By - 6/19/12 - 8:58 am

Guy with a note held up the Cooperative Bank, 201 Main St., around 8:45 a.m. A suspect was promptly arrested in the parking lot behind the bank.

UPDATE: Robert Krol, 32, of Charlestown won't be offered a part in any Affleck movies. He was ordered held without bail in Charlestown District Court pending his arraignment tomorrow, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 6/17/12 - 9:54 am

Battle of Bunker HillBattle of Bunker Hill, by E. Percy Moran, from the Library of Congress.

An early example of winning the battle but losing the war. Today, it's an official municipal holiday in Boston and Somerville (part of Charlestown at the time of the battle).

Among... Read more

By - 6/12/12 - 8:32 am

UPDATE: The Globe reports warrants for 30 people in Charlestown, Jamaica Plain and Everett were issued and that 19 people are now in custody.

Probably related to a major bust of crack dealers and related miscreants this morning. Multiple arraignments expected in Charlestown District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding Boston Police, prosecutors specializing in gangs and the FBI were involved.... Read more

By - 6/5/12 - 7:45 am

Hey, can somebody get the door for me?Hey, can somebody get the door?

A resident of the Mezzo Design Lofts on Caldwell Street forwarded some surveillance photos and a brief report of a building burglary early on May 28:

Several were involved, and it resulted

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By - 5/31/12 - 1:35 pm

Death pier on the Charles.Death pier on the Charles.

Authorities are looking for any joggers or dog walkers who may have seen discussions or arguments on the fishing pier by the Charles River dam the afternoon or evening of Sunday, May 20.

Somebody, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley... Read more

By - 5/24/12 - 11:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting five people "in various levels and forms of undress" on drug charges at a Sullivan Square home early this morning. A sixth person was arrested on a warrant for motor-vehicle violations.

Police say 87 Cambridge St. had become a place where those in the know could buy drugs and partake of "sexually-themed instruments and costumes."

Police say three of... Read more

By - 5/22/12 - 7:31 am reports police nabbed a suspect for last week's attack on Salem Street, in which a guy got out of a car, punched a woman and took her purse. He's also a suspect in a similar attack in Charlestown and his wife did the driving.... Read more

By - 5/14/12 - 11:56 am

Hickey (l), CunneenHickey (l), CunneenBoston Police report arresting a couple of alleged sad sacks for carjacking a cab in City Square last night.

Police say one of the men jumped behind the wheel but managed to get only a short distance down Devens Street before colliding with... Read more

By - 5/11/12 - 2:56 pm

Medford Patch reports a man suspected for at least two bank robberies, one in Charlestown, was arrested after a teller recognized him as they stood in line at a Medford Dunkin' Donuts a couple of days after he'd allegedly handed her a note demanding money.... Read more

By - 5/8/12 - 6:10 pm

She was, however, still breathing when State Police pulled her out of the Mystic by the Little Mystic on the Charlestown side shortly before 6 p.m.

UPDATE: State Police report the woman died about an hour later at Mass. General. They identified her only as a 36-year-old Rhode Island resident who got out of her car on the upper level.... Read more

By - 5/8/12 - 10:06 am

Boston Police are looking for a white guy in a gray van for a holdup this morning at the Sovereign Bank branch at 437 Rutherford Ave.

The man, about 5'7" and in his 30s, has a scar on his face and was wearing a white hoodie with writing on the front and a black ball cap. He was last spotted in a 2004 Ford... Read more

By - 5/3/12 - 10:06 am

Associated Press looks into the circumstances of last August's death of William P. Coyman, who collapsed on a platform at New York's Penn Station. The government is now trying to win control of the money.

By - 4/27/12 - 6:15 pm
Olives in Charlestown

A roving UHub photographer snapped this shot this evening and reports Todd English's long shuttered City Square eatery appears to be open for business this evening, even if only of the soft-opening kind.

By - 4/24/12 - 9:19 pm

Orange Line suspectMBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on an Orange Line train somewhere between Downtown Crossing and Malden on the afternoon of March 30.

Police say he sat down next to the woman, began talking to her and then indecently... Read more

By - 4/19/12 - 8:00 am

A tractor trailer carrying a full load of clay rolled over around 5:30 a.m. on the lower Deck just before the Zakim Bridge, spilling its load, fuel and oil and shutting the road, State Police report. The driver was taken to Mass. General with minor injuries.

By - 4/3/12 - 3:59 pm

"It's killing me, I need to get this open," Todd English told the Boston Licensing Board today, adding that all that now stands between him reopening the once fire-ravaged Olives is one last fire inspection, scheduled for this Thursday. He explained the latest holdup along with his lawyer, Dennis Quilty, in response to a simple question from board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer:

By - 3/30/12 - 4:02 pm

Boston Police report a Charlestown man who jumped out of a cab without paying early this morning attacked the driver when he got out to demand the driver's money and then tried to flee with the man's wallet, only to be tripped up by his own feet.

Carlos Martinez, 33, was charged with fare evasion and assault with intent to rob (unarmed), following the... Read more

By - 3/30/12 - 1:01 pm

Boston Police report that when basement windows along High and Green streets in Charlestown started getting broken on a regular basis, officers quickly identified a group of tweens as the culprits - thanks to vigilant members of the neighborhood crime watch.

The following evening [March 11] a concerned neighbor immediately called police after spotting the individuals believed to be responsible for the vandalism the

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By - 3/27/12 - 8:16 am
Drug Control Unit Arrests Male Suspect for Drug Trafficking in Charlestown

Posted by communitynews on March 24, 2012 · Leave a Comment

At about 8:00pm, on Friday, March 23, 2012, as a result of an ongoing investigation for the distribution of heroin, officers from the District E-13 Drug Control Unit (Jamaica Plain) set up surveillance in the area of Walford Way, Charlestown.... Read more

By - 3/26/12 - 6:53 pm

I was dreaming of the past and my heart was beating fast – John Lennon...They say “ what happened in the past stays in the past” easier said than done.

Wreckage of the past. How do you put it behind you and move on in life? They say this disease will kill you. Whoever they are they speaketh the truth. At least that's... Read more