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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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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 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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Splendor in the Grass

The best kept secret in Boston nightlife (and day life) is hidden behind the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston. The Lawn on D is an outdoor event space that resembles an adult playground, and for Director of Strategic Planning for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Beth Torrey, it’s her office. Since opening in August 2014, the Lawn has hosted dozens of innovative art exhibits, concerts and festivals. “It’s really something that you can’t see anywhere else,” says Torrey.

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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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New wayfinding signs to be piloted on South Boston Waterfront

In January, leaders from MassDOT, the City of Boston, the BRA, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and A Better City released the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan. This week, recommendations from the plan are being implemented in a series of action steps intended to improve all modes of transit in and around the waterfront.

One of the more visible signs of change (quite literally) comes in the form of a new pedestrian wayfinding pilot program.

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At South Boston’s Lawn on D, a peek into parks’ future

The most conspicuous feature of Lawn on D, other than the bright blue and orange lawn chairs and big white tent over the bar, is an oversized swing set whose ring-shaped seats light up at night. Designed by the local firm Höweler and Yoon Architecture, the installation is a major draw: Search #lawnond on Instagram, and you’ll find lots of happy people posing on glowing O’s.

What’s clear is that the park satisfies a need — one that’ll become more and more evident as the Seaport fills in, and as today’s visitors rave about the experience on Twitter and Yelp. It’s whimsical recreation for an accelerated era, and the public appetite for it is only going to grow.

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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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