Agent holds shotgun seized with drugs. Photo via DEA affidavit.
A Mexican woman faces a minimum of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to working with her son to sell two kilos of cocaine in East Boston's Maverick Square to a buyer who turned out to be working for the feds, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Only in Chelsea reports that around 9:30 p.m., Chelsea police officers found a car at 11 Congress Ave that was full of fresh bullet holes - and three men, one of whom had a gunsthot wound to the hand. The shooting happened not long before at Sumner and Havre streets near Maverick Square in East Boston.
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved the East Boston Community Development Corp.'s plans for a seven-story, 42-unit apartment building behind its existing apartment building at 187 Sumner St. in Maverick Square. Read more.
The East Boston Community Development Corp. has filed plans to renovate the four-story building it owns at 191 Sumner St. in Maverick Square and building a new seven-story, 42-unit building behind it. Read more.
A strip of land up Jeffries Point that was once used to ferry millions of riders a year between the East Boston waterfront, Revere Beach and Lynn could become a series of five apartment and condo buildings under a developer's proposal. Read more.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a 20-unit Section 8 complex on Sumner Street with 52 apartments and condos that will let the current tenants move back in once construction is finished. Read more.
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.