Pier

... Read more
By - 4/23/13 - 6:43 am

Suffolk Downs

At 6:22, Miza reported:

Beware of blue line, 2 trains full dumped off at Suffolk Downs due to wire issues. No shuttles.

The T eventually did start shuttle service, using Silver Line buses, which, of course, led to delays on the Silver Line.... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 12:41 pm

John Antonellis is our guest writer on today's post. John has been a resident of Eagle Hill in East Boston for close to 15 years and a homeowner there for 12. He is the Lead Instructor at the Harvard Bridge Program, a worker education program for employees at Harvard University.

Something stinks in East Boston, and it isn't the litter and garbage that... Read more

By - 4/11/13 - 7:25 am

Long line at Logan

Owen Williams was among the hundreds of people in a world-class line for non-existent cabs at one Logan terminal around 1 a.m. today.

"Nice welcome for marathoners," adds Catboston, also in the line.... Read more

By - 4/7/13 - 12:38 pm

Blue Line service was shut around 10:15 a.m. to let Boston firefighters remove a woman from under a train. A T spokesman said the woman was alive when extricated, adds, "She did not fall. She was not pushed."

By - 4/4/13 - 11:30 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in at 5:36 p.m. at 96 Chelsea St. did an estimated $200,000.

Two firefighters were taken to Mass. General, the department says, adding five of the building's six apartments were unoccupied to allow for renovations.

The cause remains under investigation.

By - 4/4/13 - 3:13 pm

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. The T reports regular service has resumed.

The T is warning Blue Line passengers to expect "significant delays" this afternoon following a train slipping off the rails at Orient Heights.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports the train was moving from the Orient Heights train yard onto the main tracks around 2:40 p.m., so it wasn't carrying any passengers. The T has... Read more

By - 4/1/13 - 6:53 pm

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the return of the lit hillside cross.

By - 3/31/13 - 10:08 am

Boston Police report Pericola's, 11 Bennington St., was held up by two men with guns and plastic handcuffs around 2:30 p.m. yesterday:

On arrival, officers spoke with victim, who stated two males wearing all dark clothing and black masks, walk into his place of business. The victim stated he thought they were friends playing a prank on him until they displayed a firearm.

... Read more
By - 3/28/13 - 7:43 pm

The Globe reports Vornado Realty Trust, which left a giant gaping sore in the heart of downtown, is pulling out of the Suffolk Downs casino proposal because state officials dared to ask it for detailed financial information on its executives, to make sure they aren't actually organized crime figures or illegal ivory importers or something.... Read more