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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.

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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.

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 - 4/4/20 - 11:54 am
Castle Island parking lot blocked off

Nick Gemelli learned first hand today that the state wasn't kidding around about trying to reduce crowding in the time of coronavirus at Castle Island: Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:55 pm

Starting tomorrow, DCR is closing the parking areas and spaces along the water from Constitution Beach in East Boston to Castle Island and down to Wollaston Beach because too many people were showing up at the beaches and not spacing themselves out enough.

Affected areas: Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:11 am
Sullivan's logo

The iconic Castle Island take-out stand says it doesn't want to risk the health of either its customers or workers during the expected Covid-19 surge next month and so is shutting down, through at least the first week in May. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 9:26 pm
Clouds from Castle Island

Michael Spicher captured the sky view from Castle Island this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 9:29 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay

David Callahan watched the sun go down from Castle Island over Pleasure Bay and the Back Bay and downtown this evening.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 11:00 am
Wanted pair

State Police have released this photo of a couple wanted on charges they stole somebody's iPhone at Castle Island yesterday.

If they look familiar, contact Trooper Stephen Taylor at 617-740-7710.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 2:41 pm

WCVB reports on the class at the Perry School in South Boston.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 6:08 pm
Fence around Worlld War II memorial at Castle Island with sign asking people to not try to clean stains

Eileen Murphy shows us the new sign in front of the World War II memorial at Castle Island.

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