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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
Pena

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.

By adamg - 2/12/19 - 8:25 pm
Snow at the Charlestown/Somerville line

A Charlestown resident filed a 311 complaint that a plow driver today seemed to think the Somerville town line is on Perkins Street right around the corner from Caldwell Street instead of being a couple doors down Perkins: Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/19 - 8:29 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that Robert H. Brady, 41, pleaded guilty today to robbing the Cambridge Savings Bank in Charlestown on June 28, 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 8:03 am
Rainbown over Charlestown

RealMeMP spotted a rainbow over Charlestown this morning.

By adamg - 1/31/19 - 11:03 pm

City On A Hill (2019) Official Trailer | Kevin Bacon SHOWTIME Series

We can't wait for this new Showtime series, because of its exciting story line involving an intrepid prosecutor going after corrupt, racist cops and hockey-mask-wearing armored-car holdup guys in Charlestown. All those Roslindale-based movies have gotten a bit tiresome, even if, as Jay Kraft notes the chase scenes through the Arboretum are always spectacular.

By adamg - 1/22/19 - 3:39 pm
Pena

A resident of the Bunker Hill housing development was charged today with kidnapping Olivia Ambrose, 23. Police Commissioner William Gross said Ambrose was found, alive in Victor Pena's apartment at 49 Walford Way.

Gross said detectives are now looking at whether Pena, 38, is involved in any similar incidents - and are still trying to find the second man spotted with him and Ambrose Saturday night. Read more.

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