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Makeover plan at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

The operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of Boston’s most visited yet dated landmarks, is proposing a dramatic overhaul of the historic property that would create a new boutique hotel and shake up a shopping experience that has changed little since the 1970s.

 

The plan, from Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., is designed to bring Boston residents back to a central retail district that remains popular with millions of tourists but has lost much of its appeal for locals.

 

The company’s proposal would turn the marketplace’s crowded central food court into more open retail spaces, bars, and sit-down restaurants. It would add several glass pavilions for shopping and dining, and the South Market building would get a 180-room hotel.

 

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Boston fares well in analysis of city walkability

Boston is one of the more walkable major cities in the United States and is on its way to becoming the most-walkable, according to a new report from a Washington D.C.-based research group and George Washington University.

 

The group, Smart Growth America, looked at factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

 

Today, the report states, the top cities are: Washington D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

If current development trends hold, the report concludes, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta.

 

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Boston fares well in analysis of city walkability

Boston is one of the more walkable major cities in the United States and is on its way to becoming the most-walkable, according to a new report from a Washington D.C.-based research group and George Washington University.

 

The group, Smart Growth America, looked at factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

 

Today, the report states, the top cities are: Washington D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

If current development trends hold, the report concludes, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta.

 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Convention for MS researchers opens in Boston

Understanding how people living with multiple sclerosis grapple with symptoms and respond to medication is becoming a top priority for neurologists and drug companies, said health professionals in town for the MSBoston2014 convention, which opened Wednesday.

 

“We’ve focused a lot on the neurologists’ impressions of how people are doing,” Dr. Jeffrey A. Cohen, director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic, said during a press briefing. “Now we realize it’s important to get the patients’ input.”

 

MS patients and advocates are a major presence at MSBoston2014 — the largest MS scientific meeting ever, with more than 8,500 people registered — and at various events surrounding the convention. MSBoston2014, which runs through Saturday at the Hynes Convention Center, is sponsored jointly by the Americas and European Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.

 

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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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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Local food lands at Logan Airport

Michael Levine figured travelers would want to eat local even when they were about to fly off to someplace else, but he wasn’t counting on the crowds that have flocked to his Berkshire Farms Market at Logan International Airport during its first four months of operation.

 

The upscale food market, in the newly renovated Terminal B, offers a range of local food products that stand out from typical fast-food-style airport fare.

 

Berkshire Farms sells maple syrup and roasted nuts made in Williamstown, chocolate from Sheffield, gluten-free brownies from Great Barrington, jams and preserves canned in Ashfield, and other foods from the Berkshires.

 

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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

Social

@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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