Charlestown

By - 10/16/14 - 10:47 am
Reflections on Boston Harbor at Christopher Columbus Park

Mucka Finyardi looked across the water and Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf the other night.

By - 10/9/14 - 12:23 pm
British foreign secretary gets motorcade through Boston

You get to do lots of travel and you never have to worry about getting caught in traffic. The Right Honourable Philip Hammond, Her Majesty's foreign secretary, popped into town today to take a look at the windmill blade testing facility in Charlestown, as one does.

As Ian shows us, he got an escort by staties and BPD to speed him... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 6:18 am

Boston Police report that when officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force went to speak to a group of teens standing in front of 49 Walford Way around noon on Monday, one of the teens:

Turned from officers holding his waistband and ran into the building locking the door behind him. A quick thinking officer went to the rear door, entered the common area

... Read more
By - 9/21/14 - 8:18 pm
Scene of the boat fire in Charlestown

Scene of the fire. Photo by Glenn Cabo.

The Boston Fire Department reports seven people were injured on a boat that had just finished refueling off 100 Terminal St. in Charlestown around 5:45 p.m.

At least two people were transported to a local hospital with burns.

Firefighters used extinguishers to put out the fire on the boat, a 38' Wellcraft Cuddy Cabin boat, the department says, adding the boat stayed afloat.... Read more

By - 9/16/14 - 2:05 pm

The state Gaming Commission voted today to pick the Wynn proposal for Everett over the Mohegan Sun proposal for Suffolk Downs, with three of the four commissioners saying Wynn's proposal would be better for the area, workers and the environment.

Commission members said Wynn proved it had greater capital to ensure its project could get built and then run through challenging economic times - and... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 10:54 am
Noor

UPDATE: Noor ordered held without bail pending a Sept. 17 hearing on violating conditions in his conviction on the attack last year, the DA's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say began beating another man who wouldn't give him money at the Sullivan Square T stop around 12:15 a.m. today.

Just last month, Mohamed Noor, 28, pleaded guilty to ... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 7:38 pm

City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of... Read more

By - 8/10/14 - 2:16 pm

Boston Police report a guy who'd just robbed the Main Street Tedeschi at gunpoint shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday went across the street to Charlestown Liquors and tried sticking it up as well:

As officers entered the liquor store, they observed several people, including the suspect, in an altercation at the front counter. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had robbed the Tedeschi’s at

... Read more
By - 8/9/14 - 10:51 am

Traffic across the Tobin Bridge came to a halt around 10 a.m. when a man being pursued by Chelsea Police jumped out of a livery car, went to the side of the bridge and jumped.

Ted Pendergast reports he got caught in safety netting set up for the bridge repainting project. He'd brought a knife with him and tried cutting through the netting, but... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 8:39 am

A T bus (maybe a 111) died on its way across the Tobin shortly after 7 a.m., forcing its riders to transfer to a 426 bus in mid-span - some 254 feet above the Mystic River. A.P. Blake, who shot the video, reports:

We're about to transfer passengers from one bus to another... IN THE MIDDLE OF

... Read more
By - 8/4/14 - 4:22 pm

J.L. Bell reports a cannon that has been in the chamber atop the Bunker Hill Monument since the 1840s is being removed today for restoration. But it's unclear where it will wind up once it's spruced up, he writes.

By - 8/4/14 - 9:55 am

Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.

By - 7/31/14 - 10:18 am

Some sort of electrical problem at Sullivan Square means the T is now busing Orange Line riders between Wellington and North Station.

By - 7/25/14 - 10:15 pm
USS Constituion and the Charles W. Morgan

Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/21/14 - 11:54 pm
Little Free Library in Charlestown

Mediacrity shows us the city's newest tiny library, at Main and Warren streets in Charlestown.

Earlier:
Jamaica Plain gets fourth library in a box.

By - 7/18/14 - 10:55 pm
Remains of car outside Sullivan Square firehouse

Aftermath of the crash. Photo by Boston EMS Incidents.

Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person was ejected from a vehicle and at least two other people are in bad shape outside the Engine 32 and Ladder 9 fire station at 525 Main St.

BPD homicide detectives are on scene due to the severity of injuries - two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition; one in non-critical condition. Firefighters... Read more

By - 7/18/14 - 9:15 pm

The Globe reports Steve Wynn doesn't want to pay Boston more than $2.6 million a year for a casino just over the line from Charlestown, compared to the $18 million Mohegan Sun says it would pay for a casino just over the line from East Boston.

By - 7/18/14 - 8:21 pm
Traffic cone in Charlestown

A less-than-impressed citizen fails to see the inspiration behind an apparent city experiment in Charlestown to curb traffic-cone thefts by asphalting them to the ground.

Earlier:
The historic traffic cones along the Freedom Trail .

By - 7/1/14 - 9:06 am

Shortly before 9 a.m., landed on Terminal Street in Charlestown, didn't survive. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

It appears that the deceased was on foot and went over the rail on the northbound side of the bridge.

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