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Christopher Columbus Park

By adamg - 11/11/23 - 10:39 pm
Bluebikes in Boston Harbor

Gary noticed what low tide exposed at Christopher Columbus Park this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/8/23 - 11:16 am
Man in Boston Harbor retrieving skateboard

Horseless Age chronicled one man's successful effort to retrieve his be-stickered skateboard out of the briny shallow off Christopher Columbus Park the other day - after getting down to his skivvies and slipping a time or two on the seaweed.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 2:46 pm
Proposed Fort Point Channel barrier and pedestrian bridge

Possibility for a Fort Point Channel barrier. See it larger.

A consultant hired by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission is recommending a new barrier system where Boston Harbor meets Fort Point Channel, to keep rising sea levels and more intense storms from letting the ocean reclaim what was once South Bay - a large swath of Dorchester, South Boston and Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/22 - 12:08 pm
Sign in Christopher Columbus Park that still says Martin J. Walsh is mayor

A concerned citizen takes time out of a no doubt very busy schedule to file a 311 complaint about the sign in Christopher Columbus Park that still lists Martin J. Walsh as mayor and to ask that the sign be changed to reflect the name of the current mayor.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 8:40 pm
Double rainbow over Boston Harbor

Aegon Targaryen VI watched the post-storm rainbow over Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park. Read more.

By adamg - 12/31/21 - 9:48 pm
Ice sculpture on the Greenway

Matt Conti took in the First Night ice sculptures along the Greenway and in Christopher Columbus Park tonight.

By adamg - 12/12/21 - 5:35 pm
Santa getting off a helicopter in the North End

Lisa Young watched Santa arrive by helicopter in the North End. Adam Castiglioni watched him in the Christmas parade through the neighborhood: Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 8:53 pm
Lit trellis in Christopher Columbus Park

Matt Conti took in the 19th holiday lighting of the Christopher Columbus Park trellis tonight.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:58 pm
Base of former Christopher Columbus statue in his epnonymous North End park

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the protest graffiti on the base where Christopher Columbus used to stand in the North End until he was decapitated last year.

With no statue left to deface or knock down, the protester could only spray paint messages on the base and on the sign that tells you the name of the park.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 9:45 pm
Bernie in Christopher Columbus Park

Why, yes, you can now buy a life-sized cardboard cutout of Bernie Sanders in his mittens and folding chair. Adam Balsam got his today, just in time to let Bernie enjoy his Vermont-made jacket while touring a snowy North End.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 8:55 am

The Italian American Alliance is pissed at Mayor Walsh's announcement that the Christopher Columbus statue that was decapitated in June will not be returned to its pedestal in Christopher Columbus Park, but instead be sent to the senior-citizen apartment building the neighborhood Knights of Columbus is building: Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 8:45 am

NorthendWaterfront.com reports the city will replace the beheaded Chris with a statue representing Italian immigrants in Christopher Columbus Park. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 5:18 pm

The Boston Art Commission has received reports from two statue restoration experts that while the remains of the decapitated Columbus statue from the eponymous North End park can be reassembled, the mortar used to paste his head and neck back together "would be visible" to people wanting to gaze upon him. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 8:42 pm

Michlewitz zooms in on statue, other issues.

Mayor Walsh vowed tonight that Christopher Columbus will not stay headless. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 2:49 pm

In his defense of Christopher Columbus Park and the Columbus statue yesterday, state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz made it sound like both projects were always meant to honor the proud "North End people" of Italian descent, and that nothing should be done to either without their consent. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 5:47 pm

Headless statue in windless park. Photo by Rob C.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz says people need to look beyond Christopher Columbus's reputation as a cruel murderer of both natives and the Spaniards he led and consider the history of the North End and how the statue represents both some of the neighborhood's original Italian immigrants and the fight to keep the North End from becoming an overbuilt district of expensive condos. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 11:17 am
Calm Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park

Gary C went for a walk in Christopher Columbus Park this morning.

By adamg - 11/19/18 - 8:50 pm
Blue lights on trellis at Christopher Columbus Park

Petra A. wandered around Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace this evening.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 2:22 pm
Bicycling in Boston Harbor

Stephen Breyer watched a bicyclist make his way through Boston Harbor in Christopher Columbus Park today.

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