East Boston

By - 3/19/17 - 1:57 pm
Flooded East Boston Greenway

Unlike its better known counterpart across the harbor, the East Boston Greenway floods all the time. That's Mx. to You shows us today's flooding.

By - 3/15/17 - 8:58 am
Air conditioner space saver in East Boston

Adam Bonneville shows us one person's space saver on Marginal Street in East Boston.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:39 am

The Boston Architectural College Library does the then-and-now with Marginal and Little Pearl in East Boston (which we discussed a couple months back).

By - 3/9/17 - 8:22 pm

Updated with arraignment info.

Boston Police report arresting the man they say sexually attacked a woman on Brooks Street in East Boston on Monday. Read more.

By - 3/8/17 - 8:57 pm
Wanted in East Boston

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say jumped a woman as she entered a Brooks Street building around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

He's described as 18 to 25, about 5'6" and wearing a gray sweatshirt and khaki pants.

Police released this photo, add, "This individual is NOT wanted at this time, and this picture is being disseminated for identification purposes only."

By - 3/8/17 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to Toasteo Flats, 53 Chelsea St., to sell toasted flatbread sandwiches to go.

An aide to the mayor supported the proposal, saying workers at nearby hair salons are particularly looking forward to the new food option. An aide to City Councilor Sal LaMattina also spoke in favor. Nobody spoke against the idea.

By - 3/3/17 - 11:13 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a two-year effort by Channel Fish to stop Eversource from building a substation on East Eagle Street. Its latest weapon: A video that forecasts widespread destruction if the facility is built and then explodes. The state Energy Facilities Siting Board is currently considering whether to approve the substation and a transmission line to connect it to an existing substation in Chelsea.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:38 am

Federal officials yesterday charged Arif Ali Sha, 66, with selling counterfeit goods out of stores in Dorchester, East Boston and Chelsea for ten years. Read more.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:03 am

The New York Times report the ICA will spend $10 million to turn a condemned factory in the Boston Harbor Shipyard - which already has an artistic bent - into a new art facility to be called the Watershed.

By - 2/27/17 - 8:53 am

Around 1:35 a.m. at 90 Bennington St., Stanley Staco and Rick Macomber report.

Boston Police report the arrest of Walter Hernandez Luna, 39, for the stabbing.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/24/17 - 6:55 pm
Kids upset about soggy East Boston Greenway

A concerned citizen wonders when the city will do something about the flooding on the East Boston Greenway:

Bike path in the greenway it is still flooded, my girls bike ride got ruined, thank you for ignoring this issue!

H/t Eastie Strong.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:49 pm
Boston public-works pickup truck full of space savers

Whilst Ubering about town, roving UHub photographer Frank K. spotted this Public Works pickup full from a de-space-savering run through South Boston today.

The city also replied to this complaint about a space-saver-laden Princeton Street in East Boston with a cheery:

Space savers on Princeton St were reported to Public Works and they were out collecting this morning. Thank you.

By - 2/15/17 - 8:25 am

WCVB reports a dozen cars were damaged last night by voracious potholes on Rte. 1A.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:14 am
South Boston note threatening to slash person's tires

A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.

In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.

By - 2/12/17 - 7:48 pm
Logan Airport snow melter

State Police report elevated carbon-monoxide levels, believed to be from this Logan Airport snow melter, forced the shutdown of Terminal C tonight. After the terminal was aired out, it was re-opened.

By - 2/6/17 - 5:14 pm
Patriots charter plane from Houston

Dan Santry watched the Patriots charter jet from Houston land at Logan this afternoon.

By - 1/22/17 - 10:22 am

State Police report arresting Dennis Harrison, 25, of East Boston, on charges he pulled a fire alarm at the Airport Hilton around 3 a.m. - waking guests who included the players and staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 5:06 pm
Two raccoons in abandoned East Boston building

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint:

There are at least 2 raccoons living in the condemned building at the corner of Maverick and Orleans. They are creating quite a ruckus in the early morning hours. This is on the back side of the building.

Earlier:
Sweet Jesus, that's a lot of raccoons.