We know it’s easy to fall behind on the news. If you fell behind this week, here are five stories we think are worth paying attention to.
Constitution to play large role in Boston Navy Week 2012: The Navy announced this week that Charlestown’s own USS Constitution will play a feature part in Boston Navy Week 2012. Boston will be one of 15 cities across the nation slated to take part in festivities from June 29 through July 6.
Charlestown residents rally against MBTA cuts: A group of Charlestown residents attended a public hearing on the MBTA’s proposed cuts this week to tell the authority that they want to see neither the 92 bus nor the ferry cut.
ZBA denies 40 Warren plans, developer to try again: Vahid Nickpour, owner of the parking garage at 40 Warren Street, said this week that he intends to revise his expansion plans and restart the approval process after the ZBA told him that his current plans were unacceptable.
2011 a bad year for crime at Sullivan: Crime handled and recorded by MBTA transit police at Community College remained about the same in 2011 as in 2010, with five crimes recorded in each year, while crime at Sullivan Square more than doubled from seven to 19.
(No) Surprise! Charlestown has high rents: Boston rents are the 5th highest of any city in the nation, according to Reis Inc., a New-York-based firm quoted in this Boston Globe article, and the news from Rentjuice, a San Francisco tech company that aggregates real estate data and makes real estate software, isn't much better for Charlestown renters.