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UR Business Network – Howl at the Moon Event

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Summer Networking Event Making Professional Business Connections in Boston MA Monday July 28th, 2014 @Howl at the Moon 5:30pm-8:30pm Mass Professional Networking and UR Business Network would like to invite you to our Summer Business Networking Event at Howl At The Moon in the Financial District in Boston. Please join us from 5:30pm-8:30pm on Monday, July 28th. UR Business Network launched their internet radio stream in mid-November 2012. UR Business Network is the brainchild of 20 year … [Read more...]

Laugh Boston

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Seaport District Business - Laugh Boston is No Joke! Enough puns already right? This is no laughing matter!  Laugh Boston is bringing some of the freshest comedy shows and events to Boston. They have partnered up with this years ComicCon which runs from August 8th through the 10th. The show is headlined by the ever so hilarious and quirky Brian Posehn - For More info on the show please head to the link below. http://laughboston.com/comic-con/ We love a good laugh and are always … [Read more...]

Developers Start Your Engines -

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Boards Approve Hotel Development With more business's locating to the Seaport Innovation District of Boston and the growth of the convention and exhibition centers popularity - additional hotel space is in great demand.  Plans are outlined below for what may be Boston's largest hotel and possibly one of the most expansive projects in the country. The Massachusetts Port Authority and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority will jointly try to develop what could be the largest hotel … [Read more...]

Laugh Boston

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Comedy takes stage at the Seaport Innovation District Laugh Boston is making no joke about upping the comedy ante here in Boston! Laugh Boston, a new 300-seat comedy club due to open in August in the Seaport District. The partners behind it — Norm Laviolette, Chet Harding, and John Tobin — are betting clubs can still work with an onstage mix of local comedians and medium-size names: up-and-comers just starting to crack the national market as well as acts on their way back down the … [Read more...]

11th Annual Taste of South Boston!

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Destination:   Seaport Hotel on Sunday March 24, 2013 The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (South Boston NDC) will hold its 11th Annual Taste of South Boston on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel. This event has become one of the city's premier food events enjoyed by over 500 attendees. For an entrance fee of $50, attendees can sample food and beverage offerings from 30 local restaurants while enjoying live music. This year's event boasts the … [Read more...]

CEO Israel Ganot Moves Gazelle Operations & 65 Employees to 25 Thomson Place

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Boston Start-up Gives Cash For High End Electronics Article Courtesy of:  Peter Cohan | Forbes If you happen to own an iPhone, you are used to the process of replacing your old one with the latest and greatest. But if you’re like most people, you don’t spend much time trying to get any money for the old version. Since 2008, a Boston start-up, Gazelle, has been providing a service that buys your old iPhone and other high-end consumer devices, cleans out all its personal data, and then … [Read more...]

Dune Medical Devices Moves to 25 Thomson Place in Fort Point

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Article Courtesy: Boston Herald (http://bostonherald.com) - Ira Kantor FDA approval fortifies Dune Medical Devices Cancer cell detector now available in U.S. A 10-year-old medical device company headed to the Hub’s Innovation District has won crucial U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell its breast cancer tissue assessment tool nationwide. Surgeons using the MarginProbe System from Dune Medical Devices can better detect cancer cells along the margins of excised … [Read more...]

Boston’s Seaport District “Fundamental Shift”

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Boston Seaport in Revival By MAURA WEBBER SADOVI - Courtesy of:  Wall Street Journal For years Boston civic and business leaders have dreamed of developing the city's Seaport District, a collection of aging industrial buildings and parking lots separated from downtown by an old shipping channel. That dream is steadily gaining traction as indicated by the recent purchase by DivcoWest Real Estate Services LLC of four buildings in the district for $107 million. The buildings … [Read more...]

Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds Expands to Boston Innovation District

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Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Announces Expansion to the Boston Seaport District Press Release: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. (HBSR) is pleased to announce that it is expanding from its base in Concord, Massachusetts, to a second office in the Seaport Innovation District in Boston. The new Seaport location will be at 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston. Both offices will … [Read more...]

Rethink Robotics & Rodney Brooks are Hyperconnected

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I Made the Robot Do It Article Courtey of:  New York Times Sunday Review By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN WHEN you hear the insane notion of “legitimate rape” being aired by a Republican congressman — a member of the House science committee no less — it makes you wonder some days how we became the world’s richest, most powerful country, and, more important, how we’re going to stay there. The short answer is that, thank God, there’s still a bunch of people across America — innovators and … [Read more...]

State Street Moving to South Boston Waterfront

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Stealth Outsourcing at State Street? By ADAM REILLY | Article Courtesy of:  WGBH BOSTON — Despite hundreds of layoffs over the past few years, State Street Corporation remains one of Massachusetts’ biggest employers. On July 11, that status helped the company land an $11.5 million tax break from the City of Boston to move into a new building on the South Boston waterfront. But as State Street prepares to take Southie, one former employee is warning that the company’s local … [Read more...]

NECN Report “Boston’s Innovation District”

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BIO highlights Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  NECN (NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) - As much as the BIO International 2012 convention is showcasing Boston and Massachusetts as an international hub for biotechnology and biomedical companies, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center event is also showcasing how much the area around the BCEC – the Innovation District – has become a life sciences cluster within Boston-Cambridge. Maybe nothing has done more to put this area on the map as … [Read more...]

