Charles River

By - 4/22/18 - 10:01 am
Daffodils blooming by the Charles River in Cambridge

Melissa Sullivan surveys some of the signs of spring along the Esplanade this morning.

By - 4/12/18 - 5:27 pm

Tuesday’s meeting hosted by WalkBoston and the Charles River Conservancy about how MassDOT’s reconstruction of the Mass Pike in Allston can Unchoke the Charles River Throat brought out 150 people and a renewed emphasis on the need for the project to prioritize removing barriers, creating connections and healthy transportation. Read more.

By - 3/26/18 - 10:52 am

A 27-year-old Cambridge man whose body was recovered from the Charles River near the Mass. Ave. Bridge Saturday morning wasn't pushed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/24/18 - 11:10 am
Looking for person in the Charles River

The Boston Fire Department reports Boston and Cambridge firefighters converged on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge around 7:30 a.m. on reports of a person in the water. John Duffill reports they found the person's body.

By - 3/17/18 - 9:00 pm
Sunset over the Charles

John Gage watched the sun go down through the cupola of the Liberty Hotel and over the Charles River.

By - 3/8/18 - 3:59 pm
Sinking sailing center

That sinking feeling. Photo by Caitlin.

The Crimson reports the U's sailing center has lost buoyancy and is settling with the fishes down by the Longfellow Bridge.

And please, now would not be the time to bring up the old joke about why the Harvard Bridge is named that.

By - 3/1/18 - 8:23 am
Full moon over the Charles River Esplanade

Derek Lessing just couldn't sleep, so he went for a walk along the Esplanade very early this morning.

By - 2/22/18 - 5:09 pm
Pigeon sheltering from the snow in Downtown Crossing

As the snow began to fall on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, a pigeon found a place to ride out the storm.

On the other side of the Shawmut Peninsula, some sailors were not as eager to get in from the snow: Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.

By - 2/6/18 - 9:13 am
Sunrise over the Zakim and under the viaduct

Rob Littlefield watched the sunrise through the Green Line viaduct over the Charles near the Museum of Science this morning.

Cybah found an equally engaging view on the other side of the ol' Shawmut Peninsula: Read more.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:53 am

Walking and biking between the River St & BU Bridges can be greatly enhanced

The $1B reconstruction of the Mass Pike and Soldiers Field Road in Allston is also an opportunity to improve the cramped Charles River path between the River Street and BU Bridges. Chicago, Portland, Philadelphia, New York are some of the many cities improving paths and public spaces along their urban rivers and this project is an opportunity to follow suit in Boston. Locally, Kendall Square's Broad Canal boardwalk in the Charles River boardwalk provides a recent precedent. Read more.

By - 1/20/18 - 9:53 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports (with photos) that firefighters rescued the freezing pup from the frigid waters of the Charles near the Eliot Bridge around 3:50 p.m. today.

By - 1/7/18 - 9:22 pm
Man standing on ice on the Charles River

Jim Bishop admits he found it surreal to see a man standing on the Charles River today.

By - 1/6/18 - 5:13 pm
Sun sets over the Charles River

John Gage took a moment to watch the dying sun over the frozen Charles before getting up on his tauntaun for the ride home. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 11:19 am
Skater on the Charles River

Mary Ellen spotted this skater on the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury a couple days ago.

Authorities, of course, recommend not skating on the Charles.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.

By - 1/2/18 - 11:38 pm
Boston skyline at sunset with ice on the Charles

Daniel Brim watched the sun go down today after a frigid Back Bay and a frozen Charles River.

By - 10/23/17 - 10:09 am
Geese over the Charles River regatta

Stevil took in the Head of the Charles Regatta yesterday - as did some geese.

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

By - 8/29/17 - 8:17 am

Todd Cosentino reports one of the advantages of early-morning bike commuting is the view from the BU Bridge. Read more.

By - 8/2/17 - 12:54 am

Yeah, yeah, but the state really means it this time: The Charles River Basin is full of toxic cyanobacteria, which could make you feel pretty bad - and kill your dog, so be especially careful to keep Fido away from the water.

The state warning went into effect Tuesday.

More info on cyanobacteria from the state.