Charlestown

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.

By - 5/18/16 - 6:22 pm
Woman doing a flip in Paul Revere Park in Charlestown

Gordon Hallett reports he met Ms. Emily doing flips in Paul Revere Park off the North Washington Street Bridge in Charlestown today.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:36 pm
Bunker Hill sunset

J.B. Parrett captures the moment in Charlestown.

By - 4/26/16 - 10:58 pm

Shortly before 8 p.m., a train crawled into a hole at Sullivan and refused to come out, causing the dreaded "severe" delays.

Meanwhile, a Green Line trolley died at Boylston and a Red Line train flatlined at Porter. But at least the Blue Line kept things snappy.

By - 4/26/16 - 7:37 am

Residents can get info and comment on Boston Police's plan to outfit up to 100 officers with body cameras in May at meetings tonight and Thursday, organized by the City Council's Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

Tonight's session starts at 6 p.m. in the Charlestown High School cafeteria, 240 Medford Street. Thursday's also starts at 6, at the First Parish Church of Dorchester, 10 Parish St.

By - 4/11/16 - 10:16 am

WCVB reports police were checking out threats - many made by robocalls - to a series of area schools, including BPS high schools in Charlestown and Brighton.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:18 pm

617 Images captured the bridge showing the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.

By - 3/19/16 - 2:34 pm
Guy on I-93 exit ramp in Charlestown

A concerned citizen, who took this photo in his or her rear-view mirror, expresses the hope somebody can get this guy off the ramp from I-93 to Sullivan Square before he gets flattened:

This guy is always asking for change on the exit ramp and he's going to get killed one day because someone's gonna fly down here. Please have him stopped.

By - 3/18/16 - 11:32 pm
Wanted for Sullivan Square attack

Transit Police report a guy clad in sweats used a knife to rob a man of his backpack around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday inside the Sullivan Square Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 3/12/16 - 4:05 pm

Buried in a Globe story about how the Allied War Veteran's Council is looking to sue the city over the route of the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston (something they know quite a bit about) is this statement from the mayor's office:

Boston police are considering changes to the routes for the Dorchester Day Parade and the Bunker Hill Day Parade for public safety reasons as well, the statement said.

By - 2/22/16 - 5:26 pm
32 Cambridge St. in Charlestown proposed development

Architect's rendering.

A downtown developer has filed plans for a 171-unit, two-building complex where Cambridge Street and Rutherford Avenue come together.

In plans filed with the BRA today, Berkeley Investments says it will gut and rehab the Graphic Arts Finishers building at 32 Cambridge St. and replace a second building at 572 Rutherford Ave. for a new development it says will knit an existing neighborhood to the south with the Sullivan Square T stop. Read more.

By - 2/18/16 - 8:13 pm

A Charlestown man was sentenced to two years in jail yesterday after pleading guilty to contempt of court related to the investigation into the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey on Main Street in November, 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.