Meridian Street

By - 1/16/15 - 1:30 pm

Police are hunting a man who ran out of the East Boston Shaw's with two purloined plastic bags of shrimp, which he tried to sell at a nearby restaurant, only to be rebuffed, so he went into another restaurant to try to offload the shrimp, only they apparently didn't think his offer was kosher, either.

The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, wearing a... Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 9:22 am

Still, the Boston Fire Department has ordered part of Border Street, across from the Shaw's, shut as a precaution after large pieces of a building being demolished at 250 Meridian St. came down all over the place around 8:50 a.m.

There was no collapse. For the past 5 weeks the building has had contractors on scene dismantling the building. No injuries.

As a

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By - 12/31/13 - 6:43 pm

Boston Police report:

Preliminary investigation indicates the female victim was attempting to cross the bridge on foot when it was raised to allow a vessel to pass. The bridge operator heard what he believed to be calls for help and lowered the bridge in an attempt to help the victim. The victim suffered serious injuries.

The Globe has more details.... Read more

By - 12/15/13 - 9:26 am

At the height of the storm, East Boston's connections to the rest of the world dwindled.

Around 9 p.m., three cars crashed on the East Boston side of the Meridian Street bridge. Police shut the span for their investigation, hindered briefly because two of the drivers chased the third driver over the bridge into Chelsea.

A fire at Aquarium shut Blue Line service... Read more

By - 11/22/13 - 9:51 am

The Friends of Meridian Street reports cab drivers continue to act like the bypass built for them to avoid local streets continues to go largely unused:

It's 4am and still a steady stream of empty Logan Airport taxis using Meridian Street and East Boston public streets to Chelsea instead of the multi-million dollar Coughlin Bypass Road built with taxpayers money specifically to keep commercial

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By - 5/8/13 - 8:20 am


A disgusted citizen holds her nose as she reports on the disgusting conditions on Meridian Street:... Read more

By - 12/16/12 - 12:01 pm

East Boston News posts a complaint from Meridian Street about all the Logan cabs that scurry along it now:

We residents of East Boston that live on and around Meridian Street, East Boston get to hear, see, smell, breath and dodge the steady stream of hundreds of empty Logan taxis that bless our streets again this morning and all day long. But that's O.K.

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By - 1/4/11 - 7:08 am

East Boston store

Alex Howell captured his favorite East Boston bodega, the Meridian Corner Market, while Ed Hatfield photographed the gazebo at Rowes Wharf:

Gazebo at Rowes Wharf ... Read more

By - 11/18/09 - 4:35 pm

Alex Howell tweets:

There is an endless stream of cars running down Meridian St. in East Boston with Algerian flags out the windows blaring on their horns.

In other news, Boston has an Algerian community.