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By adamg - 10/24/21 - 11:36 am
Rowers and geese

Roving UHub photographer John McMahon captures some roving rowers from Newton Country Day School, with bonus geese, in the Head of the Charles Regatta around 7:40 this morning.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 9:00 pm
Full moon over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Myron Freeman captured last night's full moon.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:59 pm
A lot of boats

All of the riverside parking lots along Soldiers Field Road in Brighton today were filled with rowers and racing shells in preparation for this weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 5:57 pm
Rainbows over Boston and Charles River

Ng took in a double rainbow over the Charles and Boston this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:30 am
Proposed new Esplanade visitor center

Rendering via Esplanade Association.

The Beacon Hill Times reports the Esplanade Association has pledged $20 million to spruce up and maintain a long neglected part of the Boston side of the Charles just north of the Teddy Ebersol Fields. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/2/21 - 9:27 am
Maps showing where raw sewage flowed into the Charles, Mystic and harbor.

Brown indicates raw sewage, blue means treated sewage, green means no sewage released.

The MWRA and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission are reporting that "combined sewer outfalls" dumped raw and treated sewage, along with lots of rainwater, into area waterways overnight because of all the rain - but that the flow means people didn't have to worry about sewage backing up into their homes and businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 9:11 am

WBZ reports on the watery crash around 6:30 a.m. Driver hauled out in better shape - by a passing crew team - than the car, which may have first hit a pickup before smashing into the river. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 2:57 pm
Body recovered from Charles River

Body being removed from river. Photo by Chris in 02134.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a search of the Charles River for a swimmer in trouble ended this afternoon with the recovery of a man's body.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 10:22 pm
Snake near the Charles River in West Roxbury

This snake was hanging out this afternoon in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, near where Sawmill Brook enters the Charles.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 1:20 pm
Locks open at Charles River Dam

DCR was ready when you are, Gridley, and opened the locks at the Charles River Dam at low tide to let the water piling up in the Basin flow into the Harbor yesterday, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:48 pm
Damselflies on a stalk jutting out of the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a couple of damselflies on a stalk in the placid water of the Charles River's Cow Island Pond stretch off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 12:59 pm
A smiling frog in Cutler Park

Mary Ellen took today's most ribbitting photo this morning at Cutler Park on the Needham/Dedham line. See it larger.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 12:53 pm
Atticus the swan and his cygnets

A roving UHub photographer snapped this family portrait of Atticus the Swan - whose partner died not long after their babies were hatched - and his not-so-little cygnets out for a paddle at the Esplanade this morning.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 4:26 pm
Heron with catfish

Mary Ellen was down by the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning and watched a great blue heron enjoy a fresh catfish meal. It took the bird a half hour to subdue and finally consume the entire large fish, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 3:23 pm

The Esplanade Association reports she died last night, and that a Boston animal-control officer was able to remove her body "while the father swan sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings."

Paddy G reports the two were forced to raise their young amidst man-made filth along the riverbank.

By adamg - 5/23/21 - 12:13 pm
A lot of goslings on the Charles River

Ryan spotted a large family on the Charles River yesterday.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:21 pm
Double rainbow over Cambridge

RoadTrip New England captured the scene this afternoon.

More views: Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 6:27 pm
Swan and cynets on the Charles River

Mary Ellen found herself way down upon the Swan-y River today, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 1:28 pm

The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife reports a bald eagle collapsed and died in her nest along the Charles River in Middlesex County after eating something that had itself eaten "second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide" (link has a photo of the dead bird). Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:11 am
Eagle on the Esplanade

Who would have thought an eagle would land right on the Esplanade? Paul Kafasis spotted the bird there this morning.

Earlier:
Back Bay bald eagle bops along the Charles.

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