Esplanade

By - 2/23/19 - 12:50 pm
US Coast Guard helicopter

Out on a run this morning, Jason Richardson spotted a Coast Guard helicopter flying in a training mission over the Charles by the Esplanade.

The crew also flew low and loud along Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and Central Square.

By - 10/10/18 - 11:15 am
Arthur Fiedler's giant head with a Red Sox cap on

The Esplanade Fiedler Head is sporting a 17-foot-wide, 7-foot-tall knit Sox cap this morning in honor of the team's ALDS victory last night, courtesy of the the Esplanade Association.

“My father was a Red Sox fan and I often joined him at Fenway Park for games. I’m sure he would approve of the donning of a Red Sox hat, especially this year,” said Peter Fiedler, son of legendary Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler.

By - 8/25/18 - 11:38 am

A city health inspector ordered the Charles River Bistro, next to the Hatch Shell, shut for health violations that included "flies throughout kitchen/prep/ware washing area" and employees who need some basic food-safety training. Read more.

By - 8/23/18 - 1:20 pm
Joel Musipli

State Police report arresting Joel Musipli, 26, of Boston, on charges he groped two women as he rode by them on a bike near Community Boating on Aug. 9.

Read more.

By - 8/17/18 - 3:32 pm
Alleged Esplanade groper

State Police report they are looking for a man who slowed down on his bike on the Esplanade long enough to grab two women on the buttocks around 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Read more.

By - 7/18/18 - 4:19 pm
Done

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Alejandro Done, 49, of the South End, to 18 to 22 years in prison - but with much of that to run concurrently with, rather than after, a Middlesex County rape sentence he is already serving, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/8/18 - 5:41 pm
Done

Alejandro Done, 49, of the South End, today admitted he's been sexually attacking women on the Esplanade since at least 2006, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Read more.

By - 4/29/18 - 1:53 pm
Charles River muse with two photographers

Stevil photographed the photographers photographing one of the local river nymphs along the Charles yesterday.

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

By - 3/1/18 - 8:23 am
Full moon over the Charles River Esplanade

Derek Lessing just couldn't sleep, so he went for a walk along the Esplanade very early this morning.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:42 pm
Almost a rainbow at sunset

Kathy watched the sky show as the sun went down over the Esplanade this evening.

Shortly after, Jed Hresko spotted a different set of colors over Central Square in Cambridge: Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 1:13 pm

The Esplanade Association reports it's banned a series of Philadelphia-related items from the 3.5-mile Park until after the Patriots make their return to Boston for their Duck Boat celebration.

Now banned from the Museum of Science to the BU Bridge: Read more.

By - 1/7/18 - 7:37 pm
Snowman on the Esplanade

Melissa Sullivan reports the snowman somebody built without snow survived the blizzard, if barely.

Snowman in balmier days: Read more.

By - 11/24/17 - 6:17 pm
Closed trash receptacles on the Esplanade

A roving UHub photographer noticed DCR's announcement that it won't be emptying the trash receptacles on the Esplanade from now until April:

Looks like some slob has already started what will probably end up being a mountain of dog waste bags by April 1. What gives?

By - 10/29/17 - 6:29 pm

Amy Bucher didn't realize she'd need a hard hat to walk under the Longfellow this afternoon.

By - 10/28/17 - 11:22 am
Appleton Bridge over Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles reports the first span of the new Frances Appleton pedestrian bridge across Storrow Drive from Beacon Hill to the Esplanade went up overnight. Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 9:15 pm

CatBoston took in the India Day celebration on the Esplanade today.

By - 7/3/17 - 8:34 pm
Hatch Shell in Boston before the July 4th concert

Molly Lanzarotta took in the Pops rehearsal concert at the Hatch Shell this evening.

By - 6/25/17 - 11:23 pm

State Police report they are looking for a man they say was jumped and robbed by four teens on the Esplanade around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Read more.

By - 6/9/17 - 9:11 am
Snowman in June in Boston

Teddy Kokoros was a bit startled to see a snowman by the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge this morning.

Later in the morning, though, the snowman had turned into more of a snowbunny: Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 4:43 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that the state trooper who shot Santos Laboy to death on the Silber Way Footbridge in 2015 was completely justified. Read more.