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By adamg - 6/7/19 - 10:39 am
Goslings on East Berkeley Street in the South End

If you raced into J.J. Foley's and announced you'd just seen all these geese waddling down East Berkeley Street, you think they'd believe you or order you out for having already had too much to drink? Roving UHub photographer Monty C. might have wondered that this morning, except it was too early to duck into the South End bar.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 9:43 am

A federal judge this week sentenced Nery Rodriguez Diaz, 19, a Salvadoran national living in Chelsea, to 14 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 10:25 am

WBUR runs down the proposals, which, in addition to a new elementary school in East Boston include a new building for the Quincy Upper School in Chinatown.

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 - 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 - 5/17/19 - 9:24 am
Foundering boat off Piers Park

Lauren reports that the boat off Piers Park that seemed to be taking on water yesterday was still listing there this morning. But she adds that right after she took the above photo, some Coast Guard guys showed up to take care of boat business. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 11:04 pm
Architect's rendering of Bremen Street proposal

Bremen Street rendering by Rode Architects.

Transom Real Estate of the South End this week filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building that will feature three live/work artist studios and a car that building residents can rent on Bremen Street between Brooks and Putnam streets. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 7:23 pm
Investigators at East Boston crash scene

Investigators at crash scene. Photo by KMV.

Dylan Etheridge, 22, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow on a number of charges, including motor-vehicle homicide, for a crash on Bennington Street early this morning that killed one of his passengers and injured a second, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 2:55 pm
Crash on Bennington Street in East Boston

KMV reports one car with two occupants hit multiple cars before rolling and landing on its roof on Bennington Street in Orient Heights around 1:30 a.m. Kelly Sullivan reports the second occupant is expected to survive.

By adamg - 5/2/19 - 11:11 am

A Muslim-hating woman with a cell phone was able to walk into Excel Academy Charter High School on Bremen Street and spew her disgust in a video about a school display that highlighted the contributions people of Arab descent - including Steve Jobs - have made to the world. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 12:24 pm

WFXT reporters ICE agents went into the Chelsea and East Boston courts this week to arrest two men they say are here illegally and who were facing local charges - one an alleged MS-13 member, one an alleged member of the rival 18th Street Gang.

Two DAs, public defenders sue to keep ICE out of local courthouses.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 10:16 am
Aileron architect's rendering

Architect's rendering

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to convert a vacant lot on Condor Street between Brooks and Putnam into 33 apartments and 7 condos - and artist studios that open onto the street - in a two-building complex to be called Aileron, on vacant land long owned by the city. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 1:15 pm
Frankfort/Gove rendering

Architect's rendering of new development, with former church building on the right.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to turn the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at Frankfort and Gove streets in East Boston into 14 condos - and to build 94 more on former church land across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/19 - 11:50 am

WBZ reports on the third grader at the Otis School on Marion Street.

By adamg - 4/27/19 - 11:34 am

The US Attorney's office this week announced the arrests of 14 people it said were some of the founders of a new Brazilian gang in the Boston area that was beginning to make a name for itself through gun and drug sales - and armed robberies, home invasions and kidnappings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 1:56 pm

Visualizing environmental justice on the Chelsea Creek

Researchers from Northeastern, the MIT Media Lab and Chelsea's GreenRoots worked with local teens from along Chelsea Creek to graphically illustrate ongoing chemical discharges into the river, which basically serves as a funnel for most of the Boston area's heating oil, jet fuel and road salt.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 5:26 pm

Transit Police report the woman killed at a ramp to the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea this morning was Mary Pettiglio, 60, of East Boston.

They add the driver of the 111 bus, not named, was suspended as they and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office investigate the crash.

By adamg - 4/13/19 - 10:43 am

WBZ reports on the crash at Bennington and Vienna streets around 5:30 a.m. Both were taken to the hospital - the woman with physical injuries not considered life threatening, the trooper with emotional distress.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 1:14 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the Blue Line because of a phone line that fell onto the overhead power wires. At first, the T said it was calling out some shuttle buses between Wonderland and Orient Heights, but says now the errant phone line has been disconnected and that actual train service is running again, if with the usual "residual" delays.

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