Charlestown

By - 8/16/16 - 6:00 pm

An Arlington man was arrested last night on charges he carjacked a car in Charlestown, then robbed somebody in Somerville. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 9:11 am

A fed-up citizen reports that almost every day, somebody dumps "a large amount of cereal and crackers" by a tree on First Avenue between 8 and 9 streets in Charlestown.

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 - 8/4/16 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.

BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 3:47 pm
Dumpster fire in Sullivan Square

Smoke from dumpster fire. Photo by June Bug.

June Bug and Radiomancy Museum report a plummeting electrical wire set a dumpster in the Hood parking lot in Sullivan Square on fire around 2 p.m.:

Police telling folks to stay inside the buildings due to arching. Smells worse than usual down here!

By - 8/2/16 - 11:35 am
Sailors in Charlestown during World War II

The National Archives and Digital Commonwealth have posted more than 1,000 photos from the First Naval District, which was headquartered in Boston, taken between 1939 and 1947. About 650 of the photos are from the Boston area (on that link, click on the 976 at the bottom of the map, then on the 652) and show aerial views of naval installations in Charlestown and South Boston (some marked "CONFIDENTIAL"), workers building and repairing things and lots and lots of navy-yard buildings. Also, the two sailors above, from the USS Mason - "the first predominantly Negro ship comissioned" - at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By - 7/27/16 - 11:09 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge

John Gage watched the sun set over the Tobin this evening.

By - 7/25/16 - 3:03 pm
Damaged shoe soles in Charlestown

An aggrieved citizen complains a repaving project on Bartlett Street has left residents in an untenable position: Just stay inside until it's done or risk getting gunk all over their shoes:

Can the city send a shoe shine/cleaning man to fix everyone's shoes damaged by the repaving project?

By - 7/21/16 - 3:56 pm
Fire at 284 Bunker Hill St. in Charlestown

Fire at 284-286 Bunker Hill (l) jumped to 282 Bunker Hill. Photo by Dr. Rachele Pojednic.

A fire reported around 1:45 p.m. at 284-286 Bunker Hill St. spread to an adjoining building and went to six alarms, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 7/15/16 - 5:17 pm
Guy riding a bicycle across the Zakim Bridge

"This can't be legal, right?" Katie Arsenault asks about the unusual sight she saw on the Zakim this afternoon.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 pm
No power in Charlestown

UPDATE: Eversource estimates the power in the affected part of Charlestown should be back on by 3:30 a.m.

At 10:08 p.m., Rachele Pojednic reported it had actually been more than two hours without power in Charlestown, with no end in sight.

Readville also lost power for three+ hours earlier in the evening.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:27 pm
Car with no wheels and obscenities scratched on it in Charlestown

When Rob O'Brien spotted this car without wheels in Monument Square in Charlestown tonight, he thought it might be related to another wheel theft in the area a few weeks ago. But then he noticed the keying and the "Fuck You" scratched into the paint and wondered if maybe this one was personal.

By - 6/16/16 - 11:22 am

J.L. Bell explores the display of crossed swords from opponents at the Battle of Bunker Hill (the anniversary for which is, of course, as any BPS student will tell you, tomorrow).

By - 6/8/16 - 11:22 am
Boat doing donuts in inner Boston Harbor

Follow Cookie watched a boat doing donuts in the inner harbor this morning.

By - 6/7/16 - 5:50 pm

A concerned citizen complains the grass at Doherty Playground in Charlestown is getting a bit too tall.

By - 6/4/16 - 10:13 am

Sunny Pai, director of Diploma Plus at Charlestown High School, this week won the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Lawrence W. O’Toole Award - which means a $100,000 grant to the school. Read more.

By - 6/1/16 - 9:22 pm
Snapping turtle in Charlestown

EastieStrong spotted a very large snapping turtle in the grass this evening on Old Landing Way, near the ball field and Medford Street, in Charlestown - nowhere near any fresh water that is its natural habitat.

Animal Control won't come get it. It's far away from natural habitat. Likely dumped.

By - 5/30/16 - 12:29 pm
Cannon fired on Memorial Day in the Charlestown Navy Yard

Chris in Boston watched the 21-gun salute at noon in the Navy Yard in honor of Memorial Day.

By - 5/26/16 - 9:35 am
Foam in Boston Harbor at Charlestown

Danielle Gilchrist reports the harbor at Charlestown seems awfully soapy today.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.