Charles River

By - 1/22/15 - 10:07 pm
Charles River sunset

JB Parrett watched the sun go down from the Esplanade tonight.

By - 12/21/14 - 2:30 pm
Back Bay in Boston in 1878

A view of the Back Bay in 1878, when the massive landfill project will still in progress and when Mission Hill had a reservoir. That's Mission Church on the right.

From the City of Boston Archives' Landmark Commission collection of Roxbury photos. Used under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 12/20/14 - 5:31 pm
Cambridge firetruck on the Anderson Bridge over the Charles River

CFD on the bridge. Photo by RoadTripNE.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. Boston Fire reports no body found.

State Police have shut the Anderson Bridge between JFK Street in Cambridge and North Harvard Street in Allston so firefighters can comb the Charles for somebody a 911 caller said jumped into the river around 5 p.m.

By - 12/16/14 - 11:04 am
Swan in the lagoon by the Back Bay Esplanade

JB Parrett walked along the water at the Esplanade Lagoon yesterday.

By - 11/17/14 - 3:47 pm
North Point Park in the rain

JB Parrett braved the elements to show us North Point Park in Cambridge this afternoon.

By - 11/10/14 - 10:04 am
Kiss on the Charles River Esplanade

JB Parrett captured more than just the sunset on the Esplanade yesterday evening.

By - 11/2/14 - 4:15 pm

Shortly after 4 p.m., Boston and Cambridge firefighters and Boston and State police began rushing to the Mass. Ave. Bridge on a report of a sailboat tipping over in the wind and dumping somebody in the water. Just as firefighters were about to begin their "tech rescue," however, the person managed to get back in the boat and make his way to shore on the... Read more

By - 10/18/14 - 11:35 pm
Rowers in the Head of the Charles Regatta

Historygradguy took in the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

Copyright Historygradguy. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/17/14 - 8:28 am
Fog over downtown Boston and the Charles River

Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.

By - 10/10/14 - 5:37 am

Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).

H/t Swrrlygirl.

By - 9/25/14 - 11:29 am
Renderings of an Allston Esplanade and new development at Beacon Yards

Renderings from the Boston Society of Architects Beacon Yards Urban Design Workshop

Last week, two teams organized by the Boston Society of Architects proposed that the $260M reconstruction of the Mass Pike in Allston should include a great new public place and civic amenity along the Charles River.

Monday is the deadline to send comments on this project to [email protected]

Images from the BSA presentations and a sample comment letter to MassDOT are online at... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 11:51 pm

The EPA reports it's given the Charles River an A- for cleanliness in 2013:

Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade higher than “B+”. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River

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By - 8/29/14 - 11:41 am

Tim watched the car being winched out of the river.

All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.

Photo from the scene.

Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:

By - 8/26/14 - 5:55 pm
Rowing shells in the Charles River locks

Tom Richardson spotted some human-powered boats in the locks at the Charles River Dam today.

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 - 8/19/14 - 7:53 pm
Rowing on the Charles in Needham

Roving UHub photographer Siobhan Coyne captured the scene yesterday along the Charles from Cutler Park in Needham.

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