Esplanade

By - 10/29/17 - 6:29 pm

Amy Bucher didn't realize she'd need a hard hat to walk under the Longfellow this afternoon.

By - 10/28/17 - 11:22 am
Appleton Bridge over Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles reports the first span of the new Frances Appleton pedestrian bridge across Storrow Drive from Beacon Hill to the Esplanade went up overnight. Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:15 pm

CatBoston took in the India Day celebration on the Esplanade today.

By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 6/25/17 - 11:23 pm

State Police report they are looking for a man they say was jumped and robbed by four teens on the Esplanade around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Read more.

By - 6/9/17 - 9:11 am
Snowman in June in Boston

Teddy Kokoros was a bit startled to see a snowman by the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge this morning.

Later in the morning, though, the snowman had turned into more of a snowbunny: Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 4:43 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that the state trooper who shot Santos Laboy to death on the Silber Way Footbridge in 2015 was completely justified. Read more.

By - 4/22/17 - 11:31 am

A passerby noticed a body on the Esplanade bicycle path around 5:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death, but the preliminary investigation did not reveal signs of violent trauma and the circumstances do not suggest robbery.

By - 4/11/17 - 1:15 pm
Questions most todllers can't process, in the Back Bay

J. Goddell spotted these questions laboriously scrawled inside a piece of equipment at the playground for little kids along the Esplanade by Mass. Ave. today, wonders if the author has ever actually met any toddlers.

By - 4/3/17 - 8:13 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Mark Novak wasn't alone in enjoying the sunset over the Charles River this evening.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:38 pm
Snowy sailboats in the Charles River

Gary Waldeck stopped to admire the sailboats along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 12/3/16 - 10:04 am
Christmas in the Charles River

Mark Novak knows it's the Christmas season when Community Boating lights up its Christmas sailboat along the Esplanade.

By - 10/11/16 - 5:50 pm
A goose in Boston's Public Garden

Winged menace gives you the eye.

Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.

At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.

By - 9/30/16 - 10:30 pm
Misty Charles River dock

JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.

By - 8/21/16 - 9:33 pm

The Globe today posted a photo from 1955 by Boston-based photographer Ted Polumbaum showing guys jumping into the Charles River - from the far side of the then "modernized" Storrow Drive, which had become part of the river.

Also see a more bucolic Embankment Road in 1929.

By - 7/4/16 - 11:20 pm
July Fourth fireworks over the Charles River

Erica Mattison got to watch the Esplanade fireworks from the UMass Club in Boston.

By - 5/26/16 - 7:27 am
Sunset along the Charles River Esplanade

JB Parrett reports this Esplanade sunset photo was the last he took as a Boston resident - he's moving up to New Hampshire.

By - 5/20/16 - 6:14 pm
Dancing on the Charles River Esplanade

Shannon Dooling wasn't the only one enjoying a nice day along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 5/17/16 - 7:52 am
Searching the Charles River near Harvard Square

Searching the river. Photo by Todd Consentino.

UPDATE: State Police report the man, from Allston, was pulled out of the water around 8 a.m. and rushed to Mt. Auburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

State Police report crews are searching the Charles River near the Weeks Footbridge for a man witnesses say jumped into the river shortly before 7 a.m. and then did not surface.