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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...]

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...]

Seaport Square Project adds New Boston Innovation Center

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Boston is getting an 'Innovation Center' to serve as a hub for the Innovation District By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Boston's Innovation District will get a new building next year — the Boston Innovation Center — that could become the neighborhood's hub. It'll be built on land across Northern Avenue from the Institute of Contemporary Art, and not far from the MassChallenge's digs at One Marina Park Drive, the mostly-empty high-rise on Fan … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight: MassChallenge

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MassChallenge Our mission Catalyze a startup renaissance. What we do We help early-stage entrepreneurs win. We connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. Our primary activities include running an annual global startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events. Our Vision We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future, and is … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight: Vertex

press release Sept. 15, 2011 Vertex Named Top Biopharma Employer by Science -Vertex hiring for 150 jobs across the company to support global growth; Company plans to add more than 500 jobs through 2015- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sep 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated VRTX +0.84% today announced that Science has ranked the company #1 in the magazine's annual list of top employers in the biopharmaceutical industry. The ranking is the result of an … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District – “What’s in a Name?”

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Trendy district suffers from identity crisis By Brendan Lynch  |   Thursday, August 25, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Undeniably, the Hub’s hottest district can be found along that swath of South Boston between Fort Point Channel and the harbor. But while Mayor Thomas M. Menino touts the area as Boston’s “Innovation District,” the name stubbornly refuses to stick. In fact, some folks who work there said yesterday they had never heard the moniker before, despite the … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District Residential Project

Developer: Condos next for Fan Pier By Brendan Lynch  |   Thursday, June 23, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com   Photo by Patrick Whittemore As Fan Pier developers broke ground yesterday on the largest private-sector project in the United States so far this year and celebrated the biggest commercial lease in Hub history with Vertex Pharmaceuticals, they pledged to soon add residential buildings to the long-stalled South Boston site. “Adding 1,800 employees means … [Read more...]

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