Blog Archives

Out of hiding – Escapee turns himself in without incident

June 10, 2010
By
Out of hiding – Escapee turns himself in without incident

The man who jumped out of a Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department prisoner transportation van outside of the East Boston District Court, stole a Boston Public Works truck and led police on a car chase through Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Malden before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot Friday was caught last night in...

Read more »

Vazza’s sells Henry St. property to the EBNHC

June 10, 2010
By
Vazza’s sells Henry St. property to the EBNHC

Owners of Vazza’s Funeral Home, whose roots in East Boston go back to the 1920s, have sold their location here at 11 Henry St. in Maverick Square to make room for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s ambitious plan to construct a brand new state-of-the-art facility in the square. The early 1900s brick building,...

Read more »

Residents rally to the aid of Grove Street victims

June 10, 2010
By

The East Boston community has rallied to help the victims of the Gove Street fire that killed two people. A fund with an initial deposit of $1,000 from East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) has been established to benefit the families affected by the May 29 fire. The initial deposit led to wave of generosity...

Read more »

Something’s up at Scup’s – Restaurant’s popularity grows as it adds beer, wine and dinner to its mix

May 26, 2010
By
Something’s up at Scup’s – Restaurant’s popularity grows as it adds beer, wine and dinner to its mix

Half the fun of going to Scup’s in the Harbor on Marginal Street in East Boston is being able to brag later that you know how to find it. You head down Marginal past Piers Park, stop at the Boston Shipyard and Marina guard gate, tell the guard you’re going to Scup’s, go straight...

Read more »

Petruccelli forces Massport to fund Logan Airport health study

May 26, 2010
By

The funding that had been cut for the state’s health study that would once and for all shed light onto how Logan International Airport is affecting the health of East Bostonians has been re-established legislatively by Senator Anthony Petruccelli —and the best part is, he’s making Massport foot the bill. Due to state budget...

Read more »

Safety and convenience: CSSI grant applications due June 1

May 26, 2010
By

The mayor and city officials are reminding East Boston store owners that the deadline to apply for city’s new Convenience Store Safety Initiative (CSSI) is Tuesday, June 1. The CSSI offers convenience shop owners local grants for the purchase of security cameras, monitors, and DVR equipment. There is an application process, with a maximum...

Read more »

Immigration Building denied landmark designation

May 26, 2010
By

Despite its historic significance in the neighborhood, the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) ruled last week that the East Boston Immigration Station did not meet the criteria for Landmark designation citing its deteriorating condition of the building and its lack of architectural integrity. “Due to the deteriorated condition of the building, its lack of architectural...

Read more »

Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
By
Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

Read more »

Some see 18 Neptune Road as a poor — and dangerous — choice for new library

May 19, 2010
By
Some see 18 Neptune Road as a poor — and dangerous — choice for new library

Last week, a group of nine residents from Orient Heights that answered Mayor Thomas Menino’s call for a working group of volunteers to discuss how to deliver library services to Height’s residents once the Orient Heights Branch Library closes at the end of August. However, the meeting’s focus quickly shifted to a discussion on...

Read more »

City will enforce trash and litter ordinances

May 19, 2010
By

It’s no secret that East Boston has long struggled with the daily occurrence of trash and litter on its streets. While there has been some major improvements in the overall appearance of the neighborhoods streets through new initiatives like adding more barrels to Eagle Hill, educating residents and business owners about proper trash storage...

Read more »

Real Time Web Analytics - Buzz Stat