New England Journal of Public Policy Volume 8 | Issue 2 Article 7 9-23-1992 The Boston Harbor Cleanup Paul F. Levy Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michael S. Connor Massachusetts Resources Authority
New projects described here include combined sewer separation, flood control are encouraging. Interesting data about how old Somerville’s sewer infrastructure is and how little work has been done to modernize it in the last hundred years.
1904 Metropolitan Parks Commission Report on Alewife Improvements, including tidal gates and channelization of the Alewife to improve the mosquito / malaria problems. Remarkable documentation of regional community collaborative effort.
This is Cambridge’s Alewife Development Planning document from 1979. The MBTA’s Alewife T stop was not yet constructed, but the design of it is included here. There is a section on flooding, but not on water quality.