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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 12:50 pm

The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, which served free meals every Tuesday, reports it had to turn away people who were already in line: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 9:59 am

WBZ reports a man suffered serious injuries just before midnight on Thursday when a driver hit him on Bennington Street, then kept going. The station does not say exactly where on Bennington Street, though.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 10:04 am

The MBTA today extended the Blue Line shutdown between East Boston and downtown until at least Tuesday, in part due to a derailment of a "construction tool cart" near Airport during repair work earlier this week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 2:34 pm

The city today announced a program called Solarize Eastie aimed at getting more solar panels on local roofs through discounts and other incentives. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/22 - 11:15 pm

The MBTA announced today that the Blue Line shutdown between Airport and Bowdoin has been extended until May 13 so workers can "complete additional work and finish scheduled work" in the tunnel. Expect delays on the alternative shuttle buses and ferries.

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By adamg - 5/3/22 - 10:05 pm
Coletta

City election results show Gigi Coletta won the special election today to fill the rest of Lydia Edwards's two-year term as city councilor for District 1 (Charlestown, East Boston, North End), defeating Tania Del Rio.
Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved food-serving licenses for the Public Coffee Co. at 182 Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain and the Well coffeehouse at 63 Kelly Square in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/22 - 11:19 pm

WBZ reports the PlayStation, in somebody's luggage, was in such bad shape it just looked weird on an X-ray and, being better safe than sorry, State Police ordered the terminal evacuated this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/10/22 - 9:15 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 166 Bayswater St. in East Boston, where a fire in a room on the second floor was called in around 9 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 11:31 pm

Around 11 p.m., a man jumped off the Meridian Street Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea. Boston Police, State Police and Boston Fire boats converged on the scene. State troopers got to the man, who was swimming in Chelsea Creek, first and pulled him out of the water. He appeared to be physically fine, but they took him to the Coast Guard base in the North End to be check out by EMTs. The bridge was shut during the rescue operation.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:06 pm

At least one corner of the City that Always Sleeps is willing to accept food late into the night: The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Perros Paisas, 350 Bennington St. in East Boston, to stay open until 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 10:00 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on an environmental forum with Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, who are running to replace Lydia Edwards as the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) city councilor.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 11:33 pm
Bunkroom in garage

Photo by ISD.

Boston ISD reports its inspectors yesterday shut an old garage that had been illegally converted into a two-bedroom apartment shared by up to 20 flight attendants on the dead-end side of Geneva Street behind the Logan Airport car-rental garage. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 9:20 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a volunteer effort to plant 100 trees in East Boston this spring as part of an effort to increase the neighborhood's tree count closer to that in Boston's leafier neighborhoods.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 8:50 am
Meridian Street fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 366 Meridian St. for a fire at 12:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 10:07 am
Crime scene on Border Street

Border Street crime scene

Live Boston reports two men were shot on Border Street near the Shaw's around 2:30 a.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of one of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 9:19 am

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 30 minutes "due to a signal problem caused by a National Grid power failure."

30 minutes? One rider reports it took an hour to get from Wonderland to Suffolk Downs.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report that Alvaro Larrama, 39, of East Boston, turned himself in this morning at the A-15 police station for the stabbing murder of Daniel Martinez, 23, on Union Street Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 8:24 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the latest OSHA investigation into Laurence Moloney, this time for conditions at a residential project on Crestway Road in Orient Heights. At least this time, nobody died.

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