Anthony's Market, 407 Meridian St., was held up around 10:15 p.m. by three Hispanic men in Halloween masks, who fled in a gray Dodge SUV. They may have held up a liquor store on Eastern Avenue in Chelsea, on the other side of the Chelsea Street Bridge, earlier in the night.
The owners of El Diamante billiards place, 71-73 Meridian St., have ordered its security guards to leave their pepper spray at home after a July incident in which a guard sprayed two obstreperous patrons with the noxious stuff.
Exactly why he sprayed the two men with OC spray proved a bone of contention at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, and could help determine what action, if any, the board takes at a meeting on Thursday. Read more.
The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."
Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month. Read more.
Chelsea and Transit Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that involved an MBTA bus on the Chelsea side of the Meridian Street Bridge shortly after 10:30 p.m., Only in Chelsea reports.
Nobody on the bus was injured, but the driver of the car that may have caused the crash fled on foot, possibly into East Boston, possibly with a head injury.
The bridge was shut from East Boston into Chelsea.
Around 11:30 p.m. at 389 Meridian St. Police were unsure whether his wounds were caused by a gun or a knife.
The East Boston Times reports on angry exchanges at a recent community meeting over what the East Boston Development Corp. now wants to do with the old Meridian Street library, for which it won a bid to redevelop.
There might be an interesting story as to how a skunk wound up in a car on Meridian Street in East Boston last night. John forwarded the photo by Sean Calista.
Mirna Hernandez says her sister Aura Garcia shouldn't have died on Dec. 31, 2013 - all she was doing was walking across the Meridian Street bridge.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Hernandez charges negligence on the part of both the city and the bridge tender for her 45-year-old sister's death: Read more.
Police are hunting a man who ran out of the East Boston Shaw's with two purloined plastic bags of shrimp, which he tried to sell at a nearby restaurant, only to be rebuffed, so he went into another restaurant to try to offload the shrimp, only they apparently didn't think his offer was kosher, either.
The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, wearing a blue hoodie over his head, and carrying two bags of shrimp. He was last seen heading towards Chelsea on Meridian Street.
Still, the Boston Fire Department has ordered part of Border Street, across from the Shaw's, shut as a precaution after large pieces of a building being demolished at 250 Meridian St. came down all over the place around 8:50 a.m.
There was no collapse. For the past 5 weeks the building has had contractors on scene dismantling the building. No injuries.
As a precaution the Chief on scene has asked for a building inspector to check out work being done.
Boston Police report:
Preliminary investigation indicates the female victim was attempting to cross the bridge on foot when it was raised to allow a vessel to pass. The bridge operator heard what he believed to be calls for help and lowered the bridge in an attempt to help the victim. The victim suffered serious injuries.
At the height of the storm, East Boston's connections to the rest of the world dwindled.
Around 9 p.m., three cars crashed on the East Boston side of the Meridian Street bridge. Police shut the span for their investigation, hindered briefly because two of the drivers chased the third driver over the bridge into Chelsea.
A fire at Aquarium shut Blue Line service at the end of the night.
Flights at Logan were canceled, which normally wouldn't affect most East Boston residents, except it might explain this:
The Friends of Meridian Street reports cab drivers continue to act like the bypass built for them to avoid local streets continues to go largely unused:
It's 4am and still a steady stream of empty Logan Airport taxis using Meridian Street and East Boston public streets to Chelsea instead of the multi-million dollar Coughlin Bypass Road built with taxpayers money specifically to keep commercial traffic from Logan Airport off the public streets of East Boston. These words of Massport and Massachusetts Department of Transportation leaders have never been backed up and East Boston residents, families and children are still paying with their health, safety and maintenance.
A disgusted citizen holds her nose as she reports on the disgusting conditions on Meridian Street:
East Boston News posts a complaint from Meridian Street about all the Logan cabs that scurry along it now:
Alex Howell tweets:
There is an endless stream of cars running down Meridian St. in East Boston with Algerian flags out the windows blaring on their horns.
In other news, Boston has an Algerian community.