Man Charged With Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl At DCR Pool Pleads Not Guilty

A Watertown man charged with assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Department of Conservation and Recreation swimming pool in Waltham pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Monday.


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State Extending Summer Hours At Some Pools, Athletic Facilities

Gov. Charlie Baker says the goal is to offer more recreational opportunities for children to promote a healthy, fun and safe summer.


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DCR Pools, Beaches Open On Time Despite Lifeguard Shortage

Despite a lifeguard shortage threatening to close many state pools and beaches, the Department of Conservation and Recreation opened venues for swimming throughout the state on Saturday.


A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on Friday. (Photo by Ken Tucci/WBZ-TV)

Esplanade’s Renovated Lawn Unveiled At Hatch Shell

After several months of renovations, the Hatch Shell Oval Lawn was unveiled during a ceremony on Friday at the Esplanade.


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Massachusetts DCR Scrambling To Fill Hundreds Of Lifeguard Positions

Massachusetts officials are trying to fill hundreds of vacant lifeguard positions before the summer season gets in full swing.


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State Police: Walking On Frozen Charles River Can Be ‘Dangerous And Deadly’

Though the Charles River may seem frozen enough for a stroll, state police and DCR officials say it is not.


A Canton rink's roof collapsed Saturday morning due to heavy snow. (WBZ-TV)

State Officials Discussed Snow Buildup Before Roof Collapse At Canton Rink

State officials discussed the snow buildup at a Canton skating rink before the partial roof collapse occurred Saturday morning, sources told WBZ.


Ice skaters. (File photo)

Mass. DCR To Reopen 2 Skating Rinks On Sunday

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced Saturday night that some of the skating rinks that were closed recently due to heavy snowfall concerns will reopen on Sunday.


Ice skaters. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

DCR Closes Several Skating Rinks Due To Heavy Snowfall

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced that several skating rinks will be closed Friday evening until further notice due to heavy snowfall.


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Kayaker Threatened With $150 Fine For Bringing Own Boat To Stoneham Pond

A WBZ-TV viewer was stunned recently when he visited Spot Pond in Stoneham with his new kayak and was threatened with a $150 fine.