Charlestown

By - 3/27/14 - 11:14 am

On Terminal Street in Charlestown, around 11 a.m. An empty car was found shortly after on the bridge itself.

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the man was a 37-year-old Newburyport resident. "Uniformed troopers and State Police detectives from our office are investigating, but the death is currently being investigated as a non-homicide."

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 2:52 pm

The FBI reports Ryan Patrick Lane, 35, pleaded guilty to robbing banks in Hingham, Quincy and New Hampshire last year.

In exchange for his plea, Lane, who was already known to police, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

Officials say he got a total of $16,296 from the three robberies.... Read more

By - 3/5/14 - 10:23 pm
Charlestown boat on fire

Boat on fire. Photo by Reza Mian.

Boston firefighters responded to the Constitution Marina next to the North Washington Street bridge around 10 p.m. for a boat on fire.

By 10:20 p.m., the 24-foot-long craft was fully engulfed in flames and firefighters were ordered off its pier. The fire was declared knocked down around 10:40, the boat now roughly three-quarters submerged in the harbor.

Firefighters were hampered by the boat's location at... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 5:44 pm

And at these heights, I can see why.

Firefighters from Boston and Chelsea, State Police troopers and the Boston Fire Marine Unit all converged on the Tobin Bridge late this afternoon on reports a man looked like he might want to jump from the upper level.

Then the man sauntered into the toll plaza. Ed Baur reports:

It was Crew Member from the Ship

... Read more
By - 2/21/14 - 2:29 pm
Firefighters on scene in Charlestown

Firefighters on scene in Charlestown. Photo by BFD..

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, at 83 Cambridge St. in Charlestown, did an estimated $150,000 in damage to the four-apartment building.

The fire, reported at 12:48 p.m., did not result in injuries, the department says.

By - 2/19/14 - 8:52 am
Crush at Davis on the Red Line

An inbound Orange Line train passed onto the next plane of existence near Community College sometime around 7 this morning. The T brought in another train to push its carcass out of the way.

Then an outbound train felt death's cold embrace at Community College as well.

Meanwhile, on the Red Line, a train crossed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing, causing massive... Read more

By - 2/14/14 - 10:17 am

A man got out of a car on the upper level and jumped around 9:20 a.m. Although a witness initially reported seeing the person in netting on the lower level, a firefighter discovered the person's body at a construction site below the bridge.

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, although a spokesman for the DA's office says the death... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:21 am
Downeast logo

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the city's first cider house offer samples during the tours it wants to offer.

The mayor's office, the BRA and several city councilors gave strong support to Downeast Cider House's request for a "farmer wine pouring" permit at a hearing today.

Downeast began making locally sourced cider at 200 Terminal St. about a year ago.... Read more

By - 1/26/14 - 4:07 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man they say stole a cab early this morning after the driver refused to take him home because he appeared drunk and was fleeing after shoplifting something at a local Tedeschi.

Police say Sakaria Mohamud got into a cab parked at the 140 Main St. Tedeschi shortly before 4 a.m. and demanded to be taken to Bunker Hill... Read more

By - 1/17/14 - 12:52 pm

Earlier this week, diners at Todd English's Figs restaurant in Charlestown started reporting an odd thing: They couldn't buy beer or wine. When asked, servers said something vague about some sort of problem with the liquor license but that it would be fixed soon.

Indeed there is a problem with the liquor license, although whether it will be fixed soon is another question. On... Read more

By - 1/15/14 - 1:11 pm
Roger Berkowitz and lawyer

Roger Berkowitz explains Legal C Bar concept.

The Boston Licensing Board could delay action on a proposal by Roger Berkowitz to open a Legal C Bar in the space left vacant by Todd English's Olives in Charlestown partly because of legal problems related to his equally closed Kingfish Hall restaurant.

Board members decide Thursday whether to grant a request from city officials and nearby residents to delay any action on Berkowitz's request... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 9:09 pm

Todd English's former landlord seeks permission next week to sell the liquor license of his failed Olives in City Square to Roger Berkowitz, who wants to open a Legal C Bar in the space.

The Boston Licensing Board considers the request at a hearing on Wednesday.

Olives' landlord shut the place in June in a dispute with English over $780,000 or so in back... Read more

By - 1/5/14 - 8:49 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed around 2:10 a.m. at 106 Walford Way.

The victim managed to get himself to the fire station at 520 Main St.... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 11:11 am
Car on pedestrian bridge

Conrad Crawford posts a photo of a New Yorker who somehow managed to get his stupid car on the Northbank Bridge - that swoopy bridge between Cambridge and Charlestown that's supposed to be for pedestrians and bicyclists - last night.

He reports the boulder at the beginning of the bridge had been moved for some reason. He adds that for some reason, the... Read more

By - 12/20/13 - 8:12 am
Globe Direct sucks

A disgusted citizen complains about how Globe Direct sucks by bespoiling Soley Street in Charlestown:

Can globe direct ever be stopped. Christmas came early on soley st where they gave several papers to each house, gave many to the sidewalk, and even gave some to the snow bank. Can they be fined for littering, or I am willing to recycle all of these as

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By - 12/10/13 - 12:31 pm

The Dunkin' Donuts at 99 Cambridge St., Charlestown, was held up around noon by a man who threatened the manager with a tire iron to get money. He then fled the store - leaving both the tire iron and his cell phone on the counter.

He's described as white, in his 30s, with a receding hairline, wearing a tan coat and a light-blue shirt under... Read more

By - 12/6/13 - 10:40 am

Two Transit Police officers couldn't keep a large man from flinging himself off the Orange Line bridge over the Mystic River early on Nov. 17, but they didn't give up on him - ultimately helping him out of the cold water and into the back of a waiting ambulance.

Officers Eli Bojorquez and Kenneth Phillips will be given formal commendations at a ceremony next Wednesday... Read more

By - 12/3/13 - 2:49 pm

A perplexed citizen complains:

There is a loud roar like a jet engine running 24hrs aday at or near the Medford street at Belmont street area. Can you look into this please and let us know what it is and why it runs all day and night.

... Read more

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