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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.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 9:20 am
Space saving in East Boston

"Never change, East Boston," Chris comments on this Hoth-like scene in his neighborhood.

Jonathan, meanwhile, shows us how one Boston-area driver struggled to keep up with the white onslaught - by pretending it just wasn't there: Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 2:12 pm

WBZ reports multiple shots were fired outside the Medallo Bar, 411 Chelsea St., around 2 a.m.

In February, a man was stabbed to death outside the bar.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 2:02 pm
Wanted for Maverick robbery

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say robbed a 72-year-old person at the Maverick Square Blue Line stop around 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 9:28 am

One day after an ISD health inspector cited the Maverick Square Dunkin' Donuts for a variety of problems, including rodent droppings and an infestation of "small flies," an inspector paid a visit to Hong Kong Harbor two doors down and found rodent droppings there as well. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/19 - 5:37 pm
Closed Dunkin' Donuts in Maverick Square

The Maverick Square Dunkin' Donuts: Closed today.

Just three days after ISD shut the Dunkin' Donuts in Maverick Square for health violations, the chain has sued its owner to take away its franchise. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 1:10 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 15-unit residential building at 181-183 Coleridge St., on the water at Wood Island. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 10:23 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the identity of the man whose body was found floating in Boston Harbor off Border Street last Friday.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 4:30 pm

Welch, a longtime teacher at the O’Donnell Elementary School, as well as a founder or member of numerous East Boston groups, will be honored at a renaming ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday, in front of the Blue Caboose - at or Zumix, 260 Sumner St., in the event of bad weather, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department announces.

Welch, 77, died this past march.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 1:03 pm

NBC Boston reports the body was recovered from Boston Harbor off Border Street after it was called in around 10:45 a.m.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 9:35 am
Crowd at Maverick on the Blue Line

Shortly before 9 a.m., Teresa Polhemus snapped this photo of her fellow riders waiting for a train at Maverick, and asked: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 10:27 am

The Well, a coffeehouse that sprang from an East Boston church and which currently has shops at South Station and on State Street downtown, hopes to open a coffeehouse in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 10:28 am
Proposed building on Bremen Street in East Boston

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday gave developers who first proposed a 94-unit residential building at 135 Bremen St., in East Boston in 2014 another eight months to begin actual construction or risk having their approval rescinded. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 11:39 am

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man on charges he stabbed a clerk in the market at the Shell station on Meridian Street, steps from the District A-7 police station on Paris Street on Friday morning. Read more.

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