What is Boston known for?

extraordinary collection

comprehensive art museum, and also one of the pricier museums in the US. Having recently completed a well-known expansion of the American wing with the architect Norman Foster, it is also known for its impressive assortment of French Impressionist paintings, among other things. The MFA also has one of the largest collections of Japanese art outside of Japan, an extraordinary collection of Egyptian, ancient Greek, and Roman art, one of the most comprehensive collections of American art

charitable giving

" and exclamation "Bah! Humbug! (Humbug)" have entered the English language, Standiford 183 Ruth Glancy argues the book's singular achievement is the powerful influence it has exerted upon its readers. In the spring of 1844, ''The Gentleman's Magazine'' attributed a sudden burst of charitable giving in Britain to Dickens's novella; in 1874, Robert Louis Stevenson waxed enthusiastic after reading Dickens's Christmas books and vowed to give

football home

will be easier to come by. Since 2012, Gillette Stadium has been either a full-time or part-time football home of the '''UMass Minutemen'''—the team of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst (Massachusetts))—following their move to the top tier of NCAA college football. * '''TD Garden''', Causeway St. The home of the '''Boston Celtics''' basketball team and '''Boston Bruins''' hockey team. The site was previously occupied by the Boston Garden, a smaller venue, and the existing structure was previously called the FleetCenter and later the TD Banknorth Garden. The arena may be called by any of these names, or simply The Garden. Accessible on the Green Line or Orange Line at North Station, which is underneath the Garden.The TD Banknorth Garden is home to two of Boston’s most historic sports team the Boston Celtics and the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions the Boston Bruins. If you’re a sports buff visiting Boston and one of these two teams is playing it is a must that you stop by a catch a game. Whether you're sitting up high or down low finding a bad seat in the Garden is pretty hard for any sport even in last row you will still be able to see an exciting game in a very exciting atmosphere where history is made. Another notable annual sports event is the '''Beanpot''' college hockey tournament, held on the first two Mondays of February and featuring the men's teams of Boston College (see below), '''Boston University''', '''Harvard University''', and '''Northeastern University'''. * commons:Boston


and throughout New England. *

early productions

'' . ''Melbourne Age'', 24 May 1886 and ''Argus'', 24 May 1886. although unauthorised productions had appeared by 1879. See these 1879 Reviews of early productions of ''The Sorcerer'' in Australia (''The Melbourne Argus'', 29July 29 1879) and in New Zealand (''New Zealand Herald'', 26 May 1879) Anne and Will Hutchinson had 15 children, all of them born and baptised in Alford, Lincolnshire except for the last child who was baptised in Boston, Massachusetts (Massachusetts Bay Colony). commons:Boston

public history

Debra DeRuyver, Jennifer Evans url http: reviews View_Review.asp?DBID 100 title Review of the Theodore Roosevelt Association Web Site by Rich Hephner of the Public History Resource Center publisher date 2004-01-12 accessdate 2011-10-31 The organization also conducts the Theodore Roosevelt R Police Awards (given in New York, Dallas, Boston, and Nashville to police officers who have overcome handicaps

science building

Library") is the Academy's most iconic building, housing the school's collection of over 135,000 books, periodicals, videos, and recordings. It comprises two wings that open onto a central lobby, with the fiction nonfiction section housed in the larger north wing and reference materials in the east wing. The Library was designed by Alexander "Sandy" Howe of the Boston firm of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott and opened in 1991 along with the Science Building

. *'''Woods Hall''': Completed in 1914, the building was a partial gift from Mrs. Henry Woods , of Boston, who donated US$58,000, with Helen Gould supplying the remaining US$25,000 required. It was used as a Science Building until 1990, and today is home to the English Prep classrooms and offices, as well as a cafeteria. *'''Mitchell Hall''': Originally home to the school kitchens and dining room, it was a gift from Miss Olivia E

contemporary films

, sent the unit to Marktbreit, where the division was attached to the III Corps (U.S. III Corps); 20 April. Three days later, it was detached and reassigned to the XV Corps (U.S. XV Corps), Seventh Army (U.S. Seventh Army), at Würzburg, Germany. - The Boston Jewish Film Festival 1989 Boston Massachusetts Jewish A non-competitive annual festival that screens the best contemporary films on Jewish themes from around the world. The festival presents features, shorts


''L’Échange'' ("The Exchange"); dating from 1894 when he was in "exile" as a diplomat in Boston, the play deals in a poetic way with the relationship between spouses. Again Dullin showed his talent for character creation and Copeau too took a major role bringing to the text an inspired interpretation. A popular revival of the Copeau-Croué adaptation of ''The Brothers Karamazov'' saw Dullin once again as Smerdiakov, Jouvet as Feodor, and Copeau as Ivan. In May, the troupe

