Bennington Street

By - 8/30/17 - 11:56 pm

State transportation officials tonight detailed their latest plans to ease the traffic woes that have beset East Boston since the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza came down in May and was replaced by a new configuration of roadways, but skeptical residents were having none of it. 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 - 6/18/17 - 7:49 pm
Crashed plane on roof of Napoles on Bennington Street in East Boston

Napoles, a Colombian restaurant and bar (with a lot of Italian items and a really nice pool table) on Bennington Street in East Boston, kept the "crashed" plane that was a hallmark of the Jimmy Maggs restaurant that preceded it.

By - 4/5/17 - 1:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to let Bohemios Restaurant, 30 Bennington St., sell entire bottles of wine to customers, rather than individual servings. Read more.

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 - 12/18/16 - 12:54 pm
Drugs and guns seized in East Boston

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a man with a gun at a triple decker on Bennington Street between Putnam and Prescott Thursday night stumbled on a cache of drugs and weapons that included Read more.

By - 10/30/16 - 12:41 pm
Truck stopping traffic at 1A in East Boston

Usually trucks get stuck where Neptune and Bennington streets and Rte. 1A come together, but today's truck-related jam up, Eastie Strong shows us, was at the Sumner Tunnel entrance.

By - 6/19/16 - 10:40 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. on Bennington Street, between Meridian and Marion streets. The victim, stabbed twice in the back, ran into a bar near Meridian for help. Two suspects ran towards Border.

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 - 12/26/15 - 9:57 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. outside 282 Bennington St. He was able to get himself to the East Boston Health Center on Gove Street.

Police are looking for two suspects, both black, both dressed in black. The alleged knifeman is 5'10" with crooked, yellow teeth. His accomplice was described as 6', about 30, with a beard. No description of his teeth.

By - 12/15/15 - 12:44 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave three Bennington Street establishments a week to develop a security plan to cut down on violent closing-time incidents after an A-7 detective testified their block has become "the most violent area in East Boston." 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 - 7/13/15 - 1:20 pm
Firefighters at 1215 Bennington St. in East Boston

Firefighters at the scene. Photo by BFD.

A composting barrel got hot enough to start a two-alarm fire that did an estimated $150,000 in damage to an East Boston house today, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 2/26/15 - 6:46 am
Stuck truck in East Boston

The driver of an 18-wheeler disregarded or didn't see the signs banning big rigs from left turns at Bennington and Neptune around 6:30 a.m. and got stuck under 1A, just in time to jam up the morning rush hour.

By - 8/4/14 - 9:08 am

Around 9 a.m., Ally reported another 18-wheeler was jack knifed at that turn at Bennington and Neptune that serves as East Boston's answer to Storrow Drive (see this earlier example).

By - 5/21/14 - 7:51 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

For the second morning in a row, Jason Rowe got to photograph a truck whose driver couldn't negotiate the tight turn under Rte. 1A at Neptune Road - the turn that's marked with a no-turn sign for tractor trailers that's apparently written in symbols too complex for some drivers to understand, as Kdabbler shows us:

By - 5/20/14 - 7:34 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

Jason Rowe came upon this jacknifed and crushed truck at Neptune Road and Bennington Street in East Boston around 7 a.m., reports traffic is, as you might expect, a mess.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Dave Barboza reports traffic is backed up to Hermon Street in Winthrop.