The dysfunctional geography of ancient borders in a modern pandemic

Policy driven by municipal and state boundaries makes little sense in COVID-19 fight

LOOKING AT AN aerial photograph or walking down a side street, you’d be hard-pressed to find the border between Waltham’s South Side neighborhood and West Newton. The residential areas on both sides of the municipal line were developed around the same time, in the 1910s and 20s, and the street grid totally ignores the boundary. In(...)

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