JB Parrett captured more than just the sunset on the Esplanade yesterday evening.
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
JB Parrett enjoyed a nice fall day on the Esplanade yesterday, along with Arthur Fieldler's giant disembodied head.
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... Read more
Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:
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.... Read more
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... Read more
JB Parrett enjoyed another sunset on the Charles a few days ago.
JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.
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.
Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the... Read more
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
Teddy Kokoros notes the presence of an ironing board on the Fiedler Footbridge
Marcin Kunicki reports he found this giraffe near Community Boating on the Esplanade, hopes somebody knows whose it is.
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.
Jared Wickerham spent some time on the Esplanade at sunset today.
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