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The mouth of Alewife Brook at the Mystic River. The bridge carries the Mystic Valley Parkway bewtween Somerville and Arlington, Massachusetts. Photo by Magicpiano. GNU Free Documentation License 2017 Magicpiano.

Somerville, Cambridge, MWRA jointly update communities on long-term environmental planning to protect waterways from wastewater (Somerville Wire) – Most sewer systems in the United States have two dedicated, separated networks of pipes—one for sewage and one for stormwater. But many parts of Cambridge and Somerville have combined sewer systems, with one network of pipes for […]


Coffee shop workers organize, inspire others Labor organizing in the Boston area has gotten a hip makeover. Two local coffee shop chains, Pavement & Darwin’s Ltd., have had their employees vote to form unions.  These baristas have been the unlikely stars of the progressive left in Boston this past summer: The media exploded after the […]