Charlestown

By - 1/18/17 - 11:06 pm

Boston firefighters responded around 10:55 p.m. to 92 Monument St. in Charlestown for a fire that started in a mattress on the second floor of a three-story apartment building. The fire was declared knocked down around 11:10 p.m.

By - 1/6/17 - 8:16 am

A deceased train at Sullivan Square is gumming up the works on the Orange Line.

By - 1/3/17 - 11:14 am
Trolley barn in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/26/16 - 11:40 am
Lot of boxes on the street in Charlestown

A concerned citizen filed a complaint this morning about this giant collection of boxes in Thompson Square, Charlestown.

By - 12/18/16 - 5:30 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports:

Investigators have determined the cause of the 6 alarm Charlestown fire; electrical short circuit ceiling of laundromat.

The fire displaced two dozen residents in two buildings and destroyed the laundromat.

By - 12/16/16 - 7:29 am

Boston firefighters responded to 144 Bunker Hill St. around 6:45 a.m. for what quickly became a six-alarm fire. Read more.

By - 12/8/16 - 3:49 pm

Four men have been charged with gun-trafficking charges in connection with gun sales in the BHA's Bunker Hill project earlier this year, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/7/16 - 2:21 pm

Jocelyn watched the Pearl Harbor commemoration aboard the USS Cassin Young today.

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 - 12/4/16 - 1:35 pm

J.L. Bell unearths a British officer's report to the folks back home that mentioned how awful the weather was on Dec. 4, 1775. Only thing is, the weather was actually quite nice that day. What gives?

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 - 11/22/16 - 8:03 am
Waiting for a bus at Community College

Orange Line non-riders wait for bus at Community College. Photo by Ric Duarte.

It's buses between Community College and North Station on the Orange Line this morning.

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 - 11/18/16 - 11:21 am

The Charlestown Bridge reports on a recent BPDA meeting about plans to let a private developer replace the 1,100-unit Bunker Hill development with a 3,200 mixed-income complex.

Project residents worried if they'd be able to get back into the 1,100 new low-income units; residents in the rest of Charlestown balked at adding 2,100 new units to the neighborhood.

By - 11/15/16 - 10:55 am
Bus with swastika

A motorist snapped this photo of the back of a BPS bus on Chelsea Street in Charlestown this morning.

UPDATE: BPS reports:

Boston Public Schools does not tolerate hateful speech and is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for all. The offensive writing on school bus #WB924 was immediately removed once it was brought to our attention today.

By - 11/4/16 - 9:14 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports a meeting between residents and city and BPS officials on the issue immediately got off to a bad start when one BPS official basically told residents they were racists who don't want minority kids in their neighborhood.

UPDATE: BPS forwarded this statement: Read more.

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.