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Mayor Declares Heat Advisory For Boston

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Temperatures in Boston are expected to break 90 on Wednesday, but the forecast is for even hotter and more humid weather Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service is warning that temperatures could be in the 95-100 degree range on Thursday and Friday. And the heat index, which factors in humidity, may reach 104. The weather service says we won't get a break from the heat and the humidity until Sunday.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has opened cooling centers throughout the city and public pools will stay open until 9 p.m. for the next few days.

Menino says people should stay inside if they can.

"We will have additional emergency medical service ambulances around the city available to help folks if they need it," the mayor said. "Also we're in touch with the senior citizens of our city by calling them, knocking on their doors."

Somerville also opened cooling centers and Cambridge will open one Thursday.

The City of Boston's website has tips for dealing with extreme heat. The list of the city's cooling centers is below:

Note: Sites with an *(asterisk) are pool-only sites or pool sites without air conditioning.

BCYF Cooling Centers
Archdale Community Center 125 Brookway Rd, Roslindale 635-5256
BCNC (Quincy) 885 Washington St, Boston 635-5129
Blackstone Community Center 50 West Brookline Street, Boston 635-5162
Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street, Charlestown 635-5169
Cleveland Community Center 11 Charles Street, Dorchester 635-5141
Condon Community Center 200 D Street, South Boston 635-5100
Curley Community Center (L St.) 1663 Columbia Road, South Boston 635-5104
Gallivan Community Center 61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan 635-5252
Golden Age Center 382 Main Street, Charlestown 635-5175
Grove Hall Community Center (Burke) 51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester 635-1484
Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5198
Holland Community Center 85 Olney Street, Dorchester 635-5144
Hyde Park Community Center 1179 River Street, Hyde Park 635-5178
Jackson-Mann Community Center 500 Cambridge St, Allston 635-5153
Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan 635-1328
Nazarro Community Center 30 North Bennet Street, North End 635-5166
Ohrenberger Community Center 175 West Boundary Rd., West Roxbury 635-5183
Orchard Gardens Community Center 2 Dearborn Street, Roxbury 635-5220
Orient Heights Community Center 86 Boardman Street, East Boston 635-5120
Roche Family Community Center 1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury 635-5066
Roslindale Community Center 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale 635-5185
Tobin Community Center 1481 Tremont St, Roxbury 635-5216
Tynan Community Center 650 East 4th Street, So Boston 635-5110
Vine Street Community Center 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury 635-1285

BCYF Centers with Pools
BCNC (Quincy) 885 Washington Street, Boston 635-5129
Blackstone Community Center 50 West Brookline Street, Boston 635-5162
Charlestown Community Center 255 Medford Street, Charlestown 635-5169
Clougherty Pool 151 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown 635-5173
Condon Community Center 200 D Street, South Boston 635-5100
* Draper Pool 5279 Washington St., West Roxbury 635-5021
* Flaherty Pool 160 Florence Street, Roslindale, 635-5181
Hennigan Community Center 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 635-5198
Holland Community Center 85 Olney Street, Dorchester 635-5144
Leahy-Holloran Community Center (Murphy) 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester 635-5159
*Madison Park Community Center 55 New Dudley Street, Roxbury 635-5209
* Mason Pool 176 Norfolk Ave, Roxbury 635-5241
Mildred Avenue Community Center 5 Mildred Ave., Mattapan 635-1328
Mirabella Pool 475R Commercial St, North End 635-1275
* Paris Street Pool 113 Paris Street, East Boston 635-5125

This program aired on July 19, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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