Charlestown

By - 7/11/17 - 9:35 am
Vine Street flooding

Vine Street in Charlestown is under a bit of water, Rob O'Brien advises.

By - 7/7/17 - 9:47 am

WBUR reports on East Boston teens working to increase the number of trees in their neighborhood - which has large swaths of tree-less barrenness.

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the 40th anniversary of Gardens for Charlestown, which creates public gardens in that neighborhood.

By - 6/23/17 - 10:54 am

With a two-year restoration project nearly done, Patrick Kennedy of Suffolk Construction takes a look at the one thing without which the work wouldn't be possible, at least not without hauling the ship onto a muddy embankment: The dry dock.

Undefeated in the War of 1812, Constitution was already a legend when she entered the brand-new, Quincy-granite dry dock in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on June 24, 1833. (That’s 184 years from this Saturday.)

By - 6/23/17 - 9:25 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Ward 3 Democratic Committee this week endorsed Stephen Passacantilli for the District 1 seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) from which Sal LaMattina is retiring this year. The East Boston Times-Free Press reports state Sen. Joseph Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards for the seat. Also running: Margaret Farmer.

By - 6/22/17 - 5:08 pm
Dummy

State Police report a trooper monitoring traffic in the inbound HOV lane on I-93 in Charlestown this morning thought the passenger in one car looked a little off: Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 12:14 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Tobin Bridge around 11 p.m. on Monday for a fire in the shaft that used to carry toll takers up to and down from the bridge's toll booths from Terminal Street in Charlestown.

Some plastic about halfway between the ground and the lower deck caught on fire in the shaft, which is in the process of being demolished, the department reports. There were no injuries in the two-alarm fire, but outbound traffic was delayed.

By - 6/12/17 - 8:39 pm
Flaming electrical wires in Charlestown

Bzzt!

Danielle Fox watched the electricity go out in the area of Sullivan and Franklin streets in Charlestown this evening. She reports that Eversource estimates 10:15 p.m. for restoration.

By - 5/18/17 - 5:08 pm

Evy Chen will open a branch of her Tea Bar by Evy on Charlestown's Monument Avenue, according to the Boston Local Development Corp., which is providing a loan for the expansion, and which says the new location could be open next month.

Chen began serving up cold-brew tea on Amory Street in JP since 2014. Her tea is also sold at Whole Foods and other locations.

By - 5/2/17 - 2:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Jack Kelly of Charlestown won't run to replace Sal LaMattina as District 1 city councilor after deciding his heart wasn't really in politics. That leaves three other announced candidates in the race to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.

By - 4/23/17 - 8:13 pm

WBZ reports first responders used CPR and a defibrillator to revive him before rushing him to Mass. General from Ryan Playground.

By - 4/18/17 - 3:29 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Stephen Passacantilli of the North End and Lydia Edwards of East Boston say they're running for the District 1 council seat (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) that Sal LaMattina is not running for again this year. Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:44 am
Paul Revere in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck spotted Paul galloping through Charlestown this morning.

By - 4/15/17 - 10:35 am
Turkey in Brighton

Maybe it's because they know they're safe on this Easter weekend, but whatever the reason, reports are piling up here at Turkey Central of the birds strutting across the city, such as this fine specimen Colleen Glenney spotted in Brighton this morning. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 7:57 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) won't run for re-election this fall. The East Boston Times-Free Press, which broke the story, has more.

LaMattina, first elected in a special election in 2006, joins Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Downtown, Chinatown) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) in the retirement club - although Jackson hopes to move to get elected mayor instead.

By - 4/3/17 - 12:23 pm

UPDATED, 6:05 p.m.

State Police report troopers searched the Charles in the area of the dam and under the Zakim today as part of the search of Michael Kelleher, 23, of Southborough, but that they found nothing. Read more.

By - 3/31/17 - 9:08 am

But it turns out there's a company on Rutherford Avenue, called Indigo Agriculture, that is using the idea of microbiomes to assemble bacteria packets that can help plants resist drought and disease, and it recently hired EMC's former chief lawyer.

By - 3/29/17 - 10:53 am

In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.

By - 3/28/17 - 1:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan to reconstruct the five-unit 284 Bunker Hill St., which was destroyed in a six-alarm fire last July. Read more.