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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...]

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...]

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...]

Boston World Partnerships: Vertex, Innovation & Boston’s New Waterfront

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The Talent Zone: Vertex, The Innovation District and Boston Posted by Devin Cole Article Courtesy of: Cheryl Meyerson, Principal, New City Inc The Innovation District in Boston is new and growing. Mayor Menino has supported its development to add to the world class medical and technology culture already prevalent in the Boston area. The arts, non-profits, green technology, restaurants, residential and start-ups are also calling the waterfront their home. It is exciting to know that … [Read more...]

Hopper Travel Search – Fort Point Channel & Boston’s Labor Pool Continues to Excel

Website hopes to add retro to travel planning By Scott Kirsner Globe Correspondent Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com If you’re old enough to remember the pre-Internet approach to planning a vacation, it went something like this: You made an appointment to visit your travel agent, and you told him or her what you wanted to do. “We’re interested in a beach vacation in Mexico. What are the best deals?’’ Or maybe, “We want to visit vineyards in Napa and Sonoma in … [Read more...]

New Eye Catching Signs Improve Seaport District

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New signs highlight S. Boston Waterfront hot spots April 25, 2011 Article Courtesy of: Globe Staff The City of Boston is part of a collaborative effort that is deploying new eye-catching street signs that will direct drivers to cultural and commercial destinations on the South Boston Waterfront as well as to public parking locations. The blue, white, and silver signs will not only provide guidance but they will also "increase awareness around all that the South Boston … [Read more...]

Joan Vennochi – Mayor Menino & Frank McCourt – An Inner Circle History Lesson

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McCourt and the Mayor OP-ED | Joan Vennochi August 07, 2011| By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com FRANK MCCOURT owns his West Coast failure. His Boston failure he shares with Mayor Thomas Menino. McCourt was the architect of his own demise in Los Angeles when he sold 24 acres of seaport parking lots in Boston in order to buy the LA Dodgers. It was a terrible trade. Today, a sparkly new $3 billion neighborhood of condos, offices, shops, and hotels … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District – Marine Tourism

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Marine tourism gaining steam Green taxis, floating rentals bubble up along waterfront By Kathleen Pierce, Globe Correspondent - Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Customers enjoyed Boston from the harbor during a recent wine tasting cruise.… (Photos by Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe) It’s 7 a.m. on a Tuesday as Piper Olsen hops a taxi to Logan Airport. Twenty minutes later, she’s in Terminal A about to go through security. The veteran business traveler from … [Read more...]

Innovation District – Please Stay in Boston

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Forum addresses retaining workers in Mass. June 08, 2011|By Katie Johnston Chase, Globe Staff Business and political leaders last night tackled one of the major concerns facing employers and the state economy: Getting workers to move to Massachusetts and stay here. After dispensing with the issues largely out of employers’ control — cold winters, high living costs, limited hours of public transportation — Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and others turned to making … [Read more...]

Seaport Square – South Boston

Designs for Seaport complex buildings due this fall By Casey Ross, Globe Staff The developer of Seaport Square on the South Boston Waterfront will submit final designs this fall for the first three buildings in a massive development that will include offices, stores, and hundreds of homes. Yesterday, developer John B. Hynes III said he has hired architects to design a pair of 20-story residential towers on Seaport Boulevard near the federal courthouse, plus a one-story structure that will … [Read more...]

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