Charlestown

By - 5/26/16 - 9:35 am
Foam in Boston Harbor at Charlestown

Danielle Gilchrist reports the harbor at Charlestown seems awfully soapy today.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 6:22 pm
Woman doing a flip in Paul Revere Park in Charlestown

Gordon Hallett reports he met Ms. Emily doing flips in Paul Revere Park off the North Washington Street Bridge in Charlestown today.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:36 pm
Bunker Hill sunset

J.B. Parrett captures the moment in Charlestown.

By - 4/26/16 - 10:58 pm

Shortly before 8 p.m., a train crawled into a hole at Sullivan and refused to come out, causing the dreaded "severe" delays.

Meanwhile, a Green Line trolley died at Boylston and a Red Line train flatlined at Porter. But at least the Blue Line kept things snappy.

By - 4/26/16 - 7:37 am

Residents can get info and comment on Boston Police's plan to outfit up to 100 officers with body cameras in May at meetings tonight and Thursday, organized by the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

Tonight's session starts at 6 p.m. in the Charlestown High School cafeteria, 240 Medford Street. Thursday's also starts at 6, at the First Parish Church of Dorchester, 10 Parish St.

By - 4/11/16 - 10:16 am

WCVB reports police were checking out threats - many made by robocalls - to a series of area schools, including BPS high schools in Charlestown and Brighton.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:18 pm

617 Images captured the bridge showing the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.

By - 3/19/16 - 2:34 pm
Guy on I-93 exit ramp in Charlestown

A concerned citizen, who took this photo in his or her rear-view mirror, expresses the hope somebody can get this guy off the ramp from I-93 to Sullivan Square before he gets flattened:

This guy is always asking for change on the exit ramp and he's going to get killed one day because someone's gonna fly down here. Please have him stopped.

By - 3/18/16 - 11:32 pm
Wanted for Sullivan Square attack

Transit Police report a guy clad in sweats used a knife to rob a man of his backpack around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday inside the Sullivan Square Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 3/12/16 - 4:05 pm

Buried in a Globe story about how the Allied War Veteran's Council is looking to sue the city over the route of the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston (something they know quite a bit about) is this statement from the mayor's office:

Boston police are considering changes to the routes for the Dorchester Day Parade and the Bunker Hill Day Parade for public safety reasons as well, the statement said.

By - 2/22/16 - 5:26 pm
32 Cambridge St. in Charlestown proposed development

Architect's rendering.

A downtown developer has filed plans for a 171-unit, two-building complex where Cambridge Street and Rutherford Avenue come together.

In plans filed with the BRA today, Berkeley Investments says it will gut and rehab the Graphic Arts Finishers building at 32 Cambridge St. and replace a second building at 572 Rutherford Ave. for a new development it says will knit an existing neighborhood to the south with the Sullivan Square T stop. Read more.

By - 2/18/16 - 8:13 pm

A Charlestown man was sentenced to two years in jail yesterday after pleading guilty to contempt of court related to the investigation into the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey on Main Street in November, 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:31 pm
Pink flamingos in the snow

Rogue Statistician reports:

Local fauna appear to be weathering the storm well near Sullivan Square.

By - 1/29/16 - 9:13 am
Bus riders on I-93 due to smoking bus

Rachel Michaud was among the riders of a route 354 bus forced to get off in the carpool lane around 8:30 a.m.

Well, the bus started smoking and we are stranded in the carpool lane on 93S.

The T sent a relief bus to pick up the evacuees.

By - 1/28/16 - 11:53 pm
The Zakim Bridge from North Point Park in Cambridge

Nick Cosky took a walk tonight on the bridge that connects North Point Park in Cambridge with Paul Revere Park in Charlestown.

JB Parrett, meanwhile, also visited North Point Park this evening, and watched the sunset over the Museum of Science: Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 11:52 pm

Around 11:40 p.m. outside 50 Medford St., by two guys who came up behind him, robbed him of cash, then ran into the project. He suffered a small cut to the hand. One of the suspects was white, in his mid-20s and wearing a white T-shirt.

By - 1/27/16 - 8:16 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced tonight that Boston has signed a "Surrounding Community Agreement" that includes $68 million worth of payments to the city over the next 15 years and an effort to spend at least $20 million a year with Boston businesses over the same period.

The agreement marks the end of the city's increasingly futile court challenges to the Wynn casino on a parcel in neighboring Everett. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 9:27 am
Smashed car on the Zakim Bridge

Tim shows us one of the cars in a two-car crash on Leverett connector northbound around 8:30 a.m.

By - 12/28/15 - 11:27 pm

A gun-toting suspect twice managed to elude police in Charlestown tonight - first by running away from a Boston Police officer near the Navy Yard, then by apparently walking through the Orange Line tunnel from Community College to North Station, where he got up on the platform and disappeared. Read more.