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Night Shift Is Opening Two Charles River Beer Gardens

UPDATE, Monday, August 13, 6 p.m.: The Owl’s Nest beer garden at Herter Park opens Saturday, Aug. 18, at noon. Night Shift has been slinging drinks along […]


The Charles River Lower Basin Is Full of Bacteria

A giant “bloom” of bacteria has appeared in the Charles River Lower Basin—the part between the Longfellow Bridge and Museum of Science—and it’s so bad the state […]

Arts & Entertainment

A Spectator’s Guide to the Head of the Charles Regatta

Since 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta has lured and challenged hundreds of thousands of rowers to the Charles River in this famed sporting […]

Arts & Entertainment

Pro Tips for Watching the Head of the Charles Regatta

There are fights. There are wrecks. There are moments of glory. The Head of the Charles is truly a sporting event unto itself. Whereas most […]


A Tale of Two Rivers

The Charles was a cesspool for centuries until we finally cleaned it up. Why can’t we do the same with the Mystic?

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Hosts Its First-Ever Red Bull Flugtag Competition

Teams of daring souls took flight today over the Charles River for the first-ever Red Bull Flugtag competition in Boston. Here are some highlights: For […]

Arts & Entertainment

Take a Swim in the Charles River This Summer

It might be time to drop the Charles River’s “dirty water” nickname. The Charles River Conservancy recently announced on its Facebook page that it will […]


What’s the Deal with the Charles River Seal?

It looks like the Charles River is the new hotspot for seals this spring. A furry, aquatic vistor has been spotted in Boston several times […]


There’s a Seal in the Charles River

One of our educators spotted a seal in the Charles today! @NEAQ, @MassDFG any idea what would bring a seal this way? — Museum […]

Arts & Entertainment

Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River Opens at the Museum of Science

Do you love that dirty water? The Museum of Science sure does, and thanks to a $10 million donation from the Yawkey Foundation, a new […]


Body in Charles River Identified as Man Missing From Bell in Hand Tavern

The body pulled from the Charles River by State Police on Tuesday has been identified as Zachary Marr, a Central Massachusetts man who went missing from […]


Bald Eagles Were Spotted on the Charles River Being Awesome

A runner who braved Wednesday’s harsh temperatures to jog along the Charles River caught a glimpse of two bald eagles scavenging the icy body of […]

Arts & Entertainment

Photos from the Head of the Charles 2015

Despite cool temperatures and high winds, thousands of spectators lined the riverbanks this weekend to watch the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta. This year, […]

Home & Property

Where to Stay for the Head of the Charles

With the 2015 Head of the Charles on the horizon this weekend, staying by the action on the Charles River racecourse is key. Whether you’re […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Head of the Charles Represents Boston in a New Edition of Monopoly

Back in March, Monopoly partnered with BuzzFeed and gave fans an opportunity to vote for 22 U.S. cities to be featured as property spaces in […]