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By adamg - 10/10/21 - 12:51 pm
Teddy bear impaled on a fence

A dismayed citizen files a 311 complaint about a teddy bear impaled on a spiked fence at Lubec and Porter streets in East Boston this morning.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:34 am
Graffiti on plywood building on Porter Street in East Boston

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about East Boston's Eternal Plywood building, which morphed from the Eternal Flapping Plastic Sheets building, at Porter and Orleans streets. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 9:26 am

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man on charges he tried to grab a woman walking to work early on Wednesday - an attempted kidnapping they say was foiled when a bystander noticed what was happening and began rushing over to intervene. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 11:52 am
Wanted for East Boston attempted kidnapping

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say tried to kidnap a woman at Bremen and Porter streets in East Boston as she was walking to work around 4 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

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 - 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 - 6/7/20 - 9:57 pm

Officers look at car. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: The guy made national headlines in December.

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man they say got so irritated at people who were trying to keep him from breaking into cars outside Santarpio's he eventually started waving a gun at them, before gaining entry to one car by shooting out its window. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 1:30 pm

State Police report arresting a Chelsea man for some major closing-time street carnage at Bennington and Porter streets this morning that they say left an innocent pedestrian rushed to the hospital, a tree knocked down and a utility box, light pole, bench and his own car and his alleged opponent's car heavily damaged. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 11:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave a Lexington hotel company permission to finish converting what is now a shell of a building with telecommunications towers on top at 155 Porter St. in East Boston into a 123-room hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/18 - 9:53 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters are at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 207 Porter St. in East Boston, trying to figure out what to do about a five-gallon container of hydrogen peroxide on the roof that is leaking.

There are no injuries and the 9th & 10th floor were evacuated as a precaution.

By adamg - 2/2/16 - 8:28 am
Crash into scaffolding in East Boston

Around the corner. Photo by Matt Kurkowski.

That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at the Loftel hotel construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage.

By adamg - 3/10/15 - 7:34 pm
Proposed Porter Street hotel

Architect's rendering.

Heath Management Co. is seeking BRA approval to convert a decaying old factory at 151 Porter St. at Orleans Street into a hotel that would feature 127 "industrial loft-style hotel guestrooms with high ceilings, exposed structure and oversized windows to optimize natural light and dramatic city views."

In its filings with the BRA, Heath is also seeking permission to add a new sixth floor to the top to house fitness and business centers and rooftop gardens.

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