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By adamg - 8/9/21 - 10:10 pm

Cambridge Police and the FBI say Jammy Alphonse had a long night on July 25 into the 26th - which could now mean a long sentence in a federal prison. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 1:25 pm

The New England Aquarium reports its divers rescued an ocean sunfish, also known as a mola mola and, at least in the Boston area, as a baby wheel, Jay, that had gotten trapped behind a construction barrier along the East Boston shore: Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 9:23 am

The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project reports it's scheduled some anti-biter spraying in the area of Orient Avenue, Boardman Street, Andrew Road and Horace Street after dusk on Aug. 3 (with a rain date of Aug. 4). Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 5:26 pm
Hazy Logan Airport

JS3263 looked out from a Logan terminal around 5 p.m. and saw the sky was a hazy shade of Oregon - and British Columbia.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 10:14 am
Liverpool Street in East Boston gets a sea-related mural

Taj Francis of Jamaica paints at 150 Liverpool St.

Greg Cook reports on the Sea Walls project - in which artists are fanning out across East Boston for the second year to paint murals bringing attention to the waters that surround East Boston - and the rest of the city. In addition to East Boston, the New England Aquarium across the harbor will be getting a large mural by Shepard Fairey, best known for his "Hope" and "Obey" works.

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By adamg - 7/16/21 - 11:05 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who was present when an East Boston resident had his eye and brain pierced by a knife tossed from a third-floor landing during a loud argument in 1984 has to provide a DNA sample so his uncle, who was convicted of first-degree murder for the death, can try again to win his release. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:40 pm
Stillness in the fog on Boston Harbor

Matt Frank looked toward downtown from East Boston in the fog at sunset today.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:34 am
Graffiti on plywood building on Porter Street in East Boston

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about East Boston's Eternal Plywood building, which morphed from the Eternal Flapping Plastic Sheets building, at Porter and Orleans streets. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/21 - 8:33 pm

A man charged with attacking and trying to kidnap an East Boston woman only recently moved to the neighborhood from a Lowell suburb as he awaits trial on multiple child-rape charges and where a judge agreed to let him move to East Boston as long as he agreed to stay at home, which he didn't, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 9:26 am

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man on charges he tried to grab a woman walking to work early on Wednesday - an attempted kidnapping they say was foiled when a bystander noticed what was happening and began rushing over to intervene. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 11:52 am
Wanted for East Boston attempted kidnapping

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say tried to kidnap a woman at Bremen and Porter streets in East Boston as she was walking to work around 4 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:12 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank made sure to get a good spot to watch one of his favorite July Fourth traditions: The USS Constitution's stately tour of Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 2:08 pm
Rendering of proposed building at Boardman and Ashley streets

Rendering by Context Workshop.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a three-story, seven-unit triangular building at the intersection where Ashley Street slides into Boardman Street on the way towards McClellan Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:27 am

Note: Because the reporter misunderstood what happened, the story has been corrected to reflect that the building can be occupied - as executive suites.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to change the classification of an essentially completed nine-unit building at 119 Addison St. in East Boston from executive suites to condos, which means the developer can rent the units out to Boston visitors, but not sell them as condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/21 - 12:45 pm
Rendering of building at Bremen and Gove streets

Rendering of building at Bremen and Gove streets by Embarc Studio.

A private developer and two non-profit groups have teamed up on a proposal for 426 residential units in six new buildings along Bremen and Orleans Street, between Maverick and Porter streets. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people Friday on human-trafficking charges - one of whom is still on probation after being released from prison for kidnapping, trafficking persons for sexual servitude and deriving support from prostitution. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 1:04 pm

Yahya Noor, owner of Tawakal Halal Cafe, 389 Maverick St. in East Boston's Jeffreys Point neighborhood, reports that sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, when the restaurant closed up, and Monday morning, somebody emptied its three trash bins and hefted all the trash to the roof - and then left a prayer rug next to the trash.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 9:19 am

MBTA officials used to worry about Green Line flooding from the tiny Muddy River, but they might have bigger things to worry about, like the Atlantic Island flooding the Blue Line via Belle Isle Marsh, WBUR reports.

Say, isn't that right near the planned Suffolk Downs mega-development? Why yes, yes it is, but they've got a plan for that.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 3:37 pm

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man at the Braintree Red Line station who, they charge, punched a cabbie to the ground and then repeatedly kicked him in the head after the driver told him he could not take him anywhere because he was at the station to pick somebody up. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 9:08 am

The T is blaming "power problems" for the cessation of the Blue Line and the need to bus passengers between Airport and Maverick this morning, although one commuter reports:

A shuttle was promised when we found out at airport station, it has been 10 minutes and no shuttle in sight.

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