Charles River

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.

By - 7/15/16 - 10:48 pm

State Police report they've arrested a Waltham man on charges he exposed himself to women along the Charles River in Waltham - and that they're now investigating his possible link to similar instances along the River Walk, which runs along the river from Brighton to Watertown. Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 11:22 am

The Charles River Conservancy kicks off a Swim the Charles fundraising campaign and releases feasibility study supporting potential for Charles River Swimming Facility

In conjunction with today's sold­out fourth annual CitySplash event, the Charles River Conservancy, released "Swimming in the Charles: A Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Permanent Swimming Facility in the Charles River Basin" and launched Swim the Charles, an Indiegogo campaign to support returning swimming to the Charles.

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 - 7/2/16 - 5:35 pm

On the Cambridge side, at River Street shortly shortly after 11 a.m., WBZ reports.

By - 6/29/16 - 7:04 pm
Rainstorm over the Harvard Bridge and the Charles River

Tamas K-L watched the storm over the Charles this afternoon.

By - 6/22/16 - 9:06 am

Mitchell Harrison, 26, of Watertown, died overnight after being recovered from the Charles River by Boston firefighters and State Police. Read more.

By - 6/21/16 - 5:11 pm

UPDATE: The man died; another man now faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly pushing him into the river.

Divers from BFD and State Police and firefighters from Boston and Cambridge went into the Charles near the Mass. Ave. bridge shortly after 5 p.m. on a report that somebody jumped or fell into the river. Around 5:27 p.m., firefighters found the man and got him out of the water. He was turned over to EMS for preparation to be transported to a local hospital.

By - 6/5/16 - 11:54 am
Morning mist along the Charles River

Chris Silverio went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge this morning.

Copyright Chris Silverio. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/4/16 - 11:28 pm
Fireworks over the Charles River

Carly Brownsberger was among the many non-MIT people who got to enjoy the fireworks the weekend after MIT's commencement.

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 - 5/13/16 - 8:27 am

Ryan Ruel happened upon the Buoy Stone project at MIT - an effort to show how ancient builders might have moved giant stones by floating them down rivers or canals.

H/t Alice for the link to the explanation.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/12/16 - 11:28 pm

Sometime after 10:30 p.m., Boston University Police came upon a trespasser in a BU building at 771 Commonwealth Ave. He ran, they chased - right to the banks of the Charles River, into which he jumped, just downstream from the BU Bridge.

As he tried to swim to Cambridge, Boston and State Police arrived, as did Boston and Cambridge firefighters with boats. Troopers in a boat found him, pulled him up and brought him to the Boston side, where, Rob Cant reports, he was put on a stretcher and taken away by Boston EMTs.

By - 5/1/16 - 7:28 pm

Scotirish gives us an overview of the day's festivities along the Charles.

One cannot help but also be impressed by the number of portable toilets (although they were probably there for the Walk for Hunger).

By - 4/28/16 - 11:37 am
Abercrombie and Fitch sweatshirt found on body

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office hope somebody recognizes the faded Abercrombie & Fitch sweatshirt worn by the roughly 60-year-old man whose body was found in the Charles River off the Esplanade on March 10. Read more.

By - 4/12/16 - 7:54 am
Seal on a dock in the Charles River

Dr. Ed spotted a seal just lounging on a dock in the Charles River this morning, probably the same one DCR reported by the locks yesterday morning: Read more.

By - 4/8/16 - 4:38 pm

A 45-year-old Harvard man jumped off the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge shortly before noon. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:

Troopers were able to bring the man from the water into a State Police vessel and transport him to a nearby dock, from where he was taken to Boston Medical Center. Based on the facts and circumstances available thus far, the incident does not appear to be the result of criminal conduct and the man is expected to survive.

By - 4/6/16 - 7:45 am
BU Bridge

Firefighters, police and EMTs rushed to bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:52 am

Workers at the Museum of Science spotted a seal swimming in the Charles, so naturally, they tweeted for some help to the New England Aquarium, which will now look for the critter. To which the Museum of Science replied:

Awesome! And if you happen to notice any dinosaur fossils, we're happy to help.

Boston Magazine reports the seal may still be in the river this morning.