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Moon Island and the Old Boston Drainage System

Relatively obscure and not open to the public, Moon Island is only used today for police and fire training activities. However, the island may be most notable for once being the collection and discharge site of Boston’s old sewer system. … Continue reading

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Historic place of the week: The James Blake House

The James Blake House is the oldest house standing in Boston today. This may come as a surprise to some, as popular notion holds the Paul Revere house to be the oldest house in Boston, which is incorrect, ad the … Continue reading

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Along the Neponset River

The Neponset area located south of Boston offers some┬álovely views from boat or land, as one can see in this city view from the estuary where the river meets Dorchester Bay: When thinking of rivers near Boston, The Charles comes … Continue reading

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