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By adamg - 12/2/21 - 11:58 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the BPDA has dismissed three proposals by developers for building housing at the Charlestown Navy Yard's rotting Pier 5 - one of which called for dealing with rising sea levels by building the units as floating pods.

The agency, which owns the pier, had solicited proposals for what to do with it; a residents group has called for it to be replaced with a park.

By adamg - 11/30/21 - 9:11 pm

A Charlestown man who admitted acquiring 36 guns through a straw purchaser in New Hampshire to resell to Boston-area customers was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 12:11 am

Shamus Moynihan noticed the water around 11:40 p.m. BWSC is on the way.

By adamg - 11/10/21 - 12:03 pm
Rough rendering of 425 Medford St. proposal

New development doubling as a flooding barrier.

The Flatley Co. has filed broad plans for a proposed 25-acre development between Medford Street and the Mystic River that will feature buildings as tall as 22 stories - on a site raised 22 feet above water so it can double as a barrier to protect hundreds of acres well inland of its own holdings from the sort of flooding researchers now predict for 2070 as sea levels continue to rise. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 11:23 am
Charlestown beach in 1900

Site was home to Charlestown's only beach, open until 1957. Source.

A Braintree developer says it will soon file plans to turn the 20.5-acre site of a former sugar refinery on the Mystic River into a large mixed-use development fronted by a large seawall that will both protect the lower parts of the area from flooding caused by rising seas and create a new linear park that will give residents access to that part of the waterfront for the first time in decades. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 11:11 am
Rendering of first phase of project

Rendering of phase 1 of the proposal.

A pair of developers say they will soon file plans for the first phase of their proposal for three clusters of buildings with 851 housing units, 200 hotel rooms and more than 1.75 million square feet of life-sciences labs and offices on the western and northern sides of Sullivan Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 2:13 pm
Kelly and Joyce

Kelly and Joyce at their hearing.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed cannabis shop at 31 Cambridge St. in Sullivan Square, roughly 1,500 feet from another proposed cannabis shop it approved a couple months ago. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 9:35 pm

The USS Constitution alerts us that the US Navy's Blue Angels jets will roar over Old Ironsides and Boston Harbor between 10:50 and 11:05 a.m. on Monday.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:51 am

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) made it official today: If, as expected, Joe Boncore leaves the state Senate to become head of a life-sciences trade group, she will run for his seat. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 11:59 am
Spilled trash at Main Street

Gary Waldeck surveys the proof that tractor-trailer drivers should go pretty slow around the rotary at Main Street.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 9:09 am
Haze over South Boston

BostonTimelapse captured the haze over South Boston from the NPS Dorchester Heights camera this morning.

Nathaniel Stinnett got a similar view of the fire-generated, high-altitude haze, across Boston Harbor at the Charlestown Navy Yard: Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 12:18 pm

Related Beal wants to tear down a two-story self-storage place on Rutherford Avenue, next to Hood Park, and replace it with a three-story life-sciences R&D building that would meet current federal standards for the care and research use of lab animals. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:04 am

Boston Police report arresting two of five men involved in a Tuesday afternoon slugfest in Charlestown, one of whom they say had a backpack with a loaded gun in it. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 1:20 pm
Locks open at Charles River Dam

DCR was ready when you are, Gridley, and opened the locks at the Charles River Dam at low tide to let the water piling up in the Basin flow into the Harbor yesterday, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 11:49 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed marijuana shop at 116 Cambridge St. in the Lost Village section of Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 2:45 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace Kipo's, 106-108 Bunker Hill St. in Charlestown, with six apartments, but rejected plans to replace the office space above the Boston Bagel Company at East Broadway and L Street in South Boston with four condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 9:08 am

J.L. Bell has spent the past few days rebutting the story that the Royal Welch Fusiliers may have lost the Battle of Bunker Hill but gained a goat that had wandered into the battle.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 8:54 pm
Stuck truck in Charlestown

For some reason, the driver of an 18-wheeler in Charlestown decided this afternoon it made sense to turn left from High Street onto School Street, even though it's a narrow, steep, one-way street - marked with a sign reading "NO TRUCKS OVER 2 1/2 TON CAP." He decided unwisely, which he realized when his truck quickly got wedged into the intersection, as a roving UHub photographer shows us. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 10:50 am
USS Constitution moves into Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni watched the USS Constitution leave its Charlestown dock for a harbor tour and 21-gun salute to honor people who cared for us and kept us safe during the pandemic.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 11:44 am
Proposed rendering of beehive

Blueprint submitted with proposal.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a beehive at a community garden at 499 Main St. in Sullivan Square. Read more.

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