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Boston ranks second in pedestrian safety survey

Boston is famously home to the bean and the cod --- and maybe to bad drivers as well. When it comes to churlishness and bad attitude behind the wheel, Boston is reputedly second to none.

 

So it comes as a bit of a surprise perhaps that Boston was second in a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance that ranked major US cities by pedestrian safety.

 

The thoughtful observer might conclude that in a city awash with truculent and heedless drivers, pedestrians would be continually at risk. But when it comes to pedestrian safety, only Seattle eclipsed the Hub.

 

In drawing up its survey, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance said it arrived at its results by examining city statistics and measuring perceptions of residents and commuters.

 

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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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South Boston Park Gives Adults A Place To Play

BOSTON (CBS) – From ping pong and bocce to corn hole and swing time. It is a new twist on an old idea.

 

Executive Director of the Mass. Convention Center Authority Jim Rooney says, “We wanted to experiment a little bit and bring a coolness factor to the South Boston waterfront.”

 

This is a pop up park and it’s like nothing you have seen in Boston before.

 

A visitor says, “We just came down to check it out.”

 

This is a park geared for the grown-ups. There are lots of games and cool seating, there is a bar and even live music. All of this, on the site of a former dirt lot outside the Convention Center, it was wasted land until the Mass Convention Center Authority wanted to try something totally new.

 

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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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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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Boston ranks second in pedestrian safety survey

Boston is famously home to the bean and the cod --- and maybe to bad drivers as well. When it comes to churlishness and bad attitude behind the wheel, Boston is reputedly second to none.

 

So it comes as a bit of a surprise perhaps that Boston was second in a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance that ranked major US cities by pedestrian safety.

 

The thoughtful observer might conclude that in a city awash with truculent and heedless drivers, pedestrians would be continually at risk. But when it comes to pedestrian safety, only Seattle eclipsed the Hub.

 

In drawing up its survey, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance said it arrived at its results by examining city statistics and measuring perceptions of residents and commuters.

 

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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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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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South Boston Park Gives Adults A Place To Play

BOSTON (CBS) – From ping pong and bocce to corn hole and swing time. It is a new twist on an old idea.

 

Executive Director of the Mass. Convention Center Authority Jim Rooney says, “We wanted to experiment a little bit and bring a coolness factor to the South Boston waterfront.”

 

This is a pop up park and it’s like nothing you have seen in Boston before.

 

A visitor says, “We just came down to check it out.”

 

This is a park geared for the grown-ups. There are lots of games and cool seating, there is a bar and even live music. All of this, on the site of a former dirt lot outside the Convention Center, it was wasted land until the Mass Convention Center Authority wanted to try something totally new.

 

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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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Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Looking for an airfare deal? Your odds improve if you buy on the weekend.

 

A new deep dive into airline fares suggests Sunday is the best day to find low fares. This is a departure from the conventional wisdom of recent years, when Tuesday was considered the best bet.

 

Airlines Reporting Corp., which processes tickets for travel agencies and handles about half of all tickets sold, tallied up ticket sales. Over a 19-month period ending in July, 130 million domestic and international round-trip tickets worth $94 billion showed the lowest average price, of $432, was on Sunday. At $439, Saturday’s average is also lower than Tuesday, which averages $497.

 

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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

Our own Hynes Chef Tim talks about his culinary inspirations, delivering a Signature Boston experience, and getting ready for a new and improved kitchen in this week's video blog. And uh, Chef Tim, you maaaay have some explaining to do to your mom after she sees this...fb.me/3q2dIlNwn

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