Charlestown

By - 2/19/17 - 1:46 pm

Chris captured firefighters dealing with the blazing car on I-93 around 1:30 p.m.

Shawna Wright drove by the flaming vehicle before the firefighters even got there: Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 11:11 am

Alexander Soto of Charlestown, one of three men charged with murdering Ryan Morrissey outside of a Charlestown convenience store in 2014, will also have to face charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in connection with Morrissey's death, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled. Read more.

By - 1/25/17 - 9:34 am

Clrvynt talks to Mark Lind, whom the sort of people who "identified" the Marathon bombers online now think was the guy who punched that Nazi down in Washington.

Lind, who spent the day at work in Boston, says he'd never even heard of the guy.

The online mob of Spencer supporters attacking Lind quickly swelled in numbers as the fake news even made its way to infamous white power (and perhaps weather-obsessed) message boards Stormfront and The Daily Stormer, where he was also falsely accused of being Jewish.

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.