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This great city in the USA was named after Boston Lincolnshire UK. Although that was nearly 400 years ago, the city has in common with Boston UK an immense civic pride and a belief that it is THE place in the world.
Boston USA is famous for the Boston Tea Party (1773) which was a historic event in which tea was dumped overboard in the harbour as a protest against British tax and rule over the American territories. The "taxation without representation" led to War of American Independence.
Boston is sometimes known as "Bean Town" because of the popularity of baked beans cooked in molasses with salt pork during the colonial era.
When visiting Boston it's worth knowing about the Go Boston Card which is a travel pass including free admission to many of the major attractions.
Curiously, both Boston Massachusetts and Boston Lincolnshire had a problem with traffic congestion. Boston Massachusetts had a solution to this by having the Big Dig right under the city. In contrast, the small town of Boston Lincolnshire didn't get a bypass for years, even though there was a democratic landslide victory for the Boston Bypass Party. The difference is, Boston Mass doesn't have its highways budget controlled by Lincolnshire County Council.
If you live in Boston USA, perhaps you'd like to add some links to this page here. All positive and constructive contributions are welcome! e-mail
Links so far:
Boston USA .com
Go Boston Card - travel pass for Boston Mass.
Hotels in Boston Massachusetts - was via Lodging.com
Boston Cam - Live WEBCAM in Boston USA - was http://www.earthcam.com/usa/massachusetts/boston/prudential/
BAA.org - Boston Athletics Association (also see BAA)
Jurys Doyle Hotel Boston USA - a 4 diamond hotel
PhotoWalks - photo tours of Boston - walking tours that uncover the photo opportunities in Beacon Hill, the Public Garden, along Freedom Trail, and the Waterfront.
Gray Line - We are Gray Line of Boston and Cape Cod and offer the only tours of the Boston and Beyond are via motorcoach. We also offer the Beantown Trolley Tour of Boston which is a 1 or 2 day pass for hop on hop off touring of the city. We include a free Harbor Cruise with the purchase of our ticket. Details can be found at our Gray Line Web Site.
Jason Fossella writes:
The City of Boston has its own web site- www.boston.gov. In addition to being the state capital, it is the seat of Suffolk County, which includes the townships of Revere, Winthrop, and Chelsea. There is no Lincolnshire in Massachusetts, although there is a township named Lincoln, located in Middlesex County, and founded in 1746.
The City is divided into several districts. The North End is home primarily to people of Italian descent. Beacon Hill is where many descendants of the original settlers live, as well as many of the wealthier residents. The state capitol is on Beacon Hill. Downtown is the area along Summer and Winter Sts. The South End is primarily Greek, as is nearby Roslindale. Chinatown lies between the South End and Roslindale, and is still largely Asian. The Back Bay is named thus because it was created by filling in a bay- mostly with the tops of Boston's hills. Aliston and Brighton are connected to the rest of the city by a small strip of land along the Charles River. South Boston is primarily Irish. Dorcester is the city's largest neighborhood. Roxbury, West Roxbury, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park lie to the southwest of the city. Charlestown is northwest of the main body of the city, across the Charles River, abutting Cambridge. East Boston is across the bay, abutting Revere, and is home to Logan Int'l Airport. Charlestown.
There are 9 villages in Massachusetts named New Boston. This is a list, with their townships and counties listed:
New Boston, Dennis,
New Boston, Dracut, Middlesex
New Boston, Fairhaven, Bristol
New Boston, Fall River, Bristol
New Boston, Framingham, Middlesex, now called Noboscot
New Boston, North Attleborough, Bristol
New Boston, Rutland, Worcester
New Boston, Sandisfield, Berkshire (has its own post office)
New Boston, Winchendon, Worcester
Greg Friedland writes:
to Boston, MA, USA
You cannot mention Boston, MA, USA without making reference to historic Fenway Park http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/fenway.htm
And, as the "Big Dig" Central Artery Project, the largest roadwork project in US history, is nearly complete, the city takes a giant leap forward. The idea for this project was conceived in the 1970s and ground broke in 1991. http://www.bigdig.com/
The Boston Museum of Science is also worth noting. http://www.mos.org/
How about links to various universities? The Boston area has the tightest concentration of top universities in the US... Examples include:
New England School of Law
Berklee College of Music
New England Conservatory of Music
Massachusetts College of Art
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science
Go Boston Card: Unlimited Boston Sightseeing at 31 top attractions and tours