By - 8/18/13 - 9:56 am
Car on fire on I-93 in Charlestown

Scott Wholley captured a self-immolating car around 9:45 a.m. on that stretch of I-93 where nothing good seems to happen, in this case, southbound just before the Zakim.

By - 8/12/13 - 10:23 am

Mass. Moments reminds us today is the anniversary of the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown by "an unruly, drunken mob of laborers, sailors, apprentices, and hoodlums." The convent burned to the ground because the local firefighters, all Protestant, refused to respond.

Riot on Broad Street.

Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834.... Read more

By - 8/9/13 - 2:22 pm

Truck over the guardrail. Photo by Matt.Truck over the guardrail. Photo by Matt.

Update, 4:15 p.m.: As crews began to try to get the cab back behind the guard rail, the MBTA shut Orange Line service, just in case, because the... Read more

By - 8/8/13 - 9:25 am

The Herald reports on the confluence of townies and toonies - or as one townie called them, "yuppadoos" - at the opening of Charlestown's new Whole Foods.

By - 8/5/13 - 12:50 pm

The Herald reports on a debate this morning between Marty Walsh, who is all about the Suffolk Downs casino, and Dan Conley, who says the entire city should vote on it and, if it rejects the idea, he'd sue to block any casino in Everett. Walsh said the only way to protect Charlestown is to negotiate with the developer of the proposed Everett... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 11:20 am

Also, free sunblock! Noon to 1 p.m. at a city splash/dance party at Doherty Playground, 349 Bunker Hill St.

By - 7/12/13 - 1:06 pm

State Police report that giant American flag that had been flying from the Zakim supports fell this morning, wrapping up a southbound car in its red, white and blueness, but causing no injuries or other crashes.

By - 7/11/13 - 6:03 pm

93 and Zakim ramps

Justin Porter looked out his window around 5:30 p.m. and saw lots of motionless vehicles on and near the Zakim.... Read more

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