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By adamg - 11/15/22 - 3:27 pm
279 Maverick St. rendering

Rendering by Embarc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to replace a parking lot at 279 Maverick St. in East Boston with a five-story, 32-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 10:44 am
9 McKay Place rendering

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A Rhode Island developer has filed plans for a five-story, 41-unit condo building at Maverick and Cottage streets, next to the McKay School, in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/21 - 1:45 pm
A lot of birds in trees in East Boston

An alarmed citizen filed a 311 complaint about the herds of birds now congregating along Jeffries Street in East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/21 - 2:12 pm
Jeffries Yacht Club members

Member Douglas Babcock (l) and proposed manager Brian George speak from the yacht club

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let members of the Jeffries Yacht Club in East Boston relax after a hard weekend sail with a cold bottle of beer or mixed drink. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 1:11 pm
Rendering of proposed 279 Maverick St.

Rendering by Embarc Studio.

A developer is proposing a five-story residential building at 279 Maverick St. in East Boston, next to a five-story building it recently finished. Read more.

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

Yahya Noor, owner of Tawakal Halal Cafe, which serves Somali food in East Boston's Jeffries Point Tuesday through Sunday, is thinking of adding a menu that would be just vegetarian on Mondays and is seeking advice to go along the East Indian spices that would go on the dishes.

By adamg - 8/18/18 - 8:35 pm
Narrow-gauge proposal

Narrow-gauge proposal.

A strip of land up Jeffries Point that was once used to ferry millions of riders a year between the East Boston waterfront, Revere Beach and Lynn could become a series of five apartment and condo buildings under a developer's proposal. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/18 - 8:57 am
Architect's rendering of 287 Maverick St.

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for a five-story, 38-unit condo building at 287-293 Maverick St. that will include ground-floor space for a cafe or restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/17 - 12:03 am

The New York Times report the ICA will spend $10 million to turn a condemned factory in the Boston Harbor Shipyard - which already has an artistic bent - into a new art facility to be called the Watershed.

By adamg - 7/15/16 - 12:47 pm

The BRA board yesterday approved a $6-million project to replace a multi-family house, an auto-repair garage and a small commercial building with 20 condominiums at 202 Maverick St., at Frankfurt.

The building will include two penthouses and, in an underground garage, 20 parking spaces. Three units will be sold as affordable.

By adamg - 6/30/16 - 1:47 pm

A man already in prison for a 2012 stabbing was sentenced today to 25 to 30 years in prison for a rape and beating on Webster Street in Jeffries Point in 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/16 - 5:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week granted valuable full-liquor licenses to several North End restaurants that say they need to fend off advances from fancier places on the waterfront.

But with only a total of ten of the new licenses to dole out - and several of those already awarded - the board also denied requests from several restaurants in the North End, on the waterfront and in some other neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/15 - 1:00 pm
Proposed new building in East Boston

Note use of exotic material known as "brick."

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to tear down three old buildings at Frankfort and Maverick streets to make way for a 23-unit residential building.

East Boston Management and Development LLC says the building, between the Maverick and Airport T stops, would include a 20-space garage and storage space for 30 bicycles. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/15 - 12:57 pm
Copy of a note left on a car on Cottage Street in East Boston

We can only imagine what was in the original note left on the windshield of this car on Cottage Street up on Jeffries Point, that this note - captured by Sean M. - is in response to. But given that the car still has New York plates and inspection stickers, and given that this is Boston, we have a pretty good idea.

By adamg - 8/14/15 - 10:02 am
Car in the mud after crash in East Boston

617 Images captured the scene at Jeffries Point early Sunday after a car wound up in the mud in a low-tide Boston Harbor. Three people were injured in the crash, including the driver. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/15 - 5:09 pm

A man in prison for a 2012 stabbing in Marshfield was arraigned today for a brutal attack in a Jeffries Point vacant lot the year before that left his victim near death with permanent brain injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/15 - 9:15 am

Sparking car in East Boston

This surveillance video shows the car whose driver plowed through a fence and into the mud of low-tide Boston Harbor off Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston early Sunday. The car, the tires on one side blown out, goes around the turn, then comes back, right before it leaves the road altogether.

By adamg - 8/10/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/15 - 3:28 pm
Proposed Cunard Building in East Boston

Another architect's rendering featuring a blimp (also see).

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved Philip Frattaroli's proposal to turn the shuttered Oscar's Woodworking building, 47 Webster St. into a restaurant with rooftop seating, a yoga studio and four residential units.

Frattaroli, who owns Ducali in the North End - and whose family started out in the restaurant business in East Boston - plans to call his gastropub Cunard Tavern, after both the shipping line and the tavern of the same name that used to be in East Boston.

By adamg - 1/13/15 - 2:44 pm
Jeffries Point proposal

Architect's rendering.

Two East Boston developers want to build 33 condos on what is now an overgrown old gas-station property at 320 Maverick St..

In their filing with the BRA, Joseph Ricupero and John Zirpolo said they would build 23 two-bedroom condos and 10 one-bedroom units, and provide 32 deeded parking spaces.

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