Charles River

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

By - 6/10/13 - 10:44 pm

Artwork packed up for trip to Groton warehouse.Artwork packed up for trip to Groton studio.

Over the weekend, volunteers dismantled the Charlestown Bells - the colorful series of bells across the Charles River Damn that once let you ring out across the... Read more

By - 5/5/13 - 8:43 pm

Charles River sunset

ItalianInBoston watched the sun go down tonight.... Read more

By - 4/26/13 - 2:21 pm

After a passerby spotted the body around 9:20 this morning by the Teddy Ebersol ballfields, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Detectives have a tentative ID based on his wallet, but have yet to release his name pending notification of next of kin, the DA's office says, adding, however, that he is from the greater Boston area.

There are no immediate signs of foul... Read more

By - 4/26/13 - 7:55 am

Eel

A.P. Blake spotted what might be an American eel swimming up the Charles yesterday.

Meet the eels of the Charles River.... Read more

By - 4/20/13 - 7:17 pm

Charles River sunset

Ben Heyman took this photo of a Charles River sunset a couple weeks ago, but it somehow seems fitting today.

Shortly before 7 p.m., a hearse left the state medical examiner's office on Albany Street, headed toward a Wilmington funeral home with the body... Read more

By - 4/13/13 - 2:35 pm

Fountain will supply water even in the dog days of summer. Photo by DCR.Fountain will supply water even in the dog days of summer. Photo by DCR.

Officials from the state Department of Conservation... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 8:20 am

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation and New Balance are holding a formal unveiling on Saturday morning - for a water bubbler in Artesani Park off Soldiers Field Road in Brighton:

New Balance and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are taking their commitment to outdoor enthusiasts to a new level. Together, they will unveil a brand-new water bubbler at Artesani Playground.

... Read more
By - 3/28/13 - 7:41 am

The folks at Railroad.net report the Grand Junction bridge over the Charles River - which connects rail lines north and south of the city - has had to be shut again, only three months after it was re-opened following extensive repairs.

The bridge is used for produce shipments to the Chelsea market and lets Amtrak and MBCR ferry trains to repair facilities on... Read more

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