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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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Coming to the Hynes September 6.

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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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Food trucks fueled by fusion

A tantalizing perfume engulfs a corner of City Hall’s sprawling plaza one Thursday afternoon: chicken, lamb, exotic sauces, and pita bread, coupled with the smoky aromas of ribs and grilled cheese.

 

It’s coming from the Chicken & Rice Guys food truck, sitting less than 20 feet from a friendly competitor, Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese. The smell overwhelms any aroma coming from restaurants nearby, luring more than 60 people — some in tailored suits, others in Red Sox jerseys — to quick and cheap meals emerging out of well-worn trucks.

 

Why, in a city with eating options ranging from burgers to Vietnamese pho, do hordes of people voluntarily stand in 15-minute-long lines for bowls of rice and meat or grilled cheese?

 

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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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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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“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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New Legislation Allows for Boston Convention Center Expansion

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that authorizes the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) to move forward with an expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in the South Boston Waterfront.

The new law authorizes a 1.3 million-square-foot-expansion of the BCEC, including substantial additions to its exhibit and meeting space, and a second, larger ballroom that will potentially allow the MCCA to attract larger events and host simultaneous events, which is expected to significantly increase economic impact in the region while creating thousands of new jobs.

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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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New Legislation Allows for Boston Convention Center Expansion

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that authorizes the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) to move forward with an expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in the South Boston Waterfront.

The new law authorizes a 1.3 million-square-foot-expansion of the BCEC, including substantial additions to its exhibit and meeting space, and a second, larger ballroom that will potentially allow the MCCA to attract larger events and host simultaneous events, which is expected to significantly increase economic impact in the region while creating thousands of new jobs.

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Testimonial

"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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