MassBike reports MassDOT has picked a design for the renovation of the Longfellow that features just one vehicle lane outbound and wider lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians in both directions.
A fourth suspect remains at large, police say.
According to police, the four approached the man, showed a knife, pulled his hood over his face and then pushed him to the... Read more
Bonnie Sashin reports this is the time of year when she starts getting itchy to get back on the Charles in her red racing shell:
Ivve had fantasies of defying the Rowing Committeeâ€™s edict that no boats go out until further notice. Do I respect their concerns about danger and liability surrounding an over-exuberant rower's death by flipping into icy cold water? Of course,... Read more
The Globe reports a rare sturgeon's been spotted swimming up the Charles.
The Globe and the Herald report on a plan for the Esplandade that calls for better access across Storrow Drive, a cafe next to the Hatch Shell, doing more with the Charles River dam and the Muddy River and just generally sprucing up the existing facilities after decades of neglect. Another idea would be a 100-foot-tall Ferris wheel by the Museum of Science.... Read more
Down by JFK Street, numerous people report. Anyone?
She was a 21-year-old Dorchester resident, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports this morning, adding that because the woman's death is not a homicide, her name is not being released.
Several members of the public contacted State Police General Headquarters and members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit yesterday after seeing media reports describing the appearance and clothing of the deceased. Based... Read more
UPDATE: Authorities make ID.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office has released photos of jewelery removed from the body of a woman found in the Charles River yesterday after she jumped off the Harvard Bridge. Officials say she had no identification with her and are hoping somebody recognizes the... Read more
With no identifying documents to go on, authorities have released some information about the woman whose body was pulled out of the Charles River this morning after witnesses watched her jump off the Harvard Bridge, in the hopes somebody recognizes her. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
The woman is described as a black female of indeterminate â€“ but apparently young â€“... Read more
UPDATE: Authorities make ID.
Officials shut the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge this morning after a woman jumped into the river from the Boston side shortly before 6:45 a.m. Emergency workers in a boat recovered her body about an hour later near the bridge.
Channel 7 reports she was one of 40 to 50 students just hanging out on the BU dock early Sunday.
The state and the Charles River Conservancy hope to have the fabled Charles River Skatepark under a loop ramp to the Zakim Bridge built by December of next year.
Backers, using Big Dig mitigation funds and private donations, have made similar promises in the past, but this time the state Department of Conservation and Recreation is backing that schedule up with a formal... Read more
Mark Garfinkel was on scene yesterday for the dramatic take-down of a man who dared display his derriere (among other things) as he swam from Cambridge to Boston. Here's hoping there weren't any stinging nettles where the staties made him lie down.
The fireworks barge on the Charles caught fire around 5:30 a.m., with 15 live charges on board, sending thick black smoke into the air - and fire departments in both Boston and Cambridge ordering boaters to stay way the hell away, Nichole Davis at New England Roadways reported.