A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the intersection of Saratoga and Bennington streets in East Boston:
Smell like Gas!!! Please send a competant gas crew to investigate this god damn gas leak that has been in this intersection for weeks.these useless contractors come here and barely check anything..the public is scared .is anyone listening
Greg Cook attended the Boston Rise for Climate, Jobs, Immigrant Rights & Justice rally in East Boston yesterday.
The East Boston Times reports on Webster Street, where residents were startled to see the city change that recently to allow overnight parking on weekends for non-residents and two-hour parking during weekdays. With the help of City Councilor Lydia Edwards, that didn't last long.
NorthEndWaterfront.com alerts us that Boston Harbor Now, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council are sponsoring fireworks, starting at 8:30 p.m. to mark the end of summer.
A downtown developer with a fascination for East Boston has proposed replacing an auto-body shop at 277 Border St. with a five-story building with 18 residential units. Read more.
In 1925, Boston Commonwealth Airport (it had not yet been named after Gen. Edward Lawrence Logan) consisted of four hangars and one runway - which was enough for the biplanes that still used it - as shown in these photos taken by Fairchild Aerial Survey of New York. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Modesto "Snoopy" Ramirez to 97 months, or a little more than eight years, in federal prison for RICO violations related to his membership in a local MS-13 gang. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced Rogelio Alvarado, 23, for shooting two men on an inbound Blue Line train on Jan. 19, 2016, one of whom had nothing to do with his beef with a rival gang, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A man who was upset to be asked to leave El Diamante Billiards at 71 Meridian St. after a bouncer watched him pass a small plastic bag filled with white powder to another patron responded by getting into two fights with the bouncer, during one of which he bit down hard on the bouncer's cheek, police and the bouncer said today. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Edwn "Demente" Diaz, 20, to 35 years in federal prison for being one of several MS-13 members who stabbed Cristofer Perez de la Cruz, 16, of Chelsea so brutally the tips of their knives broke off in his skull - as another gang member fired repeated rounds into him. Read more.
A strip of land up Jeffries Point that was once used to ferry millions of riders a year between the East Boston waterfront, Revere Beach and Lynn could become a series of five apartment and condo buildings under a developer's proposal. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Rogelio Alvarado, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and two gun charges for a 2016 attack at the Maverick T stop that sent two men to the hospital - only one of them the rival gang member he was aiming for - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to rescue a worker who got trapped inside a 10x30 barge in the water off Border Street, near the Umana Academy. The man was rescued shortly after 8:45 a.m. and handed over to EMS for transport to a local hospital.
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