Thursday, October 18, 2012
Put your dog in a costume and head on down to the Harborview on Friday night.
Durty Harry’s is hosting their annual Howl-een Party at Harborview in the Navy Yard from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Admission is $10 and all proceeds go to Lucky Lab Rescue. The co-sponsors are The Navy Yard Bistro, The Friends of Charlestown Navy Yard, Fido Loves and Monumentails. The costume party will be held at Harborview in the Navy Yard, allowing for more space and more dog fun. There will be free food and drinks for the two feet and four-legged crowd alike. There will be a contest for the best dog costume. “Lots of dogs in Charlestown are adopted through Lucky Lab Rescue,” Michelle Fournier of Durty Harry’s said. Fournier said that she expects about 250 people and dogs at this shindig. “This is easily the biggest dog …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The following was sent to us on behalf of the USS Constitution Museum and Raytheon. It has been lightly edited. The USS Constitution Museum's new educational exhibit, Old Ironsides 1812 Discovery Center, opened to the public on June 16. The exhibit's interactive displays illustrate how math and science were vital to the design of the USS CONSTITUTION more than 200 years ago. It is a natural extension of Raytheon’s MathMovesU program, which inspires today's students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math. Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the center. As a corporate sponsor for the Museum’s bicentennial of the War of 1812, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A car parked on 7th Street near 3rd Avenue in the Navy Yard caught fire this weekend and sent flames to another vehicle parked nearby. Reader @sarahcincotta, who caught the above photo, said that she initially thought that the car had exploded before realizing it was a fire. The Boston Fire Department reported that it responded to the blaze at 12:33 p.m. Saturday. The flames had already spread to the second car before the crew could extinguish them. Firefighters left the scene around 1:13 p.m., the department reported. The cause of the fire is not under investigation. On monday morning, @sarahcincotta reported that she could still see debris from the blaze.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Neighborhood Council committee rules out First Avenue.
Last year, Navy Yard residents and workers got used to occasionally buying their lunch from a truck calling itself “Go Fish.” The truck’s proprietor David Stein would drive onto Navy Yard property owned by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and engage his parking break before serving customers. This year, the truck’s future is in limbo. At the Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting earlier this month, Stein explained that the redevelopment authority no longer wants the truck on its land, but he earned enough of a following with his twist on seafood that the neighborhood council sought to find a new place for his customers to find him—which takes us to Tuesday. The council held a special meeting this week to evaluate the city’s suggestion…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
John Moore aims to open new restaurant as early as December.
Charlestown residents will soon have another Navy Yard restaurant to visit if the owner of Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar has his way. John Moore visited the Charlestown Neighborhood Council last week to explain his plans for Positano, which he said could open at 250 First Avenue as soon as December. “I’d love to start construction in August sometime,” Moore said. A folder Moore distributed to the council described Positano as a “modern Coastal Italian restaurant where guests will enjoy homemade pastas, brick oven pizzas, fresh seafood and high quality meats amongst beautiful harbor and city views.” He told the council that the restaurant would serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and could include a carryout and delivery services. In addition…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The city has issued this press release with the rules and regulations, and there will be a meeting on January 11th for public comment.
Article info and text provided by the Boston Public Works Department: The Boston Public Works Department will be implementing posted street sweeping on many streets in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood by providing a cleaner environment. Mechanical street sweeping is the most efficient and cost-effective manner to clean streets in our City. However, if vehicles are constantly parked at the curb, this does not allow the sweeper to impact the curb or areas under vehicles. A neighborhood meeting will be co-hosted by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and the Friends of the Navy Yard to present the program. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 11th …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
After receiving (and rejecting) a single proposal for development of the pier, the BRA has decided to evaluate next steps for the Navy Yard site.
Wondering what ever happened with that request for proposals the city put out earlier this year for development of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard? Turns out, not much. The Boston Redevelopment Authority asked interested parties to submit project ideas for future use of Pier 5 -- the last large swath of open land in the Navy Yard. The space, between Courageous Sailing and Tavern on the Water, is vacant and fenced off, and has been for years. But the July deadline for proposals came and went and only one project idea was submitted, according to Susan Elsbree, a spokeswoman for the BRA. It was for an "innovation center" on the pier (an idea Patch reported on in March). But after review, BRA staff rejected the idea, essentially saying it was not …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Student enrollment has nearly doubled over the past seven years.
The popularity of MGH Institute of Health Professions -- a school in the Navy Yard -- has continued to grow. In the past seven years, officials say student enrollment has almost doubled. A total of 1,111 students started the fall term at the Charlestown campus this month. They're studying nursing, physical therapy, communication sciences and disorders, medical imaging, and other health care profession courses. That’s an 83 percent increase from the 612 students who attended the graduate school in the 2005-2006 school year, according to a recent release from the school. What's accounting for the growth, even through the down economy? The release cites a few factors: President Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN cited the pending retirement …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
After long negotiations with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council, the directors of the hospital agreed to hire more locals.
Members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council announced at Tuesday night’s meeting that they had persuaded the directors of the Navy Yard’s Spaulding Rehabilitative Hospital to hire 20 percent of their workforce from the neighborhood. Tom Cunha, who presides over the council, said that it took him and other members of the council eight or nine meetings with Spaulding officials and local unions to reach that agreement, but he considered it a victory. “It’s a substantial mark in the sand,” he said, “because now we can tell everyone else that they have to do the same thing.” When the council opened the floor to comments from the audience, a Charlestown resident who works as an electrician for Walsh Brothers Inc., the contractor for the …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Earlier this summer, Mark Dowdle took over as the new chief ranger for Boston National Historic Parks -- and he moved to Charlestown to take the new post.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Meet Mark Dowdle, the new Chief Park Ranger for Boston National Historical Parks, including the Navy Yard and Bunker Hill Monument. He's also one of Charlestown's newest residents. (This was written by Mark Dowdle for Patch.) Boston National Historical Park is part of the National Park Service system that encompasses nearly 400 natural and cultural sites throughout the United States. Charlestown is home to several of these important sites. The first major battle of the Revolutionary Wa was fought on Breed’s Hill on July 17, 1775. I cannot walk the grounds around the Bunker Hill Monument without thinking of the heroic events of the battle, the sacrifice and courage displayed by the patriot soldiers, and the symbolism of freedom the park’s …