Charlestown

By - 2/11/15 - 10:20 am

At least one building evacuated. Photo.

By - 2/8/15 - 8:12 pm
Wheelchair space saver in Charlestown

A concerned citizen complains about this wheelchair space saver on Union Street in Charlestown, with the following explanation:

Jesus. Christ.

However, that explanation is not clear enough for the city, which marked the case closed because

Unclear as to what concern is being expressed here.

By - 2/8/15 - 12:22 am

UPDATE, 12:45 a.m. Possible suspect put into custody.

Two people were stabbed around 12:15 a.m. at Monument and Medford streets. One was taken away in critical condition with stab wounds to the side and back.

By - 2/5/15 - 6:43 pm

With particularly frigid temps expected, the MBTA says riders should brace for subway delays tomorrow.

For tomorrow, sub-zero conditions and wind chills as low as minus 20 will likely affect aging trains’ propulsion systems. While the MBTA will work hard to provide regular weekday service, customers are strongly encouraged to stay updated on delays and service interruptions via mbta.com or on twitter @mbta.

By - 2/3/15 - 3:48 pm
Bad traffic on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown

Cram and jam on inbound Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown. Photo by Tucc06.

Because it's sounding like downtown and surrounding areas are at gridlock right now - and it can't possibly be because of people heading to the Beanpot, can it?

Jaci reports:

Two lanes are trying to exit at Charles MGH off Storrow. Those two lanes are not moving.

Ashley Steriti adds:

Revere to Back Bay via car. 75 minutes and still in the tunnel. Can't even see the light of Storrow Drive yet

By - 2/2/15 - 11:53 pm
Buried cone in Charlestown

You know those people who put out a cone to save a space before the first flake falls? Kevin Flight shows us what happened to one of them in Charlestown tonight.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:32 pm
Sledding in Charlestown after the worst of the blizzard of 2015

Zcasavant watched sledding at twilight in Charlestown.

By - 1/18/15 - 11:23 am
Defaced Bunker Hill monument in Charlestown.

Andy shows us what he saw this morning on one side of the Bunker Hill Monument.

UPDATE: As you'll see in the comments, the graffiti has actually been there since the 1970s, when anti-British sentiment ran high in Boston. And as I heard from somebody who Knows These Things, the National Park Service did its best to remove the graffiti, but there are limits to what it can do with risking damage to a national monument AND the graffiti seems to become especially prominent in the cold and/or rain.

By - 12/9/14 - 6:44 pm
Haymarket station on the Green Line in the rain

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that guy.

In Somerville, one motorist had to be rescued from flood waters in Union Square.

By - 12/5/14 - 5:48 pm

Orange Line service was halted for awhile around 5:40 p.m. after somebody fell on the tracks at Sullivan Square. Police were able to get him off the tracks to await the arrival of EMTs so that service could resume.

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.

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