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As heat wave hits, region falls under a sultry spell

Cooling centers open, Mayor Menino issues advisory

At just past noon, Christina Andrade and Belinda Cardoso got ready to leave Carson Beach in South Boston. The 20-year-olds had been at the beach since early Friday morning, but now, donning towels and drying their hair, they couldn’t take it anymore.

“It’s getting too, too hot,” Andrade said.

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