BOSTON (AP) - A clean harbor advocacy group is giving out strong grades to most Boston Harbor beaches in its second annual report card, but it's also highlighting some problems.
More than half of the 15 beaches graded scored an A or A-plus in the report by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. That means they were open at least nine out of 10 days last year. Beaches in Revere and Winthrop didn't shut down once.
But King's Beach, which straddles Swampscott and Lynn, and Tenean Beach in Boston filled out the bottom of the list. Tenean closed about once every five days.
The chief engineer of Boston's Sewer and Water Commission says he expects Tenean to improve as the city continues to ferret out illegal sewer connections that can drain into the ocean.
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