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Outstanding Spring Day Great for New England Businesses

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    Newbury St. was hopping on the first official day of spring: a good sign after last week's Back Bay blackout (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Josh Brogadir, Boston) - Not that we've had anything to complain about all winter in southern New England, but what a day to be out. It was outstanding for business here on Newbury St. and around the region.

    Spring has sprung, obviously.

    And you don't need to see daffodils blooming, women running in tank tops and shorts or bald men lounging to know that, even on the first day of spring.

    There's a long long time to go until the dog days, altough chocolate lab Holly might disagree.

    But for the vegetable gardeners out there, despite the urge, beware of the frost: it's just not time to plant yet.

    Newbury St. was hopping, and it's a good thing after the loss of business with last week's blackout in the Back Bay.

    And while weather didn't bring the Oxford University Alternatives to sing acapella from across the pond, the sunshine didn't hurt for a free concert on the first day of spring.

    A few blocks away over in the Public Garden, there's no water in the pond and the swan boats don't go in until April 14, so we'll have to wait awhile, until this is here for good.