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By adamg - 12/6/19 - 1:28 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 7:56 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 9:18 am

Bearing Arms reports that the musket first fired by a colonial at the Battle of Bunker Hill recently sold at auction for $492,000.

An anonymous buyer snapped up the historical item after it was put up for auction by the family of Private John Simpson, which had held onto the Dutch Type III musket over the centuries.

Via Le Sabot.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 1:19 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about an influx of parkers on Brighton Street just past Sullivan Square in Charlestown: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 9:04 am

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.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 10:17 am
Dust from sand and gravel

From the state complaint.

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.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 1:49 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 8:53 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the owner of the Bunker Hill Street restaurant wants to retire and hopes to replace the restaurant with a three-unit building that he'd live in.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 7:13 am

Ten-minute delays on the Orange Line in both directions, the T says.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 11:55 am
Red Arrows over Boston Harbor

AgentSarcasm got to watch the RAF Red Arrows from a Charlestown wharf.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:06 pm
Smoke rising from Tobin car fire

Smoke rising from flaming car. Photo by Michael Schneider.

Boston and Chelsea firefighters responded to the Boston-bound side of the Tobin Bridge shortly after 9 p.m. after a car burst into flames. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 5:26 pm
Box and dog

One of the boxes on a Cambridge bench yesterday while guarded by Bronson.

UPDATE: Group that says it's based in Rome takes responsibility.

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.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 12:48 pm
Paddling across Boston Harbor

Photo by Rob Pyles.

Steve Holt, who lives in East Boston but works in Charlestown, reports that he and Rob Pyles commuted over to Charlestown this morning via inflatable paddleboards.

Holt reports they spent about 45 minutes on the water but that part of that time was spent admiring Old Ironsides at the Navy Yard.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 10:03 am
What a mess in Charlestown

Post-spill photo by BFD.

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.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 3:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting Allen Williams, 65, of Everett, on charges he hit a pedestrian on Alford Street on July 26, then kept on driving. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 8:56 am
Scene being taped off at Charlestown Navy Yar

William McAdoo reports from the Charlestown Navy Yard this morning.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 10:54 am
Dead pogies at the Charles River locks

Although some of the pogies that began showing up at the mouth of the Charles a few days ago made it out to their briny destiny in the Atlantic, others are now piling up by the locks and dam, dead. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 11:59 am
A lot of fish in the Charles River

UPDATE: The fish are dying now.

Theodore Hook spotted a ton of swirling pogies at the Charlestown locks this morning.

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