Keller @ Large: Why Can’t Boston Open Public Pools For Heat Wave?

June 21, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Why Can’t Boston Open Public Pools For Heat Wave?

" BOSTON (CBS) – Despite our summer sizzler and record high heat in Boston, the fences around the pools remained locked tight on Thursday.

None of Boston’s outdoor public pools will open until the weekend.

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Why couldn’t the city open them a few days early?

“Unusual heat so early on. We have about about 27 sprinklers in the city that are open right now our young people can go to,” said Mayor Menino.

The city and the state did hastily open a number of outdoor cooling facilities in response to this heat wave. But, what’s unusual heat?

This same thing happened in the fall of 2009 when a hot spell hit after state facilities had shut down for the season "

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