The developers of the proposed Suffolk Downs project can't stop the tides, so they're planning their massive project to roll with the punches as rising sea levels increase the odds the low-lying site on the East Boston/Revere line will flood on a more regular basis. Read more.
Belle Isle Marsh
The Revere Journal reports the Friend of Belle Isle Marsh has canceled this year's Belle Isle Fall Festival, scheduled for this weekend, to protect people from mosquitoes - and the diseases they could be carrying.
Our site supervisor at Belle Isle has to wear full gear because the mosquito infestation is so bad. I’m disappointed about the cancellation, but we will be holding a spring festival in May.
A homeless man formerly from Hingham has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and unarmed robbery of a person over 60 for the 2016 death of an 83-year-old East Boston man in in Belle Isle Marsh - three days after he'd beaten another man there, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Around 4:30 p.m. off a path off Bennington Street in East Boston, near Napoles and across from the Suffolk Downs T stop.
In May, an elderly man was found with serious traumatic injuries, which killed him 10 days later.
UPDATE: Arrest made for one attack.
Three days after an elderly man was found with what turned out to be fatal injuries in Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Revere line, another man was attacked in the marshes, State Police report.
State Police, who emphasize they still do not know how the first man suffered his injuries, report they are looking to see if the two incidents are related and say they have stepped up patrols in the 251-acre reservation, which straddles the borders of East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. Read more.
George surveyed the scene at Belle Isle Marsh this morning:
... I walked out the Overlook path and saw a full crew of Tree Sparrows at the old feeder. The sparrows intimidate the Chickadees and keep them away from the food. A little ways further and the Robins were still hanging around. The Sumac fruit is enough to keep them in the area. ...
The Boston Natural Areas Network is sponsoring a couple of sled-dog exhibits on Feb. 1: Get to watch sled dogs, well, mushing. They'll be mushing at Belle Isle Marsh off Bennington Street in East Boston from 10 to noon and at John Paul II Park off Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester from 2 to 4 p.m.
Only caveat: Don't bring your own dogs.
Jorge files some fall photos from Belle Isle Marsh.
Jorge takes us on a stroll around Belle Isle Marsh on a fine October day.
Jorge ran across these coyote pups in Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston today.
Cool photo of a female cardinal in mid-flight at Belle Isle Marsh.
Jorge makes his daily trek to Belle Isle Marsh this morning and discovers three duck hunters: