Logan Airport

By - 11/28/11 - 3:45 pm

SmithA fellow passenger alerted a Delta flight crew to the "explicitly sexual and extremely disturbing" photos of children Grant Smith was allegedly looking at on a plane headed to Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Smith, a material-sciences professor at the University of Utah, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail following his arraignment today in East Boston District Court.

By - 11/15/11 - 7:24 am

With nothing else to do as he slowly inches to the front of a taxi line at Terminal B, Paul Levy analyses the taxi dispatching problem and comes up with a possible solution to the long lines caused, he said, not by demand, but by the way taxis are dispatched from the central cab parking area.

By - 11/14/11 - 7:35 am

Dude faces arraignment in East Boston District Court this morning on charges he stole US and foreign currency from an Icelandair flight attendant - in midflight, over Greenland - then locked himself in a lavatory and flushed the greenbacks down the toilet, Channel 4 reports:

Ground crews at Logan Airport retrieved the missing cash from the flight's storage tanks.

By - 11/2/11 - 11:35 pm

Channel 4 reports on efforts by inspectors at Logan Airport to keep people from bringing banned agricultural and food products into the country in their luggage, including chilled monkey brains cooked monkeys:

Shortsleeve asked, "So you've actually had someone bring in a cooked monkey before?"

By - 10/11/11 - 10:10 am

A lot, a Suffolk professor writes.

By - 9/20/11 - 3:50 pm

Cocaine seized from shoes. Photo from Suffolk County DA's office.Shoe cocaine. Photo from Suffolk County DA's office.

A man getting off a plane at Logan Airport from the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday after State Police found 2.2 kilograms of cocaine inside shoes in his checked luggage, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 8/27/11 - 9:42 am

Vance Gilbert of Arlington recounts what happened after he settled into his seat on a United flight out of Logan:

I had taken out and was reading a book of Polish Aircraft circa 1946 and I was also looking at views of an Italian aircraft from 1921. ...

By - 8/19/11 - 3:29 pm

Storm rakes the Back Bay. Photo by Drew.Storm rakes the Back Bay. Photo by Drew.

An astonished Government Center worker e-mailed about the hail around 3:30 p.m. To be more exact, he wrote:


At least one hailstone the size of a golf ball came down on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing - look at the size of that thing at the end of this video.

Elsewhere, reports poured in end-of-days torrents and pea-sized hail from the Fenway to Chinatown.

A state trooper and police dog were in a cruiser hit by lightning on Perimeter Road at Logan Airport. Both are reported OK, however.

A tree came down on Dartmouth Street near Warren in the South End.

Copley Square in the stormGround-eye view of the storm, from the BPL main library. Photo by Penny Cherubino.

Ed. note: No hail here on the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier, but tons of thunder and lightning.

By - 8/10/11 - 6:35 pm

Jim Romanesko posts Associated Press's 9/11 style guide, which includes:

The first name of an individual and the word international may be deleted from a formal airport name while the remainder is capitalized: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Kennedy International Airport, or Kennedy Airport. Use whichever is appropriate in the context.

By - 7/24/11 - 1:44 pm

Amelia Earhart and Edward LarkinAmelia Earhart and Medford Mayor Edward Larkin exit the Ritz-Carlton in Boston.

By - 7/17/11 - 10:18 pm

JetBlue found a way. The Toronto Star reports that when Nathan Horton got off a JetBlue plane in Buffalo on his way to his hometown to show off the Cup, the Cup's designated guardian got off, too. But the Cup was nowhere to be found:

"They tried to locate it," said [the minder]. "It wasn't in Buffalo. They called Boston. They did find it. It was on the very next flight."

H/t Kevin Vahey.

By - 7/15/11 - 8:47 am

Jessica Lipnack reads about yesterday's Delta collision at Logan and is prompted to post about her own Delta Connection experience last week. No tail shearing, no injuries, but no way to run an airline, either.

By - 7/11/11 - 8:03 am

Channel 5 reports federal officials are investigating how a stun gun wound up in a seat pocket on a JetBlue flight to Newark from Logan.

By - 7/9/11 - 10:15 am

Harbor sunset

Greg MacKay watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and Logan Airport from Castle Island.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 6/29/11 - 5:49 pm

Nobody's taken responsibility for a jet-fuel spill last fall that ended a decades-long clamming tradition, the East Boston Times-Free Press reports.

By - 6/25/11 - 10:59 pm

Channel 5 reports a man told TSA agents at the Southwest terminal at Logan that he had an AK-47 and hand grenades in his luggage. He didn't, but that was still good enough for a free trip to the nearest State Police barracks.

By - 5/20/11 - 10:11 pm

A federal appeals court today overturned a verdict that would have awarded skycaps at American the $2-per-bag fee American started charging for curbside service in 2005.

A jury agreed with skycaps that their tips fell precipitously because passengers thought the fee was a mandatory "tip" and that they didn't have to give skycaps anything extra. American noted the airline put up signs that the fee was a fee, not a gratuity. The court agreed:

By - 5/5/11 - 4:44 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today put the Airport Hilton on notice: Give the local constabulary any guff and the result could be a license suspension.

At issue was a surprise license inspection by two BPD detectives on March 23. The detectives told the board at a hearing Tuesday that the hotel restaurant manager at first refused to let them because they had not made an appointment. He then called the hotel security director, who told the detectives they could carry out their inspection but that in the future, they should make an appointment.

"We don't make appointments," Det. Kevin McGill said.

By - 4/6/11 - 3:34 pm

Seized guns. Photo by Massachusetts State PoliceSeized guns. Photo by Massachusetts State Police.

A New Hampshire man was arrested on charges of illegal weapons possession after TSA X-ray screeners at Logan Airport noticed two antique guns in a carry-on bag, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Brent Cameron, 44, of New London, NH, was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment in East Boston District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to State Police: