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CEO Israel Ganot Moves Gazelle Operations & 65 Employees to 25 Thomson Place

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Boston Start-up Gives Cash For High End Electronics Article Courtesy of:  Peter Cohan | Forbes If you happen to own an iPhone, you are used to the process of replacing your old one with the latest and greatest. But if you’re like most people, you don’t spend much time trying to get any money for the old version. Since 2008, a Boston start-up, Gazelle, has been providing a service that buys your old iPhone and other high-end consumer devices, cleans out all its personal data, and then … [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...]

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...]

Seaport Center Sells for $115 Million

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Shorenstein Properties closes $115M Seaport Center buy By Greg Turner  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Photo by Stuart Cahill (File) San Francisco’s Shorenstein Properties said today it has finalized its $115 million purchase of Seaport Center, a nine-story office building on the South Boston waterfront. The Beal Cos. and Rockpoint Group unloaded 70 Fargo St. about six years after buying the century-old building (also known as 451 D St.) near the convention center. The Herald … [Read more...]

Boston Private Bank & Trust Launches New South Boston Waterfront Website

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Waterfront businesses hope for boost from new website By Greg Turner  |   Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com A new website dedicated to the South Boston waterfront has a fitting sponsor:  Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., an early tenant at the pioneer development Seaport Place. The bank, based across Fort Point Channel in Post Office Square, opened its Seaport Boulevard office nine years ago — and recently signed for 10 more years in the complex developed by Fidelity … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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Boston's Innovation District: Courtesy of:  www.innovationdistrict.org The Innovation District is nestled between Boston’s transportation gateways: abutting historic Boston Harbor, adjacent to Logan International Airport, and at the nexus of two major interstate highways.  It also contains the largest tract of underdeveloped land in the city of Boston, an area with opportunity for growth, a strong existing knowledge base, and the ideal location for producing new ideas, new services and new … [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...]

Boston Innovation News: ‘Wow’ Initiative

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MA Lieutenant Governor Murray Launches ‘Wow Initiative’ to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Posted by admin - Article Courtesy of:  The New England Post Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray recently announced the launch of the “WOW Initiative,” which is a statewide public awareness campaign designed to  “wow” Massachusetts students into pursuing careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. The initiative was launched at … [Read more...]

BRA Director Peter Meade: South Boston Waterfront & Boston Thriving

Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade

BRA Chief Meade: Investors think Boston’s hot By State House News Service Boston’s development chief on Tuesday offered a bullish assessment of near-term prospects for growth in the city, ticking off projects recently completed and claiming global investors view Boston as one of four or five “hot cities” in the United States. Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade, addressing a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, described projects on the drawing board 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...]

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...]

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...]

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 – Too much of a GOOD THING?

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The tech cluster glut By Paul McMorrow SOMEBODY IN Boston is about to get burned by the promise of high-tech development. Boston has four major medical and biotech clusters in various stages of assemblage. They’re all competing with Cambridge. Increasingly, it’s looking like Crosstown, the mayor’s last attempt at research-driven neighborhood-building, will be the odd cluster out, a victim of the city’s successes along the South Boston waterfront. Research clusters exist … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District News – Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Move In

Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Boston Innovation District

Acetylon moving to Boston’s Seaport Center Article Courtesy of:  www.masshightech.com Biotech Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is moving from its Albany Street location in Boston to the Seaport Center near the South Boston waterfront. Acetylon is developing selective small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors and other targeted drugs for the treatment of cancers, and for inflammatory, neurodegenerative, genetic and infectious diseases. The company has leased 9,700 square feet of … [Read more...]

Seaport Innovation District – Vertex

Vertex - Boston's Innovation District

Boston-bound Vertex breaks ground on Fan Pier HQ By Brendan Lynch  |   Wednesday, June 22, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com The Fallon Co. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals threw a lavish ground-breaking party on Fan Pier today for the largest commercial lease in the city’s history that promises 500 new biotech jobs. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of Vertex’s new headquarters, as part of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Innovation District, after years of starts and … [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...]

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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