Waterside Place Luxury Apartment Building New Construction on South Boston Waterfront

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‘Pioneer’ Seaport developer John Drew launches Waterside Place By Greg Turner | Article Courtesy of: Boston Herald - http://www.bostonherald.com Hub developer John Drew broke ground on Waterside Place today, marking a new beginning for the man known as the pioneer builder on the South Boston waterfront. A crowd including Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino gathered under a white tent at the corner of Congress and D streets today to celebrate the kickoff of the $120 million luxury … [Read more...]

Mass Life Sciences Investments Slow to Deliver Anticipated Returns

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Massachusetts life sciences initiative brings fewer jobs than expected Deval Patrick says effort curtailed by downturn By Robert Weisman Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Four years after Governor Deval Patrick signed a $1 billion initiative designed to boost the Massachusetts life sciences industry, the program has brought new companies and jobs to the state - but not as many jobs as originally anticipated. While the governor said in January 2008 that the … [Read more...]

Office Building for State Street Bank Slated for Fort Point Channel Center

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State Street Corp. to get tax break for waterfront building By Casey Ross, Globe Staff | Article Courtesy of:  BOSTON.COM Boston officials will give State Street Corp. $11.5 million in tax cuts to construct a new office building on the South Boston waterfront, part of the city’s effort to transform the once shabby industrial neighborhood into a thriving district of new homes, businesses, and retail stores. The tax deal announced today will help finance construction of an 11-story … [Read more...]

BIO International Convention Boston 2012

BIO International Convention Boston 2012

Massachusetts and Boston's Innovation District will take the global stage this month when the BIO International Convention returns to Boston. Article Courtesy of:  Massachusetts Biotechnology Council The convention, the world’s largest gathering of industry stakeholders, will come to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center June 18-21, 2012. MassBio will lead the Massachusetts presence at the show, by managing the 7,700-square-foot Massachusetts Pavilion and coordinating various … [Read more...]

Boston’s Innovation District and Mayor Menino Spur Waterfront Economic Development

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Boston’s Innovation District Cultivating a Culture of Entrepreneurship November Congress of Cities to Spotlight Boston's Success by J. Katie McConnell In January 2010, as Mayor Thomas M. Menino began his fifth consecutive term as Boston’s mayor, he launched a new approach to spur economic development along the city's waterfront. The mayor called for a strategy that was more deliberate and experimental to create jobs, provide housing opportunities and build upon the city’s many … [Read more...]

Seaport Center Sells for $115 Million

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Shorenstein Properties closes $115M Seaport Center buy By Greg Turner  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Photo by Stuart Cahill (File) San Francisco’s Shorenstein Properties said today it has finalized its $115 million purchase of Seaport Center, a nine-story office building on the South Boston waterfront. The Beal Cos. and Rockpoint Group unloaded 70 Fargo St. about six years after buying the century-old building (also known as 451 D St.) near the convention center. The Herald … [Read more...]

NYC vs. Boston – New York City Passes Boston in Mobile & Web Innovation

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New Tech City: Has NYC Passed Boston in Mobile and Web Innovation? Arlene Weintraub5/11/12Leave a CommentFollow @awjourn On Wednesday, New York-based Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank, released a report surveying the city’s digital start-up scene, and its conclusion was rather dramatic: New York has surpassed Boston in tech leadership, the center says. “In 2006, I wouldn’t have put New York anywhere on the map [of leading tech hubs],” says entrepreneurship trend tracker Vivek … [Read more...]

Innovation News: Mayor Menino Announces Winners of 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards

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Three residential, 11 businesses and two sustainable food leaders chosen for outstanding commitment to sustainability Article Courtesy of:  City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards, which recognize local business, residents and sustainable food leaders for doing their part to make Boston a greener, more sustainable, and livable city.  Award winners are chosen for extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News: “Sausage Parcel Politics Stall 400 Unit Apartment Tower”

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Wanted: A hotel near the convention center THIS STORY APPEARED IN -  - By Paul McMorrow Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe In two weeks, Boston officials will converge on a South Boston parking lot. They will clutch shiny commemorative shovels and hurl superlatives at the Cambridge Innovation Center, a technology incubator that will be breaking ground on a Boston outpost. They will name-check Vertex, the pharmaceutical giant now building a new headquarters across the street … [Read more...]

Boston Private Bank & Trust Launches New South Boston Waterfront Website

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Waterfront businesses hope for boost from new website By Greg Turner  |   Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com A new website dedicated to the South Boston waterfront has a fitting sponsor:  Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., an early tenant at the pioneer development Seaport Place. The bank, based across Fort Point Channel in Post Office Square, opened its Seaport Boulevard office nine years ago — and recently signed for 10 more years in the complex developed by Fidelity … [Read more...]

Mayor Thomas M. Menino: “Boston’s Innovation District is Sustainable” – Boston is a Finalist for the Siemens Sustainability Community Awards

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Sustainability Is Big in Boston Catherine (Kitty) Keller - Article Courtesy of:  BCLC Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. As the Northeast region's hub, Boston is home to 617,594 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world's finest hospitals, and many cultural and professional sports organizations. Every year, millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District News: Altaeros Energies Tests Wind Turbine in Maine

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Altaeros balloon boosts wind turbine power Wind startup tests a prototype airborne wind turbine that uses a helium-filled shell to lift a small wind turbine into stronger and steady winds at higher altitudes. Article Courtesy of:  CNET - by Martin LaMonica   Startup Altaeros Energies is going up for more energy. A prototype of Altaeros Energy's high-altitude wind turbine in Maine. - (Photo Credit: Altaeros Energy) The company yesterday said it has successfully tested a prototype of … [Read more...]

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