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By adamg - 9/24/20 - 10:06 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on somebody assembling parcels, including the old Flynn Junkyard.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:07 pm

Boston Police report the death of David Martinez, 28, of Roxbury, who was sitting in a car on Decatur Street in the Bunker Hill development when he and Wildeny Tejeda-Mejia of Lynn were shot last Thursday night.

Tejeda-Mejia was pronounced dead at the scene. Martinez was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, police say.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 9:02 am
Charlestown bus yard

Bus yard this morning. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports an MBTA bus worker suffered fatal injuries at the Charlestown bus yard when hit by a bus around 5 a.m.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 10:24 pm

Victim identified as Wildeny Tejeda-Mejia, 24, of Lynn.

Boston Police report two men sitting in a car were shot outside 74 Decatur St. in the Bunker Hill housing complex shortly before 7:30 p.m. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/27/20 - 10:23 am
Purple and gold Bunker Hill Monument

The National Park Service lit up the Bunker Hill Monument in purple and gold last night to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 9:31 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports a local woman was sentenced to 50 hours of community service after she acknowledged she was the one who threw out scores of small stone markers, cut down three trees and repainted a gold fence black at the Peace Park on Lowney Way last year. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 3:14 pm

New England Development says it wants to build a 240-unit residential building on an undeveloped bit of its Bunker Hill Mall, along Rutherford Avenue and bordered by Austin and West School streets. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/20 - 9:25 pm
Last major part of the old North Washington Street Bridge

Adam Castiglioni has been watching crews disassemble the old Charlestown Bridge, also known as the North Washington Street Bridge, between the North End and Charlestown. Today, he reports: Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/20 - 7:42 pm

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reported yesterday that somebody stole the flower boxes from in front of St. Mary Church on Warren Street - but that a local resident and a former resident who now runs a florist shop in Stoneham teamed up to replace the boxes and flowers. But, the paper reports today, the flowers were once again stolen sometime between last night and this morning.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 11:42 pm

In the back and leg, around 11:15 p.m., Live Boston reports. Police are investigating whether he was shot somewhere else, then left at the T stop.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 10:51 am
Raccoon in a tree in Charlestown

A worried citizen files a 311 complaint about some toonie raccoons in Charlestown.

Are racoons in city normal?? Came to take dog out and came across 5 raccoons. I think I scared them and they hid in tree before going into brush on nanny goat hill.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 2:22 pm

The mayor's office announced today that the Clougherty Pool in Charlestown and the Mirabella Pool in the North end will re-open to Boston residents tomorrow, and will remain open every day, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., through Labor Day. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/20 - 10:48 am

Live Boston was up early this morning and so was one of the first people to drive over the new, temporary North Washington Street Bridge, which will ferry traffic between the North End and Charlestown until the more permanent bridge is finished: Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 9:40 am
Sally

A Somerville man police say was shooting off fireworks on the Cambridge Street bridge around 4 p.m. yesterday now faces drug and weapons charges after Transit Police officers nabbed him at the neighboring T station, two Roman candles "protruding from his person." Read more.

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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