Charles River

By - 10/20/11 - 6:45 am

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.

State Police reported state troopers and the State Police marine unit, along with the Boston Fire Department raced to the bridge... Read more

By - 10/10/11 - 11:21 am

Channel 7 reports she was one of 40 to 50 students just hanging out on the BU dock early Sunday.

By - 8/18/11 - 3:49 pm

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

By - 7/20/11 - 9:09 am

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.

By - 7/5/11 - 8:48 am

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.

By - 6/15/11 - 8:50 am

NECN reports on the early morning attack. Unlike in a series of other attacks, however, there was no evidence of sexual assault.

By - 5/16/11 - 11:45 am

Talking on the Esplanade

Historygradguy takes us back to those halcyon days of yore, like last week.

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By - 5/15/11 - 1:48 pm

Night on the Charles

Day on the Charles

Vikas Anand spent some time along the Charles River recently, capturing the Hyatt in Cambridge and the BU Bridge and the... Read more

By - 5/8/11 - 7:59 am

Spectral barge

Nathanael Hevelone attended SkyArt, part of MIT's 150th anniversary celebrations, on Saturday. Historygradguy was also there.


More SkyArt photos.

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By - 4/30/11 - 9:00 pm


Historygradguy watched a pair of rowers on the Charles yesterday.

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By - 4/27/11 - 10:19 pm

Charles River bridge

Downtown traffic

Historygradguy captured the Weeks Footbridge over the Charles, while Greg MacKay shot the scene where the Central Artery used to be.

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By - 4/24/11 - 12:29 pm

Serenity on the Charles River

Vikas Anand captured some stillness on an Esplanade dock.

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By - 4/20/11 - 10:24 am

MassDOT reports the southbound lanes on the Craigie Drawbridge between Cambridge and Boston will be re-opened to traffic on April 26.

The department says some lane restrictions will be put in place during some off hours between then and August to allow for landscaping work.

By - 4/10/11 - 1:27 pm

Like, say, this one, from Copley Square to Kendall Square, as described by Colleen Cunningham.

By - 4/1/11 - 11:43 pm

Dive and search teams from the Boston and Cambridge fire departments and State Police raced to the Charles River at the Longfellow Bridge late Friday after a woman pulled out of the water said she had thrown her kids in the water - and troopers spotted children's clothing near where she jumped. But reported that State Police discovered the children safe at home with... Read more

By - 4/1/11 - 7:23 am

Weeks Bridge in the snow

Historygradguy went for a walk last night and photographed the Weeks Bridge in the snow.

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By - 3/5/11 - 4:23 pm

Train on a bridge

Matthew Woitunski captured a commuter-rail train on the bridge over the Charles River to North Station.

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By - 2/20/11 - 11:38 am

The Massachusetts Oyster Project, which is re-introducing the bivalves to Boston Harbor, dredges up their history in the Charles and the Mystic.

By - 2/19/11 - 10:40 pm

Charles River reflections

Back when it was still warm (you know, Friday), Historygradguy captured a couple of people enjoying dusk on the Beacon Hill side of the Charles River.

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