Roving UHub photographer Melissa from Waltham watched the Constitution's drydock fill with water tonight after 26 months of repairs.
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.
Vine Street in Charlestown is under a bit of water, Rob O'Brien advises.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
WFXT posts surveillance photos of the history desecrator.
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.
WBZ reports first responders used CPR and a defibrillator to revive him before rushing him to Mass. General from Ryan Playground.
Gary Waldeck spotted Paul galloping through Charlestown this morning.
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.
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