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Thousands Helped Clean the Banks of the Charles

Five things to know on Mon, April 23.

1. More rain today, mainly before 1 p.m. and possibly heavy at times. Temperatures will reach 59 degrees. The evening brings continued showers, with a low around 48. 

2. On Saturday, approximately 4,000 volunteers and community leaders cleaned an estimated 15-20 tons of trash from the banks of the 80-mile Charles River at the 13th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup.

In addition, the event was a way to celebrate the Charles River being awarded the Thiess International Riverprize, given for visionary and sustainable excellence in river management. The award recognizes and honors 46 years of cleaning up the Charles, which is now heralded as the cleanest urban river in America.

3. We've got Mothers' Day on the brain (May 13) and are planning ahead when it comes to buying flowers. Please And if they're not on our list, nominate them.

4. A couple got engaged this weekend at the Wine Riot, help in Boston's Park Plaza Castle on Arlington Street. from this unique proposal.

5. Blue, appropriately named for his striking blue eye, is our . A 5-year-old neutered male, he's a very sweet and gentle lap cat who would do well in a quiet home, and would enjoy the company of another cat.

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