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PHONE NUMBERS


Massachusetts State Police Government Center Station
(617) 727-2917

Boston Police Department
(617) 343-4200

Boston Fire Department
(617) 343-3415

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HOSPITALS


Arbour Hospital
49 Robinwood Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA - (617) 522-4400

Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center, 1 Deaconess Road, Boston MA - (617) 632-8658

Boston Medical Center

1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl #1, Boston, MA - (617) 638-8000

Brigham & Women's Hospital

721 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA - (617) 232-4175

Carney Hospital

2100 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA -(617) 474-3800

Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave, Boston MA -(617) 355-6000

Faulkner Hospital

1153 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA -(617) 983-7000

Massachusetts General Hospital
165 Cambridge St #501, Boston, MA - (617) 726-4900

New England Baptist Hospital
125 Parker Hill Ave, Roxbury Crossing, MA - (617) 754-5246

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
125 Nashua St., Boston, MA - (617) 573-7000

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

736 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA - (617)789-3000

Tufts New England Medical Center

800 Washington St., Boston, MA - (617) 636-5000


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TRANSPORTATION


Massport
http://www.massport.com/default.aspx
1 800-23-LOGAN (67426)

MBTA

http://mbta.com/
1 617-222-3200

Amtrak
http://www.amtrak.com/
(800) 872-7245

Greater Boston Visitors and Convention Bureau
http://www.bostonusa.com/
(888) 733-267866

Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Worldwide

http://reservations.davel.com/website/home/default.davel
1 800-922-0343

Taxi Companies

Boston Cab, 536-5010
Checker Cab, 617-536-7000
City Cab, 617-536-5100
ITOA, 617-825-4000
Metro Cab, 617-782-5500
Town Taxi, 617-536-5000

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COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Babson College
http://www3.babson.edu/
231 Forest Street, Babson Park, MA 02457 - (781) 235-1200

Bentley College

http://www.bentley.edu/
175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 -(781) 891-2000

Berklee College of Music
http://www.berklee.edu/
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 - (617) 266-1400

Boston College
http://www.bc.edu/
140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 - (617) 552-8000

The Boston Conservatory
http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/
8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215 - (617) 536-6340

Boston University
http://www.bu.edu/
One Sherborn Street, Boston, MA 02215 - (617) 353-2000

Brandeis University
http://www.brandeis.edu/
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 - (781) 736-2000

Emerson College
http://www.emerson.edu/
120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 - (617) 824-8500

Harvard University
http://www.harvard.edu/
1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 - (617) 495-1000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
http://www.mit.edu/
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 - (617) 253-1000

New England Conservatory of Music
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu/
290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 - (617) 585-1100

Northeastern University
http://www.northeastern.edu/neuhome/index.php
360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 - (617) 373-2000

Tufts University
http://www.tufts.edu/
Medford, MA 02155 - (617) 628-5000

University of Massachusetts
http://www.umass.edu/
Amherst, MA 01003 - (413) 545-0111

Wellesley College

http://www.wellesley.edu/
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 - (781) 283-1000

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NEWSPAPERS


Allston-Brighton Bulletin
Allston-Brighton Tab
Back Bay Sun
Bay State Banner
Bay Windows
Boston Business Journal
Boston Courant
The Boston Globe
The Boston Haitian Reporter
The Boston Herald
The Boston Irish Reporter
The Boston Phoenix
Cambridge Chronicle
Charlestown Bridge
Chelsea Record
The Dorchester Reporter
East Boston Times Free Press
The Hyde Park Bulletin
In News Weekly
The Jamaica Plain Bulletin
Jamaica Plain Gazette
The Jewish Advocate
Mass High Tech
Mattapan Reporter
The Metro
Mission Hill Gazette
El Mundo
Sampan
Somerville Journal
The Somerville News
South End News

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SHOPPING


Copley Place
(617) 369-5000 — Located next to Back Bay train station on the commuter rail or the orange line or the Copley stop on the green line, Copley Place boasts some of the nicest shopping in Boston. There is an on-site parking garage for those driving. Mon-Sat: 10AM-9PM Sun: 11AM-6PM

Prudential Center
800 Boyleston St. (617) 236-3100— With over 75 stores and restaurants there's bound to be something for everyone at New England's #1 shopping and dining destination. The Prudential Center has its own parking garage also used for its convenience in distance to other attractions such as, Skywalk Observatory, Hynes Convention Center, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Christian Science Center and the New England Conservatory. Mon-Sat:10AM-9PM Sun:11AM-6PM

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

(617) 523-1300 — This marketplace has been a staple in Boston history for over 250 years! Watch street performers while enjoying the unique shopping and dining experience one can only have in Boston. Ride the T to either the Aquarium/Faneuil Hall stop on the blue line, the Government Center stop on the green line, or the State Street stop on the orange line. Mon-Sat:10AM-9PM Sun:12PM-6PM

Cambridge Side Galleria
100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge MA (617) 621-8666— Just on the other side of the Charles River, Cambridge, Massachusetts holds one of the best shopping centers in the state. Mon-Sat: 10AM-9:30PM Sun: 11AM-7PM

Newbury Street
One of the most fashionable streets in Boston, Newbury has stores and dining. After shopping hours, a whole new life comes to the area with bars, pubs and theaters coming to life. www.newbury-st.com.

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SPORTS

For tickets to Boston sporting events visit www.Ticketmaster.com

Boston Bruins
Boston's hockey team is in preseason during the film festival.

Boston Red Sox
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=bos

Boston Celtics
http://www.nba.com/celtics/
Sadly, our 2008 NBA Champions are in the off-season in September

Boston Lobsters
Boston's very own tennis team's season ends in July.

