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By adamg - 11/18/23 - 1:07 pm
Austin Street rendering

Initial rendering from Trinity Financial's winning proposal.

The BPDA board this week designated downtown-based Trinity Financial to turn what are now parking lots between Rutherford Avenue and the I-93 deck south of the Gilmore Bridge into a complex of apartments and condos. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 10:42 pm

Boston Area Public Safety Alerts reports a 40-foot-long trailer caught fire at the parking lot at 50 Cambridge St. in Charlestown shortly before 7 p.m. and that the fire may have spread to a second trailer before firefighters doused the blaze. Fire crews from Somerville and Cambridge joined Boston at the scene.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 9:46 am

The day dawned bright and sunny, except on the Orange Line, where at 5:29 a.m., the MBTA announced "Shuttle buses replace train service between Malden Center and Community College due to rail maintenance work near Assembly."

This was followed at 6:36 by: Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 5:00 pm
Tall Shp Eagle

Adam Castiglioni visited the Coast Guard's cutter Eagle today after it docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard, next to Old Ironsides. It's open to the public until 7 p.m. tonight and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow.

By adamg - 9/22/23 - 10:25 am
Rendering of proposed Cambridge Street development

Rendering of pedestrian-friendly project by SGA and DREAM Collaborative.

A developer proposing 13- and 11-story life-sciences buildings on Cambridge Street next to I-93 in Charlestown has added a dedicated 700-foot-long path for pedestrians and bicyclists it says will let them get from Hood Park and the Lost Village to the Sullivan Square T stop with reduced worries about getting squashed like a bug. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/23 - 8:52 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about an electronic signboard with a misspelling at Saint Martin and Medford street in Charlestown - and the potential impact of that on Charlestown's younger residents: Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/23 - 10:15 am

Two non-profit groups say they will soon file detailed plans to rebuild the shuttered Constitution Inn at 150 3rd Ave. in the Charlestown Navy Yard into an affordable apartment building, with roughly half the units aimed at people making between $30,000 and $83,000 and the other half targeted at "households headed by women or by veterans" who were previously homeless. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/23 - 9:01 pm
ARC Gloria from Colombia docked in Charlestown

Nathaniel Stinnett snapped the ARC Gloria, a Colombian tall ship docked until Friday at the Charlestown Navy Yard, next to the USS Constitution, where it will be open to the public.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 10:25 pm
Custom House in the torrent

Custom House in the torrent. Photo by Matt Frank. See it larger.

Sarah Wroblewski reports Boston got nearly two inches of rain out of tonight's storm, more than local storm drains and roads could handle in a short amount of time. Some trees came down after being hit by lightning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/23 - 9:18 am
Zakim Bridge with clouds behind it

Handmaid shot the Zakim Saturday morning.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 11:17 am
USS Constitution escorted out of dock

Adam Castiglioni watched the USS Constitution leave the dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard for its annual turn-around cruise out to Castle Island.

By adamg - 7/3/23 - 9:46 am
Large roadway hole covered by metal plate and traffic cones

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about how National Grid covered a hole at Alford Street and Maffa Way in Charlestown:

What in the literal f is this? Get National Grid’s tacky ass over here to fix this pit

By adamg - 7/2/23 - 1:08 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor, with Custom House on the right

Matt Conti got a bird's-eye view of last night's Boston Harborfest fireworks over the harbor.

After watching the fireworks towed into place, Matt Frank watched the fireworks from the other side of the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/23 - 11:38 am
Artois truck in a crosswalk in Charlestown

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 report this morning about the beer truck whose driver decided the best place to park it for deliveries is in a crosswalk on Main Street in Charlestown: Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/23 - 12:27 pm
A horse, a dog and a police escort on Bunker Hill Street

This morning, Tom Jackson saw a man on a horse, a dog and a police escort on Bunker Hill Street and wondered if anybody knew the reason for that. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 10:27 pm

A New Jersey lawyer formerly from Boston was arraigned today on rape and related charges for a series of attacks in Charlestown in 2007. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/23 - 9:36 am
Firefighters at Charlestown plant

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Casella Waste Systems recycling plant at 24 Bunker Hill Industrial Park for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/23 - 12:44 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for a 14-lane bowling alley at Hood Park off Rutherford Avenue - and the operators' proposal to buy the liquor license of the former Dogwood Cafe in Jamaica Plain for keglers and diners. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/23 - 2:33 pm

A man was ordered held without bail pending a Thursday dangerousness hearing at his arraignment on charges he punched a woman repeatedly in the face until she fell unconscious, fell asleep himself, then, when he woke, used a razor blade to slice the bruises around her eyes, allegedly to reduce the swelling, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office - which says he was the one who called 911. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/23 - 12:22 pm

A judge this week ruled the owners of Hood Park off Rutherford Avenue have only themselves to blame for the way a robotic-luggage company pulled out of a seven-year lease and so tossed their $75-million lawsuit. Read more.

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