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Lynn Ferry Numbers; JP Rent Protests; Boston Innovation

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LYNN—The ferry could end up an economic-development engine much like the T in Somerville: "Its first season wrapped up on Friday, despite the pleas of passengers, who submitted a six-page petition beseeching authorities to extend the service beyond its already-extended end-date. By the end of August, the ferry had ferried 11,000 riders, far surpassing expectations." [Globe]
JAMAICA PLAIN—Protests over commercial rent hikes turn contentious in Egleston Square: "'They don't care who they have to ride and take over,' said Maria Christina Blanco, an activist with the Jamaica Plain-based tenants rights organization City Life/Vida Urbana, during the protest. 'Like the rest of our city, JP needs more safe, quality housing that its residents can afford, but we need responsible owners, not greedy vultures,' she later said in an email." [Gazette]

BOSTON—This should solve everything then: "Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Friday the formation of a 'Neighborhood Innovation District Committee' with one purpose: to expand innovation within the city of Boston." [Biz Journal]

Innovation District

1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02101