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Cooling Off at Frog Pond

It's another scorcher today with temperatures expected to hit a high of 90. To cool off, Mayor Thomas Menino is urging Boston residents to take advantage of extended hours at city pools, with many staying open until 9 p.m. The city is also opening air-conditioned cooling centers for overheated city residents.

Yesterday, hundreds flocked to Boston Common to seek some relief from the heat and humidity at Frog Pond. The foot-deep pond, which was an ice skating rink just months ago, is now providing a cool respite in the heart of the city.

WBUR's Kira Klapper reports from the Common.

This program aired on July 20, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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