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Madison Park culinary students set to take their goods on the road

Roxbury’s Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, the only public school in the city that offers a culinary arts program, recently became the only school in the region to open a restaurant on wheels.

The latest addition to the Madison Park culinary program, a shiny new 18-foot-long food truck, made its first public appearance last Tuesday at the New England Food Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).

The custom-painted truck, acquired by the school with the help of a state grant, is a tool that instructor/chef Tonia Larkins hopes will provide new opportunities for her students.

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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Convention Center Operator Prepares for Active Shooter Scenario

For the past 12 years, Rob Noonan has spent each day keeping people and information safe. As the chief of public safety and the chief information security officer at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Noonan has made potential threats a top priority. However, his worries were not often shared by event organizers. “Flash back 12 years ago, we might have gotten one or two clients each year where security concerns were a big issue,” Noonan told Convene. “It was often an afterthought. As a number of tragic situations have occurred worldwide...

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“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

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If you take this bus to Logan Airport, Massport will let you cut the security line

Last week, Logan International Airport officials brought out the stick in their quest to fight traffic congestion, banning Uber and Lyft riders from outside the terminals during most of the day and hitting riders with higher fees.

On Wednesday, they presented a carrot to persuade travelers to ditch the car ride: Take a bus instead, and win a trip to...

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Attending an event at the BCEC or Hynes? Please be sure to review our updated safety and security policy regarding prohibited items at our facilities.

https://t.co/hKSCTpfdl8

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