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Late-Night T Success; Red Sox Nation Mapped; More!

BEYOND THE HUB—Once you near Hartford, you're in Yankee Country: "Fans may not list which team they favor on the census, but millions of them do make their preferences public on Facebook. Using aggregated data provided by the company, we were able to create an unprecedented look at the geography of baseball fandom, going down not only to the county level, as Facebook did in a nationwide map it released a few weeks ago, but also to ZIP codes." [Upshot]
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HUB-WIDE—The Uber app might be as good a tool as any for mapping where the region's upwardly mobile make things happen—or at least where they're trying to get cabs from: "In Boston, neighborhoods like the Back Bay, the South End, and an increasingly gentrified South Boston, are heavily represented. Campuses, as well as high-traffic areas like Logan Airport and downtown Boston, also figure prominently in the map. To a lesser extent, younger-but-less-affluent neighborhoods like Allston/Brighton and Jamaica Plain also make an appearance." [Boston.com]
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HUB-WIDE—Time will have to tell re: late-night T service but signs point to success: "[T]he T reported that the late-night service option saw a steady, consecutive increase in ridership over the first three weeks of availability, with straphangers returning from bars and clubs packing the platforms more and more. But surprisingly, those numbers dipped as the first month of the new service came to an end, on the weekend leading up to the Boston Marathon." [Daily]