New England Patriots
http://www.patriots.com/homepage/

New England Revolution
http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/

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MUSIC


Berklee College of Music
The world's largest independent music college, Berklee is continuing their Free Summer Concert Series well into the month of September.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston POPS

Symphony Hall
While there are no performances in the hall this week, there are always tours of America's premier concert hall. To book a tour, call the Volunteer Office at (617) 638-9390.

TD Banknorth Garden
For more information visit http://www.tdbanknorthgarden.com/ or call (617) 624-1050.

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THEATER


Citi Performing Arts Center
Formerly known as the Wang Theatre, the theater is one of the nation's greatest nonprofit performing arts institutions. To contact the box office call (866) 348-9738.

The Colonial Theatre

Built in 1900, this theater is the oldest continuously operating theatre in Boston.

The Opera House
For more information about these, or any other Broadway Across America Performances, visit http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/Boston

The Orpheum Theatre

For more information visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/8318

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MOVIE THEATERS


AMC
Loews Boston Common 19 (617) 423-3499
175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

AMC
Harvard Square 5 (617) 864-4580
10 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Brattle Theatre

Shows classic, cutting-edge, foreign and art-house films
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 876-6837

Circle Cinema
(617) 566-4040
399 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brookline, MA 02135

The Coolidge Corner Theater
A Not-For-Profit Independent Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 734-2500

Fresh Pond 10
(617) 661-2900
168 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138

Landmark Theatres Kendall Square Cinema
(617) 499-1996
One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

Mugar Omni Theatre at the Museum of Science
(617) 723-2500
To see what's playing visit http://www.mos.org/exhibits_shows/imax.

Regal Fenway Stadium 13
(617) 424-6111
401 Park Drive, Suite #7, Boston, MA

Simon's IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium
(617) 973-5206
Central Wharf, Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 For more information visit: http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/imax_theatre/now_playing/index.php.

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ACTIVITIES


CityPass

The Freedom Trail Turns
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick, walking, trail that leads you to 16 historic sites including museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. For more information visit http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/ or call (617) 357-8300.

Copley Square Farmers Market

Every Tuesday and Friday the Farmers' Market at Copley Square allows people to pick their own produce and flowers as well as watch street performers and eat delicious homemade treats. 11AM — 6PM

Museum of Science
Boston's Museum of Science has more than 400 interactive exhibits each year. The exhibits are constantly changing so check with the website to see the museums latest exhibits. http://www.mos.org/ or call 617 723 2500. Sat-Thurs 9AM-5PM, Fri 9AM-9PM,

OMNI Theater/Planetarium/Laser Show
Admission: Adults (12-59) $9, Senior (60+) $8, Child (3-11) $7

Museum of Fine Arts
Monday & Tuesday 10AM — 4:45PM, Wednesday-Friday 10AM-9:45PM, Saturday & Sunday 10AM-4:45PM
Adults $17, Seniors and Students 18+ $15, Youth (7-17) $6.50 ** Youth are admitted free on weekdays after 3PM, weekdays and Public School holidays, Youth (under 6) FREE
General Admission prices include a full-day access to all open galleries (except ticketed exhibitions), One free repeat visit to the MFA's collections within ten days, a free guided tour, a free gallery talk, and admission to the bookstore and shop, Bravo restaurant and Remis Auditorium.
http://www.mfa.org/
(617) 267-9300

Boston Children's Museum
Saturday-Thursday: 10AM-5PM, Friday: 10AM-9PM
Adults: $10, Seniors and Children: $8
http://www.bostonkids.org/
(617) 426-6500

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects. Built to evoke a 15th-century Venetian palace, the Museum itself provides an atmospheric setting for Isabella Stewart Gardner's inventive creation.
Adults: $12, Seniors: $10, College Students with ID: $5, Children under 18 admitted for free
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/
(617) 566-1401

New England Aquarium
The famous New England Aquarium has underwater creatures and exhibits continuously rotating through its doors. To see what their latest attractions are visit their website or call.
Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM
Sat-Sun: 9AM-6PM
http://www.neaq.org/index.php
(617) 973-5206

Adams National Historical Park
Adams National Historical Park tells the story of four generations of the Adams family (from 1720 to 1927). The park has two main sites: the Birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams, and Peacefield including the "Old House," home to four generations of the Adams family, and the Stone Library which contains more than 14,000 historic volumes. To see the historic homes you must be on a guided tour. Tours last approximately two hours and depart regularly from the Visitor Center located at 1250 Hancock Street. Our last tour leaves at 3:15 daily.
Sunday-Saturday 9AM-5PM
Adults: $5, Children under 16: free
http://www.nps.gov/adam/
(617) 770-1175

Faneuil Hall Market Place
In the heart of Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall and is bordered by the financial district, the waterfront, the North End, Government Center and Haymarket. As a well-traveled part of Boston's "Freedom Trail," the Marketplace is one of Boston's most visited places for dining and shopping.
Monday-Saturday: 10AM-9PM, Sunday: 12PM-6PM
http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/index.html
(617) 523-1300

Boston Public Library
Monday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday: 9AM-5PM
http://www.bpl.org/
(617) 536-5400

Boston Duck Tours
Boston's famous tour company takes you through land and sea to visit some of Boston's most famous landmarks.
Adult: $29, Student and Senior: $25, Children: $19
http://www.bostonducktours.com/Default.aspx
(617) 267-3825

USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum ensures that the stories of USS CONSTITUTION and those who shaped her history are never forgotten, always remain relevant, and inspire as many people as possible.
Individual: $30, Family: $50
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/index.htm
(617) 426-1812

Boston Movie Tours
Offering both a "Theater-On-Wheels Movie Tour" and a "Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour" Boston Movie Tours let you see Boston through Hollywood's eyes! Prices vary depending on type of tour.
http://www.screentours.com/tour.php/boston
(866) 668 4345, option 1

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