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By adamg - 1/22/21 - 10:53 pm
View from the last ferry out of Charlestown

David Gregory snapped this view of downtown Boston from the last ferry out of Charlestown tonight, after which the T is shutting down the service because of Covid-19-related losses.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:05 am
Rendering of proposed Charlestown residential building

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi Architects.

New England Development has filed its plans for a seven-story, 240-unit residential building that could be the start of a multi-year project to redevelop the six-acre Bunker Hill Mall on Rutherford Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 9:18 pm

State Police report that sometime before 6:20 p.m., a driver flew off I-93 southbound at the Leverett ramp, landing on the ramp rather than continuing to plunge down to the ground or water. The driver was taken to the hospital "conscious and alert," State Police say. NECN reports the driver, a 19-year-old from Lynn, was standing next to his car when troopers arrived.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 12:23 am

WCVB reports a driver slammed into somebody at the intersection of Chelsea and 13th streets in Charlestown, then dragged him a half mile before driving away, around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 10:24 pm

A developer has proposed replacing a pair of ramshackle houses on Mystic Avenue at the Somerville line with a 29-story, 695-unit residential building with a European-style "paseo" market and restaurant hall. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/18/20 - 9:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Legal chain has permanently shuttered its Legal Oysteria restaurant in City Square.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 9:07 pm

All shortly before or after 9 p.m. in the area of Medford and Corey streets.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:05 am

With the supply of easily torn-down garages shrinking, developers are turning to expanding buildings in East Boston and Charlestown by adding floors and basement living space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:22 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on two developers' proposals for the old power-plant building at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The BPDA will hold a public meeting on the two on Dec. 3.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 11:49 pm

The Cooperative Bank reports it's shut its West Roxbury branch until Dec. 4 due to Covid-19 and that starting Friday, the lobbies at its Charlestown, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain branches will be closed to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/20 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers on patrol in the Bunker Hill development last night arrested a Dorchester man they say was carrying a loaded, high-capacity weapon, found two more loaded guns nearby and then had to deal with an angry crowd that objected loudly. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 9:20 am

Indiana might seem an odd place for a naval station, but some 5,000 Navy personnel work on a base in Crane, IN. Most deal with weapons systems, but the 97-square-mile base also has a stand of white oak trees - solely to provide timber for repairs to the USS Constitution.

Via Boston Reddit.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 6:16 pm

With the Massachusetts Covid-19 rate now well into spring-surge numbers, the Navy has ordered the historic ship shut to visitors, like it did in the spring, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 12:01 pm

A man sentenced to ten years in federal prison for selling more than four pounds of heroin packaged in cereal boxes to a government informant will have to serve his full sentence after a federal appeals court rejected his argument that he should have gotten a lesser sentence even though he pleaded guilty. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 6:46 pm

State Police report arresting two men wanted in Stoneham for shoe shoplifting and dragging a police officer with their car, after they couldn't decide where to go when they got into Leverett Circle this morning. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 9:54 am
Masts of the USS Constitution in the snow

On this first snowy morning of the season, Thomas Hook looked out his Charlestown window towards the masts of Old Ironsides.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 9:19 pm
Sunset and jet over the Tobin Bridge

Matt Frank watched the sunset over Chelsea and the Tobin Bridge tonight.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 11:45 am

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint from the Constitution Marina in Charlestown about the construction crews working on the new North Washington Street Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 12:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Pier 6 in Charlestown and ReelHouse in East Boston and Quincy's Marina Bay are putting the three into "winter break" on Nov. 1.

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