The lasting impact of the Great Molasses Flood

No, not the sweet smell that would rise every summer from the North End. Pacific Standard explains how the disaster on Jan. 15, 1919 led to dramatic changes in the way cities and states regulate construction projects to reduce the odds of shoddy work leading to catastrophe (we saw a similar thing after the Cocoanut Grove with fire-safety regulations).

Events marking the 100th anniversary of the Flood.

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We can also add to that list of construction-changing events the Bussey Street Rail Bridge Disaster.

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Summer’s dog day of August, the Magoo can still smell the molasses.

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I'm going to sit down with a bag of black licorice and read the story later. I'll be glued to the article.

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