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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday approved a proposal by the city's first medicinal-marijuana dispensary, on Milk Street, to add recreational pot to its offerings and approved a number of proposed pot shops from East Boston to Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 9:41 pm
Hazy sunset over Boston Harbor from East Boston

In East Boston, Marta watched the sun go down through West Coast fire haze over Boston Harbor this evening.

Mary Ellen watched the sunset from West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 3:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave permission to an East Boston man who is planning to open an upscale trattoria on Bennington Street to buy the beer and wine license from a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 1:43 pm

Downtown-based Redgate has proposed to refashion a 1.2-acre lot at 355 Bennington St. in East Boston into a six-story building with roughly 190 residential units and ground-floor commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/20 - 10:49 pm
East Boston crime scene

Crime scene in the park. Photo by Live Boston.

In Lombardi Park, at London Street and Cunard Way, shortly before 9:45 p.m. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/29/20 - 2:02 pm

Word reaches the UHub listening station that, with approval from the Boston Licensing Board, the Starbucks on Rte. 1A south in East Boston will start 24-hour drive-thru service on Monday.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:12 pm
Smashed car on Massachusetts Turnpike

A now ex-car. Photo by Spin.

Several vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, got entangled tonight on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound near the IHOP in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA is dealing with some troublesome switches near Suffolk Downs that have the Blue Line all bollixed up.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 4:07 pm
Packed Blue Line substiution bus

Boston Pedestrian shows us the absence of social distancing this afternoon on a shuttle bus brought in to ferry Blue Line riders between Wonderland and Orient Heights after signals came down with Covid-19 or something and stopped working.

By adamg - 8/20/20 - 10:38 am

Dacoopas Pizza, 474 Saratoga St., reports that sometime overnight, somebody smashed their front door in and lifted the cash register. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 2:07 pm
Edwards

City Councilors Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Michelle Wu (at large) say they want to get the T to set aside one car on every Blue Line train for bicyclists who would ride their bikes to work downtown, if only there were a way to get them across Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 9:13 pm

State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) explains East Boston's test positivity rate of nearly 8%, compared to 4.2% in Mattapan and, according to today's stats, 1.4% statewide. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/20 - 3:06 pm

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing 8-11-20

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week was scheduled to hear requests from different developers to put up the same basic sort of building at four locations in East Boston: Condo buildings with four floors and condos - all with nine parking spaces, although developers differed on whether they'd put the spaces on the ground floor or in a basement garage. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/20 - 12:00 pm

Henry's Market, 892 South St. in Roslindale and Sava's, 150 Bennington St. in East Boston, go before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to extend their current beer-and-wine licenses to include harder alcoholic beverages.

The board's Zoomed hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

By adamg - 8/15/20 - 11:48 am

Starbucks goes before the Licensing Board for the City that Always Sleeps next week for permission to keep its outlet at 430 McClellan Highway, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 2:53 pm
197-207 Maverick St.

Architect's rendering. At least they'll be bringing back the Swish & Swash.

Construction has started on a 49-unit condo building on Maverick Street in East Boston that the developer has decided to call ēbo Condominiums, yes, lower case and with a macron above the "e" to let you know it gets a long pronunciation, so the name comes out like EaBo, which we thought was long dead, but Eastie Estates or Maverick Manse were just too déclassé, we guess.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 9:22 pm
Sunset over inner Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni caught the sunset from the North End over the inner harbor this evening.

Robert Sweeney had a ringside seat on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 10:19 am
By adamg - 7/22/20 - 9:20 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the opening of Boston's second pot shop, Berkshire Roots, on Meridian Street.

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