Charlestown

By - 5/18/17 - 5:08 pm

Evy Chen will open a branch of her Tea Bar by Evy on Charlestown's Monument Avenue, according to the Boston Local Development Corp., which is providing a loan for the expansion, and which says the new location could be open next month.

Chen began serving up cold-brew tea on Amory Street in JP since 2014. Her tea is also sold at Whole Foods and other locations.

By - 5/2/17 - 2:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Jack Kelly of Charlestown won't run to replace Sal LaMattina as District 1 city councilor after deciding his heart wasn't really in politics. That leaves three other announced candidates in the race to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.

By - 4/23/17 - 8:13 pm

WBZ reports first responders used CPR and a defibrillator to revive him before rushing him to Mass. General from Ryan Playground.

By - 4/18/17 - 3:29 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Stephen Passacantilli of the North End and Lydia Edwards of East Boston say they're running for the District 1 council seat (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) that Sal LaMattina is not running for again this year. Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:44 am
Paul Revere in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck spotted Paul galloping through Charlestown this morning.

By - 4/15/17 - 10:35 am
Turkey in Brighton

Maybe it's because they know they're safe on this Easter weekend, but whatever the reason, reports are piling up here at Turkey Central of the birds strutting across the city, such as this fine specimen Colleen Glenney spotted in Brighton this morning. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 7:57 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) won't run for re-election this fall. The East Boston Times-Free Press, which broke the story, has more.

LaMattina, first elected in a special election in 2006, joins Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Downtown, Chinatown) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) in the retirement club - although Jackson hopes to move to get elected mayor instead.

By - 4/3/17 - 12:23 pm

UPDATED, 6:05 p.m.

State Police report troopers searched the Charles in the area of the dam and under the Zakim today as part of the search of Michael Kelleher, 23, of Southborough, but that they found nothing. Read more.

By - 3/31/17 - 9:08 am

But it turns out there's a company on Rutherford Avenue, called Indigo Agriculture, that is using the idea of microbiomes to assemble bacteria packets that can help plants resist drought and disease, and it recently hired EMC's former chief lawyer.

By - 3/29/17 - 10:53 am

In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.

By - 3/28/17 - 1:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan to reconstruct the five-unit 284 Bunker Hill St., which was destroyed in a six-alarm fire last July. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 3:24 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that reached a premature end of the line at Community College.

By - 3/18/17 - 8:54 pm
Sunset over the Zakim Bridge

Matt Frank watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and the Zakim Bridge this evening.

By - 3/15/17 - 11:19 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Kipos, 106 Bunker Hill St., Rob O'Brien reports.

By - 3/10/17 - 9:43 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge talks to Sy Mintz, who is working on an alternative to Corcoran, Jennison's $1-billlion makeover of the Bunker Hill housing project.

By - 3/6/17 - 12:05 pm

Transit Police report an off-duty Transit cop who went to investigate why a T worker was ordering two people off an Orange Line train at Community College quickly found himself under attack by a Saugus man and his daughter.

According to police, the train had just pulled into the station around 11:45 p.m. on Friday ... Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:00 am
Destroyed Toyota in Everett

Updated with State Police info.

State Police say a Somerville man fleeing a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown early this morning plowed into several cars on Bow Street in Everett, then was picked up while walking down Rte. 99. Read more.

By - 2/22/17 - 8:12 pm
Xavier Galatis

Transit Police report arresting Xavier Galatis, 24, of Medford for attacking a family at Community College on the Orange Line yesterday.

Police praised social-media users who thought the picture police posted looked familiar and urged them to check into Galatis's whereabouts. Read more.