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.
"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:
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
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... Read more
Drug Control Unit Arrests Male Suspect for Drug Trafficking in Charlestown
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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
I was dreaming of the past and my heart was beating fast â€“ John Lennon...They say â€ś what happened in the past stays in the pastâ€ť 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
Just skip to 1:40, unless you want to see a tourist entering and leaving Cheers.
Two people filed complaints this weekend about Teamster parking habits outside the Schrafft building, at the bus stop and in the rotary:
Every time the Teamsters meet they park their bikes there and they are NEVER ticketed. If an ordinary citizen parked their bike there try would be towed They also park their cars in the Sullivan Circle rotary and, again, are never ticketed.... Read more
We reviewed the documentation LFC maintained relative to 189 of these expenses totaling $28,436 and found that all of these expenses were questionable in that they were either inadequately documented or did not appear to be directly related to LFC's program activities. For example, numerous purchases were... Read more
Teamsters Local 25, which Mark Wahlberg wants to do a reality show about, issued a press release acknowledging its troubled past, but says that's just not them anymore:
Acknowledging that some critics would say the organization as a whole has had a storied past, [local President Sean] O'Brien said that his union has worked hard to restore a level of integrity and professionalism that is... Read more
Charlestown Patch reports Mark Wahlberg is working on a Charlestown-based reality series about members of the local Teamsters untion.
Owner Todd English has been making quarterly visits to the Boston Licensing Board - which oversees liquor and food licenses - to plead for more time to rebuild after a 2010 fire. In his most recent chat with the board, last month, English said all that was left was... Read more
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