Charlestown

By - 5/8/14 - 5:11 pm

Yeah, sure, casinos right on the city line will have major impacts on Boston, but Boston is not a "host community" for either of the proposed casinos, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided today. The vote means Boston will not be able to hold referendums on the casinos that could block them permanently.

Commission members unanimously rejected arguments by Boston officials that the Suffolk Downs racetrack, which mostly sits in East Boston, is an integral part of the Mohegan Sun proposal.

By - 5/1/14 - 10:02 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor

At the Charlestown Navy Yard shortly before 7 p.m., Brian Q. tried to see downtown through all the fog.

A number of other folks also watched the fog as it rolled in from the ocean and across Boston Harbor and downtown, no doubt caused by the combination of rapidly rising temperatures after the storm had passed.

By - 5/1/14 - 8:01 am
Gridlocked traffic on Bennington Street in East Boston

Gridlock on Bennington Street reached into Revere. Photo by Ally.

Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.

There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.

A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new lake in the upper busway.

By - 4/21/14 - 7:05 am
Truck fire on the Zakim bridge

An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..

The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how the truck, registered in Hartford, CT and driven by a 46-year-old man, crashed into the taxi.

By - 4/18/14 - 7:42 pm

Starting at 8, the Paul Revere House will be "livetweeting" Paul Revere's ride.

Alas, poor Dawes, never gets as much credit.

Welcome to Dot suggests:

RT if by land, Favorite if by sea.

Via Beta Boston.

By - 4/14/14 - 2:02 pm
Ghost bike in Sullivan Square

A "ghost bike" now marks the spot at Cambridge and Spice streets where Owen McGrory of Chelsea died in a collision with a garbage truck earlier this month.

Some people wanted to leave something besides flowers to remember the crash for which the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death:

Anger over bicyclist death
By - 4/8/14 - 12:20 pm

An elderly man, taken away in bad shape, around 11:40 a.m., near 500 Rutherford Ave. Not a hit and run.

By - 4/5/14 - 8:05 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office tonight identified the bicyclist who died in a collision with a garbage truck on Thursday as Owen McGrory, 30, of Chelsea,

By - 4/5/14 - 4:07 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports somebody jumped off the Tobin around 3:30 p.m. and landed on Terminal Street in Charlestown, where first responders found his body.

Somebody else ended his life that way on March 27.

By - 4/4/14 - 9:00 am

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim as a 30-year-old man from Chelsea. They have yet to publicly release his name to allow for family notification.

Ricky Prezioso, 42, of Swampscott, told police he thought he hit a pothole at the intersection of Cambridge and Spice streets while making trash pickups around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 4/3/14 - 3:02 pm

Police are looking for two men who didn't like the cut of each other's jib and so took out guns and began firing at each other, around 2:45 p.m. in the project between Medford Street and Walford Way. Both then ran away.

They're described as Hispanic men, one in a black hoodie with a pony tail, the other in a red hoodie. Police have found shell casings outside 25 Walford Way but no indications yet that either of the men's aim was any good.

By - 4/3/14 - 2:12 pm

UPDATE: Truck found in parking lot in industrial area along Railroad Street in Revere, towed to Boston as evidence. NECN reports the driver has also been found and is being questoned; Boston Police say no charges at this time.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:50 pm

ItalianInBoston asks:

Explain what this is? Recently put up after getting off Tobin Bridge headed to 93SB.

By - 3/27/14 - 11:14 am

On Terminal Street in Charlestown, around 11 a.m. An empty car was found shortly after on the bridge itself.

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the man was a 37-year-old Newburyport resident. "Uniformed troopers and State Police detectives from our office are investigating, but the death is currently being investigated as a non-homicide."

By - 3/20/14 - 7:25 am

Sure, neither the Mohegan Sun nor the Wynn sites are actually in Boston, but they're right on the line and neither could survive without Boston's transportation and world-classness, so the mayor wants the state gaming commission to give Boston the same sort of "host community" status Revere and Everett have, the Globe reports.

By - 3/18/14 - 2:52 pm

The FBI reports Ryan Patrick Lane, 35, pleaded guilty to robbing banks in Hingham, Quincy and New Hampshire last year.

In exchange for his plea, Lane, who was already known to police, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

Officials say he got a total of $16,296 from the three robberies.

By - 3/5/14 - 10:23 pm
Charlestown boat on fire

Boat on fire. Photo by Reza Mian.

Boston firefighters responded to the Constitution Marina next to the North Washington Street bridge around 10 p.m. for a boat on fire.

By 10:20 p.m., the 24-foot-long craft was fully engulfed in flames and firefighters were ordered off its pier. The fire was declared knocked down around 10:40, the boat now roughly three-quarters submerged in the harbor.

Firefighters were hampered by the boat's location at the end of its pier, making it difficult for them to get a fire hose to the boat.

The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $30,000.

By - 2/22/14 - 5:44 pm

And at these heights, I can see why.

Firefighters from Boston and Chelsea, State Police troopers and the Boston Fire Marine Unit all converged on the Tobin Bridge late this afternoon on reports a man looked like he might want to jump from the upper level.

Then the man sauntered into the toll plaza. Ed Baur reports:

It was Crew Member from the Ship at the Salt Pile Looking for a Super Market.

By - 2/21/14 - 2:29 pm
Firefighters on scene in Charlestown

Firefighters on scene in Charlestown. Photo by BFD..

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, at 83 Cambridge St. in Charlestown, did an estimated $150,000 in damage to the four-apartment building.

The fire, reported at 12:48 p.m., did not result in injuries, the department says.

By - 2/19/14 - 8:52 am
Crush at Davis on the Red Line

An inbound Orange Line train passed onto the next plane of existence near Community College sometime around 7 this morning. The T brought in another train to push its carcass out of the way.

Then an outbound train felt death's cold embrace at Community College as well.

Meanwhile, on the Red Line, a train crossed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing, causing massive delays for people heading downtown from both the north and the south.

Lisa photographed the scene at Davis shortly after 8.

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