Top Stories: Petco, Hubway and History
Top stories from the week of Aug. 6.
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.
Pecto announces opening date for Charlestown Unleashed store. Petco, the firm that for weeks ignored our calls to confirm that it planned to open a location in the Bunker Hill Mall, sent us a press release this week announcing that the Charlestown Unleashed by Petco will open on August 24. The Unleashed store, which is a pared-down version of the firm’s normal big-box format, will be the chain’s seventh in the Boston area and the eighth in Massachusetts.
Hubway coming to Charlestown. It may be for the best that the city, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and Hubway came to an agreement on bike stations within the town, because Hubway will literally live with the results. Banker and Tradesman reported this week that Alta Bicycle, Hubway’s parent company, signed a lease on 29,000 square feet of space in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square.
City to add more Charlestown ferry service. The mayor announced that the City of Boston has been awarded $1.28 million in federal grant money to purchase two ferries for service between East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown.
Common Street school once occupied The Training Field. Helen O’Neil does it again. The three-story brick apartment building at 5 Common Street was once a two-story public grammar school. It was located, not at 5 Common Street, but across the street, inside the Training Field.
Vandal carves racial slur into Honda hood. On Monday, Aug 6, a victim parked on Tibbetts Town Way reported that someone vandalized his 2009 Honda Civic. An officer observed a “continuous deep grooved scratch around the body of the entire motor vehicle.” According to the report, the vandal also carved a racial slur into the vehicle’s hood.