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Charles Street is the name of a north-south street in the city center of Boston, Massachusetts. It begins in the north at Leverett Circle, where it connects with Nashua Street and Monsignor O'Brien Highway. Science Park station on the MBTA Green Line is located there. Charles Street runs south and gives its name to the Charles/MGH station on the MBTA Red Line, connecting via the Charles Circle rotary to Cambridge Street and the Longfellow Bridge which leads to Cambridge. This segment is a one-way street, with traffic heading northwards.

From Charles Circle, the street heads further south as a one-way southbound thoroughfare, and forms the primary commercial spine of the affluent neighborhood of Beacon Hill. As it crosses Beacon Street, the direction of one-way traffic reverts to northbound, and the street widens to form the boundary between Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden.

Beyond Boylston Street, which forms the southern boundary of the parks, the street continues as Charles Street South (formerly Carver Street), terminating at Tremont Street just south of the Theatre District.

The street is the start and finish point for the annual B.A.A. 10K race, first organised by the Boston Athletic Association in 2011.[1]

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In filmEdit

Part of Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed was filmed along Charles Street in Beacon Hill.

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  1. ^ Connelly, John (2011-06-27). Feeling at home. Boston Herald. Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  2. ^ State Street Trust Company. Forty of Boston's historic houses. 1912.
  3. ^ Boston Directory, 1856
  4. ^ Susan Wilson. Literary Trail of Greater Boston, 2nd ed. Beverly, Mass.: Commonwealth Editions, 2005; p.59
  5. ^ Davide Rossi. When I was in India - Recollections Recounted, n to the nth ed. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Italian Editions, 2008-10; p.59
  6. ^ "An Interactive Map of Literary Boston: 1794–1862" (Exhibition). Forgotten Chapters of Boston's Literary History. The Trustees of Boston College. March 28 – July 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-22.

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Coordinates: 42°18′00″N 71°03′46″W / 42.3001°N 71.0628°W / 42.3001; -71.0628