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Fit City

How Somerville became a national model of healthy living

The Somerville Community Path bustles with exercising locals. The Somerville Community Path bustles with exercising locals. (George Rizer/Globe Staff)
By Irene Sege
Globe Staff / December 2, 2008

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SOMERVILLE - Pedestrians in this city of 77,500 stride onto bright, recently striped crosswalks. Bicyclists, who until this year navigated traffic aided by a single bike lane, enjoy 2 additional miles of designated lanes, and almost 4 more are planned. In school cafeterias, fresh produce has replaced canned fruits and vegetables, and the high school retired its fryolator. The Neighborhood ... (Full article: 1384 words)

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