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)

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.

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.

The Sounds of Sewage

- The New England Phonographers Union find music in the most unlikely place: Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant.

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.

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.