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By adamg - 5/28/20 - 10:07 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the temporary bridge next to the North Washington Street bridge will carry traffic for the next couple of years while the old bridge is replaced with a new permanent span.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 1:05 pm
Boston sea-water flood zones

Boston areas that could see sea water in the streets in coming decades.

City officials are looking at a possible zoning overlay that would require homeowners looking at extensive renovations consider how to deal with seawater flooding that will come as sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, and they've developed some possible guidelines for retrofitting those most Boston of dwelling units: Triple deckers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 7:49 am

The Chelsea Record reports Chelsea City Councilor Damali Vidot has turned in papers to run against state Rep. Dan Ryan in the September Democratic primary for the 2nd Suffolk district, which covers Charlestown and most of Chelsea.

By Ron Newman - 4/16/20 - 7:31 pm

There will be no Bunker Hill Day parade in Charlestown this year. The event had been scheduled for Sunday, June 14.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 8:59 pm
Before and after: What the company used to make and what it makes now

Before and after: What the company used to make and what it's making now.

In the Before Times, Dark Monk of Charlestown made equipment for certain types of performers - everything from juggling pins to flaming ropes and swords. But the company is now using its manufacturing know how to turn out some of the polycarbonate face shields that are in such high demand by medical professionals these days. Read more.

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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 - 3/12/20 - 9:02 am

Bunker Hill Community College, which was due to go on spring break on Monday, shut its Charlestown and Chelsea campuses last night after learning somebody at the Chelsea campus has one of those "presumptive" Covid-19 cases.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:00 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today agreed to accept paperwork related to a parking lot in Sullivan Square that was filed three days late because the company that would use the lot is a multinational pharmaceutical company and, well, you can imagine how something like a parking-lot lease might have gone forgotten in times like these. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 1:49 pm
Mallard hen ensconced in the Charlestown locks

Theodore Hook noticed a mother duck all ready to go, in a nest ensconced in one of the Charlestown locks today.

By adamg - 2/23/20 - 3:09 pm

Recent weeks have seen the phrase "high crimes and misdemeanors" re-enter the public discourse. Turns out there are also "low crimes," one of which used to carry a particularly gruesome penalty in New England - and which is still listed as a capital offense in Massachusetts lawbooks even though it was used primarily as a way to punish slaves, such as a slave known only as Mark, whose tarred remains were kept on public display by the side of the road in Charlestown for more than 20 years. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 1:52 pm

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint asking the city to get rid of the horse-chestnut trees at the Eden Street park: Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 8:54 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports DCR claims it was planning to put a dog park in Paul Revere Park in Charlestown as mitigation for the North Washington Street Bridge work, but never told anyone. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/20 - 10:59 pm
Bird feeder attached to city pole

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint to ask that the city remove a bird feeder now attached to a city light pole on Chappie Street in Charlestown.

Please remove before it starts to attract rodents.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 11:27 am

Police are investigating reports of dogs being poisoned at Edwards Playground, Eden and Main streets in Charlestown.

Troy Urquhart sounded the alarm yesterday, posting a photo of daughter's and son-in-law's pet, Gunner, who died Sunday, several hours after a visit to the park: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 10:28 pm

According to Boston Police, around 12:30 this morning, a 29-year-old man from South Boston got into a truck being loaded with live lobsters in Charlestown and sped off. But wait, it gets even Affleckier: Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 1:28 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved a plan by the owner of a parking lot on Cambridge Street in Charlestown to tear down a warehouse and create an expanded lot able to hold up to 431 cars of workers for a nearby employee. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 7:56 pm

THe MBTA, which this morning told an Orange Line rider he wound up at the Encore casino because he got on a casino shuttle and not an Orange Line bus, is now acknowledging that he got on the right bus and that the driver somehow missed the shuttle route between Sullivan and Wellington and wound up at the casino: Read more.

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