Jimbo sums up why longtime East Boston residents don't believe a single word out of Massport when it comes to the 9,000-car rental-car garage it wants to build in East Boston:
... Massport lies, and it does so with impunity. Before any big new projects move forward, the agency's pattern of abandoning its promises should be reviewed, after which Massport should be made to... Read more
Aaron Donovan captured a worker at Logan.
Copyright Aaron Donovan.
The Vermonter was released on $1,500 bail today after being arrested at Logan yesterday on charges he tried to bring a loaded handgun on a plane, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Joseph Leone, 51, of Quechee, was arrested at the Air Canada security checkpoint around 10 a.m. when TSA inspectors noticed what turned out to be "a .32-caliber Colt handgun loaded with... Read more
Faegirl lists them, including the one thing that only East Boston residents have - special sound-proof windows paid for by Massport:
Massport windows are among the best inventions in the world. They keep out the noise, the cold, and don't shake nearly as bad as other windows.
David Bernstein reports on how Sam Yoon, who is not a member of the council's aviation committee (of course the Boston City Council has an aviation committee), is trying to bar some Chinese airline from flying out of Logan, not because of any grand geopolitical concerns (which in any case are Chuck Turner's province), but because it owes money to some companies in some... Read more
The Herald reports on an incident involving a part-time Cape harbormaster who got treated like a federal agent - to the point of being whisked around security checkpoints by a state trooper - because airline workers and a trooper mistook his harbormaster ID card as something more important.
Stephen Grant, a fulltime medical-equipment salesman in Rockland, is now being brought up on a federal... Read more
The Globe reports eight flights at Logan Saturday and Sunday were delayed as airport crews tried to capture a poodle that had gotten loose and managed to evade Massport crews and State Police for 17 hours.
The Lone Rider adds them to his list of Silver Line buses he will never get on again. Latest on his list: Bus 1131, which broke down in the Ted Williams Tunnel, causing a horrific traffic jam that meant it took him 47 minutes to get from Logan to South Station.
The Globe reports that a couple of passengers on an American Airlines flight from Miami got into a dustup as the plane was at the gate at Logan - one guy drew blood when he punched the other one in the mouth.
However, neither was arrested, presumably because they had the good sense to keep their foot powder to themselves.
A Framingham man charged with throwing foot powder around a US Airways jet after it landed at Logan Airport yesterday is due for arraignment in East Boston District Court this morning, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.
Arthur Nicolson, 42, allegedly annointed the cabin with Dr. Scholl's foot powder to show the flight crew what he thought of the plane being late on the flight... Read more
BoingBoing interviews Star Simpson. Among other things, she explains why, unlike the Lite-Brite boys, she never addressed the media and what it was like to get arrested.
News that Tom Menino will consider moving a proposed heliport from South Boston to East Boston doesn't sit well with Eastie resident Jimbo:
... Will the mayor be equally deferential to the wishes of East Boston's elected officials? And does the will of "business leaders" trump the will of the local citizenry?
The Boston Business Journal reports Tom Menino said last night he'd consider moving a proposed heliport at the Marine Industrial Park across the harbor to the airport instead. On the one hand, South Boston residents hate the idea of all that noise, noise, noise, noise; on the other hand, Menino said, downtown businesspeople want a heliport closer to downtown than Logan (because we know... Read more
Joe Keohane got to Logan this morning just in time to see a little old lady in a wheelchair threatened by some TSA goons, but he reports that what really depressed him was an announcement over the PA welcoming visitors to Boston, New England's largest city, "famous for the Boston Tea Party, Harvard, and Cheers!"
The Cheers stuff especially galls me. I can see... Read more
City considers suit against federal government to reduce the number of planes flying overhead.
You know those "9/11 was an inside job" stickers? Jason Robo, 26, of Eureka, Calif., faces charges for allegedly putting one of them up in the lavatory of an airplane due to fly out of Logan yesterday - then rushing off the plane. The Suffolk County DA's office says he was scheduled for arraignment in East Boston District... Read more
Channel 7 general manager now former Channel 7 general manager: Randi Goldklank resigned and agreed to a plea deal in East Boston District Court that will keep her out of jail if she stays away from booze and drugs for a year. She also apologized to state troopers for her behavior at Logan, which included threatening one trooper's job after she was hauled... Read more
Star Simpson, everybody's favorite LED-bedecked MIT student, got pre-trial probation today after Suffolk County prosecutors acknowledged they didn't have enough evidence to actually charge her with a felony.