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Today’s Forecast

72º | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 5:07 a.m. | Sunset 8:21 p.m.

🤿 Take a dip
The water in the Mirabella Pool on a cloudy day.
Take a lap around the Mirabella Pool. | Photo by @msteciuk
It’s wicked hot and muggy, Boston. These temperatures don’t seem to be cooling down anytime soon, but you can chill out at one of these pools around the city.

Mirabella Pool
This city pool in the North End is a perfect place to cool off with views of the Harbor. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Swim sessions are 90-minutes. If the pool reaches capacity, guests are asked to wait until the next session to take a lap.

Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool
This municipal pool can be found in Coolidge Corner + the amenities include lockers, showers, and restrooms. Open from 11:15 a.m. to 6:35 p.m. If the parking lot is full, you can find street parking along Beacon Street.

Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck
The indoor arena is open year-round, but the outdoor pool is the big draw in the summer. Swim from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. or hit up the spray deck from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at this Roxbury favorite.

Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
This Cambridge pool is found inside the 15-acre Magazine Beach park along the Charles River. The pool and spray deck are free and open to all from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. when it opens for the season on Saturday, June 22.

Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck
This Somerville city pool offers a parking lot and playground. The spray deck opens at 8 a.m. and the pool opens at 11:15 a.m.

Rooftop pool with chaise lounge seating and umbrellas

We wouldn’t mind relaxing by this pool right about now.


Photo provided by The Colonnade Hotel

The Colonnade Hotel Rooftop Pool
This Back Bay pool is open to non-guests Monday through Thursday and Sunday after 1 p.m. After 5 p.m., the pool is only open to 21+ for the public. Entrance costs $55, and we recommend getting there early.

Looking for the pool or spray deck closest to you? Check out the city’s interactive map.

Bonus: If you don’t know how to swim, sign up for the Swim Safe Boston program, which offers free swim lessons.
Which is better for cooling off in the summer?
A. A day at the pool
B. An afternoon at a spray deck
Tuesday, June 11
  • Sip & Tell: Summer in Greece | Tuesday, June 11 | 6-7 p.m. | BRIX Wine Shop - South End, 1284 Washington St., Boston | $25 | Explore four different varieties of wine native to Greece.
Wednesday, June 12
  • CX Fit | Wednesday, June 12 | 6-7 p.m. | The Common at CX, 320 Morgan Ave., Cambridge | Free | This outdoor sweat session will be led by Charlestown Bootcamp instructor Tim Khanoyan.
Thursday, June 13
  • The Boston Public Market on The Greenway Kick-off Party | Thursday, June 13 | 2-6 p.m. | Milk + India Streets, Boston | The first day of the Farmers Market will feature live music, a plant giveaway, and live alpacas.
  • WBUR CitySpace: Griffin Dunne | Thursday, June 13 | 7 p.m. | WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave., Boston | $5-$25 | Actor-producer Griffin Dunne discusses his memoir, “The Friday Afternoon Club” — copies available for purchase.
Friday, June 14
  • Mei Mei Dumpling Pop Up | Friday, June 14 | 5-10 p.m. | Lamplighter Broadway, 284 Broadway, Cambridge | Cost of purchase | Stop by the taproom for lemongrass pork, cheeseburger, and cheddar potato dumplings.
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🚶‍♀️ Explore two of Boston’s most revolutionary sites
Revolutionary Spaces is a nonprofit organization that stewards the Old State House and Old South Meeting House. | Photos provided by Revolutionary Spaces
Boston is chock-full of history, with stories dating back to the American Revolution and Declaration of Independence.

Whether you’re a local history lover or visiting for the weekend, Revolutionary Spaces invites you to explore two of Beantown’s most iconic landmarks — the Old State House and Old South Meeting House.

Take a walk through time

Imagine standing inside the oldest surviving public building in Boston. Well, you can during Revolutionary Spaces’ new “Slavery and Resistance in Colonial Massachusetts” walking tour.

Built in 1713, the Old State House was the heart of the royal government in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the site of the Boston Massacre.

Fast forward to 1729, and you’re at what was once the largest building in colonial Boston: the Old South Meeting House.

Here’s the scoop — this historic spot was where some of the most heated mass meetings took place, sparking the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution.
News Notes
  • Keep your eyes on the skyline today at 3 p.m. when the New England Revolution will light up the Prudential Center with rainbow colors which will be visible the evening of Wednesday, June 12. Players will also wear special jerseys during its annual Pride Night on Saturday, June 29.
  • Construction began in Back Bay to add a bus + bike lane to Boylston Street. Expect parking restrictions, but sidewalks will remain open. Construction is slated to be completed in three weeks. (WCVB)
  • BU has released its shortened two-year institutional master plan for its Charles River campus. The proposal includes a “total rehabilitation” of the Mugar library + a 12-story building for the Pardee School of Global Studies. Incoming president Dr. Melissa Gilliam will develop a long-term plan after some time in her role. (Boston Business Journal)
  • The Boston Pizza Festival is less than two weeks away — and entry is free this year. Trade tickets for pizza from dozens of local pizzerias at City Hall Plaza, June 22-23. Pro tip: The event is cashless, so get your pizza slice tickets in advance.
Feel Good
  • Save the bunnies. A nest of baby rabbits near Blue Line tracks were pulled to safety by MBTA workers recently. Catch up on other animals the MBTA has rescued. (
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The Buy
A cute swimsuit cover that combines the classic look of a button down shirt with extra length so everything’s covered.
What are your favorite donut spots?
Last week, we asked our readers what donut spots we missed on our donut roundup.

A hot-pink manicured hand holds a chocolate chip glazed donut before a lavender sign reading Back Door Donuts.

Back Door Donuts is known for its apple fritters and donuts (of course).


Photo courtesy of Emily Burke, ENB social

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