Charles River

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

Copyright Rory Nolan and Brian D'Amico, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

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.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

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.

The bells, which... Read more

By - 7/14/13 - 9:43 am

The Herald has photos from yesterday's public swim in the Charles River basin.

Among not jumping in yesterday: Bill Weld.

By - 7/7/13 - 12:16 pm

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

By - 7/5/13 - 11:32 am

Fireworks over the Charles

Nick Gillham watched the fireworks from Cambridge.

Rob Bellinger watched the fireworks from a South Boston rooftop:

Fireworks from South Boston... Read more

By - 7/4/13 - 11:33 pm

Fireworks over the Charles. Photo by Greg HumFireworks over the Charles. Photo by Greg Hum.

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

By - 7/1/13 - 6:38 pm

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

By - 7/1/13 - 4:11 pm

Ominous view to the north

Jared Villemaire took this shot looking north across the Charles shortly before 4 p.m., as tornado warnings were out for the northeastern corner of the state, from Billerica to Cape Ann.

Daniel Brim took this shot... Read more

By - 6/29/13 - 10:16 am

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.

In 2011:
Photos of naked man swimming the Charles and getting arrested for same... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 2:44 pm

Charles swimmer

The folks at Prompt Boston looked out the windows of their 14th-floor offices in Kendall Square this afternoon to spot "one brave man swimming the Charles River."... Read more

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