East Boston

By - 1/18/19 - 11:05 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved a developer's plans to build a six-unit condo building at 66 Lubec St. in East Boston - with the proviso that he find a way to increase the size of one studio unit from the planned 397 square feet to at least the 450 square feet the city normally requires as a minimum for studios. Read more.

By - 1/11/19 - 8:52 pm
Bare feet on the Blue Line

Nicholas Agri spotted this sockless, sandal wearing person on the Blue Line headed towards Wonderland this evening. No word if the person was also holding a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.

By - 1/10/19 - 4:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave the owner of La Chiva, 259 Bennington St., permission to serve up Colombian food to hungry people 24 hours a day. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 10:29 am

La Chiva, a Colombian take-out place at 259 Bennington St. in East Boston that is already open until 3 a.m., is seeking permission to stay open 24 hours a day. Read more.

By - 1/5/19 - 1:41 pm

State Police report arresting Nicholas Franco of Newton, whom they say got out of his car and attacked the driver of a cab behind him, at Jeffries Street and Transportation Way around 9:10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By - 12/20/18 - 2:53 pm

A federal judge today sentenced Cesar "Cheche" Martinez for his involvement in a local MS-13 gang based in Everett called Eastside Locos Salvatrucha.

Read more.

By - 12/17/18 - 11:10 am
A lot of pot

Lot of pot. Photo by State Police.

State Police report arresting three Californians they say each arrived at Logan Airport with 50 pounds of pot in their luggage on Saturday. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 10:27 pm

All those spiffy newish trains on the Blue Line don't do you much good when a piece of track cracks open like a tooth needing a crown. The T reports delays of up to 20 minutes due to cracked track near Maverick.

By - 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 - 12/7/18 - 10:58 am

Water, water everywhere: HYM presentation shows current race-track oval.

The developers of the proposed Suffolk Downs project can't stop the tides, so they're planning their massive project to roll with the punches as rising sea levels increase the odds the low-lying site on the East Boston/Revere line will flood on a more regular basis. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:24 am
Crowding on the Blue Line at Maverick Square

You may have read recently that the Blue Line is the exception to declining ridership on the MBTA's subway lines. Lisa Jacobson doesn't just read stuff like that, she lives it: Shortly before 9 a.m. today, she reported from a crowded Maverick Square station: Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:10 am

Pot-shop proposals are popping up like daisies across Boston:

On Tuesday, Jody Mendoza and her husband, Richy Peña, hold an outreach meeting for their proposed Mojos pot shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan. Read more.

By - 11/28/18 - 3:17 pm

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to those signal issues.

By - 11/27/18 - 10:12 pm
Murder knife

The knife Gonzalez plunged into Martinez, recovered from the water off Constitution Beach.

Edwin Gonzalez

A judge today sentenced MS-13 member Edwin "Sangriento" Gonzalez to life in federal prison for helping to butcher one teen on Constitution Beach in 2015 and a second teen five months later on Falcon Street because he thought they were members of a rival gang, the US Attorney's office reports.

Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 1:07 pm
Saratoga Street this morning

Saratoga Street, just past Brooks, this morning. From this 311 complaint.

More than a year ago, state transportation planners showed off their plans to ease congestion at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel after the toll plaza was removed, and promised residents would soon see relief.

Whatever they did, didn't work, residents say. Read more.

By - 11/22/18 - 8:57 pm

The MBTA is running shuttle buses between Maverick and Suffolk Downs on the Blue Line due to "a power problem" (which in that stretch can mean a train pulled down a power wire).

By - 11/20/18 - 11:02 am
Two more MS-13 members

A federal judge has sentenced a leader and a member of the MS-13 Eastside Loco Salvatrucha sub-gang to prison sentences in recent days, in part for their roles of encouraging the murder of a 15-year-old in East Boston in 2015.

Read more.

By - 11/18/18 - 1:06 pm

Boston Police advise that around 1:30 p.m., Charles DiGiacomo will receive a 21-gun salute at the Ruggiero Funeral Home on Saratoga Street, to honor his service in the Army - he fought in both World War II and the Korean War and who was an Army reservist for 40 years. Read more.

By - 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 - 11/14/18 - 10:20 am
Architect's rendering of 277 Border St. in East Boston

Architect's rendering

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plan to build a five-story, 18-unit residential building on what is now a salvage yard at 277 Border St., near Central Square. Read more.