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By adamg - 8/26/23 - 9:01 pm
Bubbling water off UMass Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about mystery bubbling in the water just off the rocks along the UMass Boston campus. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/23 - 10:37 pm

A roving UHub correspondent reports spotting a man stripped down to his birthday suit at Malibu Beach, the better to soak in all the sun's rays as he lay on the sand completely dishabille and sunny side, um, front side, up.

By adamg - 8/3/23 - 9:37 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports state environmental officials have ordered the developer of 3.6-acre project at the tip of Dorchester's Port Norfolk, where the Neponset meets Dorchester Bay, to come up with plans to reduce the impact of the proposed residential units and marina.

By adamg - 7/3/23 - 4:22 pm
Remains of the old tank

Workers uncover the remains of the tank's wall. Photo via National Grid.

National Grid is seeking city permission to excavate the remains of a large Dorchester tank that still holds two to three feet of coal tar nearly 90 years after it was last used to store waste from the creation of the coal gas that once lit and heated many Boston homes. Read more.

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 - 10:33 pm

Boston firefighters, including firefighters on a fireboat, responded to Dorchester Bay around 10:15 p.m. on a report of a flashing light about 15 feet off North Point Drive in Harbor Point. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 9:22 am
Seal on a dock in Dorchester Bay

Mandercamp spotted a seal just hanging out on a dock on Dorchester Bay yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:17 am
Rescue boat in Dorchester Bay

Searching for man who wasn't there. Photo by BFD.

Coast Guard, State Police and Boston fire and police crews began searching Dorchester Bay by Malibu Beach around 4:30 a.m. for a man reported in the water, but eventually called the search off after determining the man was not, in fact, in the water. NBC Boston reports the operator of the Beades drawbridge reported seeing two people apparently jumping into the water, but only one coming out; it turned out that while one man did jump, the other thought better of it at the last second and didn't actually go into the water.

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 - 7/29/22 - 11:42 am
Gas tank on Dorchester Bay

Joe Blankenship went for a walk along Dorchester Bay this morning.

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 - 6/3/22 - 9:42 am
Sunrise over Dorchester Bay

David Parsons watched the sun come up over Dorchester Bay earlier this week.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 11:58 am
Coyote at H Street

Owens408 spotted this coyote on the beach at H Street this morning - possibly the one that had been hanging out at Moakley Park.

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 - 3/14/21 - 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 - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tide.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports DCR has Jersey-barriered a pebbly stretch of the shoreline along Dorchester Bay off Morrissey Boulevard because too many of the people using it to launch small boats and Jet Skis were failing to observe basic Covid-19 social-distancing requirements and because too many people were using it as a place to drink and weren't cleaning up after themselves.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 3:06 pm
Boats, Jet Skis at M Street

Of late, some concerned citizens have been filing 311 complaints about the M Street beach. Many are about overcrowding there, or the gross conditions or both. But some aggravated citizens are filing complaints about the boats:

Boats anchored too close to shore AND I didn't see resident parking stickers on them either.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:02 am

State Police report Curtis Raper, 43, of Dorchester, died yesterday after crashing a Jet Ski into "a sailboat that was stationary and attached to a mooring" around 4:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 10:22 am
Flooded Tenean Beach

Shrimply Pibbles chronicled a flooded Tenean Beach, at the mouth of the Neponset River in Dorchester, early this morning.

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