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By adamg - 4/20/23 - 3:00 pm
Rendering of proposed residential building at 1188 Bennington St.

Rendering by Design Resource Team.

GVW Construction has filed plans with the BPDA to replace its current building at 1188 Bennington St. in East Boston with two buildings with 40 apartments - across Bennington from where another developer wants to replace what's left of a former casket factory with 220 apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/23 - 11:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the Dunkin' at 951 Bennington St. re-open its outdoor patio. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/23 - 4:29 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Dylan Etheridge, 26, to 6 to 10 years in state prison for OUI manslaughter for a high-speed crash on Bennington Street in 2019 in which he flipped his car, then ran away as his two passengers lay trapped inside - one of whom died - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 10:45 am
Cops inside La Chiva

Officers inside La Chiva. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was found shot in the face around midnight at Bennington and Chelsea streets in East Boston, but that police also set up a crime scene at 500 Border St., in what might be a carjacking gone wrong. The man ran inside La Chiva restaurant for help. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 3:09 pm
2242 Bennington St. rendering

Rendering by Arrowstreet.

Redgate and the New England Casket Co. have filed plans for a two-building, 220-unit apartment complex at 1141 Bennington St., where the company made caskets until an eight-alarm fire in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 11:28 am

A man spent 45 minutes wandering the floor of La Chiva, 259 Bennington St. in East Boston on July night, looking to provoke a fight. He finally succeeded - and promptly got punched out - police and the restaurant's owner told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/22 - 5:54 pm

There's a pig waddling down Bennington Street in East Boston, near Wood Island. Have it team up with some turkeys and we've got ourselves a new script.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St., in East Boston, shut on Saturday because of repeated complaints from nearby residents about noise and crowds. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 1:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday warned the owner of La Chiva, 259 Bennington St. that he needs to step up his game and stop letting customers bring in beers to enjoy on its outside patio, since he doesn't have an alcohol license. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St. to go without its liquor license for one day after police found it seriously overcrowded one June night and then found it exceeding its capacity just a week later. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 1:49 pm

A regular at Renegade's Pub, 1004 Bennington St. in East Boston, exploded in uncontrollable rage one July evening when the restaurant's co-owner and manager blocked her from leaving to drive away with her tiny dog because she appeared under the influence and they didn't want her to get behind the wheel. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 9:59 am

WBZ reports a man suffered serious injuries just before midnight on Thursday when a driver hit him on Bennington Street, then kept going. The station does not say exactly where on Bennington Street, though.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:06 pm

At least one corner of the City that Always Sleeps is willing to accept food late into the night: The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Perros Paisas, 350 Bennington St. in East Boston, to stay open until 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:25 am
Bennington Street proposal

Close but no cigar, or approval.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning rejected a proposal to raze a one-family house at 486-490 Bennington St. and replace it with a nine-unit building, saying that even though it would be next to a credit union and across the street from a cemetery, it was simply too large. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 6:40 pm

The family that long built caskets on Bennington Street in East Boston has teamed up with a downtown developer on a plan for a two-building residential complex where their factory used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 4:17 pm
Crunched truck in East Boston

Photo by State Police.

State Police report the driver of a tractor trailer who tried turning left at Bennington Street and Neptune Road under Rte. 1A learned to better read caution signs this morning, although his lesson "impacted traffic significantly in the area."

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 9:49 pm

Diego Evangelista Da Silva, 33, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and then deportation on a federal charge for an April armed robbery at Lanzilli Groceria, 931 Bennington St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 3:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave permission to an East Boston man who is planning to open an upscale trattoria on Bennington Street to buy the beer and wine license from a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 1:43 pm

Downtown-based Redgate has proposed to refashion a 1.2-acre lot at 355 Bennington St. in East Boston into a six-story building with roughly 190 residential units and ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

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