Esplanade

By - 10/24/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 8:15 am
Arthur Fiedler's giant head in Boston

JB Parrett enjoyed a nice fall day on the Esplanade yesterday, along with Arthur Fieldler's giant disembodied head.

By - 9/14/14 - 11:56 pm

State Police report finding a man who plunged 50 feet off the footbridge around 2:20 p.m.

Witnesses said the man was leaning his back against the concrete wall on the east side of the footbridge - which connects the Esplanade with Beacon Street - when put his arms out and appeared to do a back flip up over the wall and down toward the roadway

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By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/9/14 - 1:22 pm
Esplanade suspect

State Police report this is the man suspected of attacking a woman on the Esplanade near Mass. Ave. early Friday.

Police do not think the guy is responsible for a series of attacks in 2007 and 2009.

Anyone with information about the man in these images or the incident itself is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.

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By - 8/8/14 - 8:58 am

State Police report a woman walking on the Esplanade near the Mass. Ave. Bridge was attacked around 12:25 a.m. - by a man riding a bicycle who grabbed her around the waist.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the woman, 22, sought help from a nearby person, who called 911.

The woman described the assailant as a Latino male in his mid-20s to

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By - 8/1/14 - 11:22 pm
Charles River dock

JB Parrett enjoyed another sunset on the Charles a few days ago.

By - 7/27/14 - 2:15 pm
Walking in the rain towards the Esplanade

JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.

By - 7/24/14 - 10:24 pm
Sunset over the water from Chelsea

Jared Wickerham watched the sun set over the water in Chelsea this evening (also see his photo of the Chelsea Yacht Club).

JB Parrett, meanwhile, was also watching the sun go down, but in Boston, from Community Boating on the Esplanade:

By - 7/3/14 - 10:47 pm
Lightning over Somerville

Boom! Lightning over Somerville. Photo by R.S.Y. Buchanan.

They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.

Christopher reports:

Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the

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By - 7/3/14 - 11:20 am
Lined up on the Esplanade

The lawn in front of the Hatch Shell doesn't open until 5 p.m. for tonight's Fourth Third festivities, but Leslee spotted people lining up this morning to get in at the stroke of 5.

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

By - 7/2/14 - 4:26 pm

Organizers are moving the Boston Pops concert and fireworks to tomorrow night due to Arthur. The real festivities will take the place of the practice concert, which will not take place at all.

The state plans to keep Storrow Drive open for the morning commute, but to shut it at noon, so if you drive to work on Storrow tomorrow, keep that in mind.... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 9:38 am
Hammock by the Charles River

JGD spotted an occupied hammock by the Charles late yesterday afternoon.

It might have been a remnant from a more organized hammock hang.

By - 6/2/14 - 8:38 am
Ironing board on Fieldler Footbridge

Teddy Kokoros notes the presence of an ironing board on the Fiedler Footbridge

By - 5/28/14 - 12:53 pm
Lost giraffe

Marcin Kunicki reports he found this giraffe near Community Boating on the Esplanade, hopes somebody knows whose it is.

By - 5/24/14 - 2:43 pm

State Police report a woman walking by the lagoon around 2:50 a.m. was pushed to the ground by a man, who was then chased off by several passersby.

She was taken to Mass. General for treatment of minor injuries.

The man is described as white or Hispanic, bald, about 5'7" or 5'8" tall.

The suspect in a still unsolved series of attacks along the... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 9:28 pm
Ride on the Esplanade

Jared Wickerham spent some time on the Esplanade at sunset today.

By - 3/20/14 - 4:42 pm

Large numbers of BPD officers descended on the Esplanade and the BU Bridge shortly after 4 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man in camouflage running around near the bridge with a rifle. Cambridge Police sent some officers to their side of the bridge as well.

In fact, it turned out there was a whole troop of men running around the Esplanade with rifles... Read more

By - 2/17/14 - 9:36 am
Relaxing on the banks of the Charles River

Ryan Ruel captured a couple of folks enjoying the lazy, hazy days of winter by the Esplanade yesterday.

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

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