Charlestown

By - 2/23/15 - 2:02 pm

An East Boston man faces OUI charges after a crash in which he somehow managed to avoid plummeting to the ground early Sunday.

According to State Police, Vannak Sao, 33, was heading north on I-93 around 6:25 a.m. on Sunday when he:

Crashed through a light pole, a sign for the exit, and several lengths of chain link fence, launching off the upper deck of

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By - 2/18/15 - 4:46 pm
Boston Harbor

A concerned citizen in Charlestown who might possibly not realize that Boston Harbor drains into this giant ocean demands the city stop this snow dumping into the harbor forthwith:

Harbor almost flooding. Please stop allowing snow in harbor. I don't want our homes flooded.

The city marked the case closed as "noted."... Read more

By - 2/18/15 - 2:47 pm

Not because they were trying to enforce the mayor's edict against window jumping, though, but because he was trying to escape officers conducting a drug search of his apartment.

Boston Police report that when officers with the Drug Control Unit arrived at 129 Walford Way around 6:15 p.m. yesterday with search warrants:

They were met by a combative female who made aggressive attempts to

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By - 2/17/15 - 3:51 pm

But it was a small fire, around 2:40 p.m., and the Boston Fire Department made quick work of it, and the Orange Line is back to running in the current fashion, so hardly worth mentioning.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:44 am
Carport crushed under weight of snow in Charlestown

Thomas Lukowski shows us a carport on Elm Street in Charlestown that gave way under the weight of all that snow.

By - 2/14/15 - 2:19 pm
Half naked skier in Charlestown

James O'Connor spotted this guy sauntering down Pearl Street in Charlestown today. Classic case of paradoxical undressing?

By - 2/11/15 - 10:20 am

At least one building evacuated. Photo.

By - 2/8/15 - 8:12 pm
Wheelchair space saver in Charlestown

A concerned citizen complains about this wheelchair space saver on Union Street in Charlestown, with the following explanation:

Jesus. Christ.

However, that explanation is not clear enough for the city, which marked the case closed because

Unclear as to what concern is being expressed here.

By - 2/8/15 - 12:22 am

UPDATE, 12:45 a.m. Possible suspect put into custody.

Two people were stabbed around 12:15 a.m. at Monument and Medford streets. One was taken away in critical condition with stab wounds to the side and back.

The suspects were described as two white males, both in black hoodies, one thin and short with a mustard-brown jacket.

Not long after, a woman reported being held up... Read more

By - 2/5/15 - 6:43 pm

With particularly frigid temps expected, the MBTA says riders should brace for subway delays tomorrow.

For tomorrow, sub-zero conditions and wind chills as low as minus 20 will likely affect aging trains’ propulsion systems. While the MBTA will work hard to provide regular weekday service, customers are strongly encouraged to stay updated on delays and service interruptions via mbta.com or on twitter @mbta.

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By - 2/3/15 - 3:48 pm
Bad traffic on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown

Cram and jam on inbound Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown. Photo by Tucc06.

Because it's sounding like downtown and surrounding areas are at gridlock right now - and it can't possibly be because of people heading to the Beanpot, can it?

Jaci reports:

Two lanes are trying to exit at Charles MGH off Storrow. Those two lanes are not moving.

Ashley Steriti adds:

Revere to Back Bay via car. 75 minutes and still in the tunnel.

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By - 2/2/15 - 11:53 pm
Buried cone in Charlestown

You know those people who put out a cone to save a space before the first flake falls? Kevin Flight shows us what happened to one of them in Charlestown tonight.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:32 pm
Sledding in Charlestown after the worst of the blizzard of 2015

Zcasavant watched sledding at twilight in Charlestown.

By - 1/18/15 - 11:23 am
Defaced Bunker Hill monument in Charlestown.

Andy shows us what he saw this morning on one side of the Bunker Hill Monument.

UPDATE: As you'll see in the comments, the graffiti has actually been there since the 1970s, when anti-British sentiment ran high in Boston. And as I heard from somebody who Knows These Things, the National Park Service did its best to remove the graffiti, but there are limits... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 6:44 pm
Haymarket station on the Green Line in the rain

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 5:48 pm

Orange Line service was halted for awhile around 5:40 p.m. after somebody fell on the tracks at Sullivan Square. Police were able to get him off the tracks to await the arrival of EMTs so that service could resume.

By - 12/1/14 - 7:31 am
Car on fire on I-93 exit ramp

Car flambe. Photo by Kevon.

Firefighters from Boston and Somerville rushed to I-93 north around 7:15 a.m. when a car burst into flames on the Exit 26 ramp just past the Zakim. By the time they got there, however, the car was fully involved. And traffic was a mess.

By - 11/28/14 - 11:03 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tangierino is adding a cigar lounge.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:43 pm

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.

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