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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.