A report on Weston, Massachusetts

Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts United States, about 15 miles west of downtown Boston.

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Waltham, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

Boston Manufacturing Company
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
Age Distribution
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Brandeis University
Deena (Drossin) Kastor

Kendal Green (mostly in Weston)

Watertown, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is part of Greater Boston.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is part of Greater Boston.

Saltonstall's landing spot in Watertown, also known as Elbridge Gerry Landing
Edmund Fowle House, built in the 1700s and used by the Massachusetts government during the Revolutionary War
Browne House, built c. 1694
St. Stephen Armenian Apostolic Church
Hairenik Association building – Watertown, Mass.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Eliza Dushku

Thrice portions have been added to Cambridge, and it has contributed territory to form the new towns of Weston (1712), Waltham (1738), Lincoln (1754) and Belmont (1859).

Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008

Massachusetts Turnpike

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Toll highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Toll highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts that is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Approaching the former West Stockbridge toll plaza traveling eastbound, January 2008
The "Weston tolls" that separated the Western Turnpike from the Boston Extension, October 2006
The eastern terminus of the turnpike in the state, and I-90 nationally, at Route 1A in Boston
Now-demolished toll plaza on an exit ramp, January 2016
Toll ticket used prior to conversion to open road tolling
Fare collection gantry in Newton
A map of the proposed highway put forth in the 1948 Massachusetts Highway Master Plan. These proposed roadways would become some of the state's most important transportation routes in the eastern portion of the state.
Billboard advertising the construction of the Turnpike, c. 1956
New York Central Railroad (Boston and Albany parent company) employee magazine Headlights from February 1965 showing an aerial photograph of the completed Boston Extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike
Diagram of the highway system in downtown Boston before and after completion of the Big Dig
Boston traffic crawling over the closed Ted Williams Tunnel entrance during rush hour, one day after the ceiling collapse
Star Market (briefly Shaw's Supermarket) was built over the turnpike in Newtonville
The Massachusetts Turnpike near the Chicopee exit
Ludlow Service Plaza westbound
Lee Service Plaza eastbound

The eastern terminus of the turnpike was originally at I-95 in Weston, it has been extended several times: to Allston in 1964, to the Central Artery (designated as I-93, US 1, and Route 3) in Downtown Boston in 1965, and to East Boston as a route to Logan International Airport in 2003 as part of the "Big Dig" megaproject.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston.

Map showing the original boundaries of Cambridge and other Massachusetts cities and towns
George Washington in Cambridge, 1775
Map of Cambridge from 1873
1852 Map of Boston area showing Cambridge and regional rail lines and highlighting the course of the Middlesex Canal. Cambridge is toward the bottom of the map and outlined in yellow, and should not be confused with the pink-outlined and partially cropped "West Cambridge", now Arlington.
A view from Boston of Harvard's Weld Boathouse and Cambridge in winter. The Charles River is in the foreground.
Buildings of Kendall Square, center of Cambridge's biotech economy, seen from the Charles River
Fogg Museum, Harvard
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
Stata Center, MIT
Simmons Hall, MIT
Alewife Brook Reservation
Cambridge City Hall in the 1980s
Aerial view of part of MIT's main campus
Dunster House, Harvard
The 1888 part of the Cambridge Public Library
Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square
Central Station on the MBTA Red Line
The Weeks Bridge provides a pedestrian-only connection between Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Cambridge over the Charles River.
Engine 2, Paramedic Squad 2, Ladder 3 firehouse
Central Square
Harvard Square
Inman Square

The second area is the larger Hobbs Brook and Stony Brook watersheds, which share borders with neighboring towns and cities including Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham and Weston.

Newton, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

Emily Lavan, Heartbreak Hill, 2005 Boston Marathon
Union Street, Newton Centre
The Jackson Homestead
Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Newton Public Library
A panoramic view of Newton North High School

The city is bordered by Waltham and Watertown on the north, Needham and the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston on the south, Wellesley and Weston on the west, and Brookline and the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on the east.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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Located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States.

Located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States.

Weston

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.

Central Street in Wellesley Square, looking west
Residence halls at Wellesley College
Commuter Rail train at Wellesley Hills
Sylvia Plath
Nate Freiman
Vladimir Nabokov
Steven Tyler

It is bordered on the east by Newton, on the north by Weston, on the south by Needham and Dover and on the west by Natick.

To continue on I-95 northbound, motorists must make a sharp clockwise curve at exit 26 (old exit 12) in Canton.

Interstate 95 in Massachusetts

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Part of the Interstate Highway System that parallels the East Coast of the United States from Miami, Florida in the south to Houlton, Maine, in the north.

Part of the Interstate Highway System that parallels the East Coast of the United States from Miami, Florida in the south to Houlton, Maine, in the north.

To continue on I-95 northbound, motorists must make a sharp clockwise curve at exit 26 (old exit 12) in Canton.
Original 1955 Yellow Book plan showing the southwestern routing of I-95 to the Inner Belt. The modern I-95 follows the outer belt shown on this map (now considered the "inner" Route 128 compared to the "outer" I-495 which is not shown, and which started construction two years after the study).

While its concurrency with US 1 ends in Dedham, its concurrency with Route 128 continues as it meets with expressways including the Massachusetts Turnpike in Weston, US 20 in Waltham, Route 2 in Lexington, US 3 in Burlington (with which it runs concurrently within the town), and I-93 and US 1 in Reading and Lynnfield, respectively.

Lincoln, Massachusetts

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Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Because the new town was composed of parts "nipped" off from the adjacent towns of Concord, Weston (which itself had been part of Watertown) and Lexington (which itself had been part of Cambridge), it was sometimes referred to as "Niptown."

Since 1997, Route 128's southern end has been in Canton, where Interstate 95 exits southwestward on its own roadbed, and Interstate 93 north begins. U.S. Route 1 north continues straight.

Massachusetts Route 128

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State highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts maintained by the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation .

State highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts maintained by the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation .

Since 1997, Route 128's southern end has been in Canton, where Interstate 95 exits southwestward on its own roadbed, and Interstate 93 north begins. U.S. Route 1 north continues straight.
The north end of Route 128 is at Route 127A in Gloucester. The sign pointing Route 127A south straight is incorrect; it is actually to the right, where the sign points "ALT 127".
Cars stuck in snow on Route 128 near Needham, Massachusetts during the Blizzard of '78.

While its concurrency with US 1 ends in Dedham, its concurrency with I-95 continues as it intersects with expressways including I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) in Weston; US 20 in Waltham; Route 2 in Lexington; US 3 in Burlington (with which it runs concurrently within the town); and I-93 and US 1 again in Reading and Lynnfield, respectively.