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By adamg - 6/17/19 - 12:40 pm

Today is, of course, Bunker Hill Day. A couple years ago, Angry Staff Officer took a look at the military tactics used by both sides, including a key mistake made by Gen. William Howe on the British side that, he argues, led to the eventual loss of the entire Boston area.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 7:30 pm
Volvo in water off Terminal Street in Charlestown

KMV reports first responders rushed to the boat ramp off Terminal Street in Charlestown after a Volvo station wagon somehow wound up in the water there. After divers found no sign of a person in the water, a major tow truck pulled it out of the water.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 10:29 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Robert Brady, 42, to five years behind bars for robbing a Cambridge Savings Bank branch in Charlestown on June 28, 2018, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting Donquell Mayes, 18, of Stoughton, for an incident in which he allegedly threatened a woman with what looked like a real gun on Corey Street, near Medford Street in the Bunker Hill development n Charlestown around 8 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 7:58 am

The US Postal Service was facing an eviction hearing in Charlestown District Court on Thursday for the post office in the Bunker Hill Mall, but got that delayed yesterday when it had the case transferred to federal court, which puts a hold on any local legal action, possibly for months. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 11:52 pm
Bright lights at Puopolo Park

The harbor's so bright, they gotta wear shades.

At 9:07 tonight, a concerned citizen in Charlestown filed a 311 complaint about some bright lights in the big city, specifically, the spotlights across the harbor at Puopolo Park in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 12:24 am
Car turned turtle under the Zakim Bridge

Kelly the roving UHub photographer ran across this typical Boston scene in an unusual spot - under the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown at what we're betting is part of a set for that Ryan Reynolds movie about the guy who realizes he's a character in a doomed online game, the one that's been getting filmed around Boston.

By adamg - 5/19/19 - 8:57 am

Live Boston reports somebody was shot around 1:30 a.m. in the area of 140 Main St. in Thompson Square. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 6:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Constitution Marina customer on charges he waved a gun around at the marina after leaving "threatening notes" on another owner's boat slip. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 8:14 am
Old and new Bunker Hill Community College bulldogs

Before and after bulldogs.

Bunker Hill Community College recently unleashed a new look for its Bulldogs sports teams that replaces the traditional look of a slavering beast that would just as soon rip your legs off, if only it could escape its spiked collar, with a rompy, joyful critter who has yet to realize she is no longer a puppy. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 12:38 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot in the area of Medford and Terminal streets around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Police say that as the man got himself to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, arriving officers began to investigate a car parked there - and found "a plastic bag containing 96 oxycodone pills." Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/19 - 3:27 pm

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the restaurant boat, which will be berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By adamg - 3/25/19 - 12:44 pm

The Alford Street Bridge, which carries Rte. 99 over the Mystic River between the part of Charlestown everybody knows and the little bit of Boston on the other side of the river, will become a four-lane bridge again on Thursday, at least during rush hours, MassDOT reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 5:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Brockton man, originally from Jamaica Plain, on gun charges Thursday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/19 - 1:11 pm
Current Sullivan Square garage

The current lowly garage. Photo by BPDA.

The BPDA has begun looking at selling the development rights to a Sullivan Square lot now used by Boston EMS - but with the proviso that anything built there include a new and two-bay ambulance garage that would let the city provide extra ambulance service in the growing neighborhood from a facility better designed to survive being in a flood plain. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/19 - 4:26 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today charged Victor Pena, 38, of Charlestown with kidnapping and ten counts of aggravated rape for a January incident in which he allegedly forced a woman to accompany him to his apartment in the Bunker Hill development in January, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 8:20 am
Snow in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck shows us Charlestown in the snow, shortly before 6 a.m.

Pretty in the South End, as well: Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/19 - 1:01 pm

Victor Pena of Charlestown was ordered held without bail today pending a dangerousness hearing on March 15, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.Read more.

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