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Patrick makes a push to help hydropower

Governor Deval Patrick is just 30 days from leaving office, but that hasn’t stopped his administration from making one last push to bring more Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts.

 

Patrick’s top environmental aides are working feverishly on new rules that could compel electric utilities to buy a certain amount of energy from Canada’s big hydro plants.

 

The governor’s administration wants to finish a draft of the new regulations by the end of the month. But with weeks running out before Patrick leaves office on Jan. 8, Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s administration will have the final say on whether to let those rules take effect.

 

The odd timing underscores how strongly Patrick and his aides believe in hydropower’s potential — both to help reach the state’s global warming reduction goals and to address concerns about the reliability of the electricity grid.

 

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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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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Patrick makes a push to help hydropower

Governor Deval Patrick is just 30 days from leaving office, but that hasn’t stopped his administration from making one last push to bring more Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts.

 

Patrick’s top environmental aides are working feverishly on new rules that could compel electric utilities to buy a certain amount of energy from Canada’s big hydro plants.

 

The governor’s administration wants to finish a draft of the new regulations by the end of the month. But with weeks running out before Patrick leaves office on Jan. 8, Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s administration will have the final say on whether to let those rules take effect.

 

The odd timing underscores how strongly Patrick and his aides believe in hydropower’s potential — both to help reach the state’s global warming reduction goals and to address concerns about the reliability of the electricity grid.

 

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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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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Boston is Tweaking Maximum Parking Hours in the Innovation District to Open Up More Spaces

On Saturday, November 15, the Boston Transportation Department announced that major parking changes will soon be made in the city's Innovation District. Effective Monday, November 17, the amount of time people park their cars at metered spaces will be changed in order to make parking more efficient in the heavily trafficked neighborhood.

 

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, which is currently tinkering with the idea of a pay-by-voice parking meter payment platform, collected parking data specific to the Innovation District to determine best practices for alleviating the pain that often accompanies parking.

 

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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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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Convention center plans Wi-Fi improvements for 2015

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said Tuesday that it would spend $2.6 million to upgrade its wireless network to support more users.

 

Over the next several months, the convention center will increase the number of Wi-Fi access points from 113 to at least 580. The public body that manages the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center said it had hired three companies to plan, install, and test the new Wi-Fi network, which it plans to phase in from May to September 2015.

 

“It used to be people were bringing in one device. Now we’re seeing some folks carry two, three, four devices into this environment, and all of those devices create more traffic on our network,” said Steve Snyder, the convention center’s chief technical officer.

 

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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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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Rock on! Boston tech conferences get an entertainment upgrade

In boom times for the tech industry, the bands playing the private parties and customer conferences get more recognizable. This year, acts like OK Go, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Dropkick Murphys have played for fist-pumping crowds of social media mavens, digital publishing gurus, and roboticists.

 

A few snapshots from the fall concert season…

 

Just before its October initial public offering, the digital marketing company HubSpot had two big acts at Inbound, its annual customer conclave. Viral video hit-meisters OK Go made a surprise morning appearance during the conference, playing “Here It Goes Again.” Yes, there were people doing the famous treadmill routine onstage at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, too.

 

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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

The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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