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Taste of South Boston

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The 10th Annual Taste of South Boston Sunday April 1, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Seaport World Trade Center Harborview Ballroom 200 Seaport Boulevard presented by: South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation Live Entertainment Silent Auction • Raffles Wine & Beer Tasting Full cash bar Sample culinary specialties from these local establishments: Amrheins American Provisions Blue Tierra Chocolate Cafe Cafe Porto Bello Cranberry Cafe Franklin Southie … [Read more...]

Smart Planet talks about Boston’s Innovation District

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Inside Boston’s ‘Innovation District’ Article Courtesy of:  Smart Planet - By Tyler Falk Article Link:  http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/inside-bostons-8216innovation-district/1759 It seems like every city is positioning themselves to be the “next Silicon Valley.” That’s because technology start-ups and companies that promote innovation are today’s industrial districts of the knowledge economy: must-haves in any city. We’ve seen it recently in New York’s tech campus and … [Read more...]

Liberty Wharf Boston 100% Leased

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Boston’s Liberty Wharf hangs ‘no vacancy’ sign By Greg Turner | Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Herald -  http://www.bostonherald.com Liberty Wharf, home to Legal Harborside and other busy waterfront eateries, is now packed to the gills. Jones Lang LaSalle, the broker for developer Cresset, said today that the South Boston mixed-use complex is now 100 percent leased, with three fresh signings for office space on the fourth floor. The new leases are with Fama PR, a public relations … [Read more...]

South Boston Waterfront Real Estate – Tower Point on A Street 65% Leased

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Four new businesses moving to South Boston's Innovation District By Patrick D. Rosso - Article Courtesy of: Boston.com New businesses will soon be coming to South Boston's bustling "Innovation District". Meritage Properties LLC recently announced that it has executed four leases for space at its Tower Point property on A Street. The four companies, Boston Plan for Excellence, Guaranteed Rate, Zerto and the Bennett Group, will take up nearly 22,000 square-feet of the six-story … [Read more...]

Internet and Digital Media Jobs Index Shows Significant Job Creation by East Coast Digital Media Companies

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Nearly 350 New York and Boston Companies Employ 30,000, According to First Quarterly Report from Cook Associates Executive Search (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cook Associates Executive Search (www.cookassociates.com/executive-search), a leading retained executive search firm, today released its first quarterly East Coast Internet and Digital Media Jobs Index, which tracks job creation at almost 350 digital media companies in Boston and New York. Cook Associates found that these two cities employ … [Read more...]

Boston’s Innovation District and Meritage Properties Adds Four New Lease Deals

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New companies moving to Boston's Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  Boston Business Journal by Thomas Grillo, Real Estate Editor Meritage Properties  LLC has executed four lease deals in Boston’s Innovation District totaling nearly 22,000 square feet. The transactions at Tower Point on A Street included deals with with the Boston Plan for Excellence, Guaranteed Rate, Zerto, and Bennett Group. Boston Plan for Excellence, a local education fund and nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District Welcomes the Newest Newsroom in America to 70 Fargo Street

Boston Herald Moves to Boston Seaport District

Herald moves to Seaport By Joe Dwinell |Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Starting today, the Boston Herald and bostonherald.com will be produced from new headquarters in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District in the newest newsroom in America. The Herald’s print, interactive and administrative offices have been relocated to 70 Fargo St. on two floors in state-of-the-art accommodations. The newsroom features an integrated print and Web workspace with a broadcast and … [Read more...]

South Boston Waterfront Innovation District & Seaport Continue to Grow

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High-tech firms find fertile turf in South Boston Low rents, amenities boost Innovation District By Michael B. Farrell It’s not Kendall Square. Not yet. But two years after Mayor Thomas M. Menino branded a swath of the South Boston Waterfront as the Innovation District - a bid to lure big Web companies and start-ups alike - a healthy crop of technology companies is moving in. Office rents are low, at least for Boston, and the neighborhood is catching on; any company looking … [Read more...]

