Rain, rain, go away ...

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox. Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that guy.

Zakim reflections

See it larger. JB Parrett photographed the Zakim Bridge the other night.
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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Norma Baars and her son, Wiatt, owners of Charlestown Ace Hardware were busy on small business Saturday at their local store that is located at 5 Austin Street.
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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to contribute close to $1 billion towards the $2.3 billion Green Line Extension project, which will make commuting to points north of the neighborhood to Somerville and Medford a whole lot easier.  The Green Line Extension project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) that would add 4.7 additional miles of Green Line service to Greater Boston. The project will extend existing MBTA Green Line service from a relocated Lechmere Station in East Cambridge to Union Square in Somerville and College Avenue in Medford. Currently, residents in Charlestown traveling to these areas have to take the Orange Line back into Boston, switch trains to ...
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Holiday Festivities Set for this Weekend Here

Charlestown has a big holiday weekend coming up, with activities for young and old to enjoy. Start on Friday evening with a visit from Mayor Marty Walsh and Santa as the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley rolls through Thompson Square for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  On Saturday and Sunday visit Charlestown Open Studios on all three floors of the StoveFactory at 523 Medford Street, Charlestown on December 6th and 7th from 11AM until 5 PM. Eighteen artists studios at the StoveFactory will have their studios open to the public. There is free parking along Medford Street.  “How The Sith Stole Christmas”, at the Charlestown Working Theater opens Saturday at 3PM a hilarious, intergalactic musical parody written by Nate Kreiger and Gus ...
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