May 3, 2010 in Nation/World

Boston working around water main break

Associated Press

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Crews made faster-than-expected progress Sunday repairing a broken pipe that cut the clean water supply to 2 million Boston-area residents, prompting Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to urge schools, businesses and commuters to resume normal routines as the workweek began.

“Boston’s open for business,” Menino declared.

“So is the whole eastern Commonwealth,” added Patrick.

Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson also struck a confident tone as she looked ahead, saying: “The good news is, for all of our students, we expect to see you in school on time” today.

Nonetheless, a boil-water alert remained in effect for Boston and 29 surrounding communities.

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