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By adamg - 8/8/19 - 10:09 am

The Charles River Conservancy hopes to install a "floating wetlands" at North Point Park next spring to test whether the reintroduction of wetlands to the Charles River basin could shield enough microscopic animals to eat and so control the bacteria that now sometimes turn that stretch of river into a hazard to both man and beast. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 10:54 am
Dead pogies at the Charles River locks

Although some of the pogies that began showing up at the mouth of the Charles a few days ago made it out to their briny destiny in the Atlantic, others are now piling up by the locks and dam, dead. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 11:59 am
A lot of fish in the Charles River

UPDATE: The fish are dying now.

Theodore Hook spotted a ton of swirling pogies at the Charlestown locks this morning.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 10:37 am

The Charles River Watershed Association reports a bloom of blue-green algae - which is actually a type of bacteria - in the Charles River between the BU Bridge and the Museum of Science. The stuff can kill dogs and make people pretty sick.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 12:04 pm

State Police report a body was recovered from the Charles River at Magazine Beach around 7:45 a.m.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 11:05 pm
Virgo tattoo

UPDATE: State Police say she was a 23-year-old Mission Hill resident.

State Police have released a photo of a tattoo they found on a woman whose body was recovered from the Charles River yesterday, in the hopes somebody might recognize it and help them identify her. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 12:37 pm

State Police report its marine unit recovered a woman's body from the Charles River between the Mass Ave. Bridge and Community Boating around 7:25 a.m. after a kayaker reported her floating in the water. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 6:04 pm
Fog rolling in over Boston

Lillie Marshall reminds us of that truism (OK, which we just made up) while looking downtown from the Cambridge side of the Charles this afternoon.

But that was nothing compared to what Cody DaSilva saw while actually out on the water in Boston Harbor: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 10:53 pm

State Police report divers pulled a man's body from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 8:39 pm

The Boston Fire Department alerts us there will be 15 to 20 minutes of fireworks, starting at 9 p.m., on the Charles River behind the Museum of Science. Enjoy or hold your dog.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 11:55 am
View across the Charles towards the Back Bay from the Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge

Erin Kane got an unobstructed view from the Red Line as it crossed the Longfellow Bridge this morning:

Boston on a sunny spring day is pretty great

By adamg - 5/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sun rising over the Charles River

Rick Macomber watched a new day dawning over the Charles River and the BU Bridge this morning.

By adamg - 3/7/19 - 9:43 pm
Winter sailing on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Alice Murphy was amazed to see some BU kids sailing on the Charles today.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 1/21/19 - 11:00 pm
Charles River encased in ice

Rick Macomber reports:

The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night

By adamg - 1/14/19 - 9:33 am
Ice forming on the Charles River

Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.

By adamg - 12/22/18 - 4:09 pm
Santa Claus on the Charles River

Why, yes, that was Santa dashing through the Charles by the Esplanade today, as captured by Rob Colonna.

By adamg - 12/9/18 - 10:23 pm
Christmas boat at Community Boating on the Charles

Acraftymitch photographed Boston on a cold night tonight, including Community Boating's Christmas boat on the Charles.

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

By adamg - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/18 - 11:17 pm
Longfellow Bridge in some fog

617 Images took in the renovated Longfellow Bridge in the early morning fog.

Jason the roving UHub photographer, meanwhile, got a good look at the Back Bay in the fog from the turnpike around 8:30 a.m.: Read more.

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