Charles River

By - 5/1/14 - 12:06 pm
Charles River on a rainy day

JB Parrett looked down the Charles on a rainy May Day.

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

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

By - 4/25/14 - 8:42 pm
Clouds over the Charles River

JB Parrett watched the clouds come in over the Charles in advance of the rain forecast for tomorrow.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:00 am
Longfellow Bridge repair work

Elmer Cat photographed repair work on the Longfellow Bridge. The bridge is in the middle of a 3 1/2-year redo.

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By - 4/11/14 - 2:46 pm

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A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.

The $260 million project proposes to straighten the Mass Pike between Harvard Ave in Allston and BU's Nickerson Field, remove aging concrete support structures, and... Read more

By - 4/6/14 - 5:07 pm
Norumbega tower

The Norumbega tower. See it larger.

Horsford

When you're rich, people listen to you. And you get to build monuments to wacky ideas with no proof behind them.

You can see proof of that at the far end of the Commonwealth Avenue mall, where a Romanicized version of Leif Erikson forever peers towards the Charles River and the Common - and in a small byway off River Road and South Street... Read more

By - 3/27/14 - 7:24 am
Sunset over the Charles River after fatal fire

Brian D'Amico was on scene at yesterday's fatal Beacon Street fire. As he took photos from the Storrow Drive side of the building, he turned to see this sunset.

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By - 3/18/14 - 8:34 pm
Sunset on the Charles

JB Parrett walked along the Charles around 7 p.m.:

Nearly spring in Boston. Light at 7pm and a nearly ice-free Charles.

By - 3/15/14 - 3:32 pm
Grand Junction over the Charles River

Ed Hatfield photographed the empty trackbed that now makes up half of the Grand Junction train bridge over the Charles River - the only train connection between north and south track networks east of Worcester county

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By - 3/9/14 - 6:03 pm
Ice buildup on the Charles River

John McLachlan walked along the Charles yesterday, noted the puddling caused by warming temperatures, but also the unusual ice floes pushed up onto shore. The river today.

Brad Kelly, meanwhile, noted a possible sign of spring: Whiskey Priest poking its head up above one of the snow piles along the South Boston waterfront.

By - 3/8/14 - 9:27 am
Work on the Longfellow Bridge

Workers prepare to take top off a Longfellow shaker. Photo by MassDOT

State officials say the Callahan Tunnel should open round about 5 a.m. Monday morning, which will begin to restore karma to Boston traffic and eventually end those mysterious clumps of state troopers along Rte. 16.

However, late-night drivers can expect some delays elsewhere along I-93 for the rest of the week as MassDOT gets the mighty highway back into fighting form:

Most notably, the effort

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By - 3/6/14 - 4:18 pm
People walking across the Charles River

Greg Hum looked out his window this afternoon to see two people walking across the Charles.

By - 2/25/14 - 6:41 am
Charles River thin ice

Sarah Bourne wonders if the thrill of warm water sailing on the Charles is worth the risk.

Ground view of the sailboats.

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.

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By - 2/16/14 - 12:00 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were dispatched to the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11:35 p.m. when somebody noticed a person on the ice on the Charles.

Mission accomplished:

Person is tethered with a rope and is now walking off of the frozen river to shore. ... Unknown why person was on the ice. Police to investigate.

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By - 2/10/14 - 2:30 pm

Galen Moore asks:

Anyone know why the north bank of the Charles won't freeze between the Longfellow and the Museum of Science? It's creepy.

By - 1/17/14 - 5:22 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Cassie Grey-Sautelet watched the sun go down over the Charles this afternoon.

By - 1/15/14 - 10:55 am
Hancock building at sunrise

Alden Keefe Sampson watched the sun rise over the Charles this morning. He says:

I was jogging along this morning with my friend and all of a sudden looked out to see this brilliant scene. We just happened to be in the right spot in the right time. Surreal moment.

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