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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 - 2/19/24 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 9/7/23 - 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 - 7/7/22 - 10:39 am

When the BPDA gave final approval in 2016 to plans to convert the Charlestown Navy Yard's historic Ropewalk building into apartments, the developer agreed to a condition that tenants with cars would have to provide proof they were leasing parking spaces elsewhere, since the building's grounds had no room for cars. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 11:10 am
Rendering of proposed new USS Constitution entrance

NPS rendering.

The National Park Service has proposed changes to the Charlestown Navy Yard that would include replacing the large, vacant Hoosac Stores warehouse next to the USS Constitution site with a new museum and visitor center. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 1:20 pm

Waterworld Original Film Trailer

In rejecting proposals by three developers to turn the decaying Pier 5 at the Charlestown Navy Yard into sites for more housing, the BPDA says it's now on board with proposals by residents to turn the pier into a park. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 11:58 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the BPDA has dismissed three proposals by developers for building housing at the Charlestown Navy Yard's rotting Pier 5 - one of which called for dealing with rising sea levels by building the units as floating pods.

The agency, which owns the pier, had solicited proposals for what to do with it; a residents group has called for it to be replaced with a park.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 9:09 am
Haze over South Boston

BostonTimelapse captured the haze over South Boston from the NPS Dorchester Heights camera this morning.

Nathaniel Stinnett got a similar view of the fire-generated, high-altitude haze, across Boston Harbor at the Charlestown Navy Yard: Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/21 - 4:09 pm
Proposal for waterfront units in Charlestown Navy Yard

Water-line living, from Navy Blue proposal.

Three developers have proposed replacing a long unused and decaying pier at the Charlestown Navy Yard with housing and various public amenities. Two proposed what would be Boston's first floating neighborhood - a series of homes on floating platforms connected to a new pier that would double as a pedestrian walkway - while the third proposed dealing with higher sea levels by building a higher pier, topped by a building with affordable apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 5:24 pm

The Supremes - Stop! In The Name of Love [The Hollywood Palace - 1965]

A woman who allegedly got out of her car with a romantic interest at a stop sign in the Charlestown Navy Yard to hug and kiss before they got back in the car and continued kissing now faces federal charges of OUI and obstructing traffic because the stop sign was within the bounds of the Boston National Historic Park. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:22 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on two developers' proposals for the old power-plant building at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The BPDA will hold a public meeting on the two on Dec. 3.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 6:16 pm

With the Massachusetts Covid-19 rate now well into spring-surge numbers, the Navy has ordered the historic ship shut to visitors, like it did in the spring, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 3:21 pm
Fresh ticket on coronamobile in Charlestown

Good luck appealing that ticket.

Yesterday, Live Boston posted photos of an old Volvo with New York plates in the Charlestown Navy Yard that had allegedly become a coronavirusmobile.

BTD ain't got time for that and today Live Boston shows us what some parking enforcement officer thought of the handwritten coronavirus warnings on the car.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 5:26 pm
Box and dog

One of the boxes on a Cambridge bench yesterday while guarded by Bronson.

UPDATE: Group that says it's based in Rome takes responsibility.

Bomb squads from both Boston and Cambridge Police today recovered small metal boxes with taped "Open Me" notes on the side as the departments urged the public to be cautious and to call 911 if they found more. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 8:56 am
Scene being taped off at Charlestown Navy Yar

William McAdoo reports from the Charlestown Navy Yard this morning.

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