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The ribbons tied Friday to the fence around the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge – an idea attributed to resident Wenhao Tien – seemed to have nearly as many meanings as colors. In addition to beautification, some used it as a protest against proposed development at the site (an issue debated briefly on Twitter using the hashtag
#EmbraceTheFence) and, if you look closely, at least one ribbon directly honors Seth Teller, a resident who was an activist against the courthouse plan. He died July 2 at 50.

A yellow ribbon bears the message, “Thank you Seth.”

The photo was sent in by Michael Connolly.

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