Kevin Cullen interviews the parents of the man whose body was found in the Charles a couple weeks ago.
UPDATE: See comments - a body was found in the river around 1 p.m. by the Eliot Bridge on the Allston side.
Was driving eastbound on Soldier's Field Road and saw the WBZ copter take off. Then drove farther to see tons of emergency vehicles and an area around the Charles near the Eliot Bridge taped off.
Can't find anything on WBZ's website. The only thing I saw was that it might be related to a missing Norfolk man:
Anybody hear anything?
All lanes now open, Channel 4 reports.
MetaBoston points us to this interesting video, which shows an animation of e. coli blooms moving through the Charles River basin (make sure your sound is on for full effect):
The animation is by Ferdi Hellweger, a Northeastern civil and environment engineering professor who says most of the e. coli in the basin comes from Stony Brook and the Muddy River.
Sean Sullivan photographed one of the train bridges over the Charles behind North Station.
Copyright Sean Sullivan.
Kalim Saliba braved the elements for this shot of the sun going down over the Charles.
Saul Blumenthal took this cool photo the other night.
Cool photo of the sun going down over the Longfellow Bridge and a flock of geese.
Saul Blumenthal took a walk along Memorial Drive by the Charles River this afternoon.
This morning on Nonantum Road in Newton, Channel 4 reports.
This Saturday afternoon, the Massachusetts Oyster
Cracker Project will be placing oysters in Boston Harbor, at the mouth of the Charles River.
The goal isn't to give the Union Oyster House a new supply of slurpable food, but to create a natural filtration system for the harbor:
Charles river flow is 300 million gallons per day. Ten small beds of oysters 225 feet square (less than a football field) could cleanse this volume on a daily basis.
Would this happen instantaneously? No. Would every gallon of flow be filtered? No. But can these Oysters improve the situation? Absolutely.
If you happen to see a large banner floating by that urges you to "Discover Roxbury," could you let Third Decade know? He spent a lot of time on the thing and was very disappointed when he heard it blew off a trolley bus and right into the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. bridge.
Vanshnookenraggen posts a copy of a 1909 map showing current and proposed transit lines in Boston Proper, including what became today's subways, the long-gone Atlantic Avenue el and a proposed trolley tunnel along the banks of the Charles.
The body of a white man in his 40s was pulled from the Charles River near the Boston end of the Mass. Ave. bridge around noon today, the Suffolk County DA's office reports. No obvious signs of trauma were found; an autopsy is planned for this weekend.