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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...]

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...]

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...]

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

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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

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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...]

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...]

Boston’s latest mega-project aims to immerse businesses in a lifestyle of innovation

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A ‘hood for Innovation By Jason Hagerman Article Courtesy of:  Bio Business Canada At a breakfast meeting in May 2010, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced to his audience the city was developing a 1,000-acre Innovation District on the South Boston waterfront. The city already boasts four life science clusters with varying degrees of success, and competitive biotech bastion Cambridge is ever-present across the Charles River. But, Menino said, the Innovation District would be something … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District – Sustainable Urban Design

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Case Study: The Boston Waterfront Innovation District This post is the third in a series of four entries that focuses on initiatives encouraging innovation through sustainable urban design. To read the previous entries: Centers, Cities, Clusters and Case Study: 22@Barcelona Innovation District. The American entrepreneur lives a life of unpredictability: When does work begin and end on a regular day? What is my next source of income? How do I make business connections? The Boston … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – Seaport District Attracts Federal Funding

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Hub aims to build on reputation for research funding By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Boston officials are seizing on the city’s status as a magnet for federal research funding in a new campaign to brand the emerging Seaport business district as an innovation center and persuade out-of-state and foreign life sciences companies to set up shop there. At the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Washington, D.C., today, Mayor Thomas M. … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District – Patrick, Kerry & Menino Life Sciences Road Show

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Mass. woos life sciences companies Announces partners at D.C. conference By Robert Weisman Globe Staff / June 30, 2011 WASHINGTON — Massachusetts officials came courting biotechnology business yesterday, descending on the nation’s capital to promote an industry convention scheduled for Boston next year, trumpet new life sciences collaborations with three countries, and invite thousands of executives gathered here to set up shop in the Bay State. “The life sciences community in … [Read more...]

Vertex Viral for Boston Innovation District

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Waterfront Project Reconstructs Boston Economy by Curt Nickisch The groundbreaking fanfare included a cake model of Vertex's new corporate headquarters. Construction workers in Boston are going back to work. After years in limbo, a massive building project broke ground this week on the city's waterfront. The developer says it's the largest private sector construction project underway in the country. Many are seeing the Fan Pier development as a positive sign for the … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District News – Vertex breaks ground

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Start of Vertex project adds muscle to lofty ‘Innovation District’ name By Jerry Kronenberg  |  http://www.bostonherald.com   Photo by Matt Stone Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s plan to turn South Boston’s waterfront into an “Innovation District” will get its largest boost to date tomorrow when biotech giant Vertex Pharmaceuticals breaks ground on new headquarters there. “What this shows is the possibilities for the Innovation District,” Menino told the Herald yesterday. “This … [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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