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Riding the T All Day; Shipyard Park's Splashpad; More!

HUB-WIDE—Yeah, but when's somebody going to try and set a T-riding record? "Dumas said he and three friends, William Chow, Katie Pincus, and Michael Gordon, met early Saturday, June 22, at the Red Line's Park Street stop, before boarding the train and spending more than 12 hours on various lines, casually hopping off here and there to explore the area, and catching a few buses for a change of scenery." [Boston Mag]
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CHARLESTOWN—The city's new plan for Shipyard Park is gaining support: "The new splashpad will consist of a 30-by-30-foot diamond shaped area located next to the existing sand pit at Shipyard Park, off Eighth Street ... Part of the existing retaining wall will be removed and the play area will essentially be pushed out to include the new feature. The wall will then be rebuilt around the feature, along with landscaped vegetation, and will provide a place for parents to sit as well as a barrier to help keep kids corralled and away from the street." [Patch]
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MASS.-WIDE—The building boom's been good for construction jobs: "The Boston-Cambridge metropolitan region was by far the biggest gainer of the month and more than offset the modest contraction seen in other parts of the state, namely areas in Western Massachusetts and metros outside of the Interstate 495 belt." [Biz Journal]