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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

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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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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: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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13 Things To Look Forward To This Spring In Boston

Given the cold temps this week, we think it’s safe to say that spring hasn’t exactly sprung (not yet, anyway). But believe us when we say that it will (we promise) be here soon. Tomorrow, March 20 officially marks the beginning of the spring season – and despite the snowy forecast, we think there’s still a lot to be excited about.

So to help you get through the next couple of frigid spring days, we’ve compiled a list of what to look forward to this spring. From restaurant patio openings to the Red Sox baseball season, here’s what in store for you over the next couple of months!

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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

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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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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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“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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@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

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: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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What to Eat at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Baseball season is upon us again, and with baseball season come ubiquitous Fenway Franks, overpriced beer, and nachos topped with electric-orange sludge. But fortunately there are other dining options in and around Fenway Park.

Inside Fenway Park

The Bleacher Bar: It's situated under the bleachers with a view of the field, but no ticket is required, so this is a good way to be inside Fenway without paying the big bucks; enter on Lansdowne Street. It's one of the only local spots to offer beef on weck, a roast beef sandwich popular in Buffalo. (During football season, it's a popular gathering spot for Buffalo Bills fans.) In fact, the majority of the menu is sandwiches, both hot and cold, along with some typical comfort food snacks. [Lansdowne Street]

EMC Club: Serving Sunday brunch as well as dinner for night games, the Club features appetizers and salads made with local ingredients and main plates including burgers, chops, steaks, a lobster roll and a selection of over 30 wines. ("A high-end meal not often associated with ballpark eating," promises the Sox website.) An in-seat menu is also available. Tickets for the EMC level are sold as season tickets only. Business casual attire recommended. [EMC Level]

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Feature Video

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

Social

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

@MassConvention: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

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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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

Feature Video

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

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: Inspiring speech yesterday by @RobinRoberts for @EmersonCollege's graduation @ the BCEC! ow.ly/N9sDP #congratsgraduates #youdidit 

@MassConvention: Feeling a new scene for lunch? Come join #LunchBreakOnD this Friday @ 12 and kick-off Memorial Day weekend right! @lawnond

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