A Boston story in 50 words

Vintage industrial landscape with chemical factory, pipes and smoke, long exposure
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It was an environmental challenge living in the Brickbottom section of Somerville during the 1940s. The morning air quickly changed around noontime when the slaughtering at the Swift plant was in full swing. As the McGrath incinerator spewed its white ash on us in the afternoon, it lessened the smell.

— Sebastian J. Piccolo, Tewksbury