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By adamg - 7/17/21 - 11:52 am
First responder tends to victim of Boston Harbor boat crash

First responder tends to one victim. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Jeanica Julce, 27, of Somerville.

Live Boston reports seven people were rescued from Boston Harbor early this morning after a crash near Castle Island around 3 a.m. - all taken to local hospitals with varying injuries, although none considered life threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 10:10 pm

State Police report arresting a Fall River man they say sped down down Day Boulevard, sometimes on the wrong side of the road, then drove into the Castle Island parking lot and then, unlike most people, kept driving on the path along the water until he finally stopped, got out and walked away, while engaged in a discussion with somebody on his phone, around 2:30 p.m. Read more.

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 - 1/1/21 - 11:52 pm
Owl at Castle Island

Adam Balsam reports he and the kids spotted this owl up on a wall at Castle Island on Thursday morning - a few weekends after they'd driven up to Plum Island to see an owl, only they didn't.

I love that we we were ultimately able to see one so close to home.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 12:25 pm
Janet Wu at Castle Island

Somebody called 911 this morning when a woman who said she was with WCVB began going up to the unmasked and asking why and videoing them with her camera. One person took exception and snapped her right back and then posted about "this lady [who] says she works for channel 5 and is provoking citizens." Read more.

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By adamg - 7/19/20 - 5:28 pm

Here at the Center for the Easily Annoyed, we have whiled away many a pleasant hour combing through 311 complaints. We're not alone in our hobby - but others take it a step further and file complaints about complaints with which they don't agree.

For example: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 1:45 pm
Lion's mane jellyfish

Gary Waldeck was walking his dog on Carson Beach today when he realized they were sharing the beach with some of those lion's mane jellyfish that have been turning up all over lately. And no, he didn't manipulate the photo at all - he reports it really looked like that.

Here's a side view: Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 11:54 am
Castle Island parking lot blocked off

Nick Gemelli learned first hand today that the state wasn't kidding around about trying to reduce crowding in the time of coronavirus at Castle Island: Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:55 pm

Starting tomorrow, DCR is closing the parking areas and spaces along the water from Constitution Beach in East Boston to Castle Island and down to Wollaston Beach because too many people were showing up at the beaches and not spacing themselves out enough.

Affected areas: Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:11 am
Sullivan's logo

The iconic Castle Island take-out stand says it doesn't want to risk the health of either its customers or workers during the expected Covid-19 surge next month and so is shutting down, through at least the first week in May. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/19 - 9:26 pm
Clouds from Castle Island

Michael Spicher captured the sky view from Castle Island this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 9:29 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay

David Callahan watched the sun go down from Castle Island over Pleasure Bay and the Back Bay and downtown this evening.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 11:00 am
Wanted pair

State Police have released this photo of a couple wanted on charges they stole somebody's iPhone at Castle Island yesterday.

If they look familiar, contact Trooper Stephen Taylor at 617-740-7710.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 2:41 pm

WCVB reports on the class at the Perry School in South Boston.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 6:08 pm
Fence around Worlld War II memorial at Castle Island with sign asking people to not try to clean stains

Eileen Murphy shows us the new sign in front of the World War II memorial at Castle Island.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 8:16 am

NBC Boston reports on the vandalized memorial at Castle Island.

By adamg - 9/4/18 - 9:07 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000 and Medina has to undergo a mental-health evaluation, per Suffolk County DA.

State Police report arresting a man they say grabbed a 12-year-old's arm near the restrooms at Castle Island yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/18 - 12:42 pm
Veendam passing Sullivan's at Castle Island

Eileen Murphy captured a cruise ship as it passed Sullivan's at Castle Island yesterday.

By adamg - 7/27/18 - 12:23 am
Rainbow at the bird beak

After the storm, Eileen Murphy walked out to the Sugar Bowl in South Boston (which currently features a bird statue).

By adamg - 6/25/18 - 1:12 pm
A grackle with a French fry

Eileen Murphy reports the grackles at Castle Island have learned where to go when they're hungry:

The grackles around Sullivan's at Castle Island can scare the daylights out of folks when they pop out of a barrel after fishing around for leftovers!

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