“The Menino Effect” Economic Development 2011

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Supporting Businesses in Boston 2011 Article Courtesy of:  Boston Redevelopment Authority The Economic Development team created and retained over 4,600 jobs in nearly 100 companies in the industries of life science, green technology, industrial manufacturing, creative economy, and retail. In June in the Innovation District, the largest privately funded construction site in the nation broke ground.  The site will serve as Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ new headquarters.  The $800 million … [Read more...]

Boston Wine Expo 2012 – World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel

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Boston Wine Expo 2012 Article Courtesy of: Bostoniano.info When: Monday, January 16 to Sunday, January 22 Where: Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel – 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston MA [map] For more information on the Boston Wine Expo, visit WineExpoBoston.com. Boston’s weeklong celebration of the world’s most popular wine-growing regions is bigger, bolder and better than ever. Festivities begin Monday, January 16 and continue through the Grand Tasting on Sunday, … [Read more...]

Boston Redevelopment Authority Seaport District Development

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Apartments may soon replace parking lots Article Courtesy of:  Casey Ross | Globe Staff Jessey Dearing for the Boston Globe/File 2011 Many businesses have moved to the waterfront in recent years, helping to spur construction of complexes like Liberty Wharf. If 2012 ends up as planned, it will be the year the South Boston Waterfront started to feel like a neighborhood. Developers are proposing to start construction on more than 1,700 apartments in coming … [Read more...]

Cresset Development Boston Builds New Seaport District Housing at 411 D St. in South Boston

Cresset Development Boston 411 D St. in South Boston

Boston developer plans housing near convention center By Greg Turner |  Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Cresset Development has filed plans for a pair of buildings with 197 residential units and ground-floor retail at 411 D St. in South Boston, city planners announced today. The $60 million, 200,000-square-foot project will replace a two-story warehouse located near the convention center and Westin Waterfront Hotel. The existing two-story property, which Hub-based … [Read more...]

Boston’s Construction Boom Fuels Growth while Paisanos Menino & Don Chiofaro Continue to Battle Over Billion Dollar Waterfront Project

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Building in Boston Back on Track Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Herald - By Jerry Kronenberg The Hub’s long chilly commercial real estate market began showing signs of warming up in 2011, with major projects from Eastie to Southie either publicly announced, under construction or completed. “We’re in pretty good shape,” Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade told the Herald. “We broke ground on 1,000 units of housing (in 2011) — and the last time we did that was in … [Read more...]

$69 million Marine Industrial Park Project Planned for Boston’s Seaport District

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Daniel Johnson to lead $69 million American Seafood Exchange Project Article Courtesy of:  D.C. Denison, Globe Staff | Boston.com Daniel Johnson of IN-SITE LLC, Project Advisory will serve as project director for the American Seafood Exchange, a $69 million project planned for Boston’s Seaport District, the company announced today. Johnson, who has overseen numerous large-scale industrial projects, will guide the seafood processing and distribution center from its current stage – … [Read more...]

Innovation, CleanTech & the Lean Startup

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The Cleantech Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Rob Day This post was originally published at Greentech Media. Among VCs (and their LP backers), cleantech is on the outs right now.  So says this pretty good article from the past week.  And it reflects what we’ve been saying here in this column for a while — there’s a shakeout underway in the cleantech venture sector, with many generalists abandoning dealmaking in cleantech to head for “easier” returns in social media, and many … [Read more...]

Menino Pushes South Boston Waterfront Construction of “Micro-Apartments”

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Mayor pushes micro-units to lure young to Waterfront By Casey Ross Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/File Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pushing developers to build units as small as 375 square feet - barely enough to squeeze in a bed, bathroom, and galley kitchen The tiny apartments that are a staple of New York City may soon be more available in Boston. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pushing developers to build units as … [Read more...]

