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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.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 8:56 am
Scene being taped off at Charlestown Navy Yar

William McAdoo reports from the Charlestown Navy Yard this morning.

By adamg - 3/29/19 - 3:27 pm

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the restaurant boat, which will be berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By adamg - 12/14/18 - 10:40 am
Proposed Ferris wheel at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Upton + Partners's proposed Ferris wheel.

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.

By adamg - 11/14/18 - 6:15 pm

Stanley Forman reports the driver hit the gas instead of the brake and over Pier 6 he went. Driver and passenger got out OK.

By adamg - 6/4/18 - 10:34 pm

Around 6:45 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports. The man was apparently in his 60s, NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 2/25/18 - 2:32 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports divers recovered a body from the water off the USS Constitution around 8:15 a.m. Boston Police are now investigating, but NBC Boston reports the death does not appear suspicious.

By adamg - 11/25/17 - 10:27 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the BPDA has discovered that Pier 5 is in such bad shape it can't be used for anything, except as a fenced-off eyesore.

By adamg - 7/23/17 - 11:40 pm
USS Constitution in water

Roving UHub photographer Melissa from Waltham watched the Constitution's drydock fill with water tonight after 26 months of repairs.

By adamg - 6/23/17 - 10:54 am

With a two-year restoration project nearly done, Patrick Kennedy of Suffolk Construction takes a look at the one thing without which the work wouldn't be possible, at least not without hauling the ship onto a muddy embankment: The dry dock.

Undefeated in the War of 1812, Constitution was already a legend when she entered the brand-new, Quincy-granite dry dock in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on June 24, 1833. (That’s 184 years from this Saturday.)

By adamg - 5/17/17 - 9:11 am

WFXT posts surveillance photos of the history desecrator.

By adamg - 12/7/16 - 2:21 pm

Jocelyn watched the Pearl Harbor commemoration aboard the USS Cassin Young today.

By adamg - 8/8/16 - 9:11 am

A fed-up citizen reports that almost every day, somebody dumps "a large amount of cereal and crackers" by a tree on First Avenue between 8 and 9 streets in Charlestown.

By adamg - 5/30/16 - 12:29 pm
Cannon fired on Memorial Day in the Charlestown Navy Yard

Chris in Boston watched the 21-gun salute at noon in the Navy Yard in honor of Memorial Day.

By adamg - 9/4/15 - 2:57 pm

In the second judicial defeat for the BRA in a week involving waterfront land, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the developer of an apartment complex in Charlestown has to comply with a state order to set aside most of its ground floor for "public accommodation" uses under state waterfront regulations.Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/15 - 5:26 pm
USS Constitution in drydock

Our own SwirlyGrrl captured Old Ironsides in its new home for the next couple of years: Drydock for some restoration work.

By adamg - 5/15/15 - 8:08 am

The BRA board yesterday approved a new way to spur more development in the Charlestown Navy Yard: Issue bonds to clean up decades of pollution that would then be repaid through the new tax revenue the development would bring.

The proposed Navy Yard Historic Monuments Area "development district" now goes to the City Council for its approval. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/15 - 6:23 pm
Chain Forge hotel proposal in Charlestown Navy Yar

Architect's rendering.

The BRA today approved a developer's plan to turn a long empty Navy Yard building once used to make ship chains into a 230-room extended-stay hotel.

Under his proposal, developer Tom Kavanagh will keep many of the Chain Forge building's unique industrial components in the hotel lobby for public viewing.

Kavanagh's roughly $90-million project will include about $10 million worth of removal of PCB- and dioxin-contaminated building material. The buildings that make up the current structure have gone unused since the Navy shut them in the 1970s.

By adamg - 7/25/14 - 10:15 pm
USS Constituion and the Charles W. Morgan

Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 6/19/14 - 7:24 pm
Making rope at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Making rope at the Navy Yard before World War II. Photo by Leslie Jones.

The BRA tonight approved a developer's plans to turn the historic but long-vacant Ropewalk building at the Charlestown Navy Yard into a new residential project and museum.

Some 30 of the proposed 90 apartments will be "affordable."

The bulk of the units will be in the long two-story-high Ropewalk building, which stopped making rope for the Navy in 1971. The adjacent Tar House will also be turned into apartments.

Under plans by developer Frontier Enterprises, half the units will have one bedroom each, while 34 will have three bedrooms and the rest two.

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