Charlestown

By - 1/16/18 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police report a man who'd broken into an Old Ironsides Way apartment around 4 a.m. today began to "indecently assault" a woman, who woke up and began screaming, which brought her apartment mates who scared him away.

Police say the man, described as black, 25 to 30 and 5'5" to 5'8" in height, wore gray sweatpants with a dark-gray rear pocket.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

By - 1/8/18 - 10:29 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a troublesome trackside cable at Community College that started spitting sparks. The Boston Fire Department took a look, declared an all out, but not until trains were held up and down the line.

By - 1/5/18 - 12:53 pm
Charlestown space saver

Garry Waldeck spotted this space saver on Albion Place in Charlestown, notes:

But dude, you didn’t even clear the spot.

By - 1/2/18 - 11:13 am

Boston Magazine reports the people behind a bacon food truck are opening a bacon restaurant in Charlestown, possibly as early as February.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:43 am

Some sort of track problem has disabled the Orange Line between Wellington and Community College, so the T is running buses instead.

By - 12/20/17 - 5:31 pm

The Dig takes us inside the warehouse of a company that sells home-security devices, where the walls are festooned with white-supremacist posters and Trump stuff.

By - 12/14/17 - 10:30 am
Hood garage rendering

Architect's rendering of proposed music hall and garage.

The developer of the Hood Park complex off Rutherford Avenue has filed a request with the BPDA to be allowed to change its original plans for a business and residential development into a business, residential and entertainment park - possibly with bees. Read more.

By - 12/13/17 - 10:37 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state transportation officials are looking at possible routes for a ferry that would shuttle between the downtown/North End side of the Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront and the East Boston/Charlestown side of the briny shallow. The exact routes and stops are still under study.

By - 12/11/17 - 8:42 pm

Yes, Charlestown, in the mixed-use development where the Hood plant used to be off Rutherford Avenue, the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports.

By - 12/9/17 - 4:50 pm
Snow in Charlestown

Garry Waldeck looks outside in Charlestown.

Earlier in the day, Leslee spotted a shovel crew getting ready on Newbury Street: Read more.

By - 12/5/17 - 12:26 pm
White squirrel in Charlestown

Ryan spotted this white squirrel in Charlestown today. Of course, the question is whether the critter is a townie or a toonie who wandered over from the West End or the Public Garden.

By - 11/28/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.

By - 11/25/17 - 10:27 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the BPDA has discovered that Pier 5 is in such bad shape it can't be used for anything, except as a fenced-off eyesore.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:31 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line southbound due to a small track fire that BFD quickly extinguised at Community College.

By - 11/19/17 - 8:49 pm

The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:

Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:26 am
Crushed State Police cruiser in Charlestown

Remains of the cruiser. Photo by Rick Macomber.

NBC Boston reports a State Police trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash around 3:30 a.m. on an access road to Boston Sand & Gravel off Rutherford Avenue.

Rick Macomber reports the cruiser somehow got jammed between two of the freight cars that haul sand and stone from New Hampshire to Charlestown.

By - 11/2/17 - 4:18 pm
Wanted for extreme manspreading

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say went way too far with his manspreading on the Orange Line early Wednesday morning.

Read more.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:28 pm

Best to avoid if you can, Chrissie reports. Snoe confirms:

Just hopped off the 86 bc the driver said it would be faster to walk."