The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the post office, which originally faced a Dec. 31 deadline to vacate its current Bunker Hill Mall location, will stay put for now while the local postmaster continues to look for space in a neighborhood without a lot of suitable commercial space.
The Chelsea Record reports MBTA and Massport officials now acknowledge the constant raising of the Chelsea Bridge for ships even during rush hour is screwing up Silver Line and other bus service and commuters and that they are hoping to convince the Coast Guard to go along with a pilot plan to bar most maritime traffic - but not oil tankers - under the bridge for two hours in the morning and again in the late afternoon.
The BPDA is looking for ways to spruce up the Charlestown Navy Yard and turn it into a destination for people who have already seen Old Ironsides - with more art, history and use of the water. Earlier this week, the agency released copies of presentations from several design firms with ideas on how to "activate" both the water's edge and the three-mile Harborwalk section that runs through the Navy Yard. Read more.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on Charlestown dissatisfaction with the BuildBPS plan.
UPDATE: Ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Boston Police report arresting Thomas Hickey, 49, of Charlestown, for a Nov. 30 bank robbery on Austin Street in which he allegedly pushed an elderly man who was in line before him out of the way at a teller window. Read more.
A Charlestown developer has filed plans to replace an auto garage and parking lot at 101 Condor St., at Brooks Street, with a four-story, 18-unit residential building with 18 parking spaces. Read more.
Stanley Forman reports the driver hit the gas instead of the brake and over Pier 6 he went. Driver and passenger got out OK.
Sure, Boston Dynamics's jumping, cinderblock-flinging would-be metal assassins get all the attention, but in a distant part of Charlestown, another company is quietly designing genial robotic luggage that follows you like a puppy while carrying up to 40 pounds of your stuff, the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that former City Councilor Sal LaMattina has organized a community meeting on a proposal by a company called Bloominus to open a marijuana dispensary at 116 Cambridge St., on the other side of I-93 from Sullivan Square.
The session begins at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
MassDOT said today it will be a temporary bridge next to the North Washington Street bridge next year so that people can continue to get between the North End and Charlestown until the old bridge is permanently replaced by 2023. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports a water-main break brought firefighters and BWSC and Eversource workers rushing to Bunker Hill Community College around 5:45 a.m.
Roving UHub videographer JP from Somerville captured this lad just pedaling across the Zakim around 5:30 p.m., adds:
There were about four other kids. I don’t know how or where they got off the highway but I think they must’ve taken the government center exit because they weren’t in the tunnel.
With Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue set to become actually usable by pedestrians, the owners of the 20-acre Hood Park parcel have filed another revision for their project with the city that calls for more housing - some at the top of a 290-foot-high tower - as well as more office space. Read more.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the latest plans for the re-do of the Bunker Hill housing project call for 2,700 units, down from the original 3,200 and the addition of Leggat McCall as a partner to developer Corcoran Jennison.
The revised plans still call for the replacement of the current 1,100 low-income apartments with new low-income units, in addition to the new mixed-income buildings on the site.
Boston Police report finding a man dead of "undetermined traumatic injuries" near the Alford Street Bridge around 3:40 a.m.
Anyone with information can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
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