Charles River

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.

By - 1/5/14 - 8:26 pm

Devorah Klein reports seeing several people bicycling on the Charles River this evening:

The cyclists were right by MIT, near what looked like a crack in the ice.

By - 1/2/14 - 11:14 am
In the Charles

Why should the L Street Brownies have all the fun? Evan Hiltunen forwards this photo, by Alina Tsvor, of a staffer at Inman 1369 spending some quality time in the Charles.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:06 pm
Charles River divestment banner

This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.

By - 11/30/13 - 5:53 pm

Dick Dodd, drummer and lead singer for the Standells, died yesterday. He was 68.

Via x:tina.

By - 11/8/13 - 11:28 pm
Back Bay sunset

Rory Nolan watched the sun go down over the Christian Science Center this evening.

Brian D'Amico watched the sun go down over the Charles (you want to see this one larger):

Charles River sunset

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By - 10/20/13 - 11:03 pm
Head of the Charles Regatta racers

Stevil was among the people who watched the Head of the Charles this weekend.

Photographynatalia also took regatta photos. RedSox223 posted photos, too.

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By - 10/19/13 - 8:21 pm
Head of the Charles Regatta

Colin Steele watched the Head of the Charles today from Memorial Driver in Cambridge.

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By - 10/7/13 - 6:57 pm

Bianca spotted some scullers on the Charles as storm clouds moved in and the NWS issued a severe-thunderstorm watch.

By - 10/4/13 - 8:27 am

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.

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