Charlestown

By - 12/11/17 - 8:42 pm

Yes, Charlestown, in the mixed-use development where the Hood plant used to be off Rutherford Avenue, the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports.

By - 12/9/17 - 4:50 pm
Snow in Charlestown

Garry Waldeck looks outside in Charlestown.

Earlier in the day, Leslee spotted a shovel crew getting ready on Newbury Street: Read more.

By - 12/5/17 - 12:26 pm
White squirrel in Charlestown

Ryan spotted this white squirrel in Charlestown today. Of course, the question is whether the critter is a townie or a toonie who wandered over from the West End or the Public Garden.

By - 11/28/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.

By - 11/25/17 - 10:27 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the BPDA has discovered that Pier 5 is in such bad shape it can't be used for anything, except as a fenced-off eyesore.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:31 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line southbound due to a small track fire that BFD quickly extinguised at Community College.

By - 11/19/17 - 8:49 pm

The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:

Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:26 am
Crushed State Police cruiser in Charlestown

Remains of the cruiser. Photo by Rick Macomber.

NBC Boston reports a State Police trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash around 3:30 a.m. on an access road to Boston Sand & Gravel off Rutherford Avenue.

Rick Macomber reports the cruiser somehow got jammed between two of the freight cars that haul sand and stone from New Hampshire to Charlestown.

By - 11/2/17 - 4:18 pm
Wanted for extreme manspreading

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say went way too far with his manspreading on the Orange Line early Wednesday morning.

Read more.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:28 pm

Best to avoid if you can, Chrissie reports. Snoe confirms:

Just hopped off the 86 bc the driver said it would be faster to walk."

By - 10/31/17 - 7:35 am

A water-main break has basically shut Sullivan Square. Broadway in East Somerville is shut. Buses are being diverted.

By - 10/30/17 - 4:48 pm

John McCarville, 48, of Cambridge, was released on his own recognizance today at his arraignment on charges he sent four people to the hospital - including himself - in a 2 a.m. crash on the Charlestown side of the Gilmore Bridge on Sept. 24. Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 9:58 pm

State Police provided this video from the Zakim tonight. No word what the bun was doing there or if either trooper was named Elmer.

By - 10/24/17 - 4:29 pm

This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 9:43 am
Rolled over truck in Sullivan Square in Charlestown

Cleaning up the mess. Photo by Ben Walsh.

NBC Boston reports a truck carrying scrap metal rolled over in Sullivan Square this morning, making the commute through there even worse than usual.

By - 10/20/17 - 10:58 am
USS Constitution in the water

Tamas K-L got a good view of the USS Constitution on its first voyage since getting out of drydock.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:58 pm

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line as a result, the MBTA says.

By - 10/18/17 - 12:57 pm

The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.

By - 10/13/17 - 10:30 am

Boy, it's going to be great when the spiffy new Orange Line cars arrive and you'll get to spend extra time enjoying them, thanks to the sort of signal problems the T is reporting at Community College.