By - 10/21/16 - 1:13 pm
Self propelled artillery in Sullivan Square

For the past couple of days, people have been reporting flatbeds moving mobile artilllery units around the area. Biker Rider spotted some in Sullivan Square in Charlestown this morning.

By - 10/20/16 - 11:44 am
North Washington Street bridge model

If you're willing to go through the security checkpoint, Boston Public Works has put some scale models of the new North Washington Street bridge up in the City Hall lobby.

Tons of photos and renderings of the current and replacement bridges.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 8:08 am

Members of The Boston Carmen's Union, local 589, set up a picket line outside the T money room in Charlestown today to protest the T's impending decision to hand over money handling to Brink's. Read more.

By - 10/4/16 - 8:15 am

WBZ reports on a burst main that sent water cascading into the area around Rutherford Avenue and Arrow Street early this morning.

By - 9/24/16 - 10:49 pm

Miles reports on today's annual MBTA bus roadeo, held at a T yard in Charlestown.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:58 am

Natives and recent arrivals alike yesterday urged the Boston Licensing Board to give Paolo's, 251 Main St., a full liquor license so it can expand into a new bistro to be called Monument - although residents living right next to the place objected to its proposed 1 a.m. closing time. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 10:42 pm

The USS Constitution will commemorate 9/11 in a ceremony that starts at 8:15 a.m. and which will include several one-gun salutes and the playing of taps between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. to commemorate incidents from the first plane hitting the south tower of the World Trade Center to the collapse of the north tower.

Members of the public are invited; people over 18 will need a valid ID.

By - 9/9/16 - 11:56 pm

Hood Park, which has been turning the old HP Hood property on Rutherford Avenue into office and research space, wants to set aside part of the land for a 177-unit residential building, to create "a 21st-century mixed-use development." Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 10:14 am

Steph Bianchi reports the Charles River locks are closed to pedestrians this morning and the water full of what looked like suds.

DCR explains: Read more.

By - 9/7/16 - 9:10 am
Weird electronic sign on the Zakim Bridge

MassDOT is up to its Boston English-lovin' ways again, this time to urge college roommates to learn fire escape routes from their dorm rooms, as Sharon McAuliffe shows us this morning.

Use yah blinkah.

By - 8/30/16 - 9:17 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge

John Gage captured the sunset over the Tobin this evening.

By - 8/16/16 - 6:00 pm

An Arlington man was arrested last night on charges he carjacked a car in Charlestown, then robbed somebody in Somerville. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 9:11 am

A fed-up citizen reports that almost every day, somebody dumps "a large amount of cereal and crackers" by a tree on First Avenue between 8 and 9 streets in Charlestown.

By - 8/5/16 - 12:47 pm
Newsstand in the old Sullivan Square station

Sullivan Square didn't always feel like a depressing afterthought to the construction of an interstate in the middle of a horrible rotary. The original station, built at the turn of the last century, featured a soaring vaulted ceiling, elegant architectural touches - and tracks for trolleys. Remember trolleys? The only thing it didn't have was Donut and Donuts. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.

BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 3:47 pm
Dumpster fire in Sullivan Square

Smoke from dumpster fire. Photo by June Bug.

June Bug and Radiomancy Museum report a plummeting electrical wire set a dumpster in the Hood parking lot in Sullivan Square on fire around 2 p.m.:

Police telling folks to stay inside the buildings due to arching. Smells worse than usual down here!

By - 8/2/16 - 11:35 am
Sailors in Charlestown during World War II

The National Archives and Digital Commonwealth have posted more than 1,000 photos from the First Naval District, which was headquartered in Boston, taken between 1939 and 1947. About 650 of the photos are from the Boston area (on that link, click on the 976 at the bottom of the map, then on the 652) and show aerial views of naval installations in Charlestown and South Boston (some marked "CONFIDENTIAL"), workers building and repairing things and lots and lots of navy-yard buildings. Also, the two sailors above, from the USS Mason - "the first predominantly Negro ship comissioned" - at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By - 7/27/16 - 11:09 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge

John Gage watched the sun set over the Tobin this evening.