Week in Review: Blizzard Cleanup, Navy Yard Fountain and One-Way Street Discussion

A look at some of the top stories last week on Charlestown Patch.

Life gets busy, and Patch certainly understands that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Charlestown Patch this week: 

  1. How Charlestown Fared in Blizzard of ‘13— Charlestown and the rest of Boston saw about 21.8 inches of snow, give or take a few, in the Blizzard of 2013, according to measurements taken at Logan Airport in nearby East Boston. See more blizzard stories listed in the Charlestown Storm Center and see our gallery of photos from the big storm.
  2. —When Allston Street residents raised concerns about vehicles speeding down their one-way street, the city responded with a plan to reverse the direction of two other one-way streets nearby, to help ease traffic flow between Medford and Bunker Hill streets. But the plan comes with a new set of problems. 
  3. Plans for Navy Yard Fountain Revealed—After delaying the opening of a popular water fountain in the Charlestown Navy Yard last summer and then putting a fence up to keep people out once summer ended, the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday presented an alternative: A new, kid-friendly splash pad to be built on the grassy knoll between Building 36 and the existing playground.
  4. Charlestown Woman Wins ‘Miss Cambridge’ Title—Charlestown resident Carrie Sunde was crowned Miss Cambridge Sunday night during the Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge Pageant at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
  5. LaMattina: Charlestown Looking Better After Storm—Though there was a delay in getting Charlestown’s side streets plowed after the weekend snowstorm, the neighborhood was looking much better by Monday afternoon, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina said.
  6. Charlestown Pastor Praises Pope Benedict’s Courage—Father James Ronan of St. Mary - St. Catherine of Siena spoke to Patch Monday about Pope Benedict XVI's decision to leave his post on Feb. 28.
  7. —A closer look at the famous marker in the middle of Charlestown.
  8. Police Reports: Pair Arrested for Armed Robbery—Two men allegedly robbed a man on Medford Street on Saturday, Feb. 9 but were later caught by police.
  9. T Police Ask Public To Report ‘Open & Gross’ Crimes—Boston Transit Police are urging the public to report open and gross crimes they see while aboard MBTA trains and at stations following an incident resulting in an arrest at North Station on Monday.
  10. Capuano Mulling Run for Governor—U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano told WBUR Newsthat he will take the next several months to think about whether to run for the governor's seat next year, when Deval Patrick's term expires. 

Did we miss something? Send news tips, comments and suggestions to becca.manning@patch.com.


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