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MassChallenge Launches 2015 Startup Accelerator Programs in Boston, Jerusalem and London

Governor Charlie Baker Addresses MassChallenge gathering. (Photo by Mark Steffen) Boston’s Innovation District was abuzz this week as several hundred entrepreneurs, business leaders and public officials attended the launch of the 6th MassChallenge Startup Accelerator competition. This year’s announcement took place simultaneously in Boston, Jerusalem and London, which officials say […]

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Massachusetts Senate Conducting “Commonwealth Conversations” in February & March

The Massachusetts Senate has launched a state wide listening tour called Commonwealth Conversations, a series of grassroots forums designed to connect state legislators directly with constituents to hear their ideas, concerns and suggestions. The series kicked off on February 4, 2015 in Western Massachusetts, and continues on Wednesday, February 11 […]

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Governor Baker Announces $4 million grant to UMass Lowell for new research collaborative

Governor Charlie Baker announced a $4 million grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) to UMass Lowell to support the school’s new Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC). The four-year grant award, part of the Collaborative Research and Development Matching Grant Program, is being matched by $12 million in industry support. […]

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Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Meetings to Generate $610 million economic impact in 2015

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has a full slate of major meetings and conventions booked for 2015, which are projected to bring more than 900,000 attendees to Boston, generating 615,000 hotel room nights and $610 million in economic impact. James E. Rooney, executive director of the MCCA, says, “In […]

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Massachusetts – the Home of First Night

(Photo Courtesy of First Night Boston) Massachusetts boasts a lot of firsts in its illustrious history, and celebrating First Night each New Year’s Eve is one of them. First Night Boston is officially the world’s first First Night. Launched on Boston Common on December 31, 1976, it featured costumed performers […]

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