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Charlestown Little League Receives $5,000 from MCCA

MCCA Executive Director James E. Rooney, said the grant to Little League is part of $120,000 in community grants and $10,000 in academic scholarships to 24 Boston nonprofits and four Massachusetts hospitality students at the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on May 29.

In addition to the Charlestown grant the MCCA plans to donate $10,000 from the Community Partnership Grants fund to One Fund Boston in support of the victims of the  April 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy.

The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership and Hospitality Scholarship Fund, a two-part program established and sponsored by the MCCA and former State Senator Jack Hart. The program is funded by revenue generated from consumer shows held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The goal of the program is for all of Boston’s neighborhoods to benefit from the work of the MCCA as well as to provide workforce development support for Massachusetts students entering the hospitality industry.

Read more on the Charlestown Bridge Patriot online.

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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Logan Airport listed in 10 U.S. Airports you're likely to breeze through

For a traveler to breeze through any major airport, plenty of stars have to align. Security waits need to be short, terminals easy to navigate, intra-airport transportation abundant, and flights punctual. And while some fastest-airport lists focus on a single element—say, airports with the best on-time departure records—we decided to highlight airports that performed well across categories to deliver fast passage. To do that, we've compiled data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), averaged real-time crowdsourced security wait times, and compared expedited-screening options and airport layouts to come up with this list of the country's 10 speediest major airports.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): As the home airport for many SmarterTravel editors, Boston Logan International Airport is one we know well. What it lacks in looks it makes up for in speed: As a participant in the TSA PreCheck program, frequent fliers are already finding faster passage through security lines, and when we averaged security line times, we found users reporting waits of just under eight minutes—a very reasonable number, especially compared to other airports. Solid on-time departure statistics (its on-time departure average puts it in the top 15 among U.S. airports) round out the offerings.

See the full list on USA Today Online.

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- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Hotels approved for convention center area

Boston GlobeBoston regulators have approved construction of two hotels across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the first part of a $2 billion expansion proposed for the South Boston complex.

Construction on the site, situated on a vacant stretch of D Street, will start by the end of the year. The project, which includes a total of 510 hotel rooms, was approved Thursday night by the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The project is the first phase of a broader expansion that would include another hotel of up to 1,000 rooms, public parks, and a doubling of the convention center’s exhibit space. Those latter components will probably require some kind of government funding or subsidies, such as additional taxes that must be approved by the state Legislature.

Officials with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have said additional hotel rooms are badly needed in order to land larger events at the South Boston hall. Currently, large trade shows must book rooms across the city to house attendees, which is inconvenient for attendees and can add thousands of dollars in transportation costs. 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Hotels approved for convention center area

Boston GlobeBoston regulators have approved construction of two hotels across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the first part of a $2 billion expansion proposed for the South Boston complex.

Construction on the site, situated on a vacant stretch of D Street, will start by the end of the year. The project, which includes a total of 510 hotel rooms, was approved Thursday night by the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The project is the first phase of a broader expansion that would include another hotel of up to 1,000 rooms, public parks, and a doubling of the convention center’s exhibit space. Those latter components will probably require some kind of government funding or subsidies, such as additional taxes that must be approved by the state Legislature.

Officials with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have said additional hotel rooms are badly needed in order to land larger events at the South Boston hall. Currently, large trade shows must book rooms across the city to house attendees, which is inconvenient for attendees and can add thousands of dollars in transportation costs. 

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Here's a beautiful look at our wonderful city! #boston Click to view this stunning video:
http://vimeo.com/69025727

We're looking to a hire a full-time graphic designer to fulfill a wide range of creative needs: http://lnkd.in/tk-mP4

@MassConvention & @Massport agree on hotel expansion by the BCEC: ow.ly/mlebR via @BostonBizJournl

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MCCA and Massport boards approve joint agreement to begin hotel development on key South Boston Waterfront site

The boards of directors of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the Massachusetts Port Authority today approved a letter of intent to have the two authorities work cooperatively to develop Massport land on the South Boston Waterfront for a headquarters hotel complex.

Under the letter of intent, the authorities will first prepare a Request for Qualifications to solicit interest from and pre-qualify hotel development teams that would construct and finance a headquarters hotel complex on the land, known as the Core Block site near the corner of D and Summer streets across the street from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston.

The hotel development could consist of 1,200 to 1,500 rooms, and create around 2,000 construction jobs and nearly 1,000 permanent jobs. It is expected to be one of the largest hotel projects in the nation.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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@MassConvention & @Massport agree on hotel expansion by the BCEC: ow.ly/mlebR via @BostonBizJournl

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