career recording

; ref She later relocated to Boston, where she graduated from Boston University with a degree in English literature and formed the band Helium (Helium (band)) in the summer of 1992, recording two albums and three EPs with the group between 1994 and 1997. Helium disbanded in 1998, whereupon Timony embarked on her solo career, recording albums in 2000 and 2002 (''Mountains'' and ''The Golden Dove''). In the history of the ILA, the port of Baltimore, which was a sixth largest port in in the world at the turn of the century, had a unique impact on the legacy of the Longshoremen's Union. Unlike the Port's of New York or Boston which were dominated by Irish (Irish people) and German (Germans) immigrants, Baltimore's stevedores and longshoremen were overwhelmingly Polish. In the 1930s about eighty percent of the Baltimore's longshoremen were Polish or of Polish descent. Hollowak, Thomas L. ''A History of Polish Longshoremen and Their Role in the Establishment of a Union at the Port of Baltimore.'' Baltimore: History Press, 1996. The port of Baltimore had an international reputation of fast cargo handling credited to the well-organized gang system that was nearly free of corruption, wildcat strikes and constant work stoppages unlike its other East coast counterparts. In fact, the New York Anti-Crime Commission and the Waterfront Commission of New York looked upon the Baltimore system as the ideal one for all ports.The hiring of longshoremen in Baltimore by the gang system dates back to 1913, when the ILA was first formed. The Polish longshoremen began setting up the system by selecting the most skilled men to lead them. This newly formed gang would usually work for the same company, which would give the priority to the gang. During the times where there was no work within the particular company, the gang would work elsewhere, or even divide to aid other groups in their work, which would speed up the work and would make it more efficient. Delich, Helen.''Noted for Fast, Efficient Work Baltimore System of Operating is Termed Ideal for All Ports.'' Baltimore Sun, 1955. In an environment as dangerous as a busy waterfront, the Baltimore's gangs always operated together as a unit, because the experience let them know what each member would do at any given time making a water front a much safer place. Delich, Helen.''Ganging Up on the Water Front.'' Baltimore Sun, 1954. At the beginning of the Second World War Polish predominance in the Port of Baltimore would significantly diminish as many Poles left to fight the war. In 1985 ADC offices suffered a series of violent attacks. On August 16, a bomb exploded in the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee office in Boston, severely injuring two police officers. On October 29 an arson fire damaged the ADC office in Washington, D.C. Harvey W. Kushner, Encyclopedia of Terrorism, SAGE, 2003, 192–193 ISBN 0-7619-2408-6. On October 11, the day after the ending of the Achille Lauro (MS Achille Lauro) incident where a Jewish American died, Alex Odeh, ADC’s west-coast regional director, was killed in a bombing as he opened the door to his office. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) suspected Jewish Defense League and Jewish Defense Organization members. Judith Cummings, “F.B.I. says Jewish Defense League may have planted fatal bombs,” The New York Times, November 9, 1985. Although Jewish Defense League leader Irv Rubin, who lived in Southern California, made some controversial statements about the bombing, Tom Tugend, Never Say Never Again, Jerusalem Post, December 27, 2001. Jewish Defense League FAQ page. the investigation focused on Robert Manning and his wife Rochelle who fled to Israel. They eventually were prosecuted on another bombing charge and Manning is serving a life sentence on that charge. Tom Tugend, FBI offering $1 million reward in killing of U.S. Arab, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, September 6, 1996. In 2007, the FBI revealed they had received information from a deceased informant, believed to be former Jewish Defense League member Earl Krugel who had been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for 2001 plots to bomb a Southern California mosque and office of U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, who is Arab-American. It is believed that Irv Rubin, who committed suicide in 2002 in custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Los Angeles while awaiting trial on the same charges, revealed to Krugel the names of those responsible for Odeh’s death and that Krugel shared those with the FBI before he was murdered in prison in 2005. The bombers are believed to be Manning and two individuals now living in Israel. Greg Krikorian, Evidence emerges in ‘85 Santa Ana slaying, Los Angeles Times, October 11, 2007, B-1. ADC continues to honor Odeh’s memory and call for prosecution of his killers. The FBI has failed to arrest anyone in the Odeh bombing case. ADC Observes “Alex Odeh Day”: Organization Calls on FBI and State Department to Redouble Effort in Ongoing Investigation of Terrorist Attack, ADC web site, October 2008. With the defeat of the French (France), Montresor was sent to neighboring villages and as far afield as Cape Breton (Cape Breton Island), using the language of his Huguenot ancestors to elicit oaths of allegiance (Oath of allegiance). He was also twice sent overland from Quebec to Boston with dispatches, on one of these journeys, in a mid-winter blizzard, being reduced to eating belt and shoe leather in order to avoid starvation. He also, during this period, performed various surveys (Surveying) and prepared maps of Acadia, the Saint Lawrence River, and of his route along the Kennebec River. (The journal of this last expedition through the wilds of Maine would fall into enemy hands in the American Revolution, and was used as a guide by Benedict Arnold in his expedition against Quebec (Invasion of Canada (1775)).) type religious denomination headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, United States location United States & Canada In 1856, he emigrated to the United States and wrote letters to the ''News'', giving his impressions of a tour on horseback he made of the southern states of the American Union. He studied law under David Dudley Field in New York City, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. Owing to impaired health, he travelled in Europe in 1860-1862. He wrote for the ''News'' and the ''New York Times'' in 1862-1865. In 1865, he founded ''The Nation'' in New York City, a weekly projected by him long before, for which Charles Eliot Norton gained friends in Boston and James Miller McKim in Philadelphia. In 1866, two others joined Godkin as proprietors, while he remained editor until the end of the year 1899. In 1881 he sold the Nation to the ''New York Evening Post'', and became an associate editor of the ''Post'', of which he was editor-in-chief in 1883-1899, succeeding Carl Schurz. Between 1984 and 1986, he was a visiting scholar at the OAS (Organization of American States) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights where he conducted a study of international mechanisms for protecting the human rights of forest-dwelling Indian (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) populations in lowland South America. He was also the founder and director of a hemispheric Indian documentation center called Indigena, Inc. in Berkeley (Berkeley, California), California (1973 1975), and the ''Anthropology Resource Center'' in Boston, Massachusetts (1975 1984). - 6–11 July 1976 commons:Boston


'''Boston''' (pronounced Included in the CSA: MA counties: Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester; NH counties: Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford; RI counties (entire state): Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington (South County)

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England.

The area's many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation for a variety of reasons.

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