This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.
Brian D'Amico watched the sun go down over the Charles (you want to see this one larger):
Melissa Jean watched the sunset this evening.
Bianca spotted some scullers on the Charles as storm clouds moved in and the NWS issued a severe-thunderstorm watch.
Paul Matisse's Charlestown Bells, removed from the Charles River Dam in June for repairs, are slated to be put back in place on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
The Friends of the Charlestown Bells expect the work to take a few hours - and say people who want to help out but who don't feel mechanically inclined can bring sandwiches.
The bells, which... Read more
The Herald has photos from yesterday's public swim in the Charles River basin.
Among not jumping in yesterday: Bill Weld.
UPDATE: DCR reports the fountain is working fine - people just have to be patient after hitting the button:
Fountain is working perfectly - for pets and people. Has an underground pump delay (ironically to prevent freezing in winter).
Well, that didn't last long. Back in April, DCR and New Balance officials held a formal unveiling for a fancy three-tier water fountain in... Read more
One highlight was when Keith Lockhart turned the baton over to Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue.
Several people said attendance seemed to be down... Read more
A man who called himself Peter Pan tried getting away with another man's boat in the Charles River over the weekend, only to find himself under arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Around 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, the owner of a 28-foot boat watched as somebody boarded his craft at Poor Man's Landing just north of the Longfellow, start her up and make... Read more
State Police dipped into the Charles River by the Mass. Ave. Bridge this morning to pull out a man swimming the river with no clothes on, per National Emergency Alerts.
Over the weekend, volunteers dismantled the Charlestown Bells - the colorful series of bells across the Charles River Damn that once let you ring out across the... Read more