By - 12/15/12 - 12:47 pm

Chicken on the loose in Charlestown

Doug Aamoth warns us today:

BE CAREFUL: There's a chicken loose in Boston. It's in Charlestown. A kid is feeding it.

In e-mail, he adds:

I don't know if it's a chicken or a rooster, but the little girl feeding

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By - 12/11/12 - 7:25 am

The I-Team investigates ice showers on the iconic span.

By - 11/7/12 - 7:28 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a woman suffered burns from a two-alarm fire that broke out shortly before 1 p.m. at 7 Phipps St.

The first-floor fire did an estimated $75,000 in damage, the department says, adding one firefighter suffered cuts and that the cause and exact origin are still under investigation.... Read more

By - 11/2/12 - 3:55 pm

Boston Police report a 26-year-old woman walking on Lawrence Street Wednesday night blacked out when hit by "a strong blow from behind":

Upon regaining consciousness, she ran to her home, where she blacked out again. Friends awoke her at approximately 4:00AM and transported her to Massachusetts General Hospital. Officers returned to the area of the attack, where they discovered a sweater belonging to

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By - 10/23/12 - 8:17 pm

The Globe reports a T worker who found a wallet on a Charlestown bus seat with $900 inside returned it to its owner.

By - 10/20/12 - 12:07 pm

A quality-conscious citizen reports some anti-China graffiti on School Street in Charlestown:

Low quality graffiti is unacceptable.

By - 10/13/12 - 12:24 pm

MansfieldBoston Police report arresting James Mansfield, 47, on a charge of possession of child pornography.

Police say they were led to Mansfield during an online investigation that "revealed Mansfield was engaging in graphically sexual chat and exchanging pictures of boys in various stages of undress."

A search of Mansfield's home yesterday found... Read more

By - 10/8/12 - 5:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man on charges he stabbed another man Sunday night at 73 O'Reilly Way.

Officers responding to a stabbing report around 9:15 p.m. found a bleeding 24-year-old man. As he was being taken to Mass. General, officers found and arrested Israel Gerena, 58, for a assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victim and

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By - 9/28/12 - 8:57 am

Federal officials say Suffolk Downs bettors who wanted to avoid taxes on their winnings knew they could count on Gary Boyar to help them out - by cashing in their tickets and filling out the required tax forms with his dead father's social-security number, in exchange for 10% of the receipts.

A federal grand jury in Boston indicted Boyar earlier this month on charges of... Read more

By - 9/24/12 - 1:55 pm

HylandA Charlestown District Court judge set bail at $5,000 for the guy charged with putting out poisoned hot-dog bits for dogs, but revoked his bail on outstanding charges from other towns, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Hyland is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of an... Read more

By - 9/21/12 - 7:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kenneth Hyland of Everett on charges he left out antifreeze-laced hot-dog pieces in an attempt to poison neighborhood dogs using the lawn he was maintaining at 550 Medford St.

Witnesses told police Hyland cut the lawn and had hot dogs soaking in a five gallon bucket of a blue/green solution, believed to be antifreeze. Hyland then spread the cut

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By - 9/20/12 - 12:59 pm

I-93 north of the Zakim, at least, according to the new iPhone Maps app.

By - 9/15/12 - 11:25 am

Donut & DonutsDonut & Donuts, Sullivan Square T stop. Photo by Truck Stop Tea Party.

Ferrara's in the North End. Photo by David Schachner.Ferrara's in the North End.... Read more

By - 9/7/12 - 2:42 pm

Matthew McDonald of Charlestown, already serving a three-year federal drug sentence, pleaded guilty today to beating his pregnant girlfriend in April, 2010 - and then calling her after the fact, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

McDonald, who was on the reality show in 2008, was sentenced to five years' probation for the attack and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more

By - 9/6/12 - 10:01 am

The Charles River Conservancy and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold two public hearings - Sept. 19 and Oct. 10 - on current plans for the fabled North Point skatepark, which has been promised for land near the Zakim for longer than some skateboarders have probably been alive.

The people actually designing the skatepark - who have designed other skate areas... Read more

By - 9/3/12 - 10:09 am

Zakim Bridge from below.

Ed Hatfield looked up while walking under the Zakim the other day.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/2/12 - 8:15 pm

Boston Police report a Charlestown man sent on his way for being a pain in the ass in an apartment on Corey Street in Charlestown early this morning got himself arrested when, police say, they found him breaking into a cruiser outside and stealing a roll of yellow crime-scene tape.

When asked about the crime scene tape, the suspect stated, "I broke into the

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By - 8/30/12 - 9:25 am

In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!