The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a plan by the owner of a parking lot on Cambridge Street in Charlestown to tear down a warehouse and create an expanded lot able to hold up to 431 cars of workers for a nearby employee. Read more.
THe MBTA, which this morning told an Orange Line rider he wound up at the Encore casino because he got on a casino shuttle and not an Orange Line bus, is now acknowledging that he got on the right bus and that the driver somehow missed the shuttle route between Sullivan and Wellington and wound up at the casino: Read more.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that MGH will create a mock supervised-injection facility at its Charlestown offices next week to show the public what it would be like if a hospital opened a place where opioid users could shoot up under medical supervision. Read more.
The Massachusetts Attorney General's office yesterday sued Boston Sand & Gravel over what it says is excessive sand and dust flowing into a small creek and into the air from the company's five-acre facility in Charlestown. Read more.
State Police report arresting a Lynn man on OUI and other charges after a chase through the streets of Charlestown and Somerville that ended with a police dog first sniffing him out and then "engaging" him hard enough that troopers could put him into cuffs. Read more.
Bomb squads from both Boston and Cambridge Police today recovered small metal boxes with taped "Open Me" notes on the side as the departments urged the public to be cautious and to call 911 if they found more. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports roughly 50 gallons of oil spilled onto the driveway at the Aamco transmission shop at 125 Cambridge St. in Charlestown around 9 a.m. while being pumped into a reclamation truck after it was full up.
Through liberal use of absorbent material, the BFD hazmat team contained the spill - and will remain on scene until it is fully cleaned up and removed.