Mass. Moments reminds us today is the anniversary of the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown by "an unruly, drunken mob of laborers, sailors, apprentices, and hoodlums." The convent burned to the ground because the local firefighters, all Protestant, refused to respond.
Riot on Broad Street.
Update, 4:15 p.m.: As crews began to try to get the cab back behind the guard rail, the MBTA shut Orange Line service, just in case, because the... Read more
The Herald reports on the confluence of townies and toonies - or as one townie called them, "yuppadoos" - at the opening of Charlestown's new Whole Foods.
The Herald reports on a debate this morning between Marty Walsh, who is all about the Suffolk Downs casino, and Dan Conley, who says the entire city should vote on it and, if it rejects the idea, he'd sue to block any casino in Everett. Walsh said the only way to protect Charlestown is to negotiate with the developer of the proposed Everett... Read more
Also, free sunblock! Noon to 1 p.m. at a city splash/dance party at Doherty Playground, 349 Bunker Hill St.
State Police report that giant American flag that had been flying from the Zakim supports fell this morning, wrapping up a southbound car in its red, white and blueness, but causing no injuries or other crashes.
Andrew Flatley tweets from City Square this morning:
Olives in Charlestown closed "until further notice". Notices in (papered-over) windows direct inquiries to building owner.
In April, the CFO at English's... Read more
A man convicted of beating up two women on the Orange Line in 2010 allegedly spent two months this year spitting racial insults at an MBTA worker at the Sullivan Square stop - and punched out a CharlieCard machine - the state Attorney General's office charges.
Joseph Balistreri, 39, faces three... Read more
Over the weekend, volunteers dismantled the Charlestown Bells - the colorful series of bells across the Charles River Damn that once let you ring out across the... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a man from a Pittsburgh suburb at the Sullivan Square Orange Line stop last night before he could
get the tar beaten out of him strangle a local following the end of the Penguins' O-4 series.
According to police, officers arrived at a disturbance around 11:30 p.m. at the station to find Ryan Baessler, 29, of Carnegie, PA, with his... Read more
The 21st annual Bike to the Sea Day is coming up on Sunday, June 2nd. The ride, which runs from Everett to Nahant, raises funds for the construction and maintenance of the Northern Strand Community Trail.
The trail itself will run through the cities of Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus, and Lynn along the MBTA owned Boston & Maine Saugus Branch Railroad. Sections in... Read more
A Charlestown teen is charged with using the phone and Facebook to try to silence witnesses to her brother's alleged murder of a man on Monument Street earlier this month.
Jelanie Flores, 18, was arraigned in Charlestown District Court yesterday on two counts of witness intimidation and one count of making annoying or harassing phone calls, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. In an... Read more