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By adamg - 9/25/21 - 4:16 pm
Passengers waiting for a train that isn't coming at Maverick

Passengers waiting for an alleged shuttle train to Boston around 3:40. Photo by Nicholas Bauer.

Something went all fizzzly and sparky on the Blue Line this afternoon, turning what is normally a quiet Saturday into the equivalent of a rush-hour commute as the T scrambled to arrange a shuttle train between Maverick and Aquarium on the outbound tracks because the inbound tracks were no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 3:44 pm
Seized shotgun

Agent holds shotgun seized with drugs. Photo via DEA affidavit.

A Mexican woman faces a minimum of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to working with her son to sell two kilos of cocaine in East Boston's Maverick Square to a buyer who turned out to be working for the feds, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:25 am
Bennington Street proposal

Close but no cigar, or approval.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning rejected a proposal to raze a one-family house at 486-490 Bennington St. and replace it with a nine-unit building, saying that even though it would be next to a credit union and across the street from a cemetery, it was simply too large. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 8:28 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Blue Line, because of a train that had to be taken out back and shot at Airport.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 9:31 pm

State Rep. Adrian Madaro of East Boston announced tonight he won't be running for the state Senate seat Joe Boncore of Winthrop just gave up to become head of a biotech industry group. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 11:38 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say ended an argument on an outbound Blue Line train by taking out a knife and stabbing his verbal opponent as the train idled in Maverick Square around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 8:18 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Chelsea man at the Orient Heights Blue Line stop whom they say was there to meet a 14-year-old boy for some sexual activity - but who turned out to be a member of a Massachusetts group that sets up stings to ensnare men they say are child predators. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 11:33 am
Sprinklers in the rain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint at 12:45 a.m. about the sprinklers going full blast in the middle of a torrential downpour on Lewis Mall in East Boston.

Not sure who controls Lewis mall but please turn off. This grass does not need watering!

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:51 am

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) made it official today: If, as expected, Joe Boncore leaves the state Senate to become head of a life-sciences trade group, she will run for his seat. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 11:39 pm

Winthrop Police have charged an East Boston man for a fatal crash at Hagman Road and Waldman Street shortly before 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 9:02 am

At Clippership Wharf. Photo of what appear to be decapitated chickens left in untied blue plastic bags (so don't click unless you want to see a photo of two piles of headless chickens).

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 10:10 pm

Cambridge Police and the FBI say Jammy Alphonse had a long night on July 25 into the 26th - which could now mean a long sentence in a federal prison. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 1:25 pm

The New England Aquarium reports its divers rescued an ocean sunfish, also known as a mola mola and, at least in the Boston area, as a baby wheel, Jay, that had gotten trapped behind a construction barrier along the East Boston shore: Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 9:23 am

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project reports it's scheduled some anti-biter spraying in the area of Orient Avenue, Boardman Street, Andrew Road and Horace Street after dusk on Aug. 3 (with a rain date of Aug. 4). Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 5:26 pm
Hazy Logan Airport

JS3263 looked out from a Logan terminal around 5 p.m. and saw the sky was a hazy shade of Oregon - and British Columbia.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 10:14 am
Liverpool Street in East Boston gets a sea-related mural

Taj Francis of Jamaica paints at 150 Liverpool St.

Greg Cook reports on the Sea Walls project - in which artists are fanning out across East Boston for the second year to paint murals bringing attention to the waters that surround East Boston - and the rest of the city. In addition to East Boston, the New England Aquarium across the harbor will be getting a large mural by Shepard Fairey, best known for his "Hope" and "Obey" works.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 11:05 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who was present when an East Boston resident had his eye and brain pierced by a knife tossed from a third-floor landing during a loud argument in 1984 has to provide a DNA sample so his uncle, who was convicted of first-degree murder for the death, can try again to win his release. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:40 pm
Stillness in the fog on Boston Harbor

Matt Frank looked toward downtown from East Boston in the fog at sunset today.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:34 am
Graffiti on plywood building on Porter Street in East Boston

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about East Boston's Eternal Plywood building, which morphed from the Eternal Flapping Plastic Sheets building, at Porter and Orleans streets. Read more.

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