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740 Farm Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752
$999 - $1,549 | Studio - 2 Beds

(508) 659-4270

Updated 7 hours ago
1 River Pl, Lowell, MA 01852
$993 - $1,580 | 1 - 3 Beds

(978) 528-3228

Updated 7 hours ago
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100 Thompson Farm, Bedford, MA 01730
$2,039 - $2,959 | 1 - 3 Beds

(844) 358-3251

Updated 7 hours ago
10 Overlook Ridge Dr, Malden, MA 02148
$1,706 - $3,550 | 1 - 3 Beds

(844) 311-9342

Updated 7 hours ago
808-812 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139
$2,050 - $3,025 | 1 - 2 Beds

(857) 706-2446

Updated 7 hours ago
3780 Mystic Valley Pky, Medford, MA 02155
$2,100 - $3,555 | Studio - 2 Beds

(617) 275-5552

Updated 7 hours ago
3610 Mystic Valley Pky, Medford, MA 02155
$1,935 - $2,928 | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 399-4088

Updated 7 hours ago
100 Rivers Edge Dr, Medford, MA 02155
$2,017 | Studio - 2 Beds

(781) 214-7870

Updated 7 hours ago
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19 Northborough Ave E, Marlborough, MA 01752
$1,785 | 1 Bed

(844) 751-5146

Updated 1 day ago
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40 South Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
$1,995 | 1 Bed

(781) 916-9723

Updated 1 day ago
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32 4th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
$2,310 | 1 Bed

(781) 916-9824

Updated 1 day ago
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52 4th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
$2,268 | 1 Bed

(781) 241-9461

Updated 1 day ago
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1910 Andover St, Tewksbury, MA 01876
$1,890 | 1 Bed

(978) 528-3026

Updated 1 day ago
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56 Charles River Rd, Waltham, MA 02453
$1,250 - $1,890 | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 205-4038

Updated 1 day ago
100 Leisure Ln, Stoneham, MA 02180
$1,020 - $1,725 | Studio - 2 Beds

(781) 558-9188

Updated 1 day ago
5 Woodview Way, Hopkinton, MA 01748
$1,695 - $2,000 | 1 - 2 Beds

(508) 589-4671

Updated 4 days ago
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70 Charles River Rd, Waltham, MA 02453
$1,450 - $1,950 | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 205-4116

Updated 1 week ago
10 Old Towne Rd, Ayer, MA 01432
$1,105 - $1,565 | 1 - 3 Beds

(978) 615-4962

Updated 2 weeks ago
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1940 Washington St, Newton, MA 02461
$2,775 - $3,560 | 1 - 2 Beds

(857) 706-2509

Updated 2 weeks ago
44 Boston Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824
$1,220 - $1,745 | Studio - 2 Beds

(978) 451-0246

Updated 2 weeks ago
1 Katahdin Dr, Lexington, MA 02421
$2,075 - $5,885 | 1 - 3 Beds

(844) 365-8934

Updated 2 weeks ago
200 Bedford Rd, Woburn, MA 01801
$1,550 - $1,800 | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 780-7510

Updated 2 weeks ago
21 Austen Way, Marlborough, MA 01752
$1,587 - $1,957 | 1 - 2 Beds

(844) 677-6487

Updated 2 weeks ago
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26 Beacon St, Burlington, MA 01803
$1,325 - $1,945 | Studio - 3 Beds

(781) 916-9517

Updated 2 weeks ago
345 Lincoln St, Waltham, MA 02451
Call for Rent | Studio - 2 Beds

(781) 205-2349

Updated 2 weeks ago
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Middlesex County, Massachusetts

This story from Massachusetts was published to explain what happened to an old oak tree in the Natick area, nicknamed the Elliott Tree:

“An old hollow oak in the roadway, which had been valued as a historic link with the past, was cut down. This act provoked great indignation. A lawsuit followed, which was settled by the offenders against public opinion paying the costs, and planting trees in the public green.”

Who was this group of tree huggers so outraged by the loss of one tree they filed a lawsuit, forcing the offender to plant new trees? Was it the Sierra Club? Was it the Arbor Day Foundation? Neither. It was a group of citizens living in the area in 1842.

Even then, it seems, Massachusetts was a hotbed of progressive thought. The quote comes from History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, published in 1880. The story even provoked local poet Longfellow into action; this excerpt is from a poem he penned for the Elliott Tree:

Thou ancient Oak! Whose myriad leaves are loud
With sounds of unintelligible speech,
Sounds as of surges on a shingly beach,
Or multitudinous murmurs of a crowd…

Longfellow was a resident of Middlesex County; for almost 50 years he lived in a house at 105 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, now called the Longfellow Home. Previously, the house had served as the headquarters of George Washington.

Generally, New England states do not have an active county government as compared to the rest of the country. Some county governments in the Commonwealth have been “abolished,” their offices being put under the direction of the state. Middlesex County government was abolished in 1997, but geographic boundaries continue for administrative purposes.

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