Hulking old North Washington Street Bridge to be replaced

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.
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N. Washington St. Bridge to be Replaced Starting in 2016

After more than 100 years and featured in movies like The Brink’s Job, the North Washington Street Bridge will be replaced starting in 2016 and will bear no resemblance to the current structure. Para Jayasinghe, City Engineer from Boston Public Works Department, appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) on Nov. 6 to show council members what the completed bridge will look like after two-and-half years of construction. The new bridge will feature two lanes in either direction with flexibility to add a third lane. “The new bridge needs to complement the Zakim Bridge in form and function,” Jayasinghe told the council. Jayasinghe left little doubt that the current bridge needs to be replaced as the city has spent millions ...
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Globe Possible Locating Here

There been talk this week that the Boston Globe may be eying two location in Charlestown as its new headquarters in Boston. According to the Boston Business Journal the Globe, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, has possible interest in the Schrafft’s City Center in Charlestown and the Hood Park on Rutherford Avenue. In a statement to the Charlestown Patriot Bridge, Boston Globe CEO Mike Sheehan said “We have issued RFPs to 25 different properties all across Boston, but concentrated in the Seaport, the Financial District, Back Bay, Fenway, and North Station. We are currently in receipt of 15 proposals, with more to come. We have not even begun the process of evaluating the proposals or identifying the particular ...
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Over 300 Residents Attend Public Safety Meeting

In the wake of the senseless murder of Charlestown teen Ryan Morrissey, residents came together Tuesday night at the Harvard Kent School to discuss public safety in the neighborhood as Charlestown begins to heal following the tragedy. Close to 300 residents crowded the school Tuesday night to attended the regularly scheduled Boston Public Safety Meeting. Father Dan Mahoney began the evening with some words of comfort and unity before commencing a moment of silence for Morrissey and his family. Morrissey is the 17-year-old victim of the November 5 shooting on Main Street. Due to the serious nature of the ongoing homicide investigation Captain Kenneth Fong, Commander of Area- A1 broke from the regular order of business to discuss the events ...

Two young teens charged with beating, robbing woman at knifepoint in Charlestown

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:08Boston Police report arresting a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old on charges they responded to a request to stop cursing in front of a young child yesterday afternoon by attacking the child's mother and stealing her phone.Neighborhoods: CharlestownTopics: Crime
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