Charlestown

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.

By - 4/14/18 - 6:10 pm
Oil and water sampling by a Coast Guard technician in the Mystic River

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Martin collects sheen samples. Photo by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard, the state Department of Environmental Protection and a private oil-spill company are cleaning up an oil spill on the Mystic River near the Alford Street bridge even as they try to figure out which underwater cable it's leaking from.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to send divers into the water today to try to find the source of the dielectric oil, used as an insulator in electrical conduits.

By - 4/8/18 - 9:48 pm

Bacon, bacon, bacon. You thought the bacon craze was finally over? Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's not. On Saturday, the Bacon Truck, which has long rolled around Boston serving up bacon, opens its first permanent baconry, at 50 Terminal St. in Bacontown. Bacon, bacon, bacon.

Ed. question: Why didn't they open it on Harvard Avenue in Allston, specifically, in this building?

By - 4/6/18 - 10:53 am
New Orange Line train at Sullivan Square

Biker Rider watched shiny new Orange Line cars gliding through Sullivan Square this morning on the express track rebuilt just for testing out the new cars. No passengers were allowed on, of course, not while they undergo several months of testing.

By - 3/22/18 - 12:30 pm

A judge today ordered Jerry Pierre-Louis, 18, to stay away from Bunker Hill Community College, where he is charged with stabbing somebody in the hand yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/14/18 - 9:09 am
Snowy morning in Charlestown

"Really nice morning to shovel," Garry Waldeck says in Charlestown.

Mark Smith enjoyed the morning glow on Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum: Read more.

By - 2/25/18 - 2:32 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports divers recovered a body from the water off the USS Constitution around 8:15 a.m. Boston Police are now investigating, but NBC Boston reports the death does not appear suspicious.

By - 2/15/18 - 9:51 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the developer of Hood Park off Rutherford Avenue has decided Charlestown's just not ready for a giant music hall - but that it is ready for buildings up to 330 feet tall, so it'll be modifying the plans it submitted to the BPDA in December.

By - 2/2/18 - 10:28 am

Boston Police report charging Abas Bilal, 23, of Charlestown for an August break-in at Polk and Bunker Hill streets and say they plan to charge him with additional break-ins, including one in which he allegedly began to sexually assault a sleeping woman. Read more.

By - 1/30/18 - 10:04 am

Alex E. Weaver reports from Charlestown:

Levy break in Charlestown. Never seen the water this high.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:32 pm

Boston Police report the man already wanted for breaking into an Old Ironsides Way apartment and indecently attacking a woman there on Jan. 16 is also a suspect in a Decatur Street break-in around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 1/19/18 - 2:35 pm

The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.