An MIT spinoff is installing benches equipped with solar-powered phone chargers - and air-quality and noise monitors - in several parks, the mayor's office says.
Changing Environment's "soofa" benches are going into Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
"Your cell phone doesnâ€™t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?â€ť the mayor asks in a statement.
With any luck, the new installations will last longer than the heart-shaped heart monitors installed last September.
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