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By adamg - 8/3/22 - 9:05 pm

State Police report two men were found dead at Carson Beach in South Boston today. The first, around 1:30 p.m., appears to have drowned. State Police say the second man, found near H Street around 3:30 p.m. did not appear to have drowned; his cause of death is under investigation.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 9:23 pm

Flying wedges of Boston Police officers and state troopers descended on Carson Beach in South Boston around 8 p.m. to break up a large brawl there. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 9:51 am
Fireworks from the beach in South Boston

A wide-awake citizen in South Boston filed a 311 complaint at 1:22 this morning:

loud fireworks are set off by beach past 1 am. as loud as cannons. causing dogs to bark

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

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gopuff, a service that offers app-based delivery of convenience-store stuff from a warehouse on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, buy the South Bay Stop & Shop's liquor license so it can start offering six packs and hardier drinks to its customers in South Boston and nearby parts of Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 1:24 pm

DCR reported today that lion's-mane jellyfish have floated into the waters off Carson Beach in South Boston, Wollaston Beach in Quincy and Nahant Beach in, well, Nahant. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 1:45 pm
Lion's mane jellyfish

Gary Waldeck was walking his dog on Carson Beach today when he realized they were sharing the beach with some of those lion's mane jellyfish that have been turning up all over lately. And no, he didn't manipulate the photo at all - he reports it really looked like that.

Here's a side view: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 9:25 am
Two boats on Carson Beach

Never mind all the talk about dropping pressure and bombogenesis and stuff: The mark of a true nor'easter in Boston is when a boat washes up on Carson Beach (added points if it then stays there for weeks on end). Roving UHub photographer Jim Gavaghan provides all the evidence we need that that was some blow overnight: Not one, but two boats washed up on the beach. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 4:53 pm

State Police report a Brockton man that a lifeguard pulled out of the water at Carson Beach this afternoon was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/19 - 2:01 pm

Boston Police report a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men yesterday afternoon after their kayak took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed onto, hoping for rescue. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/18 - 8:18 am

Updated with new info from State Police.

State Police report finding a woman who told them she had been raped around 4:30 a.m. on Carson Beach by a man who was among a group of people who had gathered near the bathhouse - all of them "most likely members of the homeless community," according to police. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/18 - 10:00 pm
Sunset over Carson Beach

C. Carew took in the sunset at Carson Beach this evening.

By adamg - 4/10/18 - 11:15 pm

NBC Boston reports on the settlement with the family of Kyzr Willis, who drowned at a city-run summer program at Carson Beach in 2016.

By adamg - 9/22/17 - 9:26 am

The family of Kyzr Willis, who drowned while at a city-run summer program at Carson Beach last year, is suing Mayor Walsh, the city and individual workers at the program. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/17 - 4:00 pm

Kyzr Willis's did not drown in the water off Carson Beach last summer because of any malicious action, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.

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

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

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