Charles River

By - 4/28/15 - 11:58 pm

Updated, 12:25 a.m.

For the second day in a row, Boston and Cambridge firefighters and State Police responded to the Massachusetts Avenue bridge on a report of a possible jumper, only to find no evidence on the bridge or in the water that somebody had actually jumped.

Firefighters used thermal imagers and sonar to search the water, after the report of a possible jumper mid-span came in shortly before 11:50 p.m.

The bridge was shut in both directions. Around 12:20 a.m., Boston firefighters began packing up and leaving.

By - 4/27/15 - 6:41 pm
Massachusetts Avenue Bridge scene

The scene on the bridge. Photo by WhiteHotOven.

The Boston Fire Department responded in force around 6 p.m. when a report came in of a possible jumper from the bridge, but after searching the water, firefighters found nothing and left.

By - 4/26/15 - 9:56 pm
Angry sky over the Boston Museum of Science

"All hail Gozer!" JB Parrett exclaimed as he took this shot of the angry skies over the Museum of Science this evening.

By - 4/24/15 - 5:14 pm
Sailboat capsized, righted on the Charles River

Rachel Anne Miller watched as boaters rushed to a capsized sailboat on the Charles this afternoon and helped right it.

By - 4/12/15 - 3:56 pm
Stairway and wheel at North Point Park

David Parsons snapped the scene at North Point Park.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 4/3/15 - 9:51 am
Reformed ice on the Charles River

For the past couple of days, people have been working to break up the ice in the Charles River basin. As Michele Connors shows us, the ice was all stuck together again this morning.

By - 3/27/15 - 10:12 am

State officials report contractors will begin prepping the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday to remove the two remaining towers as part of the overall bridge reconstruction project.

Don't worry, seasoning fans: The state says, as with the other two towers - and unlike that decorative railing a few years back - the towers will be put into storage so they can be replaced once the bulk of the repairs to the bridge and the realignment of the traffic/bicycle/pedestrian lanes is finished.

By - 3/26/15 - 6:09 pm
Mist above the Charles River

Mix ice, snow, rain and temperatures in the 50s and you get mist rising from the Charles and the Lagoon, as Adam Shutes shows us.

By - 3/8/15 - 10:44 pm
Sunset over the Longfellow

JB Parrett enjoyed the sunset over the Longfellow, the Charles and Kendall Square this evening.

By - 3/8/15 - 3:42 pm
Dog rescued from Charles River

The Wellesley Police Department posted this photo of a cold but otherwise okay Cooper with Officer Christopher Cunningham and Wellesley firefighters after his rescue at Elm Bank this morning.

By - 2/28/15 - 4:23 pm
View of Boston from the frozen Charles River

Ari Ofsevit took this photo while on skis - on the frozen Charles River.

By - 2/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Adult and child on the Charles River

Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.

Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:

By - 2/26/15 - 9:54 am
Tree on the Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett walked the Esplanade at sunset yesterday.

By - 2/24/15 - 1:45 pm
On the frozen Charles River

JB Parrett watched some folks venture onto the ice off the Esplanade yesterday.

By - 2/21/15 - 3:14 pm
By - 2/7/15 - 12:02 pm
Icy Charles River reflecting the early morning sun

Sure, people's muscles ache from shoveling snow, T trains drop like flies, there's no place to park, it's freezing out there and more snow is on the way, but we still have views like the one JB Parrett captured this morning from the Cambridge side of the Charles River.

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