Charles River

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 - 9/26/16 - 8:53 pm
Sunset over Cambridge and the Charles River

Jean Nagy watched the sun go down over the Charles and Cambridge tonight.

By - 9/23/16 - 6:51 pm
Storm clouds over Cambridge and the Charles River

John Gage captured the front rolling across the area this evening.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:20 pm

The state is shutting the Great Ditch Bridge - that nasty little piece of work on the Dedham side of the Great Plain Avenue exit - at 8 tonight for work to get the bridge ready for its replacement by a span on which you won't have to worry anymore you'll get into a crash that will send you into the water. Read more.

By - 9/19/16 - 7:45 pm
Red sunset over the Charles River

Jean Nagy enjoyed the post-storm sunset this evening.

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 9/18/16 - 10:46 pm
Revels summer farewell

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Revels Riversing along the Charles in Cambridge tonight.

By - 9/16/16 - 12:58 pm
Sunrise over the Charles River

Luisa LaSalle watched the sun come up over the Charles from the BU Bridge this morning.

By - 9/15/16 - 11:39 am

WBUR chronicles all the issues, including the fact that the bridge is a historic landmark right down to its rivets, which means contractors have to use historic methods to rebuild it, right down to the use of 50,000 historically accurate rivets, rather than more modern, and faster ways to connect metal support beams.

By - 9/12/16 - 9:00 pm
Flower at Millennium Park

Slowly is the best way to to walk the path along the Charles River and Saw Mill Brook at Millennium Park - more of a chance to see things you'd miss otherwise, such as the small fish swimming along the river bank, the turtles sunning themselves and the small flowers on some stalks. And if you get lucky and you look across the brook, you'll realize what you thought was the top of a 15-foot tree stump is actually a great blue heron. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 8:31 pm
Guy flying around Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Seems there's this guy who's taken to throwing himself off the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury, but it's OK because he has both a lightweight engine and a parachute and he flies around the Charles and Millennium Park and Cutler Park, no doubt having the grandest time. Mary Ellen captured him in flight the other day.

By - 9/8/16 - 10:14 am

Steph Bianchi reports the Charles River locks are closed to pedestrians this morning and the water full of what looked like suds.

DCR explains: Read more.

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 - 8/20/16 - 7:19 pm
Flugtag flier in Boston

People competed today to see how far they could get with handmade contraptions they propelled off a two-story Red Bull Flugtag tower along the Esplanade today

Tamas K-L shows us one of the entries. Photographynatalia posted lots of photos, including one of a plunging Red Line car: Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:46 pm
Last Longfellow Bridge tower back in place

Photo via MassDOT.

MassDOT reports construction workers finished topping off the last of the Longfellow Bridge's iconic shakers today when they re-attached the top, or capstone, of the tower closest to the Museum of Science on the Boston side. Read more.

By - 8/6/16 - 6:01 pm
Clouds over Boston

John Gage kept his eye to the sky shortly before 6 p.m. today.

By - 8/4/16 - 8:28 pm
Plane landing at Logan Airport at sunset over Boston Harbor

Photos of Boston watched a plane landing at Logan at sunset this evening.

Adam Castiglioni, meanwhile, watched the sunset from the top of the Pru. Read more.

By - 7/29/16 - 11:00 pm

State Police report an 18-year-old died from drowning in the Charles River tonight. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 9:35 am
Jumping into the Charles River on Sunday

Nicozar watched as a couple guys pulled a Weld yesterday afternoon. On Friday evening, meanwhile, Gary the roving UHub photographer spotted this sign outside a church in Allston: Read more.

By - 7/23/16 - 6:49 pm
Storm moving in over Boston

It looked like a killer death storm was about to swallow up Boston late this afternoon. That John Gage was able to post this photo strongly suggests it didn't.

It did, however, get pretty intense in places such as Chelsea and Melrose: Read more.