Charlestown

Charlestown

By - 12/1/14 - 7:31 am
Car on fire on I-93 exit ramp

Car flambe. Photo by Kevon.

Firefighters from Boston and Somerville rushed to I-93 north around 7:15 a.m. when a car burst into flames on the Exit 26 ramp just past the Zakim. By the time they got there, however, the car was fully involved. And traffic was a mess.

By - 11/28/14 - 11:03 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tangierino is adding a cigar lounge.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:43 pm

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.

By - 11/20/14 - 3:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old on charges they responded to a request to stop cursing in front of a young child yesterday afternoon by attacking the child's mother and stealing her phone.

According to police, the woman and her young daughter were walking home around 5 p.m. when she "heard three juveniles using foul language which was sexual in nature in the presence of her impressionable daughter:"

By - 11/14/14 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.

By - 11/10/14 - 9:36 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says police are seeking the public's help in their investigations of a double shooting in Charlestown that left one teen dead and a shooting in Dorchester Lower Mills that sent a man to the hospital with head injuries.

By - 11/10/14 - 5:38 pm
Sunset over the William Prescott statue in Charlestown

Jocelyn watched the sunset from the base of the Bunker Hill Monument, along with Col. Prescott, who maintained a rather stony visage through it all.

By - 11/9/14 - 5:04 pm
Ryan Morrissey

Boston Police said tonight that Ryan "Duce" Morrissey has died.

Morrissey, 17, and Jamie Lawton, 19, were shot Wednesday night on Main Street. Police say they continue to investigate the shooting and are asking for help from the public to find the shooters.

Several hundred Charlestown residents gathered Friday for a prayer vigil for Morrissey.

By - 11/7/14 - 10:26 am
Hot pink under the Zakim Bridge

David Parsons shows us one of the light sculptures under the Zakim Bridge, on the Charlestown side.

Also see: Under the new deck.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/5/14 - 10:03 pm

Main Street remained a crime scene well into the night. Photo by Christopher Kiertz.

UPDATE: One of the two victims, Ryan Morrissey, died

Around 9:40 p.m. outside 274 Main St. At least one of the victim's injuries were severe enough to have the homicide unit called in, just in case.

By - 10/26/14 - 6:31 pm
Sunset over South Boston

Just when you were thinking we hadn't had a good rainbow recently. Christine Kelly shows us the scene in South Boston late this afternoon.

Over in Charlestown, Nathaniel Stinnett had a ringside seat for the rainbow as well:

Charlestown rainbow
By - 10/26/14 - 12:34 pm
MBTA driver and the woman whose wallet he found

Richard Cooper and Jazmine Tucker. Photos by MBTA.

On Thursday morning, a rider on the 93 bus handed driver Richard Cooper a wallet that was just sitting there - a wallet with $1,735 in it. Cooper, who has worked for the T for 28 years, gave the wallet to an inspector at Sullivan Square station, who handed it over to a supervisor at the Charlestown garage. The T reports:

On Friday, the wallet's owner, a Charlestown woman, was reunited with her wallet and the $1,735. She had called the T to report the missing wallet. After the woman verified her name and the wallet's contents, Bus supervisor Michelle Smallcomb handed it to a very happy Jazmine Tucker. She told the supervisor she was on her way to the bank when she left the wallet behind.

By - 10/16/14 - 10:47 am
Reflections on Boston Harbor at Christopher Columbus Park

Mucka Finyardi looked across the water and Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf the other night.

By - 10/9/14 - 12:23 pm
British foreign secretary gets motorcade through Boston

You get to do lots of travel and you never have to worry about getting caught in traffic. The Right Honourable Philip Hammond, Her Majesty's foreign secretary, popped into town today to take a look at the windmill blade testing facility in Charlestown, as one does.

As Ian shows us, he got an escort by staties and BPD to speed him to and from Charlestown.

By - 10/8/14 - 6:18 am

Boston Police report that when officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force went to speak to a group of teens standing in front of 49 Walford Way around noon on Monday, one of the teens:

By - 9/21/14 - 8:18 pm
Scene of the boat fire in Charlestown

Scene of the fire. Photo by Glenn Cabo.

The Boston Fire Department reports seven people were injured on a boat that had just finished refueling off 100 Terminal St. in Charlestown around 5:45 p.m.

At least two people were transported to a local hospital with burns.

Firefighters used extinguishers to put out the fire on the boat, a 38' Wellcraft Cuddy Cabin boat, the department says, adding the boat stayed afloat.

By - 9/16/14 - 2:05 pm

The state Gaming Commission voted today to pick the Wynn proposal for Everett over the Mohegan Sun proposal for Suffolk Downs, with three of the four commissioners saying Wynn's proposal would be better for the area, workers and the environment.

Commission members said Wynn proved it had greater capital to ensure its project could get built and then run through challenging economic times - and would spend more money locally than Mohegan Sun. Also, if Wynn doesn't build, the contaminated, empty site on which it would be built would stay a contaminated, empty site.

By - 8/27/14 - 10:54 am
Noor

UPDATE: Noor ordered held without bail pending a Sept. 17 hearing on violating conditions in his conviction on the attack last year, the DA's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say began beating another man who wouldn't give him money at the Sullivan Square T stop around 12:15 a.m. today.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.

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