Orient Heights

By - 3/27/18 - 7:58 am

The Blue Line continues to have residual delays due to a track fire earlier in the morning near Orient Heights, the MBTA advises.

By - 3/21/18 - 9:08 am

UPDATE: East Boston Municipal Court Judge John E. McDonald, Jr. recused himself due to a "familial connection" to Marquado; her arraignment was delayed until April 18, the DA's office reports.

Donna Marquado, owner of Donna's Restaurant, 980 Saratoga St., faces arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court today on charges she kept $60,000 in collected state meals taxes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/20/17 - 1:53 pm
11 Walley St. proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace an auto-repair garage and parking lot with a four-story, 38-unit residential building with 25 parking spaces at 11 Walley St. in East Boston. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 10:30 am
946 Saratoga St. rendering

Archictect's rendering of 946 Saratoga St.

A Wakefield developer has proposed replacing an unused garage and tool and die facility at 946 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights with a 42-unit residential building overlooking Noyes Park. Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 10:13 am

James Warner, 30, received the sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:29 pm

Doogs reports firefighters were able to extract the man, who had an apparent head injury, after he wound up on the tracks shortly before 3 p.m. Service was halted to let firefighters work.

By - 3/27/17 - 10:10 am

The T reports "moderate" delays outbound on the Blue Line due to a train that shows no signs of life at Orient Heights.

By - 12/15/16 - 10:11 am

One of the T's newest subway trains suffered a premature demise at Orient Heights and now there are "moderate" delays on the Blue Line.

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 - 5/28/16 - 1:00 pm
Orient Heights architectural rendering

Architect's rendering.

Trinity Financial this week filed its formal plans with the BRA to replace the 1950s-era, 331-unit Orient Heights housing project with 373 new public-housing units and 42-market rate apartments. Read more.

By - 4/16/16 - 11:02 pm

Rob McDougall reports the pedestrian was hit at Saratoga and Bennington streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed on scene after the 10:15 p.m. crash.

By - 4/9/16 - 9:55 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved an Orient Height storeowner's proposal to put six condos atop his building after he reducing the total number of units - agreeing to eliminate planned three-bedroom units as a way to discourage somebody from buying a unit and renting it out to college students. Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 1:00 pm

Trinity Orient Heights Limited Partnership has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to replace the 331-unit Orient Heights project on Vallar Road with 331 new low-income units and 42 market-rate apartments. Read more.

By - 12/6/15 - 1:09 am

Received several superficial wounds shortly before 1 a.m. at Ashley and Breed streets in Orient Heights.

By - 8/7/15 - 11:55 am
Proposed residential development in Orient Heights

An auto-repair garage and an old apartment building at 1181 Bennington St. would be torn down and replaced by 44 two-bedroom residential units under a proposal now before the BRA. Read more.

By - 10/4/14 - 8:14 am
Fire on Saratoga Street in East Boston

Firefighters aim streams of water at fire on Saratoga. Photo by BFD.

A fire at 1051 Saratoga St. jumped to 1053 Saratoga before being brought under control, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Two firefighters were injured while battling the fire, reported at 12:53 a.m., the department says - one with heat exhaustion, one with a knee injury.

By - 9/20/14 - 7:15 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a first-floor short circuit at 192 Leyden St. in Orient Heights did an estimated $200,000 in damage.

There were no injuries in the fire, reported around 1:20 p.m.

By - 8/24/14 - 4:10 pm

The Blue Line is currently experiencing "severe delays" due to "a signal problem at Orient Heights."

By - 6/29/14 - 8:50 pm
Walter Cook

Boston Police report officers assigned to check on the well being of a resident of 232 Brandywyne Dr. this afternoon found him dead, with several gunshot wounds. The man was in his 30s, police say.

WHDH identifies the victim as Walter Cook.