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By adamg - 9/7/19 - 10:24 pm
Angry sea at Deer Island

Liz Lemongrab walked along a Dorian-tossed sea at Deer Island today.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 9:53 am

WCVB shows video of a whale feeding and breaching near Deer Island yesterday.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 10:27 pm
Sunset over Boston Harbor as seen from Deer Island

Henry Dane took some time to enjoy tonight's sunset over Boston Harbor from Deer Island.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 8:36 pm
Swirly skies over Boston Harbor as seen from Deer Island

Henry Dane checks in from Deer Island this evening:

Vincent would have appreciated this sky. Beautiful night and last chance to get a run in before the Deluge.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 9:40 am
Digester tanks at Deer Island

Adam Balsam gives us a closeup nighttime view of the "digester" tanks at Deer Island, where zillions of bacteria contentedly spend their days munching human sewage.

Copyright Adam Balsam. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 4/19/19 - 4:00 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a 55-gallon drum full of unspecified hazardous waste materials at the MWRA treatment plant became "over pressurized."

We sent in an entry team under air in level B suits to release the pressure from the drum. There were no exposures or spills . There are no injuries to report. We evacuated the building as a precaution.

By adamg - 1/15/19 - 6:12 pm

One thing the Trump shutdown didn't end was a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to set off explosives at the bottom of Boston Harbor tomorrow to deepen a shipping channel. It took a judge to do that. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/19 - 11:48 am

Hunters looking to bag some ducks may be breaking state law by having people drive boats at the large number of ducks congregating in Boston Harbor, making them fly away in a panic - and become easier targets. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/18 - 4:50 pm
By adamg - 7/13/17 - 12:32 am

The Department of Justice says it's settled a lawsuit against Eversource and the MWRA over a Deer Island power cable under Boston Harbor the government had said was not buried deeply enough to allow for planned dredging to let the Conley Terminal in South Boston handle larger ships. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/17 - 12:43 pm

No identification of the body recovered this morning, let alone possible cause of death yet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The body was first spotted by the crew of a commercial fishing vessel, who radioed the Coast Guard. State Environmental Police and the Boston Police harbor unit recovered the body.

The body, is believed to be that of an adult but was in a state of decomposition such that age, gender, and ethnicity are not immediately apparent.

By adamg - 6/6/17 - 11:02 am
Baby Bella memorial at Deer Island

Maria M. walked around Deer Island this past weekend and paused at the Bella Bond memorial, paid for by workers at the MWRA plant and placed near where the little girl's body washed up in 2015.

The plaque reads: Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/16 - 5:37 pm

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns today added Massport to the federal government's suit against the MWRA and Eversource over an electric cable to Deer Island from South Boston that the feds say will interfere with dredging aimed at letting the Conley Terminal accept larger ships. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/16 - 11:47 am

The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/16 - 1:34 pm
Swan and baby swans at Deer Island

John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.

By adamg - 1/11/16 - 12:16 pm
Surfing at Deer Island

John Gage watched surfers from Deer Island today.

By adamg - 9/1/15 - 3:06 pm
Deer Island girl

A comparison of the oxygen isotopes in the still unidentified girl's hair and teeth with water samples suggests "the child may have spent time in any of several New England states, as well as other locations across the US," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/15 - 11:16 pm
Vigil for Baby Doe on Deer Island
Unknown Deer Island girl

617 Images attended a vigil at Deer Island this evening for "Baby Doe" - the roughly 4-year-old girl who remains unidentified a month after her body was found on Deer Island, wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic trash bag.

Anybody with information can contact State Police at 508-820-2121 or by texting GIRL to 6728.

By adamg - 7/9/15 - 11:08 am
New image of girl whose body was found at Deer Island

Authorities today released an updated computer-generated image of the girl, about 4, whose body was found wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic bag on Deer Island last month.

The girl remains unidentified. Anybody who might have information can contact State Police at 617-727-8817 or 617-820-2121.

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