We know it’s easy to fall behind on the news. If you fell behind this week, here are excerpts from five stories we think you should take a look at.
: For the first time in a long time this week, Fred Robins went home.
The 77-year old Maine native and former ship worker had been living on a $713 Social Security stipend, which, in the Boston rental market, didn’t leave him with enough money to cover his bills and housing.
With nowhere else to go, he had been sleeping at Logan Airport.
This week, though, he unlocked the door of his Charlestown apartment for the first time.
: With Nathan crossing the200-signatory line, Charlestown Neighborhood Council Chairman Tom Cunha said the swell of support for Hubway could change his stance on the issue.
Cunha and vice chairman David Whelan both cast in a 2-2 deadlocked motion to approve a second Hubway location near the intersection of Chelsea Street and Harris Street. The first location, near the intersection of Main Street and Austin Street, had already been approved at an earlier meeting.
: A victim on Corey Street reports as a result of a dispute over monies owed the suspect punched her in the face then ran away. A search was conducted to no avail. Matter is under investigation.
: The Charlestown wind turbine run by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is slated to be back up and running by mid August, according to an authority spokeswoman.
: Drug activity continues in the housing area targeted by the Boston Police Department’s “,” according to a police report.