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Introduction1

Boston (Expedia)
22 Ultimate Things to Do in Boston (Kim Foley MacKinnon, Fodor’s Travel)
Introduction to Boston (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Dictionary

Boston : city, port on Massachusetts Bay, and capital of Massachusetts population 617,594 — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 49 square miles (127 km2) with an estimated population of 692,600 in 2019, also making it the most populous city in New England, and is the seat of Suffolk County (although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999). The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston.

Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture.

The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston’s many firsts include the United States’ first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street subway, 1897).

Today, Boston is a thriving center of scientific research. The Boston area’s many colleges and universities make it a world leader in higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 5,000 startups. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Boston Discovery Guide, Boston WikiProject

Search

WolframAlpha

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Inspiration

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Virtual tour of the Boston Public Garden (YouVisit)

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Innovation

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Innovation
Innovation and Technology (Boston.gov)
Boston Inno

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Preservation

History

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Webisodes)

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The Freedom Trail (Maps)

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston History (History.com)
Boston History in a Minute (Ye Olde Tavern Tours, YouTube)
The Boston History Project (YouTube Channel)

Quotation

Quotations Page, Wikiquote

Library

Boston Public Library (YouTube Channel)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Museum

12 Best Museums in Boston You’ll Want to Visit (Andrew Sessa and Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler)
Museums of Boston.org
List of museums in Boston (Wikipedia)

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) (YouTube Playlists)
Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (YouTube Channel)
Boston Children’s Museum (Virtual Tour)

New England Aquarium (Virtual Activities)
Zoo New England (YouTube Channel)

Museum of Science (YouTube Channel)

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Glass Flowers: The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

MIT Museum (YouTube Channel)

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Participation

Education

List of colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston (Wikipedia)

Course

Boston Course (Simmons University)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Boston Neighborhoods (Discover New England)

Event

The Boston Calendar

News

Boston.com, The Boston Globe, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Visit the Massachusetts State House (Virtual Tour)

City of Boston Government (Official Site)

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Fun Activities & Games in Boston (Trip Advisor)

Humor

Boston Humor (Peter R. Bono)

Sports

New England Sports News (NESN)
Boston Sports Journal
Boston Sports News (Boston.com)
Sports in Boston (Wikipedia)

Arts

25 (Mostly) Free Ways To Acquaint Yourself With Boston’s Arts Scene (Dianna Bell, WBUR)
Arts Boston (Calendar)
Arts and Culture (Boston.gov)

Performing Arts

10 Great Movies Set in Boston (Culture Trip)
Famous Movies Filmed in Boston (Boston Discovery Guide)
10 times Hollywood used Massachusetts as a stand-in for another location (Kevin Slane, Boston.com)
Productions made in Massachusetts (MA Film Office)
Films Set in Boston (Wikipedia)

Fiction

Boston in Fiction (Wikipedia)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Dropkick Murphys

Boston’s 25 greatest pop music acts ever (Joan Anderman, James Reed and Sarah Rodman, Boston.com)
Musical groups from Boston (Wikipedia)
Song Lyrics

Folklore

Boston Ghosts & Haunted Folklore (Celebrate Boston)

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Other News Sources

Boston.com Boston.com

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    Schneider's streak ends after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money. The post What is ‘over’? Amy Schneider’s ‘Jeopardy!’ run has come to an end appeared first on Boston.com.

  • Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of...
    by Associated Press on January 27, 2022 at 1:00 am

    While the requirement is welcomed by some, others fear it will worsen already serious staff shortages if employees quit rather than comply. The post Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers appeared first on Boston.com.

  • This endangered turtle underwent successful...
    by Gwen Egan on January 27, 2022 at 12:39 am

    The turtle was found on Ellis Beach in Brewster and is now recovering thanks to New England Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy. The post This endangered turtle underwent successful surgery after ingesting a balloon appeared first on Boston.com.

  • These are the 3 judges being eyed as Biden mulls...
    by Associated Press on January 27, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Joe Biden will make his first Supreme Court nomination as Justice Stephen Breyer announced he is planning to retire. The post These are the 3 judges being eyed as Biden mulls Supreme Court pick appeared first on Boston.com.

  • 6 snow maps showing predicted totals for Saturday
    by Rami Abou-Sabe on January 26, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    NWS Boston: WBZ: David Epstein: NBC10 Boston: Boston 25 News: 7News:  The post 6 snow maps showing predicted totals for Saturday appeared first on Boston.com.

  • Here’s what Rob Gronkowski said about Antonio...
    by Tom Westerholm on January 26, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    "It’s a big story. You’ve got to just focus on what you've got to focus on." The post Here’s what Rob Gronkowski said about Antonio Brown’s impact on the Buccaneers locker room appeared first on Boston.com.

  • Spotify is removing Neil Young songs after he...
    by New York Times Service on January 26, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    The singer decided to leave the streaming service because it gives a platform to Joe Rogan, whom scientists have accused of promoting falsehoods about coronavirus vaccines. The post Spotify is removing Neil Young songs after he complains of ‘misinformation’ appeared first on Boston.com.

  • The ‘Sold by Amazon’ program is ending...
    by Associated Press on January 26, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Washington state's attorney general found it was anticompetitive and violated antitrust laws, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The post The ‘Sold by Amazon’ program is ending following a state investigation appeared first on Boston.com.

  • Mass. reports 7,918 new COVID-19 cases, 80 new...
    by Rami Abou-Sabe on January 26, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    The state also reported 2,617 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Here's the data reported Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The post Mass. reports 7,918 new COVID-19 cases, 80 new deaths appeared first on Boston.com.

  • Baker’s proposed budget eyes tax cuts
    by Arianna MacNeill on January 26, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    "The cost of just about everything is going up and these tax breaks would help offset some of those costs for families." The post Baker’s proposed budget eyes tax cuts appeared first on Boston.com.

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