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By adamg - 1/24/22 - 9:13 am
Shooting scene in East Boston

Live Boston reports a man was shot on Saratoga Street at Wordsworth Street in East Boston around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday. The homicide squad was called in due to the severity of the vicitm's injuries.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 10:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave restaurants in East Boston and on Beacon Hill permission to expand their beer and wine offerings to include liqueurs and the mixed drinks that can be made with them. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 8:18 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Chelsea man at the Orient Heights Blue Line stop whom they say was there to meet a 14-year-old boy for some sexual activity - but who turned out to be a member of a Massachusetts group that sets up stings to ensnare men they say are child predators. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 11:05 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who was present when an East Boston resident had his eye and brain pierced by a knife tossed from a third-floor landing during a loud argument in 1984 has to provide a DNA sample so his uncle, who was convicted of first-degree murder for the death, can try again to win his release. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:27 am

Note: Because the reporter misunderstood what happened, the story has been corrected to reflect that the building can be occupied - as executive suites.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to change the classification of an essentially completed nine-unit building at 119 Addison St. in East Boston from executive suites to condos, which means the developer can rent the units out to Boston visitors, but not sell them as condos. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/28/21 - 10:11 am

The driver of a 713 bus diverted his bus to a Winthrop beach where he wouldn't let the sole passenger on board exit as he ate his dinner and then tried to rape her Saturday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

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 - 8/17/20 - 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 nine 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 - 4/21/20 - 10:25 pm

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

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.

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