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Neponset River

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 9:22 am

Drone Views of Boston's Neponset River in 4K

Drew sent his camera aloft for views of the lower Neponset in Dorchester and Milton.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 10:22 am
Flooded Tenean Beach

Shrimply Pibbles chronicled a flooded Tenean Beach, at the mouth of the Neponset River in Dorchester, early this morning.

By adamg - 2/19/20 - 2:06 pm
Factories along the Mother Brook in 1890

Factories where the Mother Brook flows into the Neponset in 1890 (the large factory is now home to senior-citizen apartments). Source.

The federal EPA is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 7:36 pm

The Dorchester Reporter has some photos of a seal relaxing in the Neponset up by Lower Mills last week.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 8:18 am
Eagle on piling in the Neponset River in Dorchester

Paul Nutting Jr. forwards John Ryan's photo of a bald eagle on an old piling at Finnegan Park on the Dorchester side of the Neponset River.

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By adamg - 1/31/19 - 9:24 am
Frozen Neponset

A Winter Knight shows us the frozen Neponset River near its mouth this morning. Don't worry - he was wrapped in a warm inbound Red Line train on the bridge.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 2:02 pm

State Police report three troopers teamed up to grab a man about to plunge off the Dorchester side of the Neponset River Bridge early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 9:30 am
19th century Baker's Chocolate ad card

Baker's Chocolate ad card from the late 19th century.

The Dorchester Reporter recounts when the world of chocolate centered on Dorchester Lower Mills - and Walter Baker's chocolate works on the Neponset River.

Image from the BPL collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 12/29/17 - 9:15 pm
Wood and ice in the Neponset River

The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.

By adamg - 6/8/17 - 12:33 pm

The Bulletin reports the river has incredibly high levels of both the sort of bacteria usually found with human waste and toxic PCBs - which is why the owner of the shopping plaza on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line hasn't put in the riverside restaurant he once wanted to.

By adamg - 5/21/17 - 6:40 pm
Bridge over the Neponset River

On Friday at 5 p.m., DCR opened the newest section of the Neponset Greenway, a 1.3-mile stretch from near Central Avenue into Mattapan that includes the new Harvest River Bridge crossing the river between Mattapan and Milton.

If you pull into the parking lot for the Ryan Playground, on River Street, sort of opposite Gladeside Avenue in Mattapan, follow the new path into the woods, which will take you to the Greenway. Turn left and you'll soon come to the bridge, the river and the path towards Lower Mills. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/17 - 8:54 pm
Snow at Paul's Bridge on the Hyde Park/Milton line

Mark Smith watched the snow come down on Paul's Bridge and the Neponset River at the Hyde Park/Milton line this afternoon.

Ben Franklin outside Old City Hall was looking good in the snow as well: Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/17 - 9:27 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating an indecent attack on a female juvenile near the bridge that crosses from Truman Parkway to Glenwood Avenue over the Fairmount Line train tracks and the Neponset River about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/16 - 4:07 pm
Neponset River marshes along the Hyde Park and Milton border

Looking across the Neponset River Reservation towards the Great Blue Hill from Meadow Road, in the southernmost reaches of Hyde Park.

By adamg - 10/6/16 - 9:32 pm

Among the items volunteers pulled out of the Neponset and its banks in Hyde Park during an annual clean-up drive on Sept. 24: Two cash registers (empty of cash), a Boston Herald honor box dumped near the river in 1995 (based on the date of a newspaper still inside it), a house oil tank, a wheelbarrow, computers, a highway sign, 12-foot sections of iron fencing, baby potties, TVs, radios, cinder blocks, bricks and other construction material, 18 shopping carts, 49 tires and lots of spaghetti that appeared to have been recently made.

By adamg - 9/24/16 - 2:08 pm
Cleaning up trash along the Neponset River on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line

The Neponset River Watershed Association sent volunteers to several points along the Neponset in Hyde Park this morning for its annual river cleanup.

Behind Le Phare Church on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, volunteers struck the mother load of trash: An entire hillside covered in what looked like the detritus of months of buffets. Read more.

By Turtlegeuse - 5/17/16 - 6:02 am

A drone video posted on Scott Eisen's channel shows the Milton rowing team and some fascinating scenery along the Neponset estuary.

By adamg - 3/27/16 - 4:48 pm
Granite Avenue bridge looking towards Dorchester

People who cross the Neponset River between Dorchester and Milton on Granite Avenue traverse a bridge that looks like, and is, a relic of the days when the Neponset River was a working river.

The nation's first railroad, built in 1826, ferried granite blocks from a Quincy quarry to a wharf on the banks on Gulliver's Brook, which is just upstream of the bridge, and from which the builders of the Bunker Hill Monument got their granite blocks.

Schooner being loaded with blocks from the Quincy railway (the three-wheeled thing is one of the "cars"- from the BPL's photo collection):

By adamg - 3/9/16 - 8:48 pm
Neponset Circle by the Neponset River Bridge

Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay

Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.

By adamg - 6/12/15 - 5:02 pm
Thomas Baker

Milton, Boston and State police continued searching along the Neponset River for Thomas Baker, 62, but began searching the woods of the nearby Blue Hills Reservation as well.

Read more.

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