Charlestown

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."

By - 10/31/17 - 7:35 am

A water-main break has basically shut Sullivan Square. Broadway in East Somerville is shut. Buses are being diverted.

By - 10/30/17 - 4:48 pm

John McCarville, 48, of Cambridge, was released on his own recognizance today at his arraignment on charges he sent four people to the hospital - including himself - in a 2 a.m. crash on the Charlestown side of the Gilmore Bridge on Sept. 24. Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 9:58 pm

State Police provided this video from the Zakim tonight. No word what the bun was doing there or if either trooper was named Elmer.

By - 10/24/17 - 4:29 pm

This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 9:43 am
Rolled over truck in Sullivan Square in Charlestown

Cleaning up the mess. Photo by Ben Walsh.

NBC Boston reports a truck carrying scrap metal rolled over in Sullivan Square this morning, making the commute through there even worse than usual.

By - 10/20/17 - 10:58 am
USS Constitution in the water

Tamas K-L got a good view of the USS Constitution on its first voyage since getting out of drydock.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:58 pm

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line as a result, the MBTA says.

By - 10/18/17 - 12:57 pm

The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.

By - 10/13/17 - 10:30 am

Boy, it's going to be great when the spiffy new Orange Line cars arrive and you'll get to spend extra time enjoying them, thanks to the sort of signal problems the T is reporting at Community College.

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 12:32 am
Harvest Moon from Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the Harvest Moon come up over the Tobin.

By - 10/3/17 - 1:49 pm

I'm on an outbound Orange Line train that is just sitting at Community College, waiting for the T to remove the lifeless hulk of a dead train somewhere further up the line.

UPDATE: We sat at Community College for about eight minutes, then went into snail-emulation mode on the way towards Oak Grove.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.