Charles River

By - 8/10/12 - 11:40 am

The Charles River Watershed Association is warning people to stay out of the water in the Lakes District portion of the river in Newton, Waltham and Weston, due to a bloom of blue-green algae. The group says this is the first time that's ever been spotted in that part of the river:

Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are aquatic bacteria that can produce toxins which

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By - 7/29/12 - 11:23 am

North Point Bridge

Greg MacKay strolled the North Point Bridge, which lets pedestrians and bicyclists cross the train tracks out of North Station between Charlestown and Cambridge.

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By - 7/16/12 - 9:29 am

Surfboarding across the CharlesOr maybe she left her CharlieCard at home.

Photographynatalia captured a woman doing a standing paddle across the Charles the other day.

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By - 6/23/12 - 11:37 am

The Library of Congress has a copy of a short movie taken on July 21, 1904 by Edwin S. Porter, a cameraman working for Thomas Edison:

About fifty canoes filled with people on an outing in the summertime were photographed from a single camera position from a bridge overlooking the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts.

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By - 6/21/12 - 2:29 pm

State troopers recovered the body of a Boston man around 9 a.m. from the river on the Museum of Science side of the Longfellow Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The man was 36, according to the DA's office, which declined further details. An autopsy will be performed to try to find out how he died.

By - 5/31/12 - 1:35 pm

Death pier on the Charles.Death pier on the Charles.

Authorities are looking for any joggers or dog walkers who may have seen discussions or arguments on the fishing pier by the Charles River dam the afternoon or evening of Sunday, May 20.

Somebody, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley... Read more

By - 5/22/12 - 5:53 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports somebody's gotten permission to shoot off fireworks over the Charles by the Museum of Science for about 10 minutes tonight, starting around 9:30 p.m.

By - 3/8/12 - 10:36 am

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.

By - 3/6/12 - 4:09 pm

"Everything looks perfect from far away ..."

A Miniature Boston - 2011 Boston Time Lapse, by JMITimeLapse

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By - 2/29/12 - 3:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men from Chelsea and one from East Boston on charges they held a man up at knifepoint at Massachusetts Avenue and Marlborough Street shortly after midnight today.

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

By - 2/26/12 - 10:42 pm

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 Committee’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,

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By - 2/23/12 - 1:25 pm

 

Greg MacKay photographed the Zakim on a calm night recently.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/20/12 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports a rare sturgeon's been spotted swimming up the Charles.

By - 2/10/12 - 7:56 am

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

By - 12/31/11 - 1:55 pm

Last sunrise over the Charles

Edmond Hatfield was up early and by the Charles this morning.

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By - 12/21/11 - 2:51 pm

Festive bicyclist

Mike spent some time today watching bicyclists use the newly minted bike lanes across the Charles, including one woman with a lighted wreath.

New bike lanes

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By - 12/17/11 - 2:46 pm

Down by JFK Street, numerous people report. Anyone?

By - 12/16/11 - 8:17 am

Kenmore Square, 1928.Kenmore Square, 1928.

Complaints about traffic in Boston are nothing new. Even in the 1920s, news photographer Leslie Jones was capturing local traffic jams - and the accidents that often caused them. Here are some from the Boston Public Library's Leslie Jones collection (click on photos to... Read more

By - 10/23/11 - 9:06 am

Sculling

Jeff Tamagini took in the first day of the Head of the Charles Regatta yesterday. Charles Connell watched the Dartmouth Alumni Eight:

Sculling

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By - 10/22/11 - 11:04 am

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

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