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By adamg - 3/21/24 - 9:39 am
Remains of a light pole with modified NOT ART stencil

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti on the remains of a light pole at Rutherford Avenue and Essex Street in Charlestown, thoughtfully circling the offending graffiti to make it easier to find, although without any indication whether the objection is to the original "NOT ART" stencil, the additions that make it somehow even worse, if possibly funnier, or both.

By adamg - 3/18/24 - 11:11 am
Rendering of proposed 66 Cambridge St.

Rendering of proposed 66 Cambridge St. by SGA and DREAM Collaborative.

The BPDA board last week approved plans for a two-building life-sciences complex at 66 Cambridge St. in Sullivan Square, an Orange Line stop away from where another developer says it will soon file detailed plans for a 700-unit residential complex. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/24 - 9:38 am

The MBTA reports ongoing delays on the Orange Line this morning due to signal problems near Community College.

By adamg - 3/8/24 - 11:53 am
Proposed extension of Silver Line to Everett and Sullivan squares

Proposed extension, via MBTA.

The MBTA and MassDOT said today they want to extend the Silver Line 3, which now terminates in Chelsea, to neighboring Everett and then to the Sullivan Square T stop - where riders will be able to ride a new breed of "high frequency buses" to Kendall Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/24 - 8:58 pm
A couple of vehicles adorned with American and Trump flags

A roving UHub photographer reports about 30 pickups and SUVs and one Army-surplus truck made their way along Day Boulevard today as part of the most special Magachusetts Trump's America First Get Out the Vote caravan, which wended its way from the USS Constitution in Charlestown to Castle Island, just in time for the annual re-opening of Sullivan's.

By adamg - 2/24/24 - 5:42 pm

NBC Boston reports Boston Police traveled into Chelsea Friday morning to arrest a man they say killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash on a thin strip of Boston land near the Encore casino on Dec. 18.

By adamg - 2/19/24 - 8:48 pm
HMCS William Hall docked next to the USS Constitution

Adam Castiglioni looked across Boson Harbor this afternoon at HMCS William Hall, the Royal Canadian Navy's newest patrol ship, docked next to the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 11:30 pm

A group of 11 Charlestown Navy Yard residents today sued the BPDA and two non-profit groups, saying the approval process for a plan to turn a closed hotel into an apartment building where nearly half the units are meant for people trying to get out of homelessness not only violated state bidding laws and their own constitutional rights but will lead to sick, hungry, jobless addicts wandering and maybe even dropping dead in the streets of the historically important neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/24 - 8:59 pm
Stroller taking up good part of sidewalk in Charlestown

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about the parked and locked strollers that block the sidewalks in Charlestown these days, like on Bartlett Street: Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/24 - 1:11 pm
Flooding outside the New England Aquarium

This morning, Lisa Green walked from the North End to Rowes Wharf, where Boston Harbor was a lot closer than it usually is, like at the Aquarium, where the harbor consumed the harborwalk.

Kevin Whitely forwarded a friend's video of flooding on Commercial Wharf in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/23 - 7:56 pm

Boston Police report they are hunting a driver they say hit a pedestrian at Alford and Dexter streets then drove off as the man died, shortly after 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/23 - 3:16 pm
People boarding Charon's ferry across the Styx

The T won't be re-enacting Doré's vision of a ferry ride of the damned. Source.

The MBTA reports it's canceled its morning ferries tomorrow due to anticipated high winds and rough seas.

The Hingham ferry should resume service at 11 a.m., the Hingham/Hull/Logan ferry at 2 and the Charlestown ferry at noon, the T says.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 9:44 am

Hkergrrl reports Boston will not be coming under attack at lunchtime: If you hear cannons and rifle fire around noon, that's just an honor guard at the Charlestown Navy Yard, no doubt to welcome the Annapolis cadets who will be facing off against Army on Saturday at Gillette.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 11:18 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the new North Washington Street Bridge, bedeviled by construction problems, will open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Dec. 9. Only one side of the bridge will be open to traffic in both directions - with final completion not expected until December, 2024, since contractors first have to take down the current temporary bridge to complete the inbound side of the permanent bridge.

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.

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