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Boston Is Finally Getting A Skate Park

BOSTON — Skaters rejoice, it’s finally happening. Nearly two decades after it was first thought up, Boston is getting a public skate park.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony is being held Thursday morning for the Lynch Family Skatepark and organizers expect it to open by this time next year.

 

The $3 million, 40,000-square-foot skaters’ paradise will be located in East Cambridge near North Point Park, underneath ramps to I-93. The park is designed to accommodate skateboarders, BMX riders, rollerbladers, scooter riders and athletes in wheelchairs. The venue will also have seating for spectators and will be able to accomodate community events as well as professional skating competitions.

 

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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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Is There A Theater Hidden Somewhere Under The City?

Answer: Yes. There is a largely forgotten performance hall underground in the center of Boston, and you may well have walked by it. But like many Bostonians, you probably didn’t know it was there, as so few in the city today have ever been inside.

 

Just take a stroll west along Boylston Street, from the Boylston MBTA station. Boston Common is on your right, and on your left you’ll pass some Emerson College buildings, the Colonial Theatre, some restaurants and shops, until at 162 Boylston St. you’ll see large “Steinway” sign. Look up and left into a recessed stone archway and there’s the sign for “Steinert Hall.” That’s the forgotten performance space under Boston that you’ve heard about.

 

The hall was constructed in 1896. It was built below ground to shield it from the noise of the street. Today it’s closed to the public, but I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes in the hall recently.

 

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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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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 Is Finally Getting A Skate Park

BOSTON — Skaters rejoice, it’s finally happening. Nearly two decades after it was first thought up, Boston is getting a public skate park.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony is being held Thursday morning for the Lynch Family Skatepark and organizers expect it to open by this time next year.

 

The $3 million, 40,000-square-foot skaters’ paradise will be located in East Cambridge near North Point Park, underneath ramps to I-93. The park is designed to accommodate skateboarders, BMX riders, rollerbladers, scooter riders and athletes in wheelchairs. The venue will also have seating for spectators and will be able to accomodate community events as well as professional skating competitions.

 

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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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Boston Is Finally Getting A Skate Park

BOSTON — Skaters rejoice, it’s finally happening. Nearly two decades after it was first thought up, Boston is getting a public skate park.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony is being held Thursday morning for the Lynch Family Skatepark and organizers expect it to open by this time next year.

 

The $3 million, 40,000-square-foot skaters’ paradise will be located in East Cambridge near North Point Park, underneath ramps to I-93. The park is designed to accommodate skateboarders, BMX riders, rollerbladers, scooter riders and athletes in wheelchairs. The venue will also have seating for spectators and will be able to accomodate community events as well as professional skating competitions.

 

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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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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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Join a Selection From Over 150 Regional Artists as they Light Up Boston for Illuminus

I love a New England autumn as much as the next Bay Stater but one thing I'm sure most of us can agree on is that is simply sucks that with every day comes an even longer night. I'm not one who enjoys a veil of twilight that transitions from setting in after I've made my way home for an evening to already being present once I step out of the BostInno office. But in late October, I'll make an exception. Because you can't have a killer laser show without some darkness.

 

On October 25, Illuminus will be overtaking Boston's SoWa district, known primarily as the location of the sweeping South End farmer's market, and transforming it into an urban canvas on which vibrant light projections and installations will be displayed as civic art.

 

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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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