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By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:33 pm
White ibis

Mary Ellen was among the birders who spotted this white ibis along the Charles in Brighton today - roughly 1,000 miles north of the bird's normal range.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 12:05 pm
Stillness along the Charles River in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning before the storm hit.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 12:47 pm
Snow covered reeds along the Charles River

On a walk in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, Mary Ellen looked across the Charles at reeds covered in snow that would soon melt.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 11:02 pm
Boats in the Charles

Boats on the Charles: Can Swan Boats be far behind? John McMahon went for a walk on the Cambridge side of the Charles yesterday.

By adamg - 2/26/22 - 12:51 pm
Truck in Charles River

State Police report the truck, carrying mail, somehow slid down a long embankment from Rte. 128 north near the ramp to the turnpike and Rte. 30 just before noon. The driver, who can't swim, managed to get onto the top of his cab, from which he was rescued by Weston firefighters. The Newton Fire Department reports he was taken to a local hospital for observation.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 10:31 am

The Charles River Watershed Association makes the case for removing dams along the river, starting with the one in Watertown, which long ago ceased to fulfill its original function of powering a grist mill and which now is in bad shape , a fish-species destroyer and a general menace in the event of a major storm.

Watertown Dam Removal Feasibility Study.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 8:31 pm
Waterside music on the Charles River at sunset

Chris in 02134 reports people were grooving to the sunset along the Charles River Esplanade this evening: Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 8:18 pm
Heron eating a frog at Millennium Park

People weren't the only ones taking advantage of today's nice weather. Mary Ellen watched a great blue heron gulp down some frog legs - and the rest of the frog - at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

Bottom's up: Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/22 - 2:34 pm
Conemen at work

Conemen at work on the Charles. Photo by Caroline Reeves.

Caroline Reeves of the Muddy Water Initiative reports that MassDOT divers (of course MassDOT has divers) today retrieved 131 traffic cones that some bike-lane hater had tossed over the side of the Mass. Ave. Bridge onto the iced-over Charles River last month. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 8:17 pm
Man picking up cones on the Charles River

Victor H spotted one of the heroes we need but don't deserve on the Charles River today, trying to collect the cones that somebody keeps tossing onto the ice from the Mass. Ave. Bridge because he really, really hates bike lanes. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 2:35 pm
Rainbow over the Longfellow Bridge

Sara Mak took in an afternoon rainbow over Kendall Square, the Charles and the Longfellow, after the morning rainbow (note: click on the link for bonus dog in boots on a dock).

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 9:57 am
Sunrise in Allston/Brighton

Kelly Lewis watched the sunrise from a classroom at the Jackson/Mann School in Allston.

Saul Blumenthal, meanwhile, watched the sunrise along the Charles River in Waltham: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/21 - 9:18 am
Sunrise over Boston

Roving UHub photographer John McMahon got up early to rove over to the Charles River to watch the sun come up over Boston this morning.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 9:59 am

The Huntington News reports on the smaller set of races, which, unlike the bigger, better known regatta, draws competitors just from the Boston area (and Rhode Island).

By adamg - 11/8/21 - 8:42 pm
Night view of the Charles River

Myron Freeman captured the early evening over the Charles River and the Longfellow last night.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/2/21 - 10:09 am
Daybreak over the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer John McMahon captured the scene along the Charles at sunrise this morning.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 3:39 pm

David Mickley watched a squadron of SEALs in copters fly along the Charles today: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/21 - 11:36 am
Rowers and geese

Roving UHub photographer John McMahon captures some roving rowers from Newton Country Day School, with bonus geese, in the Head of the Charles Regatta around 7:40 this morning.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 9:00 pm
Full moon over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Myron Freeman captured last night's full moon.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:59 pm
A lot of boats

All of the riverside parking lots along Soldiers Field Road in Brighton today were filled with rowers and racing shells in preparation for this weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta.

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