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By adamg - 5/24/22 - 2:25 pm

A bartender at the Tavern at the End of the World, 108 Cambridge St., in Charlestown, today recounted an early morning armed robbery in which a gunman repeatedly threatened to just shoot him as they rummaged the bar for money. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 9:55 am

Capybaras Romeo and Tuff'n Go Shopping カピバラロミオゴーショッピング

This is not the Charlestown Whole Foods - yet.

A citizen of the sort who is up at 4:41 a.m. files a 311 report about the situation on Medford Street in Charlestown: Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 5:29 pm

The Princess Bride: TheROUSes (Rodents of Unusual Size)

Steve Holt alerts us that in a Charlestown Facebook group, an Albion Place resident reported spotting a capybara sauntering down his street. Capyrbaras are native to South America and are not known for inhabiting the Town.

It was quite a bizarre sighting. If anyone is looking for it, I thought I would post it here for visibility.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 12:04 pm
Small safe on Monument Square in Charlestown

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the small safe that seems to have just shown up in Monument Square in the one-square mile neighborhood called Charlestown.

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 10:05 pm
Coletta

City election results show Gigi Coletta won the special election today to fill the rest of Lydia Edwards's two-year term as city councilor for District 1 (Charlestown, East Boston, North End), defeating Tania Del Rio.
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By Neal - 4/22/22 - 8:43 pm

No, not that Big Dig, an earlier one one. This one, described by some as The Incredible Ditch was completed a long, long time ago. Of course you don't remember it, no one today does, so Burlington Retro's Rob Fahey fills us in on the history of the Middlesex Canal.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 5:35 pm
Crooked Charlestown street

A roving UHub photographer snapped Charlestown's Medford Street, which, despite being about as straight a street as you could find in Boston, is currently decorated with the waviest yellow lines this side of an acid trip.

He adds that should you find your way up there, stop by Jenny's Pizza (which, via Karson Trager, actually posted a photo of the wavering line yesterday).

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 10:00 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on an environmental forum with Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, who are running to replace Lydia Edwards as the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) city councilor.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 5:07 pm

A Seaport developer says it will soon file plans to replace a parking lot at 60-66 Cambridge St. in Charlestown with a two-building, 812,000-square-foot complex aimed at the life-sciences companies that developers are betting will need more and more space in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/22 - 8:50 pm

Video of the aftermath of the crash, which brought multiple ambulances, at least one of which took somebody to a local hospital in such bad shape the BPD homicide unit was called in just in case.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 5:39 pm

A blackout that started in Charlestown around 5:30 p.m. has now spread to East Somerville. Matt Reed at WCVB reports up to 7,000 homes and businesses are now dark. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 9:23 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on a forum in Charlestown with Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, who are running for the District 1 (Charlestown, North End, East Boston) City Council seat that Lydia Edwards gave up after her election to the State Senate.

The city has scheduled the election for May 3; there will be a preliminary on April 5 if another candidate joins the race.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 8:31 am
USS Constitution in the storm

At least as of 7:50 a.m., Thomas Hook could still see the USS Constitution out his window.

Update, 9:50 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 6:18 pm

Newly elected state Sen. Lydia Edwards announced today she will formally resign as a city councilor on April 30, which she says will give the city council enough time to call a special election to replace her without her East Boston, Charlestown and North End constituents losing representation on the council.

In a statement, she said: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 12:11 pm

Update: She'll resign on April 30.

GBH reports the now dual councilor/senator doesn't want to talk about leaving her council seat. Maybe at some point, she says. There's no law that says she has to give up the job as councilor.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 11:38 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that "several recently installed beams" were not welded correctly in the new bridge between the North End and Charlestown.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:36 am

Together | Maura Healey for Governor

To the surprise of no one, Attorney General Maura Healey of Charlestown announced this morning that, yes, she's running for governor.

It's become a tradition in Massachusetts: Whoever becomes attorney general eventually runs for governor. But Healey will be trying to break another tradition: That an attorney general who runs for governor loses: Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/22 - 6:45 pm

A BPS committee this evening rejected a proposal to shut Charlestown High School and use its building for a brand-new "innovation and inclusion" school that would be largely autonomous from BPS and would limit enrollment to students from elementary schools in Charlestown and the North End. Read more

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:59 pm

Sal LaMattina, who retired from the District 1 City Council seat that Lydia Edwards won in 2017, is talking to supporters about possibly running for the seat again after Edwards is elected to the State Senate next month. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:47 pm

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has defeated Revere School Committee member Anthony D'Ambrosio in the Democratic primary to replace state Sen. Joe Boncore in the First Suffolk and Middlesex district (which includes East Boston). With no Republican candidate, that means she will soon move from the City Council to the State Senate. Read more.

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