East Boston

By - 5/23/18 - 8:57 am
Architect's rendering of 287 Maverick St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for a five-story, 38-unit condo building at 287-293 Maverick St. that will include ground-floor space for a cafe or restaurant. Read more.

By - 5/23/18 - 8:40 am
Tree post that needs water in East Boston

When city workers plant new street trees, they usually equip the tree with a bag to hold water and a couple of posts to steady it for awhile. John in Eastie wonders how much he should water the post next to this new tree on Sumner Street in East Boston.

UPDATE: Turns out there's a good reason to do this - see the comments.

By - 5/22/18 - 10:11 pm
Animal

Julio "Animal" Martinez, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison today for murdering 15-year-old Irvin De Paz on Trenton Street in East Boston in 2015.

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By - 5/22/18 - 7:32 pm
Seco

Jairo "Seco" Perez, today admitted he was one of several MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed and sliced Cristofer Perez de la Cruz on Falcon Street in East Boston on Jan. 10, 2016 - along with other members who repeatedly shot the 16-year-old.

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By - 5/17/18 - 5:26 pm

WBZ reports on today's arraignment for Nicholas Speller, a gym teacher at the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School in East Boston.

Speller, arrested yesterday, had bail set at $2,500 and was ordered to wear a GPS device, abide by a curfew and stay away from all children under 16, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/16/18 - 11:12 pm
Speller

Nicholas Speller, a gym teacher at the Patrick J. Kennedy School, 343 Saratoga St., was arrested at the school this afternoon on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 5/16/18 - 8:20 pm
Little Crazy

Jose "Little Crazy" Vasquez today pleaded guilty to a RICO charge for his role in trying to hide evidence of the murder of Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, of Chelsea on Falcon Street in East Boston in January, 2016. He faces up to 18 years in prison at his Aug. 30 sentencing.

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By - 5/15/18 - 10:32 pm

In both English and Spanish, state Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) issued a statement this afternoon:

I’ve heard from members of our community about remarks made by a priest during mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church last Sunday that were disparaging toward Colombian residents of East Boston. I am appalled at the nature of these comments ...

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By - 5/15/18 - 12:55 pm

The Boston Licensing Board is considering rolling back closing time at La Gran Manzana in Central Square and Bohemios and Billares Colombia on Bennington Street from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. because of repeated problems, including fights, car crashes and OUI arrests in the hour before they now close. Read more.

By - 5/9/18 - 7:25 pm
Demente

Edwin "Demente" Diaz, 20, pleaded guilty today to being one of the MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed a suspected member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston - as other members were shooting him - in January, 2016.

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By - 5/8/18 - 3:14 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley yesterday released a report supporting his determination that: Read more.

By - 5/7/18 - 2:49 pm
Chief

The Hyundai Santa Fe he was in recovered in Everett as well. Police are now looking for the guy they think took both in Orient Heights yesterday - he has a history of attacking cops. Jim Morelli reports Chief is in good shape. He is back with his owner.

By - 5/6/18 - 4:30 pm
Chief the golden Lab

Sara Noonan reports a client's white Hyundai Santa Fe with Chief the yellow Lab in the back was stolen in Orient Heights this afternoon. Read more.

By - 5/5/18 - 10:24 am

In the East Boston Open Discussion, Angel Negron shows the wake of destruction left by a woman who managed to get to Saratoga Street on just three wheels before stopping last night.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.

By - 5/1/18 - 9:30 am
Turkey at the North End library

Catacomb Society spotted one of the BPL's more feathered patrons at the North End branch library yesterday.

Meanwhile, over in East Boston, the Travaglinis noticed their Homer Street neighbor had a new weather vane the other day: Read more.

By - 4/28/18 - 10:01 pm

Luis Cintron, 39, was indicted Friday on federal charges that he and an accomplice - still on the lam - stuck up 15 markets at gunpoint this past winter. Read more.

By - 4/25/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Maverick Square building

Architect's rendering of proposed building.

The Board of Appeals voted yesterday to let a developer proceed with plans to replace two bow-fronted buildings on Maverick Street with a new retail building, after determining a Landmarks Commission moratorium was based on a possibly flawed process. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 8:29 pm

Rigoberto "Ninja" Mejia, 32, admitted today he pumped bullets into Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, as other MS-13 members were busy stabbing the teen. Read more.

By - 4/23/18 - 5:12 pm

UPDATE: Ermilov tells NBC Boston the guests attacked him first and he grabbed the knife in self defense..

A man who manages an Airbnb short-term rental at 140 Marginal St. in East Boston attacked a person renting a room and his guest with a kitchen knife early Saturday and stopped only when one of them smashed a glass teapot over his head, police say. Read more