Charles River

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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By - 2/12/11 - 11:39 am

Train bridge

Historygradguy has been ambling about downtown and the West End at night. Above, he captured the train bridge into North Station; below, the Zakim.


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By - 2/2/11 - 9:41 am

White out on the Charles

Historygradguy peered down the Charles River by BU at the height of the storm yesterday.

From the storm photo gallery.

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By - 1/21/11 - 10:37 am

Check out this message in the snow along the Charles, photographed yesterday from the eighth floor of Mass. Eye and Ear.

Get Well, Grampa

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By - 1/4/11 - 10:42 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a pet owner's stroll along the Charles River in Brighton almost ended in tragedy when the ice his black Labrador was walking on broke away from shore and floated out into the river around 8 p.m.

Firefighters from Engine 29, Ladder 11 and Rescue 1 responded to a 911 call from near Community Rowing. A firefighter from Ladder 11... Read more