Charlestown

By - 9/8/18 - 11:25 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the latest plans for the re-do of the Bunker Hill housing project call for 2,700 units, down from the original 3,200 and the addition of Leggat McCall as a partner to developer Corcoran Jennison.

The revised plans still call for the replacement of the current 1,100 low-income apartments with new low-income units, in addition to the new mixed-income buildings on the site.

By - 9/7/18 - 8:45 am

Boston Police report the man found dead of traumatic injuries near the Alford Street Bridge yesterday was Joshua Eric Rivera, 54, of Northampton.

By - 9/6/18 - 8:25 am

Boston Police report finding a man dead of "undetermined traumatic injuries" near the Alford Street Bridge around 3:40 a.m.

Anyone with information can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 8/28/18 - 12:17 am

A female student was groped and asked for sexual favors around 6:15 p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College, campus police report.

The suspect, a Hispanic man with short hair in his mid-20s and wearing basketball shorts and a black Chicago Bulls T-shirt, fled in a black Nissan, police say, adding he called himself Caesar.

By - 8/15/18 - 4:34 pm

A man now serving a 40-year sentence for torturing and killing a man in Montana has been charged with beating a homeless man on a Charlestown pier so badly the man later died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 11:12 am
Rendering of 610 Rutherford Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

Charlestown developer Gray MacLetchie is proposing to replace a 1960s two-story building at 610 Rutherford Ave. with a five-story, 22-unit condo building with 19 parking spaces. Read more.

By - 8/4/18 - 11:28 am
Baez

Transit Police report arresting Ramon Baez, 31, on charges he stood in the Community College Orange Line stop and pointed his junk in the direction of passing women - and say they're now looking at whether this was not his first time fondling himself for an unwilling audience.

Read more.

By - 7/25/18 - 4:13 pm
Crash that shut I-93 south into Boston

Photo via State Police.

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and at least two cars shut I-93 southbound into Boston, except for the HOV lane, shortly after 3 p.m., State Police report.

State Police said there were injuries, but none life threatening. The road was reopened shortly before 4 p.m., State Police report.

By - 7/22/18 - 1:00 pm
Workers resurface High Street in Charlestown in 1947

After his appointment as rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Charlestown, the Rev. Wolcott Cutler took and collected more than 1,000 photos chronicling life in the neighborhood, including this shot, in October, 1947, of workers resurfacing High Street. Read more.

By - 7/6/18 - 1:01 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of a Dorchester man for three gunpoint robberies last month in Charlestown. Authorities are looking at his connection to additional robberies in the area. Read more.

By - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By - 6/29/18 - 4:19 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man on charges he couldn't be bothered to leave the Town to rob a bank yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 6/16/18 - 11:25 am

WAGS Charlestown, 227 Bunker Hill St., reports they were robbed at gunpoint as they were closing up shop around 5 p.m. on Friday. No one was hurt.

By - 6/15/18 - 11:27 pm
Lime Bike in Charlestown

A fed-up Charlestown resident files a 311 complaint:

Malden's bikes are being left all over our sidewalks for people to fall over. They have been here for days

By - 6/4/18 - 10:34 pm

Around 6:45 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports. The man was apparently in his 60s, NBC Boston reports.

By - 6/4/18 - 10:16 pm

Around 9:55 p.m. outside 122 Walford Way, near Monument Street. No reports of injuries.

By - 6/4/18 - 9:33 am
Sugar Bowl at high tide in Dorchester Bay

GeoSpace reports on a detailed look at Boston tide records - which date back to the 1825 - and which show that the sea level in Boston Harbor is rising. Read more.

By - 5/25/18 - 8:59 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on ongoing discussions between city and state elected officials, Massport and the BPDA over the fate of land on the Little Mystic that the then BRA rented to Massport for $1 for a 40-year period for use as the Boston Autoport, which started out as a place to receive cars being shipped to local dealers, but which now has office space for rent as well. Massport's lease on the land runs out next year.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.

By - 4/20/18 - 7:23 pm

Boston Police report a man barricaded himself in his Walford Way apartment, ripped a gas line out of the wall and then failed to blow the place up because he couldn't get his lighter to work. Read more.