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Carl Stevens’ Journal

A reporter since 1983, Carl Stevens daily transcribes the beat of the street and the varied rhythms of life in and around Boston. Using poetry, video, or weaving lines around soundbites, Carl tells a story any way he can.

Johnny Pesky's Corner at the Salem Diner. (Photo by Carl Stevens)

Salem Diner A Special Place For Pesky

He even has his own table, called Pesky’s Corner, where Johnny would gather with his pals, order one egg, sausage, toast and share stories of a long, full life.

08/14/2012

A tree crashed into a house in Tewksbury. (Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Tree Crashes Down On Tewksbury Home

A Tewksbury family got quite a scare Sunday night when part of a tree came crashing down through their home.

08/13/2012

Abandoned Saugus house auctioned off. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens)

Saugus Home Where Murder-Suicide Occured Is Restored, Auctioned Off

Once the site of a murder-suicide, a house on High Street in Saugus is now a new home for a local firefighter, thanks to a state program that turns around abandoned properties.

08/01/2012

Self-Defense class at Perkins School For The Blind. (Photo credit Carl Stevens)

Visually Impaired Students Get Lesson In Self-Defense

Shortly after introducing himself to member of the class here, many of whom are visually impaired Stephen Nicholls explained his interest in self defense.

07/30/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Ferdinand’s Building In Roxbury To Be Rebuilt

The old Ferdinand’s building in Roxbury is set to be rehabbed.

07/10/2012

Charles Stuart and Carol Dimaiti Stuart.

For First Time, ER Doctor Recounts Early Moments In Charles Stuart Shooting

For the first time we’re hearing from a person who treated Charles Stuart that night – October 23, 1989.

07/10/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Gavin House Helps Fight Drug Addiction

A recent spike in overdoses has prompted Boston’s public health department to increase the number of outreach workers in South Boston.

07/07/2012

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Carl Stevens’ Journal: Celebrating The 4th of July

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens spent part of the Fourth of July on Castle Island, where he asked folks to read part of the Declaration of Independence.

07/04/2012

(Photo Credit: Paul Plourde)

Tarantula Found At Swampscott Cemetery

The Swampscott Cemetery had a creepy, hairy visitor earlier this week – a rambling tarantula.

07/03/2012

Reid Sacco

Tufts To Launch Cancer Program For Young Adults

Tufts Medical Center is creating a cancer center just for young adults – something that hasn’t existed in Boston before.

06/30/2012