Bostonians no longer have to "love that dirty water", as the lyrics to a popular 1969 rock and roll ode to city imply. Last month, the Charles River Conservancy hosted a recreational swim, the first since swimming in the river was banned in the 1950s. The event was a testament to clean-up and modernization efforts by governmental agencies, and nonprofits including the Charles River Watershed Association, that have put a stop to dumping sewage in the waterway. Read More