Crimson Hexagon Recruits New Talent in Boston’s Seaport District

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Crimson Hexagon relocates to Boston’s Seaport District By Chris Reidy Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Globe Staff Crimson Hexagon Inc. said it has relocated from Cambridge to new space in Boston’s Seaport District, a neighborhood that Mayor Thomas M. Menino likes to call the Innovation District. Today is the firm’s official first day in new offices with about 11,000 square feet of space, or roughly quadruple the size of its previous office in Central Square. Besides … [Read more...]

Biotech Related Laboratories & Office Space Construction Continues to Drive Building Boom

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Biotech driving building surge Construction ongoing on eight major structures Article Courtesy of: D.C. Denison - Globe Staff A substantial wave of commercial construction is underway in Boston and Cambridge, fueled by more biotechnology-related construction activity than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent research report from the real estate firm Richards Barry Joyce & Partners LLC. Of the eight major buildings currently under construction in the Boston … [Read more...]

Renew Boston & Mayor Menino Push Solar Technology to Boston Innovation District

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Innovation District Solar Challenge Goal: Install 1 MW of Solar PV  in the Innovation District by 2013 In June 2011, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the Renew-Boston Solar- Innovation District Solar Challenge, an effort to drive private-sector adoption of solar PV (photovoltaic) technologies in the Innovation District. The goal of the challenge is for businesses and institutions within the Innovation District to install more than 1 Megawatt of Solar PV over the next two years, producing … [Read more...]

South Boston Seaport District Gains Momentum

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South Boston’s Seaport District Heating Up Seaport Square Project By George Jamieson Article Courtesy of:  Boston Cityside Realty Development activity in South Boston’s Seaport District continues to gain momentum as two office towers on Fan Pier costing an estimated $800 million recently broke ground. These two office buildings will house thousands of Vertex Pharmaceutical employees who will be relocating from Cambridge to Boston’s waterfront, a big coup for Boston and the Seaport … [Read more...]

Charles River or the Seaport District? “Imagination & Implementation” Harvard Innovation Lab Opens

Harvard Innovation Lab

Platform for innovation and entrepreneurship debuts in Allston Article Courtesy of:  Harvard Gazette Harvard University officially launches the Harvard Innovation Lab today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. The ceremony will be followed by an open house and self-guided tours of the Allston facility. The Innovation Lab, or i-lab, is designed to foster team-based and entrepreneurial … [Read more...]

Boston Magazine: “Mayor Menino Anti Social”

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  Menino Needs to Update His Facebook Status Article Courtesy of:  Boston Magazine BY Janelle Nanos POSTED ON 11/8/2011 The mayor needs to hold down his Wall before he can dream of wooing Zuckerberg to Boston. Mayor Menino, this is your moment. After touting your Innovation District for more than a year, you got the push you needed — twice — from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in recent days. Two weeks ago, Zuckerberg noted that he took Facebook west because Boston’s VC community … [Read more...]

Innovation District Progress Slowed by Inadequate Internet Services

Boston Innovation District Internet Providers

Boston's Innovation District to get high-speed Internet, at last Kyle AlspachVC Editor - Boston Business Journal Located near the South Boston waterfront, the city’s “Innovation District” houses dozens of tech startups. More are arriving every month. It’s also a place with a paradox: Internet service is actually pretty slow in parts of the Innovation District. On Thursday, the city and Comcast said work is finally under way to change that. After months of planning, Mayor Thomas … [Read more...]

Innovation News: Mendix Expands Workforce in South Boston

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App firm Mendix to triple Boston staff after raising $13M Boston Business Journal by Kyle Alspach, VC Editor Kyle Alspach - VC Editor - Article Courtesy of:  Boston Business Journal Business app software firm Mendix Inc. plans to triple its Boston staff to 30 in the next year after raising a Series A round of $13 million, the company said Monday. The company, founded in the Netherlands in 2005, has its sales and marketing headquarters in the South Boston Innovation … [Read more...]

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