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By adamg - 7/23/20 - 10:19 am
By adamg - 7/22/20 - 9:20 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the opening of Boston's second pot shop, Berkshire Roots, on Meridian Street.

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

Three shots fired, around noon. Nobody hit.

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

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

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 11:39 am

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man on charges he stabbed a clerk in the market at the Shell station on Meridian Street, steps from the District A-7 police station on Paris Street on Friday morning. Read more.

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By adamg - 3/26/19 - 4:21 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/21/18 - 11:37 am

A man who was upset to be asked to leave El Diamante Billiards at 71 Meridian St. after a bouncer watched him pass a small plastic bag filled with white powder to another patron responded by getting into two fights with the bouncer, during one of which he bit down hard on the bouncer's cheek, police and the bouncer said today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/17 - 10:25 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/17/17 - 9:16 pm
Rescued cat in East Boston

Firefighter David McSweeney with rescued cat. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries and one soggy cat rescued from a three-alarm fire at 360 Meridian St. in East Boston this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/17 - 12:00 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/2/17 - 11:05 am
Immigrant-themed mural in Roslindale

Roslindale mural under way. Photo by Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.

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.

By adamg - 4/27/17 - 9:05 am

One was stabbed six times shortly before 2:45 a.m. at Meridian and Saratoga streets, Rick Macomber reports. WBZ reports the stabbings happened during a fight outside a restaurant.

By adamg - 4/18/17 - 12:30 pm
New mural in East Boston

RyanInBos watched the painter of this new mural at 316 Meridan St. in East Boston at work and then shot the finished work.

By adamg - 1/13/17 - 10:49 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/2/16 - 11:52 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. at 389 Meridian St. Police were unsure whether his wounds were caused by a gun or a knife.

By adamg - 6/3/16 - 12:14 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/24/16 - 6:30 am
Skunk in a car in East Boston

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.

By adamg - 4/30/16 - 1:26 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/16/15 - 1:30 pm

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.

By adamg - 12/3/14 - 9:22 am

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.

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