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Boston Harbor dredging project gets $310m boost

The dredging of Boston Harbor got a critical boost Tuesday when funding for the $310 million project was included in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, legislation that authorizes water projects throughout the country.

Deepening the main navigation channels would allow the Port of Boston to handle more and larger ships able to deliver twice the number of containers than can currently be accommodated. The project would allow the port to capture some of the New England-bound cargo that now comes into the country through New York.

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