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By adamg - 3/3/24 - 8:58 pm
A couple of vehicles adorned with American and Trump flags

A roving UHub photographer reports about 30 pickups and SUVs and one Army-surplus truck made their way along Day Boulevard today as part of the most special Magachusetts Trump's America First Get Out the Vote caravan, which wended its way from the USS Constitution in Charlestown to Castle Island, just in time for the annual re-opening of Sullivan's.

By adamg - 2/11/24 - 1:52 pm
Dunlin at Castle Island

Mary Ellen took Dolly the dog up to Castle Island for a walk yesterday.

They spotted a plump dunlin, a flock of them and a female common eider (also purple sandpipers, which to the untrained eye look just like dunlins, only more gray than brown): Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/23 - 7:59 am

NBC Boston reports Castle Island gulls are flying amok this summer:

Like a scene right out of "The Birds," customers are dropping their boxes of food and running from the scene screaming.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 3:58 pm
USS Constitution fires cannons to answer salute from Fort Independence

Matt Frank didn't let the gloomy skies keep him from Castle Island, where he watched and listened to the traditional July Fourth salute between the USS Constitution and Fort Independence.

By adamg - 5/28/23 - 9:30 pm

Crews on BFD, BPD, Massport and State Police boats began searching for a person in the water off Castle Island around 9 p.m.. Then State Police found witnesses who reported they saw a distraught man on the rocks about halfway between Castle Island and the Sugar Bowl rotunda - but that they were able to talk him out of going in.

By adamg - 5/15/23 - 1:45 pm

WFXT reports State Police have recovered the body of Mohemed Fofena, who disappeared yesterday at Castle Island, on nearby Spectacle Island.

By adamg - 5/14/23 - 8:48 pm
Missing boy

Update: Body found on Spectacle Island.

Police and fire crews began searching the waters off Castle Island Sunday night for Mohemed Fofena, of South Boston, who has autism and is non-verbal. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/22 - 12:44 pm
Humpback whale splashing a fin

Paul Nutting Jr. watched one of those humpback whales that have been cruising the coast of late having some fun in Boston Harbor this morning - like right off Castle Island: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 11:55 am

Organizers of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon today announced they've postponed the three-event competition until Aug. 20-21. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 3:41 pm
Common eider duck at Castle Island

A bunch of common eiders, including this guy, were bobbing around on the Sugar Bowl side of Castle Island this afternoon (thanks to Boston duck Twitter for the ID).

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 11:22 am
Location of Day Marker 5

Navigational chart of harbor near Castle Island. Marker 5 is lower right, next to the "5". Source.

The legal maelstrom over a boat that crashed into a large navigational tower in Boston Harbor last July, leaving one woman drowned and several people injured, has expanded considerably over the past couple of months. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 8:31 pm
Waterside music on the Charles River at sunset

Chris in 02134 reports people were grooving to the sunset along the Charles River Esplanade this evening: Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 10:02 pm
British Airways flight 213 coming in over Castle Island

Msmariamad watched British Airways flight 213 on its final approach to Logan over Pleasure Bay this afternoon, the first day in 18 months that European travelers were allowed to land in the US (with proof of both vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test.

Copyright Msmariamad. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 5:48 pm
Car with HTTPS licence plate

Spotted at Castle Island today.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 11:52 am
First responder tends to victim of Boston Harbor boat crash

First responder tends to one victim. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Jeanica Julce, 27, of Somerville.

Live Boston reports seven people were rescued from Boston Harbor early this morning after a crash near Castle Island around 3 a.m. - all taken to local hospitals with varying injuries, although none considered life threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 10:10 pm

State Police report arresting a Fall River man they say sped down down Day Boulevard, sometimes on the wrong side of the road, then drove into the Castle Island parking lot and then, unlike most people, kept driving on the path along the water until he finally stopped, got out and walked away, while engaged in a discussion with somebody on his phone, around 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 3:11 pm
Eider duck at Castle Island

Mary Ellen spotted a king eider, usually seen farther north, in the water off Castle Island this morning.

By adamg - 1/1/21 - 11:52 pm
Owl at Castle Island

Adam Balsam reports he and the kids spotted this owl up on a wall at Castle Island on Thursday morning - a few weekends after they'd driven up to Plum Island to see an owl, only they didn't.

I love that we we were ultimately able to see one so close to home.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 12:25 pm
Janet Wu at Castle Island

Somebody called 911 this morning when a woman who said she was with WCVB began going up to the unmasked and asking why and videoing them with her camera. One person took exception and snapped her right back and then posted about "this lady [who] says she works for channel 5 and is provoking citizens." Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 5:28 pm

Here at the Center for the Easily Annoyed, we have whiled away many a pleasant hour combing through 311 complaints. We're not alone in our hobby - but others take it a step further and file complaints about complaints with which they don't agree.

For example: Read more.

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