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By adamg - 3/18/20 - 3:32 pm
A crowded Blue Line train this afternoon

Ari Ofsevit snapped his not so widely spaced fellow riders around 2:45 p.m. today on the Blue Line - at Aquarium outbound after no train came for 15 minutes.

The T responded: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 9:35 am

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man they say made a point of showing his genitals to women on the T - once while possibly freeing up one hand to video his victim's reaction. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 1:01 pm

Boston Police report a man entering his home on Lexington Street Monday night was swarmed by eight to ten men and teenagers, four of whom held him at knifepoint while a fifth put a gun to his head. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:10 pm
Fog seen from Belle Isle Marsh

Nicholas Agri reports fog this afternoon made East Boston and Revere disappear from the view at Belle Isle Marsh in Winthrop.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 12:44 pm

Boston Police report arresting three teens they say had broken into 167 Lexington St. and up to the second floor last night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/20 - 4:01 pm

Two Revere women face felony charges for allegedly beating and kicking a mother and daughter whom they heard speaking Spanish in Maverick Square on Feb. 15. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:24 pm
Proposed Suffolk Downs after it's built out

Bird's eye view of proposed development - and existing tank farm.

The Boston Business Journal reports that two groups active in fighting gentrification have asked the Trump administration to hold up any federal housing funds for Boston because of what it says are inadequate efforts to involve Spanish-speaking residents in planning for the proposed 10,000-unit residential component of the massive Suffolk Downs project. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 4:27 pm

A city ordinance that makes it harder for people to turn apartments into short-term rentals means investors who want to profit from visitors are looking for new ways to get around the measure. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 4:26 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a temporary ferry dock will be install at Lewis Mall, next to the Maverick Square T stop, this summer, with a permanent dock to come next summer. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 6:30 pm
East 7th Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 5:20 p.m. to 411 East 7th St. for what turned into a four-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 9:51 pm
Eutaw Street fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 37 Eutaw St. in East Boston around 9:20 p.m. for what became a two-alarm fire on the third floor.

The department says 15 people were displaced and that damage is estimated at $300,000. No injuries reported.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 10:03 pm

A couple who owns a three-family house on Chelsea Street might have to try renting it out as three apartments after the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected their request to reclassify it as a "lodging house" so that they could continue renting it out in short-term rentals. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 12:44 pm
Cash in the dashboard

Federal photo of cash in Bregu's car.

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld Ilir Bregu's 2018 conviction and six-year sentence for regularly driving oxycodone pills in his Lincoln Town Car from Staten Island to a Revere home whose occupants, a father and son, would then sell them out of their garage on Bennington Street in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 11:50 pm

Live Boston reports that around 9:20 p.m., Boston EMTs and public-health official rushed to Logan Airport to meet an incoming flight from China on which nine people were reporting flu-like and stomach-ailment symptoms. But at 9:45 p.m., Boston EMS reported that once on the ground, all the patients were asymptomatic and first responders were clearing the scene.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 9:05 am

A GoFundMe page is raising funds for the family of Andrea Vilanova, whose home at 296 Princeton St. was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire late Monday.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:38 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire late Monday night at 296 Princeton St., displaced four residents and caused some damage to the neighboring 294 Princeton St.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries from the fire, which did an estimated $100,000 in damage, the department reports.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 1:48 pm

KO Pies has become the Dread Pirate Roberts of East Boston Australian meat pies: The East Boston Times-Free Press reports that after getting ready to shut down this year, KO will be open through 2020.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 9:28 am

East Boston High School has a food pantry for students "in need of an extra meal or two during the week," but it's running short, and the school has issued a plea for help: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:01 pm

The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.

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