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Waltham Starbucks' Meaning; Magazine Beach Plans

CAMBRIDGE—The photo above, courtesy of Walter L. Colburn and the Cambridge Historical Commission, is from 1906 and is no accident: "In anticipation of a public design process next year to decide the landscape of the western portion of Magazine Beach, the city's second-largest park, the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, Cambridge Arts Council and Cambridge Historical Commission have opened an exhibit called 'Magazine Beach – A Place Apart.'" [Day]
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WALTHAM—These serious questions were seriously answered: "So, what does having a Starbucks mean? Has Waltham turned a significant corner as a community? Can a community claim to have 'made it' once the green mermaid moves in?" [Boston.com]