East Boston

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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By - 6/8/18 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to roll back the closing time at three liquor-serving establishments in East Boston's Central Square from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. because of repeated closing-time problems that have included fights and robberies that police said were cause in large part by people rolling into the area for last call after the bars close at 1 in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Read more.

By - 6/5/18 - 10:57 pm
Big cloud raining down on Boston

J. Nathan Matias watched the storm come in over Boston early this evening.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 1:46 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death on Border Street Friday night was Taquise Johnson, 29.

In 2008, a Suffolk Superior Court jury acquitted Johnson of a 2007 murder in Dorchester; another man was found guilty for the crime.

By - 6/4/18 - 9:33 am
Sugar Bowl at high tide in Dorchester Bay

GeoSpace reports on a detailed look at Boston tide records - which date back to the 1825 - and which show that the sea level in Boston Harbor is rising. Read more.

By - 6/2/18 - 7:31 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Taquise Johnson, 29.

WFXT reports a man was fatally shot on Border Street near Falcon Street around 11:50 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By - 5/30/18 - 3:25 pm

State Police report arresting Bryan Cortez, 31, after he drove by a couple of troopers on Chelsea Street in East Boston who knew he didn't have a valid driver's license. Read more.

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.