Charlestown

By - 8/20/14 - 7:38 pm

City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of a Japanese place in Chinatown for $75,000.

By - 8/10/14 - 2:16 pm

Boston Police report a guy who'd just robbed the Main Street Tedeschi at gunpoint shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday went across the street to Charlestown Liquors and tried sticking it up as well:

By - 8/9/14 - 10:51 am

Traffic across the Tobin Bridge came to a halt around 10 a.m. when a man being pursued by Chelsea Police jumped out of a livery car, went to the side of the bridge and jumped.

Ted Pendergast reports he got caught in safety netting set up for the bridge repainting project. He'd brought a knife with him and tried cutting through the netting, but first responders managed to get to him before he could. They "packaged" him and put him in an ambulance for transport to a nearby hospital.

By - 8/7/14 - 8:39 am

A T bus (maybe a 111) died on its way across the Tobin shortly after 7 a.m., forcing its riders to transfer to a 426 bus in mid-span - some 254 feet above the Mystic River. A.P. Blake, who shot the video, reports:

We're about to transfer passengers from one bus to another... IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOBIN!

Just blocked traffic across Tobin for a solid minute. Moving now.

By - 8/4/14 - 4:22 pm

J.L. Bell reports a cannon that has been in the chamber atop the Bunker Hill Monument since the 1840s is being removed today for restoration. But it's unclear where it will wind up once it's spruced up, he writes.

By - 8/4/14 - 9:55 am

Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.

By - 7/31/14 - 10:18 am

Some sort of electrical problem at Sullivan Square means the T is now busing Orange Line riders between Wellington and North Station.

By - 7/25/14 - 10:15 pm
USS Constituion and the Charles W. Morgan

Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/21/14 - 11:54 pm
Little Free Library in Charlestown

Mediacrity shows us the city's newest tiny library, at Main and Warren streets in Charlestown.

Earlier:
Jamaica Plain gets fourth library in a box.

By - 7/18/14 - 10:55 pm
Remains of car outside Sullivan Square firehouse

Aftermath of the crash. Photo by Boston EMS Incidents.

Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person was ejected from a vehicle and at least two other people are in bad shape outside the Engine 32 and Ladder 9 fire station at 525 Main St.

BPD homicide detectives are on scene due to the severity of injuries - two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition; one in non-critical condition. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extract one of the people.

Liston617 drove by the scene, reports one car was "smashed to pieces."

By - 7/18/14 - 9:15 pm

The Globe reports Steve Wynn doesn't want to pay Boston more than $2.6 million a year for a casino just over the line from Charlestown, compared to the $18 million Mohegan Sun says it would pay for a casino just over the line from East Boston.

By - 7/18/14 - 8:21 pm
Traffic cone in Charlestown

A less-than-impressed citizen fails to see the inspiration behind an apparent city experiment in Charlestown to curb traffic-cone thefts by asphalting them to the ground.

Earlier:
The historic traffic cones along the Freedom Trail .

By - 7/1/14 - 9:06 am

Shortly before 9 a.m., landed on Terminal Street in Charlestown, didn't survive. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

It appears that the deceased was on foot and went over the rail on the northbound side of the bridge.

By - 6/30/14 - 1:48 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury has declined to return an indictments against Ricky Prezioso, 42, of Swampscott, whose garbage truck struck and killed Owen McGrory of Chelsea in April.

The move surprised prosecutors at the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which in a statement, says:

By - 6/23/14 - 11:03 am
Fusco

He was the shirtless guy, covered in cuts and holding a brick, just standing there right outside the station, around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

"Yeah, I did it," Stephen Fusco, 46, of Malden, told officers, Transit Police report.

Fusco, scheduled for arraignment today in Charlestown District Court on a charge of making threats to commit a crime, did not proffer a reason for applying his brick to a train window.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/19/14 - 7:24 pm
Making rope at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Making rope at the Navy Yard before World War II. Photo by Leslie Jones.

The BRA tonight approved a developer's plans to turn the historic but long-vacant Ropewalk building at the Charlestown Navy Yard into a new residential project and museum.

Some 30 of the proposed 90 apartments will be "affordable."

The bulk of the units will be in the long two-story-high Ropewalk building, which stopped making rope for the Navy in 1971. The adjacent Tar House will also be turned into apartments.

Under plans by developer Frontier Enterprises, half the units will have one bedroom each, while 34 will have three bedrooms and the rest two.

By - 6/11/14 - 9:52 pm
Salem Street Avenue

Only in Boston, more specifically, Charlestown.

By - 6/11/14 - 4:18 pm
Acrophobia Friendly Zone on the Charlestown Bridge

The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?

By - 6/6/14 - 11:45 am

An office worker looked out his window this morning to see a man firing what appeared to be a rifle at a target behind the Schrafft Center, so he called police, who quickly arrived en masse to find a guy who figured he's get in some practice rounds with his BB gun. Police explained to the guy that was probably not the best idea and to find some other place to learn how not to shoot his eye out.