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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.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 9:18 am

Bearing Arms reports that the musket first fired by a colonial at the Battle of Bunker Hill recently sold at auction for $492,000.

An anonymous buyer snapped up the historical item after it was put up for auction by the family of Private John Simpson, which had held onto the Dutch Type III musket over the centuries.

Via Le Sabot.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 1:19 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about an influx of parkers on Brighton Street just past Sullivan Square in Charlestown: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 9:04 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that MGH will create a mock supervised-injection facility at its Charlestown offices next week to show the public what it would be like if a hospital opened a place where opioid users could shoot up under medical supervision. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 10:17 am
Dust from sand and gravel

From the state complaint.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office yesterday sued Boston Sand & Gravel over what it says is excessive sand and dust flowing into a small creek and into the air from the company's five-acre facility in Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 1:49 pm

State Police report arresting a Lynn man on OUI and other charges after a chase through the streets of Charlestown and Somerville that ended with a police dog first sniffing him out and then "engaging" him hard enough that troopers could put him into cuffs. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 8:53 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the owner of the Bunker Hill Street restaurant wants to retire and hopes to replace the restaurant with a three-unit building that he'd live in.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 7:13 am

Ten-minute delays on the Orange Line in both directions, the T says.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 11:55 am
Red Arrows over Boston Harbor

AgentSarcasm got to watch the RAF Red Arrows from a Charlestown wharf.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:06 pm
Smoke rising from Tobin car fire

Smoke rising from flaming car. Photo by Michael Schneider.

Boston and Chelsea firefighters responded to the Boston-bound side of the Tobin Bridge shortly after 9 p.m. after a car burst into flames. Read more.

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.

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