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By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:06 pm
Sunset over the Fens

Ryan took some awesome photos of this evening's sunset in the Fens.

Mango Matt, meanwhile, got a great shot of the sun going down over the Back Bay, the Common and downtown: Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 10:02 am
Proposed route of new steam pipe

Proposed route of new steam pipe across Charlesgate, from Vicinity filing

Vicinity Energy is planning a half-mile pipe from the Back Bay to the Fenway Park area to provide steam heat to all the new buildings going up or planned on and near Brookline Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/23 - 1:14 pm
Geese on the Muddy River

Brooks Payne captured some geese in the Muddy River along the Riverway section of the Emerald Necklace.

By adamg - 6/10/23 - 11:35 am
Turtle atop grate covering the Muddy River supply pipe in Jamaica Pond

The other day a turtle lazed atop the grate that covers the start of the Muddy River: The siphon pipe at the northern end of Jamaica Pond that sends water under Perkins Street to Wards Pond.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 1:15 pm

State officials announced today they now have the money in hand for what could be a ten-year project to replace the current decrepit hulk of an overpass that connects Storrow Drive and the Fenway over part of the Emerald Necklace with more graceful roads - and new paths and parkland aimed at reconnecting the Emerald Necklace and the Esplanade, which were severed when the overpass went up over Charlesgate in the 1960s. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 1:13 pm

Scott gives us an aerial view of the Army Corps of Engineer's work to remove the reeds 'n' other weeds along the Muddy River on the Boston/Brookline line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 2:19 pm
Threespine stickleback

Artist's rendering of a Jamaica Plain stickleback.

Jovielle Gers's mural on a traffic-signal box at 3201 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain has depictions of four rare species in Massachusetts: A piping plover, a red-bellied cooter turtle, gerardia flowering plants and a tiny fish, known as the threespine stickleback, which has its only Massachusetts freshwater population in a small pond that feeds into the Muddy River in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 9:34 am
Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron

Mary Ellen spotted this juvenile yellow-crowned night heron in the Back Bay Fens, amazingly serene given what's going on right behind it: Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:20 pm
Detour signs along the Muddy River

Turlach MacDonagh was walking along the Riverway when he looked across the Muddy River and spotted these seemingly contradictory detour signs.

World-class signage at Logan.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 9:48 pm
Frog in a pond on the JP/Brookline line

This frog was sitting on a branch in a pool along the Muddy River between Wards Pond and Willow Pond this afternoon.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 2:27 pm
Muddy River overflows banks

The normally placid Muddy River, well, it remained pretty placid today as it overflowed its banks along the Brookline/Fenway line, as Ari Ofsevit shows us after the bulk of today's rains. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 10:32 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. Boston firefighters found the driver on top of her car and got her out of the water.

By adamg - 11/23/19 - 11:03 am

Live Boston has the details on an overnight crash at Newbury Street and Charlesgate East.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 8:51 am

Boston Fire Department divers got a man in his 30s out of the Muddy River at Charlesgate this morning, but he was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 9:04 am

New England Folklore recounts an incident on March 1, 1639, recorded by none other than Gov. John Winthrop, involving a "great light" floating over what is now the Boston/Brookline line that morphed into the shape of a pig before flying off in the direction of Charlestown.

By adamg - 1/9/19 - 9:40 am

Boston Police report a man drove his car into the Muddy River at Charlesgate West early Tuesday evening, but that officers got into the river and got him out. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/18 - 7:11 pm
Flooding Muddy River

Claire Blechman walked along the Muddy River in Brookline after the storm lightened up a bit.

The normally placid brook was not the only place to have flooding during the second storm round: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/17 - 10:29 pm
Ward's Pond in the fall

Ward's Pond is the small, hidden away pond across Perkins Street from Jamaica Pond on the JP/Brookline line. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/17 - 11:32 pm
Wood duck near Leverett Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this wood duck near Leverett Pond up by Rte. 9 on the JP/Brookline line today.

She also spotted a green-winged teal at the pond today: Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/16 - 12:04 pm

As you might expect, Mike Dukakis is a speaker at an MIT transit forum today. People of course wondered why he was sporting large bruises on his face and a bandage on the bridge of his nose. Cambridge City Councilor Jan Devereux, who posted a photo of the dented Duke, reports:

He fell picking up trash on the Emerald Necklace.

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