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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Celebrates 1 Millionth Cab Ride

BOSTON – The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center today celebrated its 1 millionth cab ride during the first day of the PAX East video gaming convention.

Now, a clarification: This is NOT EXACTLY the 1 millionth cab trip to or from the BCEC. The MCCA expects that specific cab to drive to the BCEC sometime on April 12. But with PAX East opening up and the buzz of activity around the building, the MCCA and Executive Director James E. Rooney ceremoniously honored the 1 millionth cab ride today.

“This is a stunning achievement for such a young building,” said Rooney. “Without the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, these cab rides would not have happened, or they would have taken place in another state. But they did happen, in rain and shine, and Boston and the MCCA is better because of it.”

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Which Boston Restaurant is a Top 10 Outdoor Dining Destination?

Here in Boston, we love to eat outside – even in a heat wave. Because after being locked inside all winter long, nothing can keep us from the outdoors this summer. And when it comes to wining and dining, you can bet we’ll be on a Boston patio every chance we get.


And trust us – Boston has plenty of outdoor dining options. One of which recently landed on GAYOT.com's list of the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in U.S., reports the Huffington Post. Our own Legal Harborside was listed as one of the best restaurants with outdoor dining – and for good reason.


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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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Boston Celebrates New Arts Space Lawn on D

The Lawn On D, a new outdoor and interactive music, arts, and leisure space was christened earlier today by Mayor Marty Walsh and others on the eve of its public opening tomorrow afternoon. The 2.7-acre grass space — situated along D Street in South Boston, just at the edge of the Seaport District — is officially part of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and will be the source of community-driven programming for approximately 18 months. With free wi-fi, available games, and a focus on community involvement, Lawn On D will serve as a testing ground for some new arts initiatives in Boston, with an eye on planning a new permanent outdoor space as part of the upcoming BCEC expansion.

 

“By having the Lawn On D, we’re taking another step in having the city be more innovative,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at today’s media event, which kicks off two days of opening ceremonies that extends to tomorrow’s public unveiling. “It’s another step in showcasing our city… giving people places to come, giving kids places to come.”

 

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“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

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Which Boston Restaurant is a Top 10 Outdoor Dining Destination?

Here in Boston, we love to eat outside – even in a heat wave. Because after being locked inside all winter long, nothing can keep us from the outdoors this summer. And when it comes to wining and dining, you can bet we’ll be on a Boston patio every chance we get.


And trust us – Boston has plenty of outdoor dining options. One of which recently landed on GAYOT.com's list of the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in U.S., reports the Huffington Post. Our own Legal Harborside was listed as one of the best restaurants with outdoor dining – and for good reason.


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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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MCCA’s Rooney Honored as “White Man Who Can Jump”

BOSTON – James E. Rooney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, was among 12 Boston business and philanthropic leaders honored Tuesday night by Get Konnected! as outstanding diversity game changers in the City of Boston. Rooney was recognized for his success in making Boston a more appealing destination for minority-based meetings and events. The “white man who can jump” theme honored these white, male business leaders who have strongly supported diversity.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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