Charlestown

By - 12/14/18 - 10:40 am
Proposed Ferris wheel at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Upton + Partners's proposed Ferris wheel.

The BPDA is looking for ways to spruce up the Charlestown Navy Yard and turn it into a destination for people who have already seen Old Ironsides - with more art, history and use of the water. Earlier this week, the agency released copies of presentations from several design firms with ideas on how to "activate" both the water's edge and the three-mile Harborwalk section that runs through the Navy Yard. Read more.

By - 12/7/18 - 12:08 pm

UPDATE: Ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Boston Police report arresting Thomas Hickey, 49, of Charlestown, for a Nov. 30 bank robbery on Austin Street in which he allegedly pushed an elderly man who was in line before him out of the way at a teller window. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 1:16 pm
101 Condor St. proposal

Architect's rendering.

A Charlestown developer has filed plans to replace an auto garage and parking lot at 101 Condor St., at Brooks Street, with a four-story, 18-unit residential building with 18 parking spaces. Read more.

By - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 6:15 pm

Stanley Forman reports the driver hit the gas instead of the brake and over Pier 6 he went. Driver and passenger got out OK.

By - 10/26/18 - 9:48 am

Sure, Boston Dynamics's jumping, cinderblock-flinging would-be metal assassins get all the attention, but in a distant part of Charlestown, another company is quietly designing genial robotic luggage that follows you like a puppy while carrying up to 40 pounds of your stuff, the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports.

By - 10/24/18 - 9:32 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that former City Councilor Sal LaMattina has organized a community meeting on a proposal by a company called Bloominus to open a marijuana dispensary at 116 Cambridge St., on the other side of I-93 from Sullivan Square.

The session begins at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

By - 10/15/18 - 10:10 pm

MassDOT said today it will be a temporary bridge next to the North Washington Street bridge next year so that people can continue to get between the North End and Charlestown until the old bridge is permanently replaced by 2023. Read more.

By - 10/14/18 - 10:13 am
Flooding at Bunker Hill Community College

The Boston Fire Department reports a water-main break brought firefighters and BWSC and Eversource workers rushing to Bunker Hill Community College around 5:45 a.m.

By - 9/21/18 - 7:30 pm

Bicyclist on the Zakim Bridge

Roving UHub videographer JP from Somerville captured this lad just pedaling across the Zakim around 5:30 p.m., adds:

There were about four other kids. I don’t know how or where they got off the highway but I think they must’ve taken the government center exit because they weren’t in the tunnel.

By - 9/20/18 - 1:23 pm
Proposed Hood Park project: Now with women doing exercise - and birds

Architect's rendering: Exercising people and obligatory birds.

With Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue set to become actually usable by pedestrians, the owners of the 20-acre Hood Park parcel have filed another revision for their project with the city that calls for more housing - some at the top of a 290-foot-high tower - as well as more office space. Read more.

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.