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By adamg - 6/11/24 - 10:07 am

The day started bright and sunny and flamey on the Orange Line, when a fire erupted along the third rail near Sullivan Station. The T reported at 6:54 a.m., that its workers extinguished "the small fire," and service resumed, but with delays through the morning rush. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/24 - 11:01 pm

WHDH reports two guys were trying to launch a dinghy they'd towed to the Little Mystic boat ramp in Charlestown with a Hummer when everything went south and both Hummer and trailer wound up in the water along with the boat today. Photos of the submerged Hummer.

By adamg - 6/4/24 - 11:07 am
Juan Sebastián de Elcano coming into Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni watched the barque Juan Sebastián de Elcano glide into Boston Harbor on its way to a berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard late yesterday afternoon. The ship is a Spanish Navy training vessel, named for a Spanish navigator who sailed with Magellan - and completed his journey around the world after Magellan was killed in the Philippines in 1521.

By adamg - 6/3/24 - 11:34 am

The Harvard Gazette interviewed John Lowry, a physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, before he and three others set off from Menino Park in Charlestown on a bid to row to London in a 28-foot rowing vessel. They hope to get to Big Ben in 50 days.

By adamg - 5/27/24 - 10:20 pm

You know the drill: They have to shut a major part of the Orange Line for some preventative maintenance they weren't able to get to when they shut the entire line for a month of preventive maintenance in 2022, this time between Back Bay and Wellington for ten days starting Tuesday. The T advises: Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/24 - 1:39 pm
Crewmen and officers aboard the USS Constitution

Lee Toma got some photos of the USS Constitution - and some of its officers and crew - on one of its periodic turnaround cruises on Boston Harbor this morning.

By adamg - 5/11/24 - 12:39 pm
Turkey and a Duck Boat near Science Park

Roving UHub photographer Hope Cole spotted this turkey, no doubt hoping she can catch up with the Duck Boat at its next stop, near Science Park yesterday.

By adamg - 5/4/24 - 10:16 pm
Turkey near an approach to the Tobin Bridge

Mack Garvey reports Tobie the Turkey seems to have made a home along Tremont Street in Charlestown, near the Tobin Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/24 - 8:53 am

Mascij reports Charlestown experienced "rolling blackouts" starting around 2 a.m. on Friday and continuing on into the night.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 2:14 pm
Turkey in Charlestown

Why is it crossing the road?

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report today to alert the city there was a turkey at Nearen Row and Tremont Street in Charlestown.

By adamg - 4/17/24 - 12:25 pm

US marshals yesterday arrested a woman living in Charlestown for a hearing today on a request by the Turkish government that she be extradited for embezzling roughly $1.8 million from the customers of an Istanbul bank between 2009 and 2011, when she worked there as a portfolio manager. Read more.

By AdamB - 4/2/24 - 12:51 pm
Big Day Boston group photo

Big Day Boston, the friendly downtown birding competition, is returning to Copp's Hill Terrace in Boston's North End, Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 11:39 am
Old train switch in Charlestown

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a dangerous remnant of an old railroad switch along Medford Street in Charlestown, from back in the day when freight rode the rails to and from the waterfront:

My daughter fell on rusty metal piece of old train track.

By adamg - 3/27/24 - 9:27 am
Truck blocking Eden Street in Charlestown

What's a milkman to do?

A distraught citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the block blocking truck on Eden Street in Charlestown this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/24 - 9:39 am
Remains of a light pole with modified NOT ART stencil

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti on the remains of a light pole at Rutherford Avenue and Essex Street in Charlestown, thoughtfully circling the offending graffiti to make it easier to find, although without any indication whether the objection is to the original "NOT ART" stencil, the additions that make it somehow even worse, if possibly funnier, or both.

By adamg - 3/18/24 - 11:11 am
Rendering of proposed 66 Cambridge St.

Rendering of proposed 66 Cambridge St. by SGA and DREAM Collaborative.

The BPDA board last week approved plans for a two-building life-sciences complex at 66 Cambridge St. in Sullivan Square, an Orange Line stop away from where another developer says it will soon file detailed plans for a 700-unit residential complex. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/24 - 9:38 am

The MBTA reports ongoing delays on the Orange Line this morning due to signal problems near Community College.

By adamg - 3/8/24 - 11:53 am
Proposed extension of Silver Line to Everett and Sullivan squares

Proposed extension, via MBTA.

The MBTA and MassDOT said today they want to extend the Silver Line 3, which now terminates in Chelsea, to neighboring Everett and then to the Sullivan Square T stop - where riders will be able to ride a new breed of "high frequency buses" to Kendall Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/24 - 8:58 pm
A couple of vehicles adorned with American and Trump flags

A roving UHub photographer reports about 30 pickups and SUVs and one Army-surplus truck made their way along Day Boulevard today as part of the most special Magachusetts Trump's America First Get Out the Vote caravan, which wended its way from the USS Constitution in Charlestown to Castle Island, just in time for the annual re-opening of Sullivan's.

By adamg - 2/24/24 - 5:42 pm

NBC Boston reports Boston Police traveled into Chelsea Friday morning to arrest a man they say killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash on a thin strip of Boston land near the Encore casino on Dec. 18.

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