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Boston's Charles River Gets B-Plus For Clean Water

BOSTON (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency has given the Charles River a B-plus for water quality, down slightly from last year’s A-minus.

The EPA said Friday that the lower end of the river from the Watertown Dam to Boston Harbor met state bacterial water quality standards for boating 91 percent of the time, and for swimming 65 percent of the time. 83 more words


Take 'Easy Walk' with Local Author and Historian

Thanks to Chris Bergeron for the great article in the Milford Daily News and the MetroWest News about me and my book, Easy Walks in Massachusetts. 14 more words

Blog Posts--Easy Walks


River in my shoes
Three boats have tipped in wind gusts
As we raise our sail

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground which is in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is named after shoemaker William Copp from whom the town purchased the land. 351 more words


Take a plunge: the Charles River is swimmable but still needs help

By Heather Hamacek

BOSTON- Shaking her arms and legs, Kiara Burns readies to dive into the Charles River.   She and a friend, Charlie Havilin, stand on a wooden dock on the sunny Esplanade. 826 more words