Cara posted this photo yesterday afternoon of a raccoon out and about in the daylight in Charlestown. People immediately suggested she call Animal Control because normally the only raccoons venturing forth with the sun up are rabid.
Kristin MacDougall reports there was a raccoon waddling around the Navy Yard around 11 a.m. yesterday.
If it's the same one, s/he walked a long... Read more
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When Todd English appeared before the Boston Licensing Board in December, he said he expected to be serving food at his long shuttered Charlestown restaurant sometime in January.
Today, English, his lawyer and his construction engineer appeared before the board to explain why Olives still isn't open. The problem, they said, is that while the restaurant itself now passes muster with the Fire Department,... Read more
Boston Police report arresting three men on a variety of drug and gun charges in Charlestown on Wednesday following an investigation into drug dealing at the Bunker Hill housing project.
Kevin Denis, a.k.a. Killa, his brother Prince, a.k.a. Cheese, and Marvin Lafontant, a.k.a. Marvin, were arrested around 6 p.m. after they were pulled out of a Hyundai SUV on Decatur Street, police say. The... Read more
David Garlough reports his neighbor was beaten around 6 p.m. yesterday at High and Green streets by a couple of young teens - maybe 12 to 15 - who also took her purse. He says this is at least the third such attack recently in the area.
He described the suspects as light-skinned Hispanics with close-cropped hair in black track suits and white... Read more
This time, the celebrichef told the Boston Licensing Board, he really, really means it: Renovations to his fire-ravaged City Square restaurant are nearly complete and he could be ready to welcome diners again in January.... Read more
Witnesses on the upper deck of the Tobin Bridge watched a man get out of his vehicle and jump around 5:30 p.m., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
The State Police Underwater Recovery Unit recovered his body in the water about 30 minutes later, the DA's office says, adding investigators are now working to identify him.
His death comes about 2 1/2 weeks... Read more
Video of confrontation between the driver of a 101 bus out of Sullivan and the preacher who refused to shut up.
Boston Maggie reports Charlestown residents and city planners gathered to discuss ways to improve traffic flow in the Town, explains why she doesn't buy the argument that Rutherford Avenue should be turned entirely into a surface road.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more
They're doing a little cruise to promote some petty officers to chief.
The Boston Fire Department reports a car fire four stories down in a garage at a Charlestown condo filled the garage with smoke.
Firefighters made short work of the fire underneath the Flagship Wharf building, 197 8 St., reported shortly after 1 p.m., but now must ventilate the structure to get rid of the heavy smoke, the department says.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a small fire at 100 Ferrin St. in Charlestown this morning sent one resident and one firefighter to the hospital for evaluation.
The fire was confined to a single fifth-floor apartment in the six-floor building. The fire activated building sprinklers and several floors sustained water damage, the department says, estimating total damage at $80,000. Two MBTA buses were brought... Read more
Updated Monday morning.
The victim, a black male in his 20s, was transported to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead. This is Charlestown's first murder this year.... Read more