Dorchester Bay

By - 3/22/19 - 1:26 pm

DCR reports Morrissey Boulevard is shut southbound at UMass due to, of course, flooding, from the nor'easter-whipped high tide.

By - 3/15/19 - 11:55 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports it's suing the city of Quincy for letting its sewers overflow into Boston Harbor in general and Dorchester Bay and Quincy Bay in particular. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 10:07 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that in addition to the usual concerns about traffic and rootless condo dwellers, opponents of developer's plan to put 96 condos on the very tip of Port Norfolk have a new issue: Ever higher tides caused by climate change. A BPDA planner told a recent meeting that "over the next 50 years or so, the 2018 village will shrink to a sliver in the center as tidal waters eat away at the edges."

By - 10/6/18 - 5:54 pm

The Boston Fire Department alerts us that the South Boston Yacht Club will be sponsoring fireworks tonight, starting around 9:15 p.m. "You may hear some noise," BFD notes.

By - 6/7/18 - 9:29 am

Usually we just have one mayor, but this week, we have hundreds, here for the US Conference of Mayors, and they'll be celebrating with a fireworks display from the water off the Kennedy Library, starting around 9:30 p.m. So get yourself to a Dorchester or South Boston beach or high point, or just get your dog's thunder blanket ready.

By - 5/2/18 - 9:18 am
Boston firefighters lift woman out of water at Columbia Point

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rescued a woman who had somehow wound up in the water off the JFK Library around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. She was semi-conscious when brought up to shore and handed over to EMS for transportation to a local hospital.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 5:17 pm
Unmoored boat off Castle Island

Paul Nutting watched the BPD Marine Unit investigate a sailboat on the rocks off Castle Island in Dorchester Bay this afternoon.

By - 5/27/17 - 10:56 am
Flooded playground at Tenean Beach in Dorchester

At least when we get a king tide, like we did overnight. Maria Lyons visited Tenean Beach this morning.

Boston Harbor Now visited at the peak of the tide, around 1:50 this morning.

By - 9/12/16 - 4:11 pm

Blake Stacey wonders what this "persistent water splashy thing" off the UMass Harbor Walk is.

By - 8/21/16 - 5:34 pm
Kayakers being rescued in Dorchester Bay

Rescue boats in Dorchester Bay. Photo by Mike.

The Coast Guard teamed up with Boston fire and police marine units to rescue five kayakers who found themselves in some sort of trouble in Dorchester Bay off Castle Island shortly after 3 p.m. today; initial reports said one might have wound up in the water. John Duffill reports the marine units got all five out OK.

By - 8/14/16 - 1:19 pm

The Coast Guard reports plucking six people out of Dorchester Bay after their boat sank early this morning between Castle Island and Thompson Island. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 4:01 pm
Troopers search water off Carson Beach

Troopers search water around 4 p.m. Photo by James.

Missing boy

Updated, 8:20 p.m.

WBZ reports police this evening found the body of Kyzr Willis in the water off Carson Beach.

The boy was last seen around 2:05 p.m. near the M Street bathhouse. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:44 pm
Strawberry moon over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.

By - 4/25/16 - 1:11 pm

Boston Fire, Boston Police and Coast Guard crews all responded to the Dorchester Yacht Club off Savin Hill today on a report of a possible oil spill.

But then they realized the stuff was actually pollen, probably washed down from I-93. A yacht-club worker said the pollen spills have happened before.

By - 4/16/16 - 8:53 am
Sailboat at sunrise

Steve looked out over Pleasure Bay from Columbia Road and N Street at 5:37 a.m. yesterday.

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

By - 3/9/16 - 8:48 pm
Neponset Circle by the Neponset River Bridge

Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay

Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.

By - 3/5/16 - 2:33 pm
Scene where body in a car was found submerged in water

UMass search scene. Photo by Mary Cappuccio.

UPDATE: DA's office says the man was 25, from Lawrence, and that his death is not suspicious.

State Police report investigators are trying to determine how a man's body in a car wound up partially submerged in the water off Columbia Point. Read more.

By - 1/3/16 - 10:42 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

MadTy watched the sun come up this morning over Marina Bay from Morrissey Boulevard.

He wasn't the only one up early. Sharon McAuliffe watched the sun come up over the Longwood Medical Area and Mission Hill: Read more.