By - 7/10/13 - 4:43 pm

Millers River

The Big Dig gave us an iconic bridge, a long tunnel under downtown, another long tunnel under the harbor - and some new parks, including a walkway along the long forgotten Millers River.

The river, once a largeish harbor estuary that ran into Cambridge... Read more

By - 7/2/13 - 4:55 pm

Olives squeezed out.Olives squeezed out.

After people noticed last week that Todd English's Olives in City Square was closed, the jetsetting celebrichef with Boston roots issued a press release promising an all new Olives at a "new and shiny" location, one better suited for the... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 1:05 pm

OlivesAndrew Flatley tweets from City Square this morning:

Olives in Charlestown closed "until further notice". Notices in (papered-over) windows direct inquiries to building owner.

This time, a fire might not be involved. Last fall, English's landlord sued for more than $700,000 in back rent.

In April, the CFO at English's... Read more

By - 6/24/13 - 7:44 am

Supermoon over Charlestown

Rob Bellinger looked up in Charlestown over the weekend.

Brian MacLean looked up as well:


Copyright Rob Bellinger and Brian MacLean respectively.... Read more

By - 6/12/13 - 3:36 pm

Alleged attackerA 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

By - 6/10/13 - 10:44 pm

Artwork packed up for trip to Groton warehouse.Artwork packed up for trip to Groton studio.

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

By - 6/8/13 - 10:26 am

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

By - 5/29/13 - 10:59 am

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

By - 5/23/13 - 1:31 pm

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

By - 5/14/13 - 4:35 pm

Cassin Young moves back into water

After close to three years in a dry dock for repairs, the USS Cassin Young moved back into the harbor today to rejoin Old Ironsides as part of the Navy Yard historical park. Doris was ... Read more

By - 5/9/13 - 11:22 am


Friends of the family of Steven Jones, shot to death on Monument Street Tuesday night, have set up a fund to help his family with burial costs:

As of 11:20 a.m., the site already showed $7,225 in pledges toward a goal of $10,000.

Although police have a possible... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 10:35 pm

UPDATEE: Suspect arrested.

A man was shot in the chest and stomach around 10:15 p.m. at 85 Monument St.

Friends are mourning the loss of Steven Jones, Boston's fifth murder victim since the Marathon.

Boston Police report Jones, found outside, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were looking for a Hispanic man, 5'9", skinny, 20-23, in beige shorts and with... Read more

By - 5/4/13 - 8:10 pm

J.L. Bell explains why it took news of the Battle of Bunker Hill three days longer to reach New York than news of the Battle of Lexington:

The Provincial Congress delayed its report until its committee had a good sense of what had happened and/or could put a good spin on events.

... Read more
By - 3/21/13 - 4:24 pm

A Charlestown District Court judge set bail at $300 today for Antwan Crawford on charges he kicked an eight-year-old girl at the Community College Orange Line stop last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office:

Witnesses at the scene reported that, just prior to kicking the child, Crawford had been engaged in a verbal altercation with another passenger

... Read more
By - 3/20/13 - 2:49 pm

Alleged kickerTransit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he kicked an eight-year-old girl on the Orange Line last month.

Antwan Crawford, 33, of Mattapan, was arrested today on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) for the incident around 7:30 a.m. at the... Read more

By - 3/12/13 - 8:13 pm

Looks like the Charlestown roadway is getting the same treatment as the Forest Hills overpass: The city announced today it's going for the surface-road approach rather than an underpass:

"In partnership with the Charlestown community, we're working to transform Rutherford Avenue from a highway to a neighborhood-friendly, urban boulevard," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. "Residents will be able to take advantage of new connections

... Read more
By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 2/26/13 - 4:24 pm

At the explosion scene. Photo by Brandon Abbs.At the explosion scene. Photo by Brandon Abbs.

The Boston Fire Department reports something exploded inside a Mass. General lab at the Charlestown Navy Yard this afternoon, showering one worker with glass.... Read more