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Boston Super Bowl; Innovation Districts; New Boston Towers

BOSTON—John Keith looks at new apartment towers around town, such as the Arlington, and finds them wanting: "Eh. Being on 'the edge' of things isn't as great as being in the middle of things, so 100 Arlington gets a B+ instead of a solid A grade. There aren't any supermarkets in the immediate area, so you'll have to walk to the Shaws in Back Bay to food shop, or at least down the street to the CVSs on Columbus Ave or Tremont Street in order to grab a snack." [Daily]
BOSTON—Should the city ever want to host the Super Bowl, it may have to look to what Minneapolis may have to go through to get the big game: "Most of the items on the list make sense from a standpoint of controlling the NFL's brand, but the notion that the host city should foot the bill for billboards and parking and for 180 NFL employees to take a trip to Minneapolis seems laughable for a league raking in billions of dollars. In 2013, the league cleared more than $9 billion in revenues, making it the most lucrative sports league in the world." []
BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE—A new report holds up Kendall Square and the Innovation District as fabulous examples of, well, innovation districts: "These districts, by our definition, are geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators.1 They are also physically compact, transit-accessible, and technically-wired and offer mixed-use housing, office, and retail." [Brookings]

Kendall Square

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA