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Boston

Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ /ˈbɔstən/) is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its largest city, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was named Boston by early settlers from Boston, Lincolnshire in England. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper, covering 48.43 square miles (125.43 square km), had an estimated population of 625,087 in 2011 according to the U.S. Census, making it the 21st largest in the country. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.

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USS Springfield (CL-66) - Construction and Commissioning
... and commissioned on 9 September 1944 at Boston, Mass ... On 7 November, the light cruiser headed out of Boston harbor on her maiden voyage ... her shakedown training on 21 December and sailed back to Boston ...
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. - Background and Education
... Joseph Patrick Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts ... Irish Catholics were excluded by upper-class Boston Brahmins ... Boston Irish became thus active in the Democratic Party, including P ...
Quebec Expedition - Boston
... Francis Nicholson arrived in Boston in early June 1711 with news and details of the expedition plans, and a meeting of provincial governors was ... The fleet arrived in Boston on 24 June, and the troops were disembarked onto Noddle's Island (the present-day location of Logan International Airport) ... supplies, its organizers expected it to be fully provisioned in Boston ...
John F. Fitzgerald - Early Life and Family
... Fitzgerald was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Irish immigrants, Thomas Fitzgerald of County Limerick and Rosanna Cox of County Cavan ... Accordingly, after being educated at Boston Latin School and Boston College, he enrolled at Harvard Medical School for one year, but withdrew following the death of his father in 1885 ... became a clerk at the Customs House in Boston and was active in the local Democratic Party ...
Joseph Story - Early Life
... Elisha Story, a member of the Sons of Liberty who took part in the Boston Tea Party in 1773 ... Doctor Story moved from Boston to Marblehead during the American Revolutionary War ... Wetmore, the daughter of Judge William Wetmore of Boston ...

Famous quotes containing the word boston:

    Now I am just an elderly lady who is full of spleen,
    who humps around greater Boston in a God-awful hat,
    who never lived and yet outlived her time,
    hating men and dogs and Democrats.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    We have to give ourselves—men in particular—permission to really be with and get to know our children. The premise is that taking care of kids can be a pain in the ass, and it is frustrating and agonizing, but also gratifying and enjoyable. When a little kid says, “I love you, Daddy,” or cries and you comfort her or him, life becomes a richer experience.
    —Anonymous Father. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 3 (1978)

    The right of the police of Boston to affiliate has always been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited.... There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)