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By adamg - 9/30/22 - 11:50 am

Story updated to reflect statement from mayor's office that she did not outright ban artificial turf.

Mayor Wu says she hasn't banned the installation of artificial turf for new playing fields in Boston, just that she'd prefer it no longer be installed, which is how the city Parks and Recreation Department is going ahead with plans to stick with synthetic turf when it replaces the current aging artificial grass at Charlestown High School's football and softball fields. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 2:27 pm

The owners of the Hood Park complex off Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown yesterday filed a $75-million suit against the company that makes those brightly colored little luggage robots you can see roaming around Sullivan Square in a dispute over the lease for space the company was supposed to move into on July 1. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 9:43 pm
Box truck involved in Sullivan Square crash

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports the pedestrian was hit on Cambridge Street at Spice Street and suffered injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit and fatal-accident reconstruction team called in. State Police shut the off ramp from I-93; BPD shut Cambridge at Maffa Way.

By adamg - 9/25/22 - 10:44 pm
Car on tracks at Sullivan Square

A woman whose car somehow flipped onto the tracks that run alongside the Orange Line at Sullivan Square early Saturday walked away largely unscathed, Live Boston reports. The cause of the crash remains under investigation; Live Boston reports another vehicle might have fled the scene.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 10:06 am
Man and droid in Sullivan Square

Jared spotted this guy with his new droid heading over to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters, um, walking in Sullivan Square with his Piaggio Gita robot.

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By adamg - 9/21/22 - 9:56 pm

At 41 Polk St. at Walford Way around 9:15 p.m. Injuries not considered life threatening

Boston Police report that Hakim Jackson, 25, later turned himself in at District C-11 in Dorchester. He was charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 11:57 am
Rutherford Avenue lab-space rendering

Rendering by NBBJ.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by Related Beal to replace a self-storage building at 420 Rutherford Ave. with a three-story building aimed at life-sciences startups - although in a pinch, a robotics developer could also rent space there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 3:22 pm
Baker on Orange Line tracks

Baker reports he was glad to, adds: "As of today, 59% of the planned diversion work has been completed, including signal upgrades, track and rail replacement."

Ed. note: We're going to assume he means he walked the tracks (without a helmet) at Community College, unless the T is also using the Orange Line timeout to add a Community Center stop.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 12:04 pm

State and Boston officials today detailed their latest efforts to provide alternatives for Orange Line riders and Green Line riders north of Boston for the month-long shutdown that starts Friday night - and to caution that eliminating train service that normally handles 100,000 people on weekdays will affect everybody else in the region as well. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 11:56 am

A judge ordered a former Charlestown High School student now living in Brockton held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on charges related to gunfire that forced the postponement of graduation ceremonies at Charlestown High School in June, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 10:41 pm
Dark night in South Boston

What South Boston looks like in the dark. Photo by Schneids.

Updated 9:10 am., Tuesday.

Wednesday's expected temperature drop can't come soon enough for Eversource's groaning Boston power grid - and the people who keep losing their AC and lights because of it. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 11:25 am
Four Ospreys over Boston

Aegon Targaryen VI videoed the flight of the V-22 Ospreys down and over the Charles shortly after 11 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 3:10 pm

Update: Sentenced to 29-39 years in prison.

Abby Niezgoda at NBC Boston reports a Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Victor Pena of kidnapping and raping a woman in his Charlestown apartment in 2019.

By adamg - 7/15/22 - 1:01 pm

NBC Boston reports state officials and the contractor still have no idea when work can resume. Work to replace the old bridge came to a halt last fall after the discovery of bad welds in the foundations of what was supposed to be a state-of-the-art swoopy 21st-century span.

By adamg - 7/10/22 - 9:39 pm
Raccoon family skulking around Charlestown

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a family of raccoons roaming the neighborhood (with a note that there are two more raccoons not shown in the photo):

Came in and out of alley way and then moved forward to Hill Street & Cook Street Court.

By adamg - 7/7/22 - 10:39 am

When the BPDA gave final approval in 2016 to plans to convert the Charlestown Navy Yard's historic Ropewalk building into apartments, the developer agreed to a condition that tenants with cars would have to provide proof they were leasing parking spaces elsewhere, since the building's grounds had no room for cars. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 11:04 am
Charlestown suspects

Boston Police have released more photos of the men wanted for a fusillade of gunfire on Polk Street as students and families were getting ready for graduation at nearby Charlestown High School on June 13. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/22 - 11:48 am

Update: Boston Licensing Board determines the tavern did nothing wrong and that the attack was unforeseeable.

The historic Warren Tavern on Pleasant Street in Charlestown rarely has any trouble, but it does have a silent alarm behind the bar, which a worker pressed around 12:05 a.m. on April 3, after some men began beating a man who had asked them to stop pestering a group of women at the bar, police and a bar attorney told the licensing board at a hearing today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 9:49 pm

Updated with status of the Clougherty Pool in Charlestown.

WHDH reports the Boston Centers for Youth and Families says it wasn't able to find enough lifeguards to staff pools in the South End, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester. A fifth pool, the Clougherty in Charlestown, will stay closed due to safety issues: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 11:10 am
Rendering of proposed new USS Constitution entrance

NPS rendering.

The National Park Service has proposed changes to the Charlestown Navy Yard that would include replacing the large, vacant Hoosac Stores warehouse next to the USS Constitution site with a new museum and visitor center. Read more.

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