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.
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
Lorianne DiSabato photographed some of the more unsually attired competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta today.
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
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 â€śB+â€ť. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River...Read more
All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.
Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:
Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday: