East Boston

East Boston

By - 4/2/14 - 8:40 am

Ed Baur reports a 60-foot boat docked at the marina off Condor Street caught fire around 2 a.m.

Photo.

On March 5, another boat caught fire and sank at a Charlestown marina.

By - 3/30/14 - 1:50 pm
Flooded East Boston Greenway

A number of concerned citizens are reporting flooding along the East Boston Greenway today, due to plugged up catch basins and, in one section a drain pipe from a particular basement.

By - 3/29/14 - 9:16 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the impending closing of Al's Shoe Store, where the Wein family has been outfitting the feet of East Boston since 1924.

By - 3/27/14 - 12:36 pm

To pay tribute to Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy. 7 p.m. today in Central Square.

By - 3/26/14 - 8:54 am
Felix Arroyo sign in East Boston

A weary citizen in Maverick Square sighs:

I know our vote on the casino didn't matter but I thought the election for mayor was settled? Can we get these taken down?

Ed. note: Over the past few weeks, Citizens Connect has gotten a scattering of complaints about another candidate with green signs, but the city always marks the cases closed because the signs are on private property.

By - 3/26/14 - 7:23 am

Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday on West Eagle Street, between Border and Meridian, by two men who took his phone, wallet and car keys. One of them may have had a gun. Police recovered the phone on Border Street.

By - 3/23/14 - 1:33 pm
East Boston needs trash cans

Tina Kelly reports that kindergarteners at one East Boston school were asked to draw "what you want Boston to have more of." And one girl drew "Not playgrounds, trash cans." So, yeah, maybe East Boston has a trash problem.

By - 3/20/14 - 3:28 pm

Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.

By - 3/18/14 - 11:26 am

Brian D'Amico reports that around 10:20 p.m. at 118 Brooks St. and again about an hour later on Curtis Street, somebody inside a green Accord fired paintballs out the window.

In between, there was a third drive-by paintballing on Curtis Street.

D'Amico reports there were similar incidents in Chelsea around the same time as well.

By - 3/15/14 - 8:55 am
Bennington Street fire

A second-floor short circuit started a two-alarm fire around 4:40 a.m. at 132 Bennington St., the Boston Fire Department reports.

One firefighter was injured and nine residents were displaced, the department says, adding damage was estimated at $350,000.

By - 3/10/14 - 3:43 pm
First Emirates Airline flight arrives in Boston

Commercial jets arriving at Logan don't usually get greeted by three helicopters and a smaller plane flying a banner, but Logan allowed an exception for the first Emirates Airline flight into Boston this afternoon.

That's the airline that redecorated the inside of Red Line trains in red.

After the plane landed and dried off and taxied a bit more, the pilot whipped out a Massachusetts flag for the occasion, as Dan Santry shows us:

By - 3/8/14 - 9:27 am
Work on the Longfellow Bridge

Workers prepare to take top off a Longfellow shaker. Photo by MassDOT

State officials say the Callahan Tunnel should open round about 5 a.m. Monday morning, which will begin to restore karma to Boston traffic and eventually end those mysterious clumps of state troopers along Rte. 16.

However, late-night drivers can expect some delays elsewhere along I-93 for the rest of the week as MassDOT gets the mighty highway back into fighting form:

Most notably, the effort requires the closure of Exit 24/Gov’t Center on I-93 Southbound on Sunday night into Monday morning and the complete closure of I-93 Southbound through Boston overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

By - 3/6/14 - 9:24 am

Mark Garfinkel posts a series of photos from Deer Island of the president's plane arriving in Boston yesterday.

By - 3/2/14 - 9:20 am

Friday night on Princeton Street. The Globe reports it does not appear linked to three other attacks last month.

By - 2/25/14 - 2:56 pm

The group restoring the Nantucket Lightship says it doubts it will let Harbor Arts string a "sail" between the ship's towers that could be set to broadcast illuminated displays of art across the harbor, and really wishes the whole idea had never been made public to begin with.

In e-mail today, the U.S. Lightship Museum says:

By - 2/21/14 - 5:12 pm

Boston Police report officers fresh footprints in the snow early this morning led officers to two East Boston teens they say had just robbed a man by putting a knife to his back at Bennington and Marion streets.

Police say Thomas Hernandez Leyva, 16, and German Mejia Salmeron, 19, are also suspects in two other armed holdups in the area in the two hours before their arrests, and that both were found with their booty from those stickups.

By - 2/21/14 - 9:42 am
Jeffrey Cooper

Update, 8:50 p.m. He was spotted on a trolley at Kenmore Square by an inspector, didn't want to get off, but is now with a Transit Police officer.

Jeffrey Cooper, an East Boston teen with a love of trains, disappeared yesterday afternoon and is still missing this morning, despite wearing a LoJack bracelet designed to alert police to his presence.

LoJack tweeted at 9:30:

He is wearing a LoJack SafetyNet tracking bracelet and we are doing our best to find him.

By - 2/20/14 - 11:53 am

Granny got your gator? Alison Frisby photographed an alligator head by the curb on Sumner Street in East Boston today.

By - 2/18/14 - 9:04 am

Boston Police report three women were jumped and sexually assaulted over a span of four hours - one at knifepoint.

Police say two attacks occurred on Trenton Street and the third on Chelsea Street; they did not give more specific locations.

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