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

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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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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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@MassConvention: Congratulations to @Boston_Rooney - elected into the @masslodging HOF last night!

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with volleyball courts & is ready for the Mizuno New England Pre-Qualifiers this weekend!

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

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MIT Is So Innovative it Can’t Keep Up With Itself

MIT offers more than 50 courses related to innovation and entrepreneurship, enrolling 3,000 students across all five of its schools.

 

The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is about to celebrate its 25th year of awarding student entrepreneurs with the funding necessary to get their start. HubSpot, Akamai and Harmonix are just three of dozens of winners launched out of the program.

 

Student-run nonprofit StartLabs hosts a day-long Startup Bootcamp to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as startup career fairs and hack nights, all to catalyze campus innovation.

 

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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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Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

@MassConvention: Congratulations to @Boston_Rooney - elected into the @masslodging HOF last night!

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with volleyball courts & is ready for the Mizuno New England Pre-Qualifiers this weekend!

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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.

 

Read More

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

Social

@MassConvention: Congratulations to @Boston_Rooney - elected into the @masslodging HOF last night!

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with volleyball courts & is ready for the Mizuno New England Pre-Qualifiers this weekend!

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2014 in Photos: 45 Beautiful Pictures Taken in Boston This Year

December is a month for reflection – if you can find some quiet time between holiday parties, online shopping and flight delays. Whether you find yourself clicking through lists charting the year's best albums, red carpet outfits or Taylor Swift moments, it's the perfect time to pause on the year that was before barreling into 2015.

 

And while we're at it, why not look back on some of the best photos taken in Boston in 2014? Not only do we get to revisit the year in chronological order, but we have the privileged perspective of dazzling photography. Some of the shots we found worth revisiting include the Esplanade in the snow, the Public Garden in the spring and the TD Garden's homage to Mayor Thomas Menino after he passed away this fall. But the post serves almost as a rewind, then fast forward of the year in Boston: Watch as the snow melts, spring blooms, Red Sox season returns, Memorial Day flags pop up, Boston Calling goes by, the Fourth of July fireworks pop off, the leaves fall and Christmas lights reappear, all in 45 shots.

 

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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: The BCEC is filled with volleyball courts & is ready for the Mizuno New England Pre-Qualifiers this weekend!

@MassConvention: Congratulations to @Boston_Rooney - elected into the @masslodging HOF last night!

Did anyone catch the The Lawn on D on the Weather Channel this morning? Nice hat, Jim! ‪#‎LawnOnD‬

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