Charlestown

By - 9/11/17 - 11:46 pm
Edwards, Farmer and Passacantilli at North End forum

Edwards, Farmer and Passacantilli at North End forum.

The three candidates for the District 1 City Council seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) that Sal LaMattina is giving up sounded similar themes on a number of issues, including Airbnb and 4 a.m. closing times, at a forum sponsored by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council tonight. Read more.

By - 9/9/17 - 7:57 pm
Tobin Bridge at sunset

Matt Frank captured the Tobin Bridge at sunset from Chelsea this evening. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 11:12 am

A train decided to end it all at Community College and now the Orange Line is wicked slow.

By - 9/2/17 - 9:16 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports BPS told Charlestown parents of kids at Boston Latin School and Boston Latin Academy they'd have to take the T to get to school this year, but relented after parents protested and it became an issue in this year's city-council race.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:32 pm
People waiting for a shuttle bus on the Orange Line

Tim Hanafin shows us the sitch at Community College around 6:50 p.m., after a train dumped him and everybody off there, leaving them stranded, waiting for a shuttle bus or a sign from God or something.

By - 8/10/17 - 9:22 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge surveys the populace about the impending arrival of the neighborhood's first Seattle-based coffeehouse. While some can't wait, others worry about the chainification of the neighborhood. Peer pressure is being applied:

Some of my friends made fun of me for liking Starbucks. The Town is changing though. We have a T-Mobile store here now and a Whole Foods. Things are changing and I say go with the flow.

By - 7/28/17 - 9:21 pm

What an original idea! Our own local stars are working with Showtime to produce a series about the Boston Miracle - you know, that 1990s period involving "a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston’s city-wide criminal justice system," not some silly idea about trying to get the gangs of Roxbury and Dorchester to stop killing each other: Read more.

By - 7/25/17 - 6:06 pm

UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. The T stop has been re-opened and normal service is resuming.

The Orange Line came to a halt in both directions after State Police responded to Bunker Hill Community College for a bomb threat late this afternoon. The T is now running shuttle buses between North Station and Sullivan Square.

By - 7/23/17 - 11:40 pm
USS Constitution in water

Roving UHub photographer Melissa from Waltham watched the Constitution's drydock fill with water tonight after 26 months of repairs.

By - 7/12/17 - 6:16 pm
Crammed trains on the Orange Line

Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out of service.

By - 7/11/17 - 9:35 am
Vine Street flooding

Vine Street in Charlestown is under a bit of water, Rob O'Brien advises.

By - 7/7/17 - 9:47 am

WBUR reports on East Boston teens working to increase the number of trees in their neighborhood - which has large swaths of tree-less barrenness.

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the 40th anniversary of Gardens for Charlestown, which creates public gardens in that neighborhood.

By - 6/23/17 - 10:54 am

With a two-year restoration project nearly done, Patrick Kennedy of Suffolk Construction takes a look at the one thing without which the work wouldn't be possible, at least not without hauling the ship onto a muddy embankment: The dry dock.

Undefeated in the War of 1812, Constitution was already a legend when she entered the brand-new, Quincy-granite dry dock in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on June 24, 1833. (That’s 184 years from this Saturday.)

By - 6/23/17 - 9:25 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Ward 3 Democratic Committee this week endorsed Stephen Passacantilli for the District 1 seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) from which Sal LaMattina is retiring this year. The East Boston Times-Free Press reports state Sen. Joseph Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards for the seat. Also running: Margaret Farmer.

By - 6/22/17 - 5:08 pm
Dummy

State Police report a trooper monitoring traffic in the inbound HOV lane on I-93 in Charlestown this morning thought the passenger in one car looked a little off: Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 12:14 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Tobin Bridge around 11 p.m. on Monday for a fire in the shaft that used to carry toll takers up to and down from the bridge's toll booths from Terminal Street in Charlestown.

Some plastic about halfway between the ground and the lower deck caught on fire in the shaft, which is in the process of being demolished, the department reports. There were no injuries in the two-alarm fire, but outbound traffic was delayed.

By - 6/12/17 - 8:39 pm
Flaming electrical wires in Charlestown

Bzzt!

Danielle Fox watched the electricity go out in the area of Sullivan and Franklin streets in Charlestown this evening. She reports that Eversource estimates 10:15 p.m. for restoration.