The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted the owner of East Boston's infamous eyesore at 155 Porter St. another year to begin turning what is now just a hulking shell of a building into an actual hotel. Read more.
Two developers have proposed replacing an old flooring concern and two vacant lots on Curtis Street between Chaucer and Saratoga street in East Boston with a pair of four-story buildings with a a total of 29 residential units and 16 parking spaces. Read more.
Kerwide Barthelemy died from a stab wound to the stomach after he tried to break up a fight between two men in Maverick Square around 9 p.m. on Dec. 24, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said today. Read more.
State Police report the driver of a tractor trailer tried turning left at Bennington Street and Neptune Road under Rte. 1A learned to better read caution signs this morning, although his lesson "impacted traffic significantly in the area."
Live Boston reports an argument between a pedestrian and the driver he said almost hit him at Chelsea and Gove Streets around 5:15 p.m. on Friday ended when the driver pulled out a gun and shot the pedestrian.
He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. The driver did not wait for police.
Yahya Noor, owner of Tawakal Halal Cafe, which serves Somali food in East Boston's Jeffries Point Tuesday through Sunday, is thinking of adding a menu that would be just vegetarian on Mondays and is seeking advice to go along the East Indian spices that would go on the dishes.
State Police report the Callahan Tunnel remained shut even after a crew unwedged the backhoe whose trailer driver managed to get it stuck at the entrance so an engineer can make sure the cramming and jamming didn't damage the tunnel. Read more.
A federal appeals court today upheld local MS-13 enforcer Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez's sentence of life without parole for helping to murder two teens in East Boston for the sin of belonging to a rival gang by stabbing them dozens of times. Read more.
Diego Evangelista Da Silva, 33, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and then deportation on a federal charge for an April armed robbery at Lanzilli Groceria, 931 Bennington St. in East Boston. Read more.
With a grant from the Boston Foundation, the MBTA says it will provide CharlieCards to several Boston community health centers in neighborhoods where residents might otherwise have trouble getting one of the fare cards. Read more.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.