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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 - 4/28/21 - 10:11 am

The driver of a 713 bus diverted his bus to a Winthrop beach where he wouldn't let the sole passenger on board exit as he ate his dinner and then tried to rape her Saturday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 8:17 pm

EBSB Neighborhood

Rockland Trust announced today it's buying East Boston Savings Bank for roughly $1.15 billion in stock.

East Boston Savings Bank was founded in Maverick Square in 1848. It has 42 branches in eastern Massachusetts.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 7:57 pm
Which way to the Silver Line

Welcome to Boston! Michael Malyszko got a warm feeling at Terminal C today.

Update: A Massport spokesperson says: Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 9:09 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports that when a teller accidentally gave Phyllis DelVechhio an extra $100 with her withdrawal, DelVecchio returned and gave the money back. The bank then gave her a $100 gift card - and a Dunkin' Donuts gift card - for her honesty.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 11:45 am
Logan parking tweet

Update: Massport has deleted the tweet; the above is just a screen capture.

Ari Ofsevit facepalms at this Earth Day message from Massport.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 5:04 pm

Turns out Maverick was a slave owner in fact, the first in Massachusetts. CommonWealth makes the case. Earlier, Dudley Square was renamed Nubian Square because Dudley was a slavery-allowing governor of Massachusetts in its colonial days.

By adamg - 4/11/21 - 3:38 pm
Ospreys at Belle Isle Marsh

From the osprey cam.

The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh have set up an osprey livecam so you can watch the birds making a home in the marsh along the East Boston/Winthrop line.

H/t Greg Cook.

By adamg - 4/11/21 - 2:29 pm

Over the last few days, concerned citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks at Castle Island in South Boston, Charlestown High (where they burned the turf) and the Bremen Street Park and the McKay School area in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 5:42 pm
Danish ship docked in Chelsea Creek

You get a good view of Chelsea Creek from the top of the little hill in East Boston's Condor Street Urban Wild, such as the Danish-registered Nord Magic, which was unloading something on the East Boston side at the Chelsea Street bridge yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 10:02 am
Chicken in Eagle Square

One of the Eagle Square chickens contentedly wandered around her enclosure yesterday afternoon, blissfully unaware of the controversy swirling around her and her sisters.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 9:13 am

WBZ NewsRadio reports on the efforts by Empower East Boston to keep the chickens it was raising in the heart of East Boston's Eagle Square after a city animal-control officer ordered the fowl removed. More than 470 people have signed an online petition.

Although the Eastie Chickens are taken care of and cleaned every day and they do not make any noise, we are being forced to remove them.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 9:49 pm

Several hundred houses and businesses in each neighborhood lost their power tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for combination cafe and home-ownership resource center at 18-20 Meridian St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 7:56 pm
Squirrel eating lunch at Piers Park in East Boston

John.C/C spotted this squirrel eating lunch in Piers Park in East Boston today.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 10:27 am

A distressed citizen files a 311 complaint about the boarded-up monstrosity at Orleans and Porter streets, which was partially disassembled for a hotel that never got built, then boarded up by the new owners who say they'll be turning it into a hotel, but for reals this time: Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 10:21 pm

WBZ reports on the crash, in which one vehicle was split in two by a utility pole and which left the road shut in both directions.

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 10:48 am

Public Facilities Commission Meeting: Department of Neighborhood Development 03-10-21

The Boston Public Facilities Commission this morning approved handing over a quarter-acre parcel off River Street in Mattapan to a group that will transform it into a "food forest" stocked with trees from which anybody can pick berries and nuts, and another parcel off Chelsea Street in East Boston to a group that will create a community garden. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 10:35 am
Rendering of 282-308 Bremen St.

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 126-unit apartment building at 282-302 Bremen St., at Brooks Street, that will include 13 live/work studios for artists and 5 three-bedroom apartments aimed at families making no more than 60% of the Boston area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/21 - 12:28 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men they say were involved in a fight on South Bremen Street in East Boston on Sunday afternoon that seemed about to turn violent when one of them pulled out a loaded 9-mm Beretta 92 FS - only he lost his grip and it fell to the ground. Read more.

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