Sullivan Square

By - 12/6/16 - 12:05 pm
New Schraffts signs

On his way into work this morning, Biker Rider paused to watch more of the newly LEDed signs being installed.

By - 11/29/16 - 9:29 am
Schrafft sign going up in Sullivan Square, Charlestown

Bike Rider delayed his walk to work in the Schrafft building this morning to watch part of the iconic sign being hoisted back up to the roof - now with LED lights instead of more fragile neon tubes.

Yesterday:
The sign was delivered back to the building.

By - 11/28/16 - 1:40 pm
Schrafft sign on a platform

They just get taken down, spruced up and then returned to their rightful location in Sullivan Square. Alex Carlson took a Schrafftsie today in the Schrafft Building parking lot.

By - 11/19/16 - 10:18 am

Miles on the MBTA goes on a ride on a hydrogen-powered bus the T is trying out on route 109 out of Sullivan Square.

By - 10/21/16 - 1:13 pm
Self propelled artillery in Sullivan Square

For the past couple of days, people have been reporting flatbeds moving mobile artilllery units around the area. Biker Rider spotted some in Sullivan Square in Charlestown this morning.

By - 8/5/16 - 12:47 pm
Newsstand in the old Sullivan Square station

Sullivan Square didn't always feel like a depressing afterthought to the construction of an interstate in the middle of a horrible rotary. The original station, built at the turn of the last century, featured a soaring vaulted ceiling, elegant architectural touches - and tracks for trolleys. Remember trolleys? The only thing it didn't have was Donut and Donuts. Read more.

By - 4/26/16 - 10:58 pm

Shortly before 8 p.m., a train crawled into a hole at Sullivan and refused to come out, causing the dreaded "severe" delays.

Meanwhile, a Green Line trolley died at Boylston and a Red Line train flatlined at Porter. But at least the Blue Line kept things snappy.

By - 3/18/16 - 11:32 pm
Wanted for Sullivan Square attack

Transit Police report a guy clad in sweats used a knife to rob a man of his backpack around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday inside the Sullivan Square Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 5:26 pm
32 Cambridge St. in Charlestown proposed development

Architect's rendering.

A downtown developer has filed plans for a 171-unit, two-building complex where Cambridge Street and Rutherford Avenue come together.

In plans filed with the BRA today, Berkeley Investments says it will gut and rehab the Graphic Arts Finishers building at 32 Cambridge St. and replace a second building at 572 Rutherford Ave. for a new development it says will knit an existing neighborhood to the south with the Sullivan Square T stop. Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:31 pm
Pink flamingos in the snow

Rogue Statistician reports:

Local fauna appear to be weathering the storm well near Sullivan Square.

By - 1/27/16 - 8:16 pm

Mayor Walsh's office announced tonight that Boston has signed a "Surrounding Community Agreement" that includes $68 million worth of payments to the city over the next 15 years and an effort to spend at least $20 million a year with Boston businesses over the same period.

The agreement marks the end of the city's increasingly futile court challenges to the Wynn casino on a parcel in neighboring Everett. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 10:18 am

Boston and State Police started reopening roads and ramps around Sullivan Square around 10 a.m.

Photo of the scene.

By - 12/4/15 - 10:08 am

A concerned citizen reported this morning:

What is all over the street around Sullivan Sq? It's a fine powder that's being thrown up into the air whenever making a cloud you can't see 20 feet through? Is it a chemical from a truck? There is tons of it! Please clean it up!

By - 9/30/15 - 7:43 am

The Globe reports the city of Boston has filed a second lawsuit to try to block the Wynn casino - this time focusing on environmental and Sullivan Square traffic concerns, rather than the alleged corruption angle that was getting laughed out of court.

By - 8/19/15 - 12:14 pm
Sullivan Square suspects

Transit Police report they are looking for a trio in connection with an attack just outside the Sullivan Square Orange Line stop with injuries around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. 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 - 7/14/15 - 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 - 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 - 2/17/15 - 3:51 pm

But it was a small fire, around 2:40 p.m., and the Boston Fire Department made quick work of it, and the Orange Line is back to running in the current fashion, so hardly worth mentioning.