Boston Harbor

By - 7/25/16 - 10:03 am

Five years ago, Rodrique Ngowi interviewed a worker and program director at the Boston Public Health Commission's farm on Long Island - beyond the food, the farm helped shelter residents learn work and life skills.

Why did Mayor Thomas M. Menino cross the road? To get to his new chicken farm.

By - 7/24/16 - 11:01 pm

The Globe reports:

The decision to allow the b.good restaurant chain to take over Boston’s only city-owned farm - at no cost, and without seeking other proposals - has enraged its former managers, who view the new arrangement as a violation of the public trust and a waste of scarce urban community farmland.

Also: City no longer committed to re-opening the bridge.

By - 7/23/16 - 9:39 pm
Sunset over Boston Harbor

Jocelyn watched the sun go down over Boston tonight.

Melissa, meanwhile, drove into the sunset in Cambridge: Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:02 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m., police were alerted to a woman swimming in Boston Harbor off Maverick Square. Arriving officers determined she was OK, but she refused their entreaties to swim towards them and get out of the water. Before the BPD harbor patrol could arrive, however, she decided to listen to them and swam to shore. EMS was requested for an evaluation.

By - 7/17/16 - 5:24 pm
Coyote on Spectacle Island

Thomas Mann spotted this coyote on Spectacle Island today, wonders if it's the same one he saw on Thompson Island in April.

By - 7/16/16 - 11:47 am

The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 12:07 pm
Dog on a paddleboard in Boston Harbor

John Gage spotted this pair in the harbor off Deer Island this morning.

By - 7/2/16 - 11:59 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Eileen Murphy watched the fireworks over the harbor tonight.

Catboston watched them as well: Read more.

By - 7/1/16 - 9:14 am
Duck house on Boston Harbor

Neil the roving UHub photographer noticed yesterday a prime waterfront location by the side of Long Wharf was all full up for the night.

By - 6/23/16 - 11:05 am

National Park Service Ranger Giles Parker alerts us to fireworks between 9 and 10 p.m. over Georges Island.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:44 pm
Strawberry moon over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.

By - 6/19/16 - 6:54 pm
Coast Guard cutter and kayaks in Boston Harbor

John Gage shows us the difference in scale between a Coast Guard cutter at the North End base and a couple of kayaks in Boston Harbor.

By - 6/8/16 - 11:22 am
Boat doing donuts in inner Boston Harbor

Follow Cookie watched a boat doing donuts in the inner harbor this morning.

By - 6/4/16 - 12:07 pm
Giant laptops on Boston Harbor

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: The stickers are already gone.

Nate Swain, the artist who gave us the Lego wall, gives voice to that feeling everybody has when they walk past those sculpture things by the water.

Photo courtesy Nate Swain.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:01 am
Dead shark off Columbia Point in Dorchester

On Tuesday, police and Aquarium biologists investigated the remains of a basking shark in the Reserve Channel. This morning, Nichole spotted what appeared to be the same shark floating in the water off the JFK Library on Columbia Point.

In 2012, a whale carcass that washed ashore on one of the Harbor islands eventually floated out to sea and headed north, winding up on a beach in Rockport.

By - 5/31/16 - 10:58 pm

When Scott Eisen went out into Boston Harbor today, he took his drone with him.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:46 am

Capt. John Greland went along with the marine unit and Aquarium folks to recover a large dead shark this morning.

By - 5/26/16 - 9:35 am
Foam in Boston Harbor at Charlestown

Danielle Gilchrist reports the harbor at Charlestown seems awfully soapy today.