Charles River

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

Via CommonHealth.... Read more

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

By - 12/27/10 - 10:12 am

Tristanne Lentz posts a photo of our very own Yellow River and wonders why.

By - 12/4/10 - 1:55 pm

MassDOT reports on the slightly less creaky Craigie Bridge, which will be partially shut off again sometime early next year for more repairs.

By - 11/1/10 - 6:37 am

Sure, there are the annoying people on the T and the panhandlers and the outrageous cost of an apartment, but Elliot Haney reports there's nothing like a run on the Esplanade in the fall to make you appreciate Boston:

Running in a city is unlike running anywhere else. There is such an energy here, that it may almost be worth the cost. I feel

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By - 10/23/10 - 4:59 pm

Head of the Charles

Paul Keleher watched the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

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By - 10/17/10 - 12:03 pm

The Globe's Neil Swidey writes an excellent account of a really sad story: The May night when a man jumped into the Charles from the Mass. Ave. Bridge to try to save his suicidal friend.

By - 10/16/10 - 11:30 am

The Globe today thunders against a Cambridge bylaw that lets companies advertise themselves on their buildings in Kendall Square. Setting aside for a moment the way the Globies ignore the fact that the astroturf effort to overturn the measure is one company's grudge against Microsoft (as Scott Kirsner noted in the Globe just the other day), they managed to pen this WTF... Read more

By - 10/5/10 - 8:30 am

Possible Longfellow realignmentOne possible outbound Longfellow realignmentA state task force meets Wednesday to consider possible options for re-aligning the venerable bridge as part of the state's $255-million repair program.

The session to consider three options begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Shriners Hospital auditorium, 51 Blossom... Read more

By - 9/10/10 - 4:44 pm

Boston University Police report a bystander sprung into action around 3:40 p.m. yesterday when he saw a man on a bicycle grab a woman's buttocks on the Esplanade by the Bowker Overpass: He followed the guy and held him until State Police arrived to arrest him.... Read more

By - 9/10/10 - 10:07 am

UPDATE: Dedham's safe for granny again: They grabbed the gator.

Channel 5 reports a canoeist spotted a decent-sized gator on a log in the Charles yesterday. With photo to prove it.

So, to recap: We've got coyotes and turkeys up the wazoo, emus running amok, wild parakeets ruling the roost, jellyfish in Walden Pond and a pig... Read more