Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man they charge got angry at somebody else for refusing him a lighter and so whipped out a gun to make the point he really needed that lighter, shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday at the Maverick T stop. Read more.
One day after an ISD health inspector cited the Maverick Square Dunkin' Donuts for a variety of problems, including rodent droppings and an infestation of "small flies," an inspector paid a visit to Hong Kong Harbor two doors down and found rodent droppings there as well. Read more.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the Zoning Board of Appeal gave a variance to the owners of a proposed pot shop at 71 Maverick Square, less than a half mile from another pot shop the board approved in March. Read more.
Lisa Jacobson reports she was part of the growing horde of riders at Maverick this morning forced to just stand on the platform and watch one train after another leave with no room for them to fit on. Read more.
Only in Chelsea reports that around 9:30 p.m., Chelsea police officers found a car at 11 Congress Ave that was full of fresh bullet holes - and three men, one of whom had a gunsthot wound to the hand. The shooting happened not long before at Sumner and Havre streets near Maverick Square in East Boston.
The owners of a marijuana shop proposed for Maverick Square decided not to risk going before a zoning board short one member today and requested and got a deferral until July 9, to make their case before a full, seven-member board. Read more.
A decision by the mayor's office to approve two marijuana shops less than a half mile apart - in potential violation of a city ordinance - sparked an unusually volatile Zoning Board of Appeal meeting today, during which the board chairman slammed his gavel to the table to restore order at one point, not long after he yelled at a city councilor that she was out of order. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved the East Boston Community Development Corp.'s plans for a seven-story, 42-unit apartment building behind its existing apartment building at 187 Sumner St. in Maverick Square. Read more.
MG2, which has a number of East Boston projects under development, is proposing a six-story, 25-unit residential building on what is now a parking lot at Maverick Square and Sumner Street, across from the Blue Line station and bus stop. Read more.