Charlestown

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.

By - 10/20/16 - 11:44 am
North Washington Street bridge model

If you're willing to go through the security checkpoint, Boston Public Works has put some scale models of the new North Washington Street bridge up in the City Hall lobby.

Tons of photos and renderings of the current and replacement bridges.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 8:08 am

Members of The Boston Carmen's Union, local 589, set up a picket line outside the T money room in Charlestown today to protest the T's impending decision to hand over money handling to Brink's. Read more.

By - 10/4/16 - 8:15 am

WBZ reports on a burst main that sent water cascading into the area around Rutherford Avenue and Arrow Street early this morning.

By - 9/24/16 - 10:49 pm

Miles reports on today's annual MBTA bus roadeo, held at a T yard in Charlestown.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:58 am

Natives and recent arrivals alike yesterday urged the Boston Licensing Board to give Paolo's, 251 Main St., a full liquor license so it can expand into a new bistro to be called Monument - although residents living right next to the place objected to its proposed 1 a.m. closing time. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 10:42 pm

The USS Constitution will commemorate 9/11 in a ceremony that starts at 8:15 a.m. and which will include several one-gun salutes and the playing of taps between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. to commemorate incidents from the first plane hitting the south tower of the World Trade Center to the collapse of the north tower.

Members of the public are invited; people over 18 will need a valid ID.

By - 9/9/16 - 11:56 pm

Hood Park, which has been turning the old HP Hood property on Rutherford Avenue into office and research space, wants to set aside part of the land for a 177-unit residential building, to create "a 21st-century mixed-use development." Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 10:14 am

Steph Bianchi reports the Charles River locks are closed to pedestrians this morning and the water full of what looked like suds.

DCR explains: Read more.

By - 9/7/16 - 9:10 am
Weird electronic sign on the Zakim Bridge

MassDOT is up to its Boston English-lovin' ways again, this time to urge college roommates to learn fire escape routes from their dorm rooms, as Sharon McAuliffe shows us this morning.

Earlier:
Use yah blinkah.