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Swing Time at The Lawn on D Will Be Powered by the Sun This Year

Last fall, the official opening of The Lawn on D featured what became the experimental park's most popular feature, Swing Time – a set of 20 engaging swings outfitted with LED lights that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights. As The Lawn on D's programming slate is poised to be bigger and better than last year, so too is Swing Time, which underwent environmentally sustainable improvements.

The product of Höweler + Yoon, a local and renowned architecture firm, Swing Time differs this year in that it will be powered by solar energy. This way, its flagship lighting feature will be maintained completely off the grid. It's aptly being called Swing Time 2.0.

"We call it 'eco-literacy,' the idea that architecture and design can help people become more ecology literate – that they are empowered to understand the relationships between their actions and the ecology that they are a part of," said Eric Höweler on the combination of environmentally friendliness and park innovations.

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- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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6 Reasons You Should Visit the Boston Marathon Expo This Weekend

As you finish up last minute emails and wind down after a busy work week, consider heading over to the Boston Marathon Expo. More than just running sneakers and Gatorade, today through Sunday the Hynes Convention Center is home to a plethora of vendors from Samuel Adams beer to Stonyfield yogurt.

And even if you're not pounding the pavement on Monday, this expo is worth perusing. After all, when it comes to swag and samples, why not check it out?

 

1. It's Free

The expo itself is completely free and open to the public. If you decide to bring a bag of any kind, be aware they will be doing bag checks at the entrance.

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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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@MassConvention: Did ya know - there are @FedEx locations inside the BCEC & Hynes! Your printing & shipping wishes are at our command!

@MassConvention: You can find great Italian restos all over Bos, but @Eataly is sure to be a must-visit destination! ow.ly/MXeXl #NeverEnoughPasta

First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

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Where Startups Drink and Dine in Fort Point

Fort Point has gone through a dramatic transformation in just the past few years. While previously, there were limited restaurants and bars in the area, new businesses have been rapidly cropping up in the ‘hood. So for startups that are based there, there is an array of options to choose from for lunchtime grub and happy hour drinks.

Now the question is, what are their favorite spots to hit after a long day at the office?

 

Tavern Road

343 Congress Street

CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel says this is one of his team’s top picks. And Paul English calls the Moscow Mule at Tavern Road his new go-to drink. "Be sure to get it in a copper mug," he says.

 

Bastille Kitchen

49 Melcher Street

Paul English loves the downstairs bar at this French bistro (which used to be a factory), and says Blade people can often be found there after work.

 

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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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First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

@MassConvention: Did ya know - there are @FedEx locations inside the BCEC & Hynes! Your printing & shipping wishes are at our command!

@MassConvention: You can find great Italian restos all over Bos, but @Eataly is sure to be a must-visit destination! ow.ly/MXeXl #NeverEnoughPasta

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Daily nonstop flights to Qatar coming to Logan in March

Qatar Airways said yesterday it will start nonstop daily flights next year between Logan International Airport and Doha, Qatar’s capital city.

The move is expected to trigger more backlash from U.S. airlines that accuse Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways of competing unfairly through more than $40 billion in subsidies from their home governments in the last decade, allowing them to drive down ticket prices and begin pushing competitors out of key 
markets.

 

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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

First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

@MassConvention: Did ya know - there are @FedEx locations inside the BCEC & Hynes! Your printing & shipping wishes are at our command!

@MassConvention: You can find great Italian restos all over Bos, but @Eataly is sure to be a must-visit destination! ow.ly/MXeXl #NeverEnoughPasta

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Walsh launches citywide planning effort for 2030

In 1965, city planners unveiled a 10-year blueprint for building the “New Boston,” a city of science and history crisscrossed by new expressways, invigorated by urban renewal projects like Government Center, and transformed by a strip of parks running the length of the coast.

fficials envisioned a sports stadium and vocational school near South Station, boating and beaches on Columbia Point, and a push to transform the seedy streets around Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market into the shopping and tourist destination that exists today.

 

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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

First guest on The Lawn on D! He's ready to flamingle with everyone at the season opener this weekend. ‪#‎LawnOnD‬ ‪#‎FlamingoOnD‬ http://www.lawnond.com/

@MassConvention: You can find great Italian restos all over Bos, but @Eataly is sure to be a must-visit destination! ow.ly/MXeXl #NeverEnoughPasta

@MassConvention: Did ya know - there are @FedEx locations inside the BCEC & Hynes! Your printing & shipping wishes are at our command!

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