East Boston

By - 7/16/18 - 6:33 pm

Transit Police report their BPD counterparts arrested Marc Meadowcroft in East Boston this afternoon.

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By - 7/13/18 - 6:59 pm

A Boston health inspector this week shut a Boston Beer Works outlet in Logan Airport's Terminal C after a water heater there broke, leaving workers without a proper way to wash their hands. Read more.

By - 7/12/18 - 12:00 pm
Rental bike in the water off East Boston

Or maybe LimeBike is offering underwater tours. In any case, Steve Holt noticed one of the rental bikes sleeping with the fishes in the water off the Harborwalk in East Boston near the East Pier development. Unlike Blue Bikes, these green-and-yellow bikes from north of town are "dockless," which means people are supposed to just leave them wherever they want.

By - 7/9/18 - 9:36 am

Boston Police are charging that Tomas Mikula, 28, was futzing with chemicals in his Webster Street apartment early Sunday when it exploded, leaving him with second-degree burns over his legs, compromising the structural integrity of his building and showering the street below his second-floor apartment with glass and other debris. Read more.

By - 7/8/18 - 1:15 am
88 Webster St.

Second-floor apartment where man was burned. Photo by Andrew Pike.

Boston Police explosives experts responded 88 Webster St. in East Boston, where Stanley Staco reports a man suffered leg burns during an explosion shortly after 12:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 7/7/18 - 11:22 pm

Police found him at 274 Lexington St., near Prescott, around 11:10 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By - 7/3/18 - 6:21 pm

UPDATE: The line is moving again, with "only" 20-minute "residual" delays.

The T is reporting "delays of more than an hour" due to a busted train near Maverick that another train tried to push into the station, only according to one rider, that train broke, too.

An hour? Couldn't somebody walk the length of the line in less than that?

By - 7/3/18 - 1:44 pm
Architect's rendering of 205 Maverick St.

Architect's rendering of 205 Maverick St.

Developer Joseph Nogueira of Woburn has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a one-story building housing the Maverick Street Market and the Swish & Swash Laundromat on Maverick Street across from Frankfort Street with a five-story building with 55 residential units - and room for the market and the laundromat to move back into. Read more.

By - 6/28/18 - 12:07 am

UPDATE: Cat's caretaker found; see comments.

George Morancy reports on a new visitor to his East Boston backyard; hopes the owner of the cat recognizes him: Read more.

By - 6/27/18 - 8:44 am
Inside the ICA exhibit space in East Boston

Greg Cook takes us inside the Watershed - the former copper-pipe facility in the Boston Harbor Shipyard the ICA has turned into an exhibit space. It formally opens on July 4.

By - 6/24/18 - 7:15 pm
Digging a tunnel under Boston Harbor for a trolley line

Back at the start of the 20th century, boring a tunnel took a lot of hard, manual labor - you still needed big, burly men to hack away at the rock. The BPL has three sketches of men at work digging a tunnel for a trolley line between downtown Boston and Maverick Square ... Read more.

By - 6/23/18 - 11:48 am

The US Attorney's office reports Nery Rodriguez Diaz, 18, and Elmer Alfaro Hercules, 19, both Salvadoran nationals, were indicted this week on one count each of being illegal aliens in possession of firearms and ammunition, following their arrests last month at the Bremen Street Park on gun charges. Read more.

By - 6/22/18 - 10:34 pm
Massport police cruiser without the POL

Massport runs a couple parks in East Boston, which has a large population of immigrants from the sorts of places the current administration doesn't want to let into the country because Reasons. So you'd think Massport might have thought twice about sending out one of its new cruisers, which hadn't yet had its complete paint scheme applied, to the Bremen Street park and then parking it next to the splash pad. As JK discovered this evening, though, you'd think wrong.

By - 6/21/18 - 8:22 pm
Flaming car in East Boston car fire

Jay Levins reports that there were no injuries when a car went up in flames at Bremen and Prescott streets this evening.

By - 6/21/18 - 7:21 pm
Edwin Gonzalez

A federal jury today convicted Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez, 22, for helping to murder Wilson Martinez, 15, in September, 2015, and Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, in January, 2016.

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By - 6/19/18 - 2:24 pm

Around noon on the East Boston Greenway, a strange man with a heavy Spanish accent ran over to a white Maltese puppy and stomped on it, breaking the pup's jaw. The pup is now over at Angell Memorial. The man is between 25 and 30 years old, wearing a sleeveless shirt and shorts. He's about 5'8" tall and speaks with a Spanish accent. If you have any information please call the police.

By - 6/17/18 - 1:40 pm

Carty Castaldi took this photo of the sun rising over Boston and the Charles yesterday, but, honestly, it would work equally well tomorrow, what with the temperatures expected to rise into the 90s.

Max Grinnell, meanwhile, gives the forecast for Constitution Beach in East Boston: Sunny, with a chance of Modelo: Read more.

By - 6/13/18 - 9:53 am
Architect's rendering of 125 Sumner St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a 20-unit Section 8 complex on Sumner Street with 52 apartments and condos that will let the current tenants move back in once construction is finished. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 5:10 pm
Jeffrey Cooper

UPDATE: He's been found and is safe, police say.

Boston Police report they are looking for Jeffrey Cooper, last seen on Border Street on Friday.

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