The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.
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Boston Police report officers with a search warrant raided a home on Faywood Avenue, between Crestwood and Vallar roads in East Boston, around noon yesterday and recovered "21 grams of fentanyl, 20 grams of cocaine, 12 plastic bags of crack cocaine, 15 pills of gabapentin and numerous rounds of ammunition." Read more.
This afternoon, Michael Campbell was in East Boston, watching the Amis Treasure come through Boston Harbor on its way to the Chelsea salt pile on Chelsea Creek with a fresh load of Chilean salt, picked up from the Punta Patache Terminal in Chile.
The T is currently running buses instead of trains between Maverick and Airport because of a downed wire.
A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a gas hog from Connecticut whose owner has managed to defeat the reason Boston's been busy installing EV-charging stations in municipal parking lots, like the one on London Street in East Boston: Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Pomona Cafe and Wine Bar is looking to open its third Massachusetts outlet at 18 Meridian St. in Maverick Square. They'll start out with coffee, smoothies, salads, sandwiches and grain bowls, then add alcohol if they can get a liquor license.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Dylan Etheridge, 26, to 6 to 10 years in state prison for OUI manslaughter for a high-speed crash on Bennington Street in 2019 in which he flipped his car, then ran away as his two passengers lay trapped inside - one of whom died - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
WCVB reports on the disappearance of Reina Carolina Morales Rojas, a mother of two. A vigil was held in front of the District A-7 police station in East Boston today.
Four-month shutdown of the Sumner Tunnel this year reduced to two - but similar shutdown now planned for next year
MassDOT announced today that it's replacing its plans to shut the Sumner Tunnel between May and September this year with plans to shut it between July 5 and Aug. 31, as it works to renovate the 88-year-old tunnel. Read more.
A concerned citizen who filed a 311 complaint about a car blocking a handicap-access ramp at the intersection of Havre and Bennington street in East Boston declares:
City, feds ponder next steps for protecting Boston from rising seas, including Providence-like flood barriers
A consultant hired by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission is recommending a new barrier system where Boston Harbor meets Fort Point Channel, to keep rising sea levels and more intense storms from letting the ocean reclaim what was once South Bay - a large swath of Dorchester, South Boston and Roxbury. Read more.
Charlestown and East Boston high schools among several locked down on fake reports of possible attacks by a gunman
Stanley Staco reports that around noon, school officials and police shut Charlestown High School and East Boston High School after somebody called and said they were on the way with a rifle, first to Charlestown, then East Boston.
Several other schools reported similar fake calls, including Amesbury High School, where officials report: Read more.
Live Boston reports a man was found shot in the face around midnight at Bennington and Chelsea streets in East Boston, but that police also set up a crime scene at 500 Border St., in what might be a carjacking gone wrong. The man ran inside La Chiva restaurant for help. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Boston firefighters responded to 43 Cottage St. around 2:15 p.m. for a fire that spread through the walls of the triple decker. Read more.
The normal weekend shutdown of the Sumner Tunnel for repairs has been called off for this weekend because of the extreme cold.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a single-family home with a six-condo, townhouse building at 272 East Eagle St. in East Boston. Read more.
Could be a whole lotta shakin' goin' on near the East Boston entrance to the Sumner Tunnel this weekend, state cautions
MassDOT says people living and working near the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston can expect "vibration and noise" this weekend as workers demolish the current tunnel ceiling as part of the ongoing tunnel repair project.
What the T calls a "signal problem" near Maverick has caused a morning commute from hell on the Blue Line.
East Boston group sues state over its refusal to allow housing on waterfront land along Border Street
A non-profit group that wants to put affordable housing on 7 1/2 acres of East Boston waterfront it owns is suing the state agency that says the land can only be used for marine industries - or yacht storage - even though the land has no docks or access to the harbor's main shipping channel. Read more.
A ferry sits along a snow-covered East Boston waterfront in 1911. Read more.
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