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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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MBTA officials trumpet record ridership in October

The T set a record for ridership in October, with more than 37 million passenger trips, the transit agency said Friday.

 

Previously, October 2013 held the record, with about 36.7 million trips, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said. The new benchmark, 37.3 million, came three months after the MBTA raised fares by 5 percent.

 

“It’s part of the general trend that we see in big cities throughout America,” said Marc Draisen, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. “More people are postponing getting driver’s licenses, more people are choosing to live without cars or with one car instead of two, more people are trying to avoid parking costs . . . and generally — in big cities across America — public transit is just becoming more popular.”

 

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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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Scituate couple keeps brightening Christmastime for disadvantaged kids

SCITUATE -- Sometimes Santa Claus needs help in making Christmas magical. Enter Jake and Sparky Kennedy.

 

The Scituate couple have been making the dreams of homeless and disadvantaged children come true for 25 years through an elaborate and exclusive party they call Christmas in the City.

 

The Kennedys work with social service groups and volunteers to find kids they can whisk away from their homes for a special evening filled with dinner, gifts, carnival rides, sleigh rides and, of course, Santa Claus.

 

Christmas in the City has grown every year. About 4,000 children and 2,000 adults were accommodated last year, Sparky Kennedy said.

 

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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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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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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"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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The #LawnonD won a BostInno 50 on Fire Award last night! Congrats to The Lawn on D team, including Ali from Capital Projects and Beth Torrey from our Strategy Team. Watch Ali play ping pong with a fire ball in this winner's video at the 4:44 mark!

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