Christopher Columbus Park

By - 10/16/14 - 10:47 am
Reflections on Boston Harbor at Christopher Columbus Park

Mucka Finyardi looked across the water and Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf the other night.Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 11:29 pm

Harbor fireworks

Matt Conti at watched the summer's end fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr....Read more

By - 5/11/13 - 12:37 pm

The North End/Waterfront Mothers Association says fight-happy homeless people in Christopher Columbus Park are becoming a menace to their children and that one answer is a six-foot-tall fence around the park's playground - locked every night from May through November.

In an e-mail to members, organizers say they reached their breaking point last month after a fatally injured man was pulled out of the...Read more

By - 4/24/13 - 3:27 pm

A good Samaritan jumped into Boston Harbor near Long Wharf shortly after 11 this morning and helped keep somebody foundering in the water afloat until a State Police boat arrived and troopers pulled both out. Boston EMS treated the man at the scene and then transported him to Mass. General for further care, Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says.

The Herald reports he died...Read more

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

Fairmount Hill lights

Darryl Houston captured the daylight-powerful lights on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park - put up by a guy who rents an aerial lift to ensure no surface is unilluminated.

Uma Mirani photographed Cambridge Common:

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By - 4/25/12 - 5:44 pm

The barrage of news about bodily fluids continues, this time via a report on about an incident this past Friday at the playground at Christopher Columbus Park, two hours after a father called 911 to report homeless men sleeping in the playground equipment and blood everywhere:

The playground area was teeming with children and mothers. I walked around the equipment and to my

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By - 10/11/11 - 9:56 am


An alert citizen uses Citizens Connect to praise an unidentified city worker:

The gentleman in blue seems to be offering tourists on Segways citations as souvenirs of their tour. Boston Gliders should be ticketed every time they use the sidewalk and this is a good spot for it. They

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By - 8/20/11 - 11:03 am provides the video of the start of the Fisherman's Feast. Although there aren't any fishing boats there anymore, there used to be.Read more

By - 8/12/11 - 10:06 am

Damn Segways

An annoyed citizen reports:

Segway traffic jam at Christopher Columbus Park! Large Segway tour group blacking steps & monopolizing pedestrian plaza riding practice laps. Aren't Segways illegal in pedestrian areas and parks?

The City Council adopted Segway restrictions in June, but said enforcement would have to...Read more

By - 6/21/11 - 8:23 am

Boston Fire and Boston EMS both confirm this account that a woman sustained serious enough injuries falling off a Segway Sunday evening that she needed transportation to a local hospital:

The formerly healthy rider was just taken away on a stretcher, on a backboard, in a neckbrace, bleeding.

Spokespeople for both departments, however, did not have additional information on what might have caused the...Read more

By - 9/12/10 - 12:41 pm


Jeff Tamagini took a portfolio's worth of photos of Boston Ballet dancers yesterday at the Boston Ahts Festival at Christopher Columbus Park (still going on today).

Copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr....Read more

By - 10/17/09 - 8:45 pm

Boston Under WaterSure, you could just stage a boring rally to call for action on climate change. Or you could hold a Boston Under Water Climate Festival, featuring such fun events as

  • Building a sandbag flood barrier
  • A massive group photo in front of the sandbag wall with a banner calling on
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By - 7/4/09 - 11:54 pm

Libertarians, anti-income-taxers, Barney Frank haters, birthers, objectivists, Reagan lovers, Sarah Palin fans, Oath Keepers and gun owners descended on Christopher Columbus Park this Independence Day to vow to retake America from the the jack-booted heel of socialized medicine and pollution caps, or something, in yet another Tea Bagging.

Most of the 300 or 400 protesters were...Read more

By - 4/4/09 - 7:43 pm
Pillow fight!

Petercip managed to avoid getting feathers in his lens at today's waterfront pillow fight.

Steve Garfield posts photos from today's annual public pillow fight.

More photos.

Steve also posted a video, which sums it all up:

By - 6/23/06 - 8:51 am

Presumably, however, Matt eventually got tired and stopped posing behind the headless statue.Read more