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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Celebrates 1 Millionth Cab Ride

BOSTON – The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center today celebrated its 1 millionth cab ride during the first day of the PAX East video gaming convention.

Now, a clarification: This is NOT EXACTLY the 1 millionth cab trip to or from the BCEC. The MCCA expects that specific cab to drive to the BCEC sometime on April 12. But with PAX East opening up and the buzz of activity around the building, the MCCA and Executive Director James E. Rooney ceremoniously honored the 1 millionth cab ride today.

“This is a stunning achievement for such a young building,” said Rooney. “Without the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, these cab rides would not have happened, or they would have taken place in another state. But they did happen, in rain and shine, and Boston and the MCCA is better because of it.”

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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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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Celebrates 1 Millionth Cab Ride

BOSTON – The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center today celebrated its 1 millionth cab ride during the first day of the PAX East video gaming convention.

Now, a clarification: This is NOT EXACTLY the 1 millionth cab trip to or from the BCEC. The MCCA expects that specific cab to drive to the BCEC sometime on April 12. But with PAX East opening up and the buzz of activity around the building, the MCCA and Executive Director James E. Rooney ceremoniously honored the 1 millionth cab ride today.

“This is a stunning achievement for such a young building,” said Rooney. “Without the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, these cab rides would not have happened, or they would have taken place in another state. But they did happen, in rain and shine, and Boston and the MCCA is better because of it.”

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- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Boston fares well in analysis of city walkability

Boston is one of the more walkable major cities in the United States and is on its way to becoming the most-walkable, according to a new report from a Washington D.C.-based research group and George Washington University.

 

The group, Smart Growth America, looked at factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

 

Today, the report states, the top cities are: Washington D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

If current development trends hold, the report concludes, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta.

 

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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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Boston fares well in analysis of city walkability

Boston is one of the more walkable major cities in the United States and is on its way to becoming the most-walkable, according to a new report from a Washington D.C.-based research group and George Washington University.

 

The group, Smart Growth America, looked at factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

 

Today, the report states, the top cities are: Washington D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

If current development trends hold, the report concludes, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta.

 

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Testimonial

"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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Boston fares well in analysis of city walkability

Boston is one of the more walkable major cities in the United States and is on its way to becoming the most-walkable, according to a new report from a Washington D.C.-based research group and George Washington University.

 

The group, Smart Growth America, looked at factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

 

Today, the report states, the top cities are: Washington D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

If current development trends hold, the report concludes, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta.

 

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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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