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By adamg - 2/25/20 - 4:27 pm

A city ordinance that makes it harder for people to turn apartments into short-term rentals means investors who want to profit from visitors are looking for new ways to get around the measure. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 4:26 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a temporary ferry dock will be install at Lewis Mall, next to the Maverick Square T stop, this summer, with a permanent dock to come next summer. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 6:30 pm
East 7th Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 5:20 p.m. to 411 East 7th St. for what turned into a four-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 9:51 pm
Eutaw Street fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 37 Eutaw St. in East Boston around 9:20 p.m. for what became a two-alarm fire on the third floor.

The department says 15 people were displaced and that damage is estimated at $300,000. No injuries reported.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 10:03 pm

A couple who owns a three-family house on Chelsea Street might have to try renting it out as three apartments after the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected their request to reclassify it as a "lodging house" so that they could continue renting it out in short-term rentals. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 12:44 pm
Cash in the dashboard

Federal photo of cash in Bregu's car.

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld Ilir Bregu's 2018 conviction and six-year sentence for regularly driving oxycodone pills in his Lincoln Town Car from Staten Island to a Revere home whose occupants, a father and son, would then sell them out of their garage on Bennington Street in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 11:50 pm

Live Boston reports that around 9:20 p.m., Boston EMTs and public-health official rushed to Logan Airport to meet an incoming flight from China on which nine people were reporting flu-like and stomach-ailment symptoms. But at 9:45 p.m., Boston EMS reported that once on the ground, all the patients were asymptomatic and first responders were clearing the scene.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 9:05 am

A GoFundMe page is raising funds for the family of Andrea Vilanova, whose home at 296 Princeton St. was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire late Monday.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:38 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire late Monday night at 296 Princeton St., displaced four residents and caused some damage to the neighboring 294 Princeton St.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries from the fire, which did an estimated $100,000 in damage, the department reports.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 1:48 pm

KO Pies has become the Dread Pirate Roberts of East Boston Australian meat pies: The East Boston Times-Free Press reports that after getting ready to shut down this year, KO will be open through 2020.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 9:28 am

East Boston High School has a food pantry for students "in need of an extra meal or two during the week," but it's running short, and the school has issued a plea for help: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:01 pm

The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 9:20 am
Space saving in East Boston

"Never change, East Boston," Chris comments on this Hoth-like scene in his neighborhood.

Jonathan, meanwhile, shows us how one Boston-area driver struggled to keep up with the white onslaught - by pretending it just wasn't there: Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 2:12 pm

WBZ reports multiple shots were fired outside the Medallo Bar, 411 Chelsea St., around 2 a.m.

In February, a man was stabbed to death outside the bar.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 2:02 pm
Wanted for Maverick robbery

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say robbed a 72-year-old person at the Maverick Square Blue Line stop around 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 9:28 am

One day after an ISD health inspector cited the Maverick Square Dunkin' Donuts for a variety of problems, including rodent droppings and an infestation of "small flies," an inspector paid a visit to Hong Kong Harbor two doors down and found rodent droppings there as well. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/19 - 5:37 pm
Closed Dunkin' Donuts in Maverick Square

The Maverick Square Dunkin' Donuts: Closed today.

Just three days after ISD shut the Dunkin' Donuts in Maverick Square for health violations, the chain has sued its owner to take away its franchise. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 1:10 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 15-unit residential building at 181-183 Coleridge St., on the water at Wood Island. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 10:23 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the identity of the man whose body was found floating in Boston Harbor off Border Street last Friday.

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