Carson Beach

By - 8/5/16 - 1:26 pm
Search boat at Carson Beach

Searching the water. Photo by Josie.

Boston firefighters and State and Boston Police rushed to Carson beach on a report of a missing woman, possibly in the water. She was found safe and sound at Castle Island.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:26 pm

As police were determining the death of Kyzr Willis, 7, was a tragic accident, the mayor's office was announcing changes to the way the Curley Community Center in South Boston runs its summer program for kids, when they re-open on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 4:16 pm

UPDATE: Gofundme page set up to help Kyzr Willis's family.

Mayor Walsh said this afternoon the administrator of the Curley Center at Carson Beach is on paid leave as the city investigates both what happened to Kyrzr Willis, 7, and what the city can do to keep kids safe in its summer drop-in and camp facilities.

"This is just a horrible day," Walsh said at a press conference. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 4:01 pm
Troopers search water off Carson Beach

Troopers search water around 4 p.m. Photo by James.

Missing boy

Updated, 8:20 p.m.

WBZ reports police this evening found the body of Kyzr Willis in the water off Carson Beach.

The boy was last seen around 2:05 p.m. near the M Street bathhouse. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:52 am

Malia Lazu reports she went down to Carson Beach with a paddle board yesterday, figuring she'd get a little water exercise in. But, she continues: Read more.

By - 10/26/15 - 7:55 pm

Gabrielle Schaffner picked up a handful of painted snails on Carson Beach today and wonders what's going on.

By - 4/19/15 - 7:56 am
Man waits for girlfriend at Carson Beach in South Boston

Eileen Murphy reports:

He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.

By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

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.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 6/15/14 - 10:37 pm

So, naturally, he jumped off the pier. The Globe reports it did not end well.

By - 7/18/13 - 12:41 pm

Boston Police report a woman's body was found in the water off the L Street Bathhouse around 9:30 a.m.

The Herald reports, adds to our understanding of the issue by noting in its headline that the body was "topless."

This is at least the third body discovered in the Boston area in a day.

By - 6/22/13 - 12:02 pm

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.

By - 4/24/13 - 11:22 am

Brian Clarke reports somebody today is finally removing the remains of that sailboat that has been sitting there since Hurricane Sandy.

By - 2/12/13 - 12:36 pm

Carson Beach boat

A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.

By - 12/3/12 - 7:54 am

Carson Beach boat

Yesterday, David Parsons photographed the sailboat that's been sitting on Carson Beach since Sandy blew it there.

By - 10/29/12 - 12:50 pm

Carson Beach boat

Lauren Sommer reports:

Umm, if someone lost their sailboat, I found it on Carson Beach looking a little lost and lonely.

By - 2/23/12 - 5:46 pm

Search boats off South Boston. Photo by Jake Wark.

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.

By - 6/2/11 - 7:58 am

The Globe reports the push comes after Monday's Carson Beach incident:

“They're perfectly suited to do a lot of important jobs in policing," [Commissioner Ed] Davis said of State Police. "They’re not as well suited to doing community policing in the neighborhoods in Boston."

By - 6/1/11 - 8:19 am

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.