Top Stories: Hubway Stalled and Robot Visits
Notable stories from the week of July 23.
We know it’s easy to fall behind on the news. If you fell behind this week, here are five stories we think you should take a look at.
Hubway may not come to Charlestown until spring: When Hubway expands its Boston network this year, it may bring only one location to Charlestown—at the Bunker Hill Mall. Or it may not come to Charlestown at all. The Charlestown Neighborhood Council held a meeting Thursday night to discuss a proposed second location near the intersection of Chelsea Street and Warren Street, but closed the meeting without an up-or-down vote. Kristopher Carter, the interim director of Boston Bikes, said that the delayed vote could push back the isntallation of any Charlestown Hubway stations until next spring.
Robot dives it waters off Navy Pier: What's under the water off the Navy Pier? Trash, as it turns out. That was the inescapable conclusion from the photos an underwater robot brought back from the bottom of the Navy on Wednesday. Beneath the surface, it's pretty disgusting. The mechanical explorer found lots of empty bottles and discarded cups.
Charlestown sees steepest crime drop in city: Crime in Charlestown continues to trend lower in 2012 when compared to 2011—and has seen the sharpest decline in the city—according to statistics released this week by the Boston Police Department. The data shows crime information through July 22. During that period, crime in the neighborhood has been down by 19 percent.
Letter: 24 Hours in Charlestown: As part of a city-wide project, Charlestown Neighborhood Liaison Danielle Valle-Fitzgerald spent 24-hours roaming the neighborhood. The letter describing her experienced kicked off a fair amount of discussion.
Alert officer nabs CVS shoplifter: A Medford man allegedly chose the wrong time to steal from a Charlestown CVS. According to a police report, Benjamin Quamina of 3920 Mystic Valley Pkwy in Medford, ran from the CVS in the Bunker Hill Mall around 4:45 p.m., Friday, as three men followed close behind him. An officer took up the chase, pursued Quamina across the parking lot and caught up as Quamina mounted a flight of stairs.