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By adamg - 5/27/20 - 11:15 pm

State Police report a 17-year-old from East Boston was stabbed in a fight between two groups of youths at Eliot Circle at the southern end of Revere Beach around 7:45 p.m.

State Police say he was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in critical condition.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:17 am

Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man they charge got angry at somebody else for refusing him a lighter and so whipped out a gun to make the point he really needed that lighter, shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday at the Maverick T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 10:56 am

The city and Massachusetts General Hospital today released results from the recent random Covid-19 testing in East Boston, Roslindale and part of Dorchester: 9.9% of the people tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies - and that roughly 1 in 40 people with no symptoms were currently infected with the virus and so potentially infectious themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:59 am

A federal judge yesterday denied a request by a man facing 11 armed-robbery counts that he be allowed to await trial at his mother's home in Chelsea due to health issues that might put him at risk of complications should he contract Covid-19 behind bars, ruling he would prove too much of a potential menace to society - and that given he is facing serious time behind bars, he would prove too much of a flight risk. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 12:14 pm

Three shots fired, around noon. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 1:05 pm
Boston sea-water flood zones

Boston areas that could see sea water in the streets in coming decades.

City officials are looking at a possible zoning overlay that would require homeowners looking at extensive renovations consider how to deal with seawater flooding that will come as sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, and they've developed some possible guidelines for retrofitting those most Boston of dwelling units: Triple deckers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 10:25 am

The Washington Post profiles people who died of coronavirus at home, including Julio Ayala of East Boston, who resisted going to the hospital until it was too late, because he needed to support his family.

On the evening of April 10, Julio’s cough became a painful wheeze, she said. This time, when she implored him to go the hospital, he agreed.

“Mañana,” he said. Tomorrow.

He wouldn’t make it there.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 9:35 am

Because otherwise they're just going to sit there on the sidewalk until we get a good hard rain and then they all get flushed down into storm drains and then Boston will make the national news when they discover giant congealed blobs of latex gloves blocking the storm sewers. We know this because ... Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/20 - 10:43 pm

At Meridian and Havre streets, around 10:30 p.m.

By adamg - 5/3/20 - 12:12 pm
Boston cops investigate Orleans Street gunfire

Investigating Orleans Street alley gunfire. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports somebody fired several shots in an alley behind 80 Orleans St., near Maverick Street, around 5 p.m. on Saturday. Nobody was hit.

By adamg - 4/29/20 - 11:48 am

A federal judge in Boston ruled yesterday that Rico Perry is too dangerous to release before he comes to trial on charges of plotting the armed robbery of what turned out to be a non-existent cocaine stash house and that his asthma is mild enough he faces no extra risks from Covid-19 while behind bars. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 2:31 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now playing the role of Blue Line trains between Suffolk Downs and Maverick because one of the overhead power lines came tumbling down.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 9:52 pm

A federal judge yesterday ordered the release of a Dorchester drug dealer with two years left on his sentence, because of the potential risks he faces as an older man with both high blood pressure and diabetes in a crammed Brooklyn prison. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 10:24 am

WBUR reports the ICA has let its waterfront Watershed gallery be turned into a distribution point for East Boston residents in need of fresh food.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 10:25 pm

Lanzilli Groceria, 931 Bennington St., was held up around 9:30 p.m.

By adamg - 4/20/20 - 12:37 pm
Egret with fuzzy feathers at Belle Isle Marsh

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen went up to Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Winthrop line yesterday and reports the marsh was just full of all sorts of birds returning to the area for the summer, including a frazzled looking snowy egret. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 2:30 pm
Sunrise over Logan Airport

Adam Balsam watched the sunrise this morning over Boston Harbor and Logan Airport.

Copyright Adam Balsam. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 2:04 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/17/20

Mayor Walsh said the city will send out seven sound trucks through East Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this weekend, urging people to stay home, wash their hands and the like - and to call 311 if they need food or help. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 12:48 pm
Carrigan and Phillips

Transit Police report arresting two alleged combatants they say pulled out sharp implements during an escalating argument over loud music at the Maverick Square T stop on Monday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 5:01 pm

Update: Two arrested.

Transit Police are looking for two guys for a stabbing at the Maverick Square T stop that started in the station lobby before spilling out into the busway around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

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