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By adamg - 7/17/24 - 9:44 pm
A line of blue people waiting for the Blue Line

A line of blue people waiting for the Blue Line at Government Center. Photo by Boston's Leslie Knopes.

A transformer at Orient Heights on the Blue Line blew this afternoon, bringing firefighters running and trains to a halt.

Boston firefighters responded around 5:50 p.m. and the MBTA shut down power in both directions. Firefighters then doused the flames. But delays due to problems related to the transformer continued through the evening; the T only announced at 9:15 p.m. that things were back to normal.

By adamg - 7/11/24 - 12:11 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave La Union Market, 105 Chelsea St. in East Boston, to expand its alcohol selection from beers and wine to harder drinks, such as aguardiente from Colombia and flor de fuego from El Salvador. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/24 - 10:07 am
Wanted for ATM fraud

Beware this smiling woman, BPD says

Boston Police report they are looking for a chatty woman for what turned into an illegal $12,000 withdrawal at a Bank of America ATM in East Boston last month. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/24 - 11:46 am

The Globe reports that after raising $30 million and hiring a design team to build a third Piers Park on the site of an old Massport pier in East Boston, one that would more fully connect people to the water, the Trustees of Reservations canceled the plans because of concerns over possible climate-related flooding in the future. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/24 - 11:37 am

WBUR has the details on how to get between East Boston and downtown during the summer repair shutdown of the Sumner Tunnel, which starts Friday.

By adamg - 7/2/24 - 10:57 am

GBH takes an in-depth look at the aftermath of a six-alarm fire at 430 Meredian St. in East Boston that killed two - an adult right away and a 10-year-old girl afterwards. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/24 - 10:23 pm
View of downtown Boston from the East Boston waterfront at sunset

Matt Frank reports that people flocked to the East Boston waterfront this evening to take in the sunset over downtown.

By adamg - 6/29/24 - 2:04 pm

The state Department of Public Health reports an "international traveler" who passed through Logan Airport on his or her way from Dartmouth College to Amsterdam on June 22 "was present in public locations that could have resulted in exposure to other people." Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/24 - 10:33 pm

A man stabbed a woman in the arm with a screwdriver at the Mobil station at Meridian and Condor streets in East Boston around 9:35 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/24 - 1:44 pm

Boston Police responded to Paris Street a few doors before Marion Street for a man who'd been stabbed twice around 2:10 a.m. He was taken to the nearest trauma center for care.

By adamg - 6/18/24 - 9:25 am

CommonWealth Beacon considers a proposal by Atlantic writer - and Boston Phoenix alum - .Mark Leibovich to rename our airport after the Celtics great and civil-rights activist.

By adamg - 6/16/24 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police report one of two men arrested on charges they tried to break into an apartment at 212 Waldemar Ave. in Orient Heights yesterday was also charged for his alleged role in holding up the owner of a Meridian Street check-cashing store as he arrived from his bank with $240,000 in cash on June 7. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/24 - 1:20 pm

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man on gun and drug charges after pulling him over on St. Andrew Road shortly after 3:10 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/24 - 10:54 am
Photos of suspects via BPD, one holding an orange

Surveillance photos of suspects, one holding an orange, via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for two men for a holdup outside the Check Place, 230 Meridian St. in East Boston around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/24 - 12:02 pm

The owner of the Burger King at 944 Bennington St. in East Boston filed a request to stay open 24 hours a day, but at a hearing today acknowledged he's not quite ready to pull the trigger on City that Never Sleeps-style operations. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/24 - 10:11 am
Car on fire inside the Ted Williams Tunnel

Around 9:30 a.m., a car erupted into flames inside the eastbound Ted Williams Tunnel in South Boston, less than a day after a two-alarm, three-car conflagration in the tunnel leading from the northbound Tip O'Neill Tunnel to the Ted Williams. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/24 - 9:27 am

The MBTA has gone full bustitution between Maverick and Suffolk Downs because of a wire problem at Airport, the nature of which they don't specify, but that's where the trains put up their connectors for those wires.

By adamg - 5/22/24 - 10:00 am
Rendering of proposed 944 Saratoga St.

Rendering by Embarc.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA for a five-story, 24-unit condo building on what is now a vacant lot at 944 Saratoga St., next to Noyes Playground and to another condo building that went up a few years ago. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/24 - 12:37 pm

Last Thursday night, Boston Police had to respond to two near simultaneous gunfire attacks in East Boston, one at Brandywyne Village, the other on Liverpool Street near Maverick Street. Read more.

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