By - 3/11/15 - 6:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting men from Charlestown and Dorchester and a teen from Charlestown on charges they fatally shot Ryan Morrissey, 17, and wounded another teen on Nov. 5.

By - 3/5/15 - 10:25 pm
Funny street signs in Charlestown

Tom Richardson spotted these new signs on Sullivan Street in Charlestown tonight.

By - 3/4/15 - 3:59 pm
Beacon light

Beacon safely belted in for its ride back to the bridge. Photo by State Police

A homeless man who figured out how to enter one of the Zakim Bridge's towers climbed to the top and stole a 60-lb. airplane warning light last month - the second one he's stolen - State Police charge.

Clifford Beckford, 34, allegedly stashed his newest light at the historic Warren Tavern in Charlestown, after leaving the first light outside the Old State House in downtown Boston, State Police say.

By - 3/4/15 - 11:21 am
Smushed car in Charlestown Navy Yard

Looks like last night's snow/sleet/rain was the last straw for Boston buildings. We've had a partial roof collapse on Columbia Point and a complete building collapse in Readville. And now this: Cars are being flattened by killer death ice. Kristin MacDougall forwarded this photo of a car flattened like a pancake by snow that fell off a building on 3rd Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By - 3/3/15 - 10:04 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on an incident shortly before 7:30 p.m.:

State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA's office, along with uniformed troopers and specialized State Police units, are on the upper deck of the Tobin Bridge and on the street below in Charlestown for a death investigation involving an adult who left a motor vehicle and went over the rail. The preliminary evidence does not suggest foul play, but the investigation is still in its early stages.

By - 2/23/15 - 2:02 pm

An East Boston man faces OUI charges after a crash in which he somehow managed to avoid plummeting to the ground early Sunday.

According to State Police, Vannak Sao, 33, was heading north on I-93 around 6:25 a.m. on Sunday when he:

By - 2/18/15 - 4:46 pm
Boston Harbor

A concerned citizen in Charlestown who might possibly not realize that Boston Harbor drains into this giant ocean demands the city stop this snow dumping into the harbor forthwith:

Harbor almost flooding. Please stop allowing snow in harbor. I don't want our homes flooded.

The city marked the case closed as "noted."

By - 2/18/15 - 2:47 pm

Not because they were trying to enforce the mayor's edict against window jumping, though, but because he was trying to escape officers conducting a drug search of his apartment.

Boston Police report that when officers with the Drug Control Unit arrived at 129 Walford Way around 6:15 p.m. yesterday with search warrants:

By - 2/17/15 - 3:51 pm

But it was a small fire, around 2:40 p.m., and the Boston Fire Department made quick work of it, and the Orange Line is back to running in the current fashion, so hardly worth mentioning.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:44 am
Carport crushed under weight of snow in Charlestown

Thomas Lukowski shows us a carport on Elm Street in Charlestown that gave way under the weight of all that snow.

By - 2/14/15 - 2:19 pm
Half naked skier in Charlestown

James O'Connor spotted this guy sauntering down Pearl Street in Charlestown today. Classic case of paradoxical undressing?

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 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.