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By adamg - 9/28/19 - 10:43 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the Zoning Board of Appeal gave a variance to the owners of a proposed pot shop at 71 Maverick Square, less than a half mile from another pot shop the board approved in March. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 10:17 am
Commuters at Maverick have no choice but to wait for the next train

No room at the T. Photo by Chris.

Lisa Jacobson reports she was part of the growing horde of riders at Maverick this morning forced to just stand on the platform and watch one train after another leave with no room for them to fit on. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 1:00 pm
Blue Line train evacuated at Maverick Square

Patrick McMahon was on hand when Boston firefighters arrived at Maverick to help evacuate a Blue Line train suffering from what the MBTA called "mechanical problems" around noon.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 9:50 pm

Only in Chelsea reports that around 9:30 p.m., Chelsea police officers found a car at 11 Congress Ave that was full of fresh bullet holes - and three men, one of whom had a gunsthot wound to the hand. The shooting happened not long before at Sumner and Havre streets near Maverick Square in East Boston.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 12:13 pm

The owners of a marijuana shop proposed for Maverick Square decided not to risk going before a zoning board short one member today and requested and got a deferral until July 9, to make their case before a full, seven-member board. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 4:21 pm

A decision by the mayor's office to approve two marijuana shops less than a half mile apart - in potential violation of a city ordinance - sparked an unusually volatile Zoning Board of Appeal meeting today, during which the board chairman slammed his gavel to the table to restore order at one point, not long after he yelled at a city councilor that she was out of order. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 11:25 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Maverick Square building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved the East Boston Community Development Corp.'s plans for a seven-story, 42-unit apartment building behind its existing apartment building at 187 Sumner St. in Maverick Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 9:42 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Chelsea Street building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan for a three-story retail and office building at 9 Chelsea St. that could feature a two-level restaurant with rooftop dining. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/19 - 2:04 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Maverick Square building

Architect's rendering. T stop on the right.

MG2, which has a number of East Boston projects under development, is proposing a six-story, 25-unit residential building on what is now a parking lot at Maverick Square and Sumner Street, across from the Blue Line station and bus stop. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/19 - 8:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting three out-of-towners in Maverick Square while looking for whoever put up those white-supremacist posters that went up a couple days ago in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/19 - 8:56 am

Phil Haggerty reports he spent the better part of an hour tearing down "the disgusting white nationalist propaganda" that went up last night on Meridian Street and in Maverick Square and Central Square Park.

Mayor Walsh, City Councilor Lydia Edwards, state Rep. Adrian Madaro and state Sen. Joseph Boncore issued a statement this morning: Read more.

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

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 adamg - 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 adamg - 9/29/18 - 11:22 am
Architect's rendering of 191 Sumner Street in East Boston

Architect's rendering.

The East Boston Community Development Corp. has filed plans to renovate the four-story building it owns at 191 Sumner St. in Maverick Square and building a new seven-story, 42-unit building behind it. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/18 - 8:16 pm
Alvarado

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Rogelio Alvarado, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and two gun charges for a 2016 attack at the Maverick T stop that sent two men to the hospital - only one of them the rival gang member he was aiming for - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/18 - 6:21 pm

UPDATE: The line is moving again, with "only" 20-minute "residual" delays.

The T is reporting "delays of more than an hour" due to a busted train near Maverick that another train tried to push into the station, only according to one rider, that train broke, too.

An hour? Couldn't somebody walk the length of the line in less than that?

By adamg - 4/25/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Maverick Square building

Architect's rendering of proposed building.

The Board of Appeals voted yesterday to let a developer proceed with plans to replace two bow-fronted buildings on Maverick Street with a new retail building, after determining a Landmarks Commission moratorium was based on a possibly flawed process. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/18 - 1:06 pm
Partially collapsed building.

Not looking good. Photo by Jameson Brown.

A four-story residential building at 4 Winthrop St. is going to need some major repairs before it even is ready for occupancy, Greater Boston Radio reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/18 - 3:19 pm

A Blue Line train died at Maverick Square, but the MBTA says it's been disposed of and now everything's hunky dory.

By adamg - 11/14/17 - 9:21 pm

The Boston Preservation Alliance reports the Boston Landmark Commission tonight ordered a developer to hold off on tearing down two adjacent townhouses on Maverick Street built in the 1870s, for at least two years. Read more.

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