1. Historic Boston Inc. Fenway Loop v4


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    This video was played at HBI's 50th Anniversary celebration at Fenway Park on November 3, 2011. It is a visual survey of projects and people; past, present and future... v4

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    • Ronald Druker at HBI 50th Celebration at Fenway Park


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      Ronald Druker was the Host of Historic Boston Inc.'s 50th Anniversary Celebration at Fenway Park on November 3, 2011.

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      • Boston, MA


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        Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ ( listen)) is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts,[11] and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region.[12] The city proper, covering just 48.43 square miles, had a population of 617,594 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[6] Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country.[8] Greater Boston as a commuting region[13] is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.[9][14] In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula.[15] During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center,[15] and its rich history now helps attract many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million every year.[16] The city was the site of several firsts, including America's first public school, Boston Latin School (1635),[17] and the first subway system in the United States (1897).[18] With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine.[19] The city's economic base includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology.[20] As a result, the city is a leading finance center, ranking 12th in the Z/Yen top 20 Global Financial Centers.[21] The city was also ranked number one for innovation, both globally and in North America,[22] for a variety of reasons.[23][24] Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the United States,[25] though it remains high on world livability rankings, ranking third in the US and 36th globally.[26]Boston was founded on September 17, 1630, by Puritan colonists from England.[15] The Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony are sometimes confused with the Pilgrims, who founded Plymouth Colony ten years earlier in what is today Bristol County, Plymouth County, and Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The two groups, which differed in religious practice, are historically distinct. The separate colonies were not united until the formation of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691. The Shawmut Peninsula was connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus and was surrounded by the waters of Massachusetts Bay and the Back Bay, an estuary of the Charles River. Several prehistoric Native American archaeological sites that were excavated in the city have shown that the peninsula was inhabited as early as 5000 BC.[27] Boston's early European settlers first called the area Trimountaine, but later renamed the town after Boston, England, from which several prominent colonists had emigrated. Massachusetts Bay Colony's original governor, John Winthrop, gave a famous sermon entitled "A Model of Christian Charity", popularly known as the "City on a Hill" sermon, which espoused the idea that Boston had a special covenant with God. (Winthrop also led the signing of the Cambridge Agreement, which is regarded as a key founding document of the city.) Puritan ethics molded a stable and well-structured society in Boston. For example, shortly after Boston's settlement, Puritans founded America's first public school, Boston Latin School (1635),[17] and Americas oldest school in continuous existence, Roxbury Latin School (1645). Over the next 130 years, Boston participated in four French and Indian Wars, until the British defeated the French and their native allies in North America. Boston was the largest town in British North America until Philadelphia grew larger in the mid-18th century.[28] In the 1770s, British attempts to exert more-stringent control on the thirteen colonies—primarily via taxation—led to the American Revolution.[15] The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and several early battles—including the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston—occurred in or near the city. During this period, Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride. After the Revolution, Boston had become one of the world's wealthiest international trading ports because of the city's consolidated seafaring tradition. Exports included rum, fish, salt, and tobacco.[29] During this era, descendants of old Boston families were regarded as the nation's social and cultural elites; they were later dubbed the Boston Brahmins.[30]

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        • National Group Bolsters Malcolm X Site Preservation in Roxbury


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          A new fundraising effort for preservation of the house in Roxbury where Malcolm X once lived is being reinforced by a national organization. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has placed the house on Dale Street on its list of the 11 most endangered historic sites. Report for BNN News. Aired June 6, 2012.

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          • Oldest Firehouse Rescued by Preservationists


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            The oldest remaining firehouse in Roxbury--and all of Boston--starts undergoing conversion into the new home of Historic Boston. Report for BNN News. Aired May 17, 2010.

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            • Roxbury Gives Housewarming to Restored Mansion


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              A housewarming takes place in Roxbury for the Alvah Kittredge Mansion, a rare surviving 19th century Greek Revival building restored by Historic Boston, Inc. Report for BNN News. Aired August 12, 2014. Photos: http://lovettboston.smugmug.com/Journalism/Kittredge-Mansion-Restoration/i-7mdvGNT

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              • Historic Boston Rescues Architectural Treasure


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                The grand opening is held for the Hayden Building in Chinatown, following restoration and redevelopment by Historic Boston. Helping to make the restoration possible were donors to the Historic Boston's Trilogy Fund and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Report for BNN News. Aired February 28, 2013.

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                • City's Oldest Firehouse Restored in Roxbury


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                  Restoration is completed on the Eustis Street Firehouse in Roxbury, the oldest surviving firehouse in Boston. (For views of completed restoration: https://skydrive.live.com/?sc=photos&cid=ffd3bd3aad064487#!/?cid=ffd3bd3aad064487&sc=photos&uc=3&id=FFD3BD3AAD064487!1310!cid=FFD3BD3AAD064487&id=FFD3BD3AAD064487!1311&sc=photos). Dating from 1859, the firehouse originally served the City of Roxbury before is annexation to Boston. The redevelopment, costing $2.5 million, was done by Historic Boston Inc. (http://www.historicboston.org), which will use part of the building as its headquarters. Report for BNN News. Aired October 56, 2011.

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                  • Historic Mansion in Roxbury Getting Restored


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                    A dilapidated mansion that has become a blight on Roxbury's Highland Park neighborhood, the Alvah Kittredge House, is being restored by Historic Boston. Report for BNN News. Aired July 18, 2011.

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                    • Shots of Quincy Market in Boston Using My iPhone 4 with The GoSteady


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                      I was just strolling about with The GoSteady on my iPhone. Lots of fun. I did some additional stabilizing in post, but I am amazed at how nicely this little cell phone doubles as a real video camera! As for where you can obtain The GoSteady for your iPhone? Nowhere yet. I will let you know when they become available.

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