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Enlivening Boston's Flag; Building Green Homes in the City

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BOSTON—Boston's flag is unimaginative. (Related: Boston has a flag.) "Boston's city flag, approved by Mayor James Michael Curley in 1917, consists of the city seal centered on a pale blue field. It's a basic template that vexillologists — people who study flags — refer to as an 'SOB' or seal on a bedsheet." [Globe]
BOSTON—Environmentally friendly residential construction is often a balancing act in the city: "Builders who have either made significant upgrades to existing structures or created projects with notably low energy use say their viability rested on a unique mix of government and private incentives." [Globe]