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Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure

Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30

Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.

The Turtles are Coming

The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29

With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?

K-9 to the Rescue

K-9 to the Rescue posted on Aug 13

At 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, Officer Art O’Connell got a call about two missing girls in Douglas State Park. Officer O’Connell, his partner Diesel and a back up state trooper had to search the 5,900-acre, nine square mile, park on foot, as the canopy of the trees was too thick to search via helicopter and the ground too uneven to search by vehicle.

Hey Market: A New, Fresher, Location

Hey Market: A New, Fresher, Location posted on Aug 4

Looking to get some fresh produce on your way home from work in Boston? Maybe you just want to try some free samples of chocolate? In the past you might have gone to the farmers’ market in Government center. But, due to construction, it has   …Continue Reading Hey Market: A New, Fresher, Location

A Whale of a License Plate

A Whale of a License Plate posted on Jul 28

Wish your license plate was more identifiable? Want to save whales? Well, there is a way to achieve both of these at once. Perhaps the old saying about hitting two birds with one stone should be “do two cool things with one easy payment to the   …Continue Reading A Whale of a License Plate

Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster

Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster posted on Jul 23

Everything that you have been told about lobsters is a lie. Okay, maybe not everything. But despite the popularity of the lobster industry (and it’s a very popular industry—bringing in over $53 million dollars in Massachusetts alone), many popular beliefs about the lobster’s existence are   …Continue Reading Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster

Mopeds? More like No-peds.

Mopeds? More like No-peds. posted on Jun 27

If you are thinking of riding your moped or motorcycle to the office on bike to work day—don’t: it doesn’t count. Despite the fact that mopeds and other motorized scooters might seem more fuel efficient than a normal car (and to be fair, on average,   …Continue Reading Mopeds? More like No-peds.