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FRAMINGHAM – No swimming allowed at Saxonville Beach due to Cyanobacteria (a toxic blue-green algae).

“Visual evidence provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) indicate the presence of a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom in the North Pond of Lake Cochituate. As a precaution, MDPH (Massachusetts Department of Public Health is recommending that a public health advisory be issued for the North Pond and signage be posted at each access point to warn individuals against contact with the water,” noted the City’s Parks & Recreation Department.

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The waterfront at Saxonville Beach will remain closed until further notice. The beach will be open for sunbathing while the waterfront is closed

Water is unsafe for people and pets.

Do not swim. Do not swallow the water. Keep animals away. Rinse off after contact with water.

To learn more about Cyanobacteria, please visit…/guidelines-for-cyanobacteria-at…

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.