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By adamg - 11/30/22 - 4:51 pm

WBUR reports on the approval for Eversource's proposed East Eagle Street substation.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 9:42 pm

WCVB reports the Sumner Tunnel was shut around 4:20 p.m. after the Canadian driver of an 18-wheeler learned too late his truck was too big to get through the tunnel.

Video from inside of the tunnel showed some ride share passengers walking, in some cases with luggage, out of the tunnel.

By adamg - 11/23/22 - 10:04 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that all the stuff inside what is now the former Jeveli's on Chelsea Street is being advertised for auction. The restaurant, which opened in 1924, closed due to the pandemic in the fall of 2020, then never re-opened.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 11:51 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a car with Rhode Island plates just parked on Barnes Avenue overnight without a single orange ticket or tow truck pulling it away, and he or she is getting rather fed up: Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 1:57 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man for armed robbery after his getaway was slowed when his gun fell out of his pants, letting his victim and a T worker catch up to and then grab and hold him until officers arrived. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 3:27 pm
279 Maverick St. rendering

Rendering by Embarc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to replace a parking lot at 279 Maverick St. in East Boston with a five-story, 32-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/22 - 12:57 pm

A violence vacuum left after 61 MS-13 members were arrested in 2016 was filled by MS-13 leaders coming up from New York to re-assert the gang on the streets of East Boston and neighboring communities through murders, beatings and the recruiting of local high-school students from Central America, federal prosecutors say. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 11:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a state board did nothing wrong in approving plans by Eversource to swap two sites on East Eagle Street in East Boston for a proposed substation. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 4:19 pm
Barred owl in Belle Isle Marsh

Mary Ellen spotted this barred owl in East Boston yesterday.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 10:44 am
9 McKay Place rendering

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A Rhode Island developer has filed plans for a five-story, 41-unit condo building at Maverick and Cottage streets, next to the McKay School, in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/22 - 12:21 am

The MBTA is vaguely blaming "power problems" for ending Blue Line service for the night with a blackout at Maverick station and special Snail-Speed Service across the harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/22 - 11:00 am
CSO warning

CSO warning from BPHC.

The Boston Public Health Commission reports all the rain has overloaded local sewer mains, to the point that one MWRA outflow pipe, upstream of the North Washington Street Bridge, started pouring sewage-laden water into the inner harbor at 1:01 a.m, "creating a potential public health risk." Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/22 - 10:07 pm
Full moon rising over the Atlantic

Matt Frank was not the only person who went to the beach in Winthrop this evening to see the full moon rising.

Steve watched it rise from East Boston: 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 - 10/3/22 - 10:59 pm

The MBTA reports trains are delayed due to one train with "a mechanical problem" outbound at Orient Heights.

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 - 9/28/22 - 9:31 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposed marijuana shop at 4 Neptune Rd. in East Boston - but without what appeared to be a takeout window shown on the submitted plans. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/22 - 11:02 pm

The federal government reports the remains of an American POW interred at a military cemetery in Hawaii have been identified as those of Army Cpl. Joseph J. Puopolo, 19, of East Boston. Read more.

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