Melissa Sullivan surveys some of the signs of spring along the Esplanade this morning.
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.
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.
John Gage watched the sun go down through the cupola of the Liberty Hotel and over the Charles River.
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.
Derek Lessing just couldn't sleep, so he went for a walk along the Esplanade very early this morning.
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.
Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.
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.
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.
Jim Bishop admits he found it surreal to see a man standing on the Charles River today.
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.
Daniel Brim watched the sun go down today after a frigid Back Bay and a frozen Charles River.
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.
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