Bacteria counts close 10 Massachusetts beaches
Ten beaches, from Quincy stretching down the South Shore, were closed Thursday due to high bacteria counts, including a Duxbury beach shut down after posting its highest count in more than five years.
(TAMIR KALIFA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
Something in the water
- What drugs are local residents abusing? A researcher’s solution to that vexing problem suggests just how much our sewage knows about us.
A clean new era for Boston Harbor
- The opening of a massive sewage holding tank under South Boston today will complete a transformation of Boston Harbor that was almost unimaginable three decades ago: The city’s once-fouled beaches are now so clean that swimmers can dive in virtually every summer day.