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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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

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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...]

KHJ Brand Activation Moving to Boston Innovation District

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KHJ plans move to Boston’s Seaport District By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Branding firm KHJ Brand Activation said it is planning to relocate from Charlestown to larger space in Boston’s Seaport District early next year. With 38 employees, KHJ said it currently occupies nearly 10,000 square feet of space in Charlestown. The firm said it plans to hire additional staff after it completes its relocation to nearly 15,000 square feet of space in … [Read more...]

Mayor Bloomberg vs. Mayor Menino – Who’s #1?

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Boston Ranks #1 Most Innovative City in the World Article Courtesy of:  BostInnovation Even though Mayor Bloomberg disagrees, Boston’s doing some amazing things in the innovation space. Despite being one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston is consistently on the cutting edge of finding, inventing and capitalizing on everything hot and new. From TechStars to MassChallenge, startups are popping up left and right around the Hub. For innovators, there’s no better place to be, in our … [Read more...]

To Date – 70 New Companies Have Moved to Boston’s Innovation District

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Innovation District is bringing new energy to Boston Article Courtesy of:  Boston Homes Boston is the sixth most economically powerful city in the world, Mayor Thomas M. Menino told business leaders last month at a forum about the waterfront, sponsored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. It is ahead of Beijing, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. That’s pretty significant, considering Boston’s size. Tokyo ranked number one, followed by New York City. Chicago fell in … [Read more...]

NAIOP on the Boston Seaport District – “HOT”

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Seaport: The Hottest Neighborhood in Boston by David Begelfer Article Courtesy of:  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties If attendance is any indicator, the record-breaking 700 registrants at NAIOP’s “Windows on the Waterfront” event confirmed that the newly-rebranded Innovation District in the Boston Seaport district is indeed hot.  This is the year when the long-awaited neighborhood became a reality, spurred in large part by two key events – Vertex’s initial … [Read more...]

Babson College: Boston Innovation District 101

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Hub mayor welcomes Babson to Innovation District By Thomas Grillo  |   Thursday, September 15, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomed Babson College to the Hub’s Seaport District today as the top-ranked business school for educating entrepreneurs opened a satellite campus on Summer Street. “There’s no doubt that you are blazing a trail for other universities,” Menino said. “When we announced Babson was coming, I got three phone calls from other universities. … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District Grows Green Jobs & Research

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Jim Hunt is Chief for Environmental and Energy Services for the City of Boston Boston networks solutions: driving demand for clean energy By Jim Hunt Boston is nationally renowned as a leading “green” city, recently ranked the 5th most sustainable city in the U.S. by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Under Mayor Menino’s leadership, Boston has solidified its position as a hub of innovation in energy policy and program development, from our comprehensive climate action strategy to the 1st 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...]

Innovation District & CLF

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Cleaning up Boston Harbor and smart waterfront development – to build a thriving New England Jun 24, 2011 by Seth Kaplan | Leave a Comment At the ceremony marking the completion of the Stormwater Storage Tunnel under South Boston Mayor Menino of Boston connected a couple of important dots and made a powerful case for how environmental protection and economic development and prosperity are allied efforts that support each other – not competing values where one must lose for the other to … [Read more...]

Babson College – Waterfront Innovation Cluster

Babson College Coming to Boston's Innovation District Mayor Menino welcomes world's top program for entrepreneurship to waterfront innovation cluster Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Babson College announced that the college, ranked #1 in the world for entrepreneurship, had signed a lease in Boston's Innovation District. The facility will be equipped with new classroom and conference room space and will begin hosting MBA courses in September 2011. Babson also plans to use the new location for … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District – Mayor Menino

Mayor Tom Menino’s ‘Innovation’ vision By Thomas Grillo, Boston Herald June 2--Mayor Thomas M. Menino laid out a bold plan yesterday to attract start-up companies and venture capitalists to Boston's budding "Innovation District," while also promoting the city's solar energy future. Taking a page from Cambridge, but adding a public sector twist, the mayor declared, "We will be one of the first cities in the world to have a public innovation center, a place that fosters this type … [Read more...]

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