Charlestown

By - 9/15/12 - 11:25 am

Donut & DonutsDonut & Donuts, Sullivan Square T stop. Photo by Truck Stop Tea Party.

Ferrara's in the North End. Photo by David Schachner.Ferrara's in the North End.... Read more

By - 9/7/12 - 2:42 pm

Matthew McDonald of Charlestown, already serving a three-year federal drug sentence, pleaded guilty today to beating his pregnant girlfriend in April, 2010 - and then calling her after the fact, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

McDonald, who was on the reality show in 2008, was sentenced to five years' probation for the attack and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more

By - 9/6/12 - 10:01 am

The Charles River Conservancy and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold two public hearings - Sept. 19 and Oct. 10 - on current plans for the fabled North Point skatepark, which has been promised for land near the Zakim for longer than some skateboarders have probably been alive.

The people actually designing the skatepark - who have designed other skate areas... Read more

By - 9/3/12 - 10:09 am

Zakim Bridge from below.

Ed Hatfield looked up while walking under the Zakim the other day.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/2/12 - 8:15 pm

Boston Police report a Charlestown man sent on his way for being a pain in the ass in an apartment on Corey Street in Charlestown early this morning got himself arrested when, police say, they found him breaking into a cruiser outside and stealing a roll of yellow crime-scene tape.

When asked about the crime scene tape, the suspect stated, "I broke into the

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By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!

By - 8/30/12 - 8:11 am

Including the ones in Charlestown, Brookline and Somerville and Arlington, the Globe reports.

By - 8/30/12 - 1:04 am

Press Pass TV is a non-profit organization that focuses on telling the stories of the community. For years, Press Pass TV has been covering the ongoing fight for more youth jobs funding. Here, we take a look at how young people across Massachusetts are using their shared battle to unite around a larger youth movement for justice.Click this link to find out more about ... Read more

By - 8/16/12 - 9:21 pm

Stupid SegwaysWhat's wrong with this picture?

OK, so the Segway guy is finally keeping his tours off the Greenway, if not off Long Wharf, but now he's taken to directing his tours across the Charles River, by way of the gangplanks over the locks at the Charles River Dam.... Read more

By - 8/14/12 - 6:08 pm

A woman fell to her death around 2:30 p.m. from the lower deck of I-93 in Charlestown to the Boston Sand and Gravel property below. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports her car was found on the deck: "The woman's death does not appear suspicious and it is currently being investigated as a non-homicide."

By - 7/29/12 - 11:23 am

North Point Bridge

Greg MacKay strolled the North Point Bridge, which lets pedestrians and bicyclists cross the train tracks out of North Station between Charlestown and Cambridge.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/20/12 - 8:56 pm

Hingham sunset

Michael Page took this photo of the sunset over Hingham (and beyond it, Boston) this evening. Jon Bowen, meanwhile, snapped the Tobin as the sun went down:

Tobin sunset

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By - 7/19/12 - 5:43 pm

The Globe reports on the latest problem on the bridge, where crews had to stop repair work last week after firefighters found potential problems with the pipes meant to provide water for fighting fires on the bridge. But don't worry, state officials assure us - the Tobin lights are held up by a completely different method than the ones in the Big Dig tunnels.... Read more

By - 7/14/12 - 10:29 am

The Herald talks to drivers (stuck in traffic?) on the Tobin, who weren't real pleased to learn that the work had to be stopped after firefighters found problems with the pipes intended to deliver water to the bridge in the event of a fire.... Read more

By - 7/13/12 - 9:47 am

1. Boston and Chelsea firefighters testing pipes on the Tobin Bridge intended to carry water in the event of a fire.

The Boston Fire Department reports crews this morning are testing the standpipes that bring water to the roadways - they are supposed to withstand 200 lbs. of pressure for two hours.

The first test this morning was stopped as a valve did not

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By - 7/9/12 - 11:49 am

Charlestown Patch reports somebody threw a brick at the front of Todd English's City Square restaurant early Saturday and then, apparently not satisfied with the damage he'd done, picked the brick up and threw it again.

By - 7/6/12 - 9:52 am

A Domino's franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to set up operations in the Town. TBD Pizza, Inc., has requested a food-serving license for 277 Main St., from which it hopes to deliver pizza from 10 a.m. to midnight (1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday).

The board's weekly hearing begins at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.... Read more

By - 7/2/12 - 8:09 am

Mastless Constitution

The Boston Public Library has tons of photos of the USS Constitution from days of yore, including this one by Leslie Jones from 1930, when Old Ironsides was getting replacement masts.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

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