By - 8/12/15 - 11:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of pubs in Somerville and Waltham turn the failed Papagayo Mexican restaurant in Charlestown's City Square into a pub called Blackmoor Tavern. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:25 am

Boston Police are investigating the death of a motorcyclist in a crash around 11:05 p.m. on Thursday at 55 Cambridge St.

A police spokesman said the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved and that the driver was pronounced dead at the scene; said additional information was not available this morning.

By - 7/29/15 - 12:05 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Shawn Fritz got a fair trial and saw no reason to overturn a jury's verdict that he pumped five bullets into Albert Titcomb III's head in a Bunker Hill housing project hallway in 1994.

Fritz, 22 at the time of the murder, was found guilty in 1996 of first-degree murder based on "deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or cruelty." Read more.

By - 7/28/15 - 1:58 pm

Latest from the T:

Sullivan Square is closed and being bypass due to Boston Fire Department activity. Shuttle buses will operate between Wellington and Sullivan only.

For customers desiring to exit at Sullivan, please exit at Wellington to board a shuttle bus back to Sullivan. For customers desiring to enter at Sullivan, please board a shuttle bus to Wellington to access Orange Line service.

Affected routes:
Orange Line

Last Updated: 7/28/2015 1:53:57 PM

By - 7/24/15 - 9:12 am
US Coast Guard's Eagle docked in Charlestown

617 Images shows us the Eagle, the Coast Guard tall ship that is now docked at Pier 4 in Charlestown and open for tours today, 10-5 and Saturday and Sunday, 10-7.

By - 7/14/15 - 7:53 am
Overturned trailer near Sullivan Square

Creatine Avenger shows us that Sullivan Square commuters have 99 problems - all of them related to this tractor trailer that overturned early this morning. Things remained a mess as of 7:37 a.m., Jesse E-V reports.

By - 7/4/15 - 1:29 pm

The Portland Press-Herald reports Anthony Menici, 33, plowed into a Wells, ME cruiser so fast on I-95 that the cruiser was flipped over. The officers in the patrol car suffered minor injuries; Menici required hospitalization for his injuries.

By - 7/2/15 - 7:13 pm
Entering Boston, incorporated 1822

Most of the time, when you enter Boston, the signs say "Est. 1630." But when you enter Charlestown on Broadway from Everett, the signs say "Inc. 1822," which, while not inaccurate, since they refer to when Boston was incorporated as a city, just seem kind of odd.

By - 6/26/15 - 12:22 pm
Under the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown

You can get some weird perspectives when you stand under the Zakim Bridge and its connecting ramps and look up.

Under the new deck.

By - 6/24/15 - 8:36 pm
Bird on a light in Boston Harbor

Spotted this small seabird today on the harbor side of the North Washington Street bridge. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 6/18/15 - 10:48 pm
Naut Guilty

The Naut Guilty in boat jail in Charlestown. Photo by Melissa K. Palardy.

Benjamin Urbelis isn't waiting for the state court system to decide whether he's criminally liable for a passenger on his boat having her arm sliced off: He's filed a request in federal court that seeks to have a judge limit his civil liabilities should he get sued.

In a request filed in US District Court in Boston, Urbelis takes advantage of the fact that federal admiralty law, which can limit a ship owner's civil liabilities, covers craft in navigable waters, such as Boston Harbor. In his request , he asserts he's not to blame for the arm loss and injuries other passengers on his Naut Guilty "may have sustained" and so a judge should rule he either has no civil liability or, if he does, that liability is limited to the worth of the boat.

By - 6/18/15 - 5:21 pm
Proposed new Whittier building in Roxbury

Architect's rendering of proposed Whittier building.

Developers have filed plans with the BRA to completely tear down the 62-year-old Whittier Street project and replace it over five years with new buildings with more apartments.

Separately, the Boston Housing Authority this week formally asked developers for plans to turn the Bunker Hill project into a mixed-income development. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 8:22 pm
Charlestown fire

Charlestown fire. Photo by Brian Q.

Firefighters responded at 7:30 p.m. to a fire at 40 Washington St. in Charlestown. The fire spread to 42-44 Washington.

The Boston Fire Department reports one firefighter has been injured in the fire, which was already shooting through the roof when trucks pulled up. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:39 am
Helicopter circling Chelsea

Chopper over Chelsea. Photo by Andrew Teman.

A helicopter is flying low and in circles over the area this morning. It could be a federal radiation chopper, or it could be a training exercise by the FBI and State Police. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 12:52 pm

The mayor's office announced today that Charlestown will be used as a pilot for a new street-cleaning program in which cars will no longer be towed if they block street sweepers - but will instead get ticketed with fines that will be increased from the current $40 to $90. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 11:30 am

The Santander Bank branch at 437 Rutherford Ave. was held up around 11:20 a.m.

The suspect is a white man in a white sweatshirt and a white Red Sox cap showing two red socks rather than a B. He's about 5'7" and in his 20s.

By - 5/21/15 - 6:54 pm

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino. Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 5:26 pm
USS Constitution in drydock

Our own SwirlyGrrl captured Old Ironsides in its new home for the next couple of years: Drydock for some restoration work.

By - 5/15/15 - 8:08 am

The BRA board yesterday approved a new way to spur more development in the Charlestown Navy Yard: Issue bonds to clean up decades of pollution that would then be repaid through the new tax revenue the development would bring.

The proposed Navy Yard Historic Monuments Area "development district" now goes to the City Council for its approval. Read more.

By - 4/29/15 - 4:11 pm

In April 1965, the Boston City Council was arguing over urban renewal plans for Charlestown.

Probably the only time a city councilor has called another one a "bald-headed s.o.b." at a public meeting (but not the only time someone has thought about it).