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By adamg - 7/8/19 - 2:10 pm

Renegade's Pub, 1004 Bennington St., reports it's been burglarized twice in the past week. According to police records, the first time was sometime overnight before an employee opened up around 11 a.m. on July 1 and the second in the same time period on July 5.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:50 pm

Mike Freedberg reports that developers have bought single-family homes on Gladstone and Leyden streets and plan to replace them with multi-unit condo buildings.

By adamg - 3/17/19 - 11:05 pm

The MBTA says it hopes to resume Blue Line service through the waterlogged Orient Heights station with the start of service Monday morning. Still, just in case, the T advises riders to allow some extra time. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/19 - 10:44 am
Aftermath of the casket-company fire in East Boston

Boston firefighters remained at what was left of the New England Casket Co. this morning, continuing to hit hot spots with water to prevent any flareups of the nine-alarm fire that broke out around 3 p.m. yesterday, sending fire out windows and the roof well into the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 2:14 pm
Architect's rendering of 2 Ford St.

Architect's rendering.

MG2 Group, which has a number of East Boston projects under way, is proposing to replace the garage at the rotary in Orient Heights with a four-story, 27-unit residential building with room for ground-floor retail. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 10:35 am

The MBTA is reporting delays on the Blue Line due to, once again, signal problems at Orient Heights.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 3:17 pm

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to those signal issues.

By adamg - 5/7/18 - 2:49 pm
Chief

The Hyundai Santa Fe he was in recovered in Everett as well. Police are now looking for the guy they think took both in Orient Heights yesterday - he has a history of attacking cops. Jim Morelli reports Chief is in good shape. He is back with his owner.

By adamg - 5/6/18 - 4:30 pm
Chief the golden Lab

Sara Noonan reports a client's white Hyundai Santa Fe with Chief the yellow Lab in the back was stolen in Orient Heights this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/18 - 7:58 am

The Blue Line continues to have residual delays due to a track fire earlier in the morning near Orient Heights, the MBTA advises.

By adamg - 3/21/18 - 9:08 am

UPDATE: East Boston Municipal Court Judge John E. McDonald, Jr. recused himself due to a "familial connection" to Marquado; her arraignment was delayed until April 18, the DA's office reports.

Donna Marquado, owner of Donna's Restaurant, 980 Saratoga St., faces arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court today on charges she kept $60,000 in collected state meals taxes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/17 - 1:53 pm
11 Walley St. proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace an auto-repair garage and parking lot with a four-story, 38-unit residential building with 25 parking spaces at 11 Walley St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/17 - 10:30 am
946 Saratoga St. rendering

Archictect's rendering of 946 Saratoga St.

A Wakefield developer has proposed replacing an unused garage and tool and die facility at 946 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights with a 42-unit residential building overlooking Noyes Park. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/17 - 10:13 am

James Warner, 30, received the sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/17 - 7:29 pm

Doogs reports firefighters were able to extract the man, who had an apparent head injury, after he wound up on the tracks shortly before 3 p.m. Service was halted to let firefighters work.

By adamg - 3/27/17 - 10:10 am

The T reports "moderate" delays outbound on the Blue Line due to a train that shows no signs of life at Orient Heights.

By adamg - 12/15/16 - 10:11 am

One of the T's newest subway trains suffered a premature demise at Orient Heights and now there are "moderate" delays on the Blue Line.

By adamg - 10/12/16 - 11:18 pm

Updated, 8:50 a.m., Thursday.

Two Boston Police officers were critically injured in a gunfight that broke out when they responded to a domestic-violence call around 10:50 p.m. at 136 Gladstone St. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/16 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of East Boston building

Architect's rendering.

Developer Patrick Mahoney recently submitted plans to the BPDA (the former BRA) to replace a two-family house at 16 Boardman St. with 19 condos.

Unusual for a building located within easy walk of a T stop - Orient Heights on the Blue Line - the developer is proposing more parking spaces than residential units - 27 in a garage. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/16 - 1:00 pm
Orient Heights architectural rendering

Architect's rendering.

Trinity Financial this week filed its formal plans with the BRA to replace the 1950s-era, 331-unit Orient Heights housing project with 373 new public-housing units and 42-market rate apartments. Read more.

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