Charles River

By - 6/20/08 - 3:30 pm

BostonZest discusses efforts by state and city arborists and local volunteers to protect elm trees on the Commonwealth Avenue mall and along the Esplanade and Charlesgate from the dreaded Dutch Elm Disease:

... When we have a few days of hot weather, the elm bark beetle will come out of hiding and begin spreading the disease. That's when volunteers look to the treetops for signs of distress. "We call it flagging, which is the yellowing of the leaves on a certain section," said Greg Mosman, Boston's city arborist. ...

By - 6/9/08 - 3:25 pm

WBUR's Radio Boston is doing a show on the Charles River and has set up a Flickr group for you to post geotagged photos of the river, to create a Charles photo montage.

By - 5/1/08 - 9:05 am

Hey, if it's good enough for the geese, it's good enough for the woman Tammy spotted:

... An Asian woman was foraging for greens along the banks of the Charles carrying a large shopping bag full of them. Since she didn't look crazy, I stopped to ask what she was picking.

By - 4/27/08 - 3:19 pm
Water race on the Charles

Paul Keleher took in the Run of the Charles races today, including this 26-mile run.

By - 4/26/08 - 12:18 pm

Longfellow Bridge is falling down, falling down? Sorta, but not really, state says. Which, as Michael Pahre recalls, is what the state said about the BU Bridge upriver:

Few people would likely disagree that the DCR (and its predecessor agencies) has a poor record in maintaining their infrastructure, although some blame could easily be pointed at the State Legislature and/or Governor for failure to allocate sufficient funding. But the DCR should do a better job at recognizing and reporting the condition of the infrastructure under their control, rather that making public misstatements or engaging in peculiar reporting practices. The public statements of DCR officials about the current condition of their bridges is straining their credibility.

By - 3/30/08 - 8:00 pm

Teddy Kokoros takes photos at the Moody Street dam on the Charles.

By - 1/7/08 - 12:06 am

Not the most dramatic sunset, but still a pleasant way to end a warmish day at the giant dog park that Millennium Park in West Roxbury seems to have become (it was amazing how many people were there at sunset with their dogs today).

By - 10/21/07 - 3:07 pm

Teddy Kokoros posts photos.

By - 10/8/07 - 4:05 pm

Harry Mattison wonders why the state wants to add zillions of miles of bike paths when it's currently not maintaining the ones it already has, such as the paths along the Charles River:

By - 10/8/07 - 8:12 am
By - 10/3/07 - 9:13 am

Mike Champion snaps a cool photo of the Northeastern boathouse at night.

By - 9/29/07 - 4:58 pm
Drugs are good for your colon

There's some weird graffiti at the playground at Paul Revere Park by the Charles River Dam.

By - 9/19/07 - 11:09 pm

Did anyone else see the helicopter flying over the Charles around 1:00 this afternoon? I was driving down Memorial Drive from the Harvard Bridge towards Harvard Square when I saw a low flying helicopter come over from the Kenmore Sq area and then over the Charles. It got real low and I think it landed a few hundred yards in Cambridge. I couldn't see exactly where.

By - 9/18/07 - 4:43 pm

Makes $6,000 donation toward the cost of cleaning up the cleanup boat on which volunteers and EMTs suffered burns from some sodium floating in the Charles.

Julia Reischel at the Dig has more.