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One Brookline Pl, Cambridge, MA 02139
$2,300 - $3,700 | 1 - 3 Beds

(617) 440-3421

Updated 1 day ago
109 Jackson St, Lowell, MA 01852
$1,480 - $2,250 | 1 - 2 Beds

(978) 935-4208

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831 Main St, Woburn, MA 01801
$2,205 | 1 Bed

(781) 996-5039

Updated 2 days ago
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87 New St, Cambridge, MA 02138
$3,600 | 3 Beds

(617) 874-1120

Updated 5 days ago
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Fuse Cambridge
7 Cameron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
$2,600 - $2,700 | 1 Bed

(617) 208-4760

Updated 5 days ago
603 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
$2,850 - $4,600 | 1 - 3 Beds

(617) 874-1096

Updated 5 days ago
1 Pleasant St, Westford, MA 01886
$1,650 - $2,800 | 1 - 2 Beds

(978) 490-3168

Updated 1 week ago
45 Kings Way, Waltham, MA 02451
$1,895 - $3,795 | 1 - 3 Beds

(781) 996-5034

Updated 1 week ago
111 Locust St, Woburn, MA 01801
$1,495 - $2,395 | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 996-5019

Updated 1 week ago
Twenty20
330-355 Tyngsboro Rd, Dracut, MA 01826
Call for Rent | 1 Bed

(978) 319-6501

Updated 2 weeks ago
40-50 Skyline Dr, Dracut, MA 01826
Call for Rent | 1 - 2 Beds

(978) 735-2286

Updated 2 weeks ago
Senior
7 Captain Parker Arms, Lexington, MA 02421
$2,150 - $3,400 | 1 - 3 Beds

(844) 546-6684

Updated 2 weeks ago
24 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852
$1,360 - $1,950 | 1 - 3 Beds

(844) 295-3811

Updated 2 weeks ago
1720-1760 Wedgewood Common, Concord, MA 01742
$2,200 | 2 Beds

(978) 451-4012

Updated 2 weeks ago
Parkside Place
32-42 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
$1,800 | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 241-9468

Updated 2 weeks ago
1-4 April Ln, Lexington, MA 02421
Call for Rent | 1 - 2 Beds

(781) 241-9938

Updated 2 weeks ago
480 Main St, Malden, MA 02148
$1,855 - $3,200 | Studio - 2 Beds

(781) 996-5109

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704-718 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851
$1,050 - $1,400 | Studio - 2 Beds

(978) 935-4280

Updated 2 weeks ago
307 Central St, Hudson, MA 01749
$1,250 - $1,800 | 1 - 3 Beds

(978) 293-3628

Updated 2 weeks ago
The Royal Belmont
30 Haven St, Reading, MA 01867
Call for Rent | 1 - 2 Beds

(339) 227-6234

Updated 2 weeks ago
270 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139
$2,400 - $3,000 | 1 - 2 Beds

(617) 340-6068

Updated 2 weeks ago
39 Perkins St, Lowell, MA 01854
$1,425 - $1,995 | 1 - 2 Beds

(978) 935-4199

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24-26 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Call for Rent | Studio - 2 Beds

(617) 505-1418

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9 School St, Framingham, MA 01701
Call for Rent | 1 - 2 Beds

(617) 606-5468

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CHR Cambridge Apartments
545-561 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
Call for Rent | Studio - 3 Beds

(617) 606-5572

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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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