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By adamg - 7/4/20 - 10:04 pm
Fireworks at Healey Field in Roslindale

Erica had a good view of the fireworks at Healy Field in Roslindale tonight.

Brad Searles took in some of the Lower Allston fireworks action: Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 10:06 pm

On Lexington Street at Putnam Street shortly before 10 p.m.

By adamg - 6/28/20 - 8:22 pm
Lightning over East Boston

John in Eastie watched some impressive lightning from East Boston shortly after 8 p.m.

He took another shot shortly before 9 p.m., of a bolt possibly hitting in Cambridge: Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 9:21 am

WHDH reports two people were shot on Condor Street at American Legion Playground around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 9:27 am
Border Street shooting scene

Police examine scene. Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports a man was shot in the leg shortly before 2:30 a.m. behind 710-712 Border St., in the Shore Plaza complex in East Boston.

By adamg - 6/20/20 - 11:21 am

Around 10:40 p.m. on Friday, victim found on Border Street near Maverick Street. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:13 pm
Sunset over Boston Light

617 Images had a nice view of today's sunset from over Boston Light towards downtown.

Matt Frank also watched the sun go down over downtown, but from East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 3:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Saugus man they charge threw lit fireworks at officers twice in about three hours overnight. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 12:03 pm

Spent shells marked off at the East Boston scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Stephen Woodard, arrested last night after allegedly shooting out the window of a car parked near Santarpio's, is, as the cliche goes, known to police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 9:57 pm

Officers look at car. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: The guy made national headlines in December.

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man they say got so irritated at people who were trying to keep him from breaking into cars outside Santarpio's he eventually started waving a gun at them, before gaining entry to one car by shooting out its window. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 5:06 pm
Lightning hitting downtown Boston

John in Eastie watched the storm rumble across downtown; reports it looks like Zeus got a direct hit on International Place.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 11:15 pm

State Police report a 17-year-old from East Boston was stabbed in a fight between two groups of youths at Eliot Circle at the southern end of Revere Beach around 7:45 p.m.

State Police say he was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in critical condition.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:17 am

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.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 10:56 am

The city and Massachusetts General Hospital today released results from the recent random Covid-19 testing in East Boston, Roslindale and part of Dorchester: 9.9% of the people tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies - and that roughly 1 in 40 people with no symptoms were currently infected with the virus and so potentially infectious themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:59 am

A federal judge yesterday denied a request by a man facing 11 armed-robbery counts that he be allowed to await trial at his mother's home in Chelsea due to health issues that might put him at risk of complications should he contract Covid-19 behind bars, ruling he would prove too much of a potential menace to society - and that given he is facing serious time behind bars, he would prove too much of a flight risk. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 12:14 pm

Three shots fired, around noon. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 1:05 pm
Boston sea-water flood zones

Boston areas that could see sea water in the streets in coming decades.

City officials are looking at a possible zoning overlay that would require homeowners looking at extensive renovations consider how to deal with seawater flooding that will come as sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, and they've developed some possible guidelines for retrofitting those most Boston of dwelling units: Triple deckers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 10:25 am

The Washington Post profiles people who died of coronavirus at home, including Julio Ayala of East Boston, who resisted going to the hospital until it was too late, because he needed to support his family.

On the evening of April 10, Julio’s cough became a painful wheeze, she said. This time, when she implored him to go the hospital, he agreed.

“Mañana,” he said. Tomorrow.

He wouldn’t make it there.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 9:35 am

Because otherwise they're just going to sit there on the sidewalk until we get a good hard rain and then they all get flushed down into storm drains and then Boston will make the national news when they discover giant congealed blobs of latex gloves blocking the storm sewers. We know this because ... Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/20 - 10:43 pm

At Meridian and Havre streets, around 10:30 p.m.

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