Gabrielle Schaffner picked up a handful of painted snails on Carson Beach today and wonders what's going on.
Eileen Murphy reports:
He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.
Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.
In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:
So, naturally, he jumped off the pier. The Globe reports it did not end well.
Steve Saleeba helps fill us in on all the commotion:
So these three women are hanging out at Carson Beach in the wee hours this morning. After awhile, two of them notice the third is mising, they assume the worst, contact State Police and before you know it, a full-bore search is going on in Dorchester Bay.
At least until some woman goes up to a trooper around 2 a.m. and asks what the fuss is about. Turns out the third friend hadn't gone for a swim. She'd wandered along the shore to UMass and then returned to investigate all the lights and stuff back at the beach.
A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.
Yesterday, David Parsons photographed the sailboat that's been sitting on Carson Beach since Sandy blew it there.
Lauren Sommer reports:
Umm, if someone lost their sailboat, I found it on Carson Beach looking a little lost and lonely.
Boston and State Police swarmed the South Boston beaches this afternoon - both on shore and in the water - looking for a man reported to be possibly struggling as he swam about 400 yards offshore.
The search was called off when nobody was found. Even in February, members of the L Street Bathhouse (you know, the people who run into the bay every New Year's Day) will don wet suits and go for swims. It is not known, however, if the spotted man was from L Street.
WBUR follows up on Monday's whatever-it-was, talks to kids who used Facebook to get their friends to show up at the beach just to hang out, and Boston Police, who said there was no indication of a "gang issue" Monday.
State Police told the station that at least some of the fights were a result of gang rivalries, but even they acknowledged that the vast majority of the people there had nothing to do with gangs.
State Police said today unruly teens at Carson Beach were not their only problem over Memorial Day weekend. Around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, State Police say in a statement:
Troopers responded to Marina Bay, Squantum Point Park and Wollaston Beach and helped move out more than 300 vehicles from DCR property after bar closures at Marina Bay. Troopers assisted Quincy Police with multiple fights and assaults. Troopers removed several large groups from Wollaston Beach.
Anne Allred at Channel 7 tweeted this morning:
1,000 teens show up on Carson Beach to watch rival gangs fight. I just can't get over that.
Really? Word got out on the street a major showdown was on and everybody dropped what they were doing and rushed right over to Carson Beach?
I don't buy it. There is no Cyrus of Boston gangs Pied Pipering everybody to a war council.
So why would 1,000 teens show up at Carson Beach? Because it was hot. And a holiday. And you can get there by subway.
Were there troublemakers getting into fights? Yes. Did a lot of the kids stand around and watch? You bet. Does Boston have a gang problem? Yes.
But when some moron runs onto the field at Fenway, we don't accuse all 35,000 people in the stands of being complicit, even though a lot of them are cheering him on. We shouldn't demonize every last person on that beach yesterday. Where is the outrage about the two young men who were shot to death and the four others who survived getting shot over the weekend?
Channel 4 reports as many as 1,000 people showed up for a gang fight, and that this was the third day in a row of gang trouble at the beach.
J.J. Leslie tweets:
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports investigators have been unable to identify the woman, whose body was discovered by a jogger yesterday morning, and are asking for help from the public:
I've been collecting pebbles from Carson Beach since last summer. Twice a week after I had my morning run I walked on the wet sand the same trail I ran earlier. Along the edge of water I searched for the smoothest and odddest shape of pebbles. When I got home I cleaned them and dropped them into various sizes of glass container of pathos plants. ...