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By adamg - 2/27/21 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week ordered a one-day shutdown for Rabia's on Salem Street after BPD detectives found too many people inside on Feb. 20. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:51 pm

A group of East Boston residents have asked the city for a non-binding referendum this fall calling on Eversource to move a substation proposed for East Eagle Street on Chelsea Creek someplace else, like Logan Airport. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 10:59 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a report of gunfire in the area of 186 Havre St., off Visconti Road Sunday evening spotted a guy standing on a fourth-floor balcony - who, in response to being spotted, threw several snowballs at them. Read more.

By bostonpads - 2/18/21 - 1:10 pm

East Boston’s apartment rental market has undergone quite a transformation even before 2020 and the market turbulence that came with it. Over the previous 10 years, rising rent prices in neighborhoods close to Downtown were quickly gentrifying East Boston, as renters began looking outward for relief in rent prices. Just a year ago, East Boston was experiencing record low vacancy rates thanks to a steadily growing metro population and a shortage of affordable housing in Boston.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 11:04 am
Seized guns and bullets

Seized guns and bullets.

Boston Police report arresting four men and a 13-year-old they say were huddled in a courtyard at the the Maverick Landing development with loaded guns last night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 8:55 am
Crashed car on Chelsea Street in East Boston

Live Boston reports a one-car, head-on crash around 1 a.m. on Chelsea Street at East Eagle Square left one dead and at least four other people transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 9:48 am

WBUR reports on the battle between Eversource and East Boston residents.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 12:45 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer more time to replace the vacant lot at 9 Chelsea St. it created at 9 Chelsea St. in 2018 with a three-story retail and office building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 11:24 am
Rendering of 515 East 2nd St.

Rendering by O'Sullivan Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 30-unit condo building on East Second Street in South Boston that will feature patios and roof decks large enough to give residents a breather but too small to support the sort of boisterous large parties that have become technically illegal in the midst of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 1:07 pm
Suspects at Wood Island

Transit Police report they are looking for these two for a robbery at the Wood island T stop around 11:45 p.m. on Jan, 8.

If Nose Boy and the Masked Mug look familiar, contact detectives at 17-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 10:28 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted the owner of East Boston's infamous eyesore at 155 Porter St. another year to begin turning what is now just a hulking shell of a building into an actual hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:04 pm

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports thieves are making off with the catalytic converters from Eastie Prii like nobody's business.

Jamaica Plain as well.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 2:39 pm
Rendering of proposed Curtis street development

Rendering by J. Garland Enterprises.

Two developers have proposed replacing an old flooring concern and two vacant lots on Curtis Street between Chaucer and Saratoga street in East Boston with a pair of four-story buildings with a a total of 29 residential units and 16 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/20 - 12:58 pm

Kerwide Barthelemy died from a stab wound to the stomach after he tried to break up a fight between two men in Maverick Square around 9 p.m. on Dec. 24, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/20 - 3:10 pm

Boston Police report arresting Steven Anthony Hatfield, 36, of East Boston, for a fatal stabbing around 9 p.m. on Thursday in Maverick Square.

Police have yet to identify the victim.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 9:15 pm

Update: Boston Police report the victim died.

Shortly after 9 p.m., found outside the Burger King across from the T stop. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

Boston murders in 2020.

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 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 - 12/11/20 - 10:36 pm
Kestrel with a grub

Rick Macomber watched an American kestrel come in for a landing in East Boston with some grub - literally, a big, juicy grub.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:05 am

With the supply of easily torn-down garages shrinking, developers are turning to expanding buildings in East Boston and Charlestown by adding floors and basement living space. Read more.

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