East Boston

By - 8/18/17 - 9:50 am

WBZ reports on the incident on Trenton Street yesterday.

By - 8/15/17 - 12:00 pm

The owners of El Diamante billiards place, 71-73 Meridian St., have ordered its security guards to leave their pepper spray at home after a July incident in which a guard sprayed two obstreperous patrons with the noxious stuff.

Exactly why he sprayed the two men with OC spray proved a bone of contention at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, and could help determine what action, if any, the board takes at a meeting on Thursday. 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 - 8/9/17 - 9:44 am
Nope

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports officials pulled the "filter" - an icon the cool kids could use on the social network - after an outcry from East Boston residents. And the paper reports that officials will consult with residents in other neighborhoods as well - presumably including Roslindale, represented by a cemetery entrance in Jamaica Plain - about appropriate icons for their neighborhoods.

By - 8/8/17 - 6:26 pm
Alvarado

Driving on the wrong side of the road on the North Shore of Long Island proved to be the undoing for an alleged MS-13 member charged with opening fire on a member of a rival gang on the Maverick Square Blue Line platform in a fusillade that also sent a second person to the hospital in January, 2016.

Read more.

By - 8/5/17 - 10:34 am
Boston neighborhood Snapchat filters

A couple of days ago, the Boston Department of Innovation and Technology released a series of Snapchat "filters," because those are all the rage with the kids these days. The idea isn't to make your nose look like the Bunker Hill Monument (although that would be kind of cool), but to let Snapchat users sort of watermark their photos with an icon representing their 'hood.

East Boston residents must love having their existence summed up as the Logan control tower. And Roslindale residents must love that their neighborhood is represented by the entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, which is in Jamaica Plain.

By - 8/5/17 - 10:19 am

The MIT Media Lab reports on the letters between Einstein and Gene Sharp, at the time about to start a prison term for refusing to serve in the Korean War, today an East Boston resident and founder of the Albert Einstein Institute.

H/t Steve Holt.

By - 8/3/17 - 9:56 am
Plain lands on flooded runway at Logan Airport

Water landing at Logan after yesterday's flash floods. Photo by DS.

WBUR looks at city efforts to begin to protect East Boston - basically several low-lying islands stitched together with landfill - from rising sea levels and the potential for Katrina-like flooding.

By - 8/2/17 - 11:05 am
Immigrant-themed mural in Roslindale

Roslindale mural under way. Photo by Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.

The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."

Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month. Read more.

By - 7/29/17 - 11:00 am

Two development companies this week signaled their intentions to replace an Avis parking lot off McClellan Highway and Addison Street with two residential buildings. Read more.

By - 7/26/17 - 11:06 am

The Board of Appeal yesterday told T-Mobile to work with city planners to come up with a better way to hide 9 wireless-phone antennas than a large fake chimney at the Sacred Heart Parish rectory, 303 Paris St. Read more.

By - 7/16/17 - 3:03 pm

WCVB gets the statement from State Police about an incident at the Logan Hilton early this morning at which Tufts Medical Center claims locked-out nurses and supporters threw coffee at a bus taking replacement nurses to the hospital: State Police say nothing was thrown and the protesters quickly and willingly dispersed when troopers told them to because they didn't have a permit.

By - 7/13/17 - 1:04 pm

A man arrested in Houston earlier this month now faces arraignment on charges in East Boston Municipal Court that he took part in the gang-related murder of 16-year-old Carlos Villatoro-Nunez in Belle Isle Marsh late last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/11/17 - 11:43 am

Police arrested three men, a large TV got smashed and a bouncer had to use a chair as a shield against other chairs being thrown his way when a fight between fans of rival soccer teams at La Terraza, 19 Bennington St., escalated early on May 19, police and restaurant workers testified today. Read more.

By - 7/9/17 - 9:49 pm

BPD Capt. John Greland reports a crash tonight outside 165 Saratoga St was serious enough to have the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team called in just in case.

By - 7/7/17 - 8:54 pm

State Police report they have suspended Lutant Clenford's taxi license for an incident Monday in which he drove into other drivers outside a Logan Airport taxi-waiting area. Read more.

By - 7/7/17 - 9:47 am

WBUR reports on East Boston teens working to increase the number of trees in their neighborhood - which has large swaths of tree-less barrenness.

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the 40th anniversary of Gardens for Charlestown, which creates public gardens in that neighborhood.

By - 7/3/17 - 2:07 pm

Updated, 4:45 p.m.

State Police report ten people were injured, some seriously, when a cab driver drove into them outside the taxi-pool building at Logan Airport around 1:40 p.m. Read more.