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By adamg - 8/16/19 - 1:30 pm

State Police report arresting a Chelsea man for some major closing-time street carnage at Bennington and Porter streets this morning that they say left an innocent pedestrian rushed to the hospital, a tree knocked down and a utility box, light pole, bench and his own car and his alleged opponent's car heavily damaged. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 11:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave a Lexington hotel company permission to finish converting what is now a shell of a building with telecommunications towers on top at 155 Porter St. in East Boston into a 123-room hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/18 - 9:53 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters are at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 207 Porter St. in East Boston, trying to figure out what to do about a five-gallon container of hydrogen peroxide on the roof that is leaking.

There are no injuries and the 9th & 10th floor were evacuated as a precaution.

By adamg - 2/2/16 - 8:28 am
Crash into scaffolding in East Boston

Around the corner. Photo by Matt Kurkowski.

That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at the Loftel hotel construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage.

By adamg - 3/10/15 - 7:34 pm
Proposed Porter Street hotel

Architect's rendering.

Heath Management Co. is seeking BRA approval to convert a decaying old factory at 151 Porter St. at Orleans Street into a hotel that would feature 127 "industrial loft-style hotel guestrooms with high ceilings, exposed structure and oversized windows to optimize natural light and dramatic city views."

In its filings with the BRA, Heath is also seeking permission to add a new sixth floor to the top to house fitness and business centers and rooftop gardens.

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