Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Danny McDonald, Alejandro Serrano, Andrew Stanton, Alejandro Serrano and Andrew Stanton Globe Staff | Globe Correspondents March 15, 2019 The New England Casket Co., founded decades ago by an Italian cabinet maker in East Boston, was destroyed in a massive fire Friday afternoon that sent thick plumes of smoke laced with chemicals into the air and forced the evacuation of the Orient Heights neighborhood.The 9-alarm fire drew about 200 firefighters from Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, and other communities to battle the fire, which broke out just after 3 p.m. at the large industrial building on Bennington Street. The fire raged for hours and caused “millions and millions” worth of damages, Fire Commissioner Joe Finn said. Advertisement “We’re still fighting this fire,” Finn said during a news briefing at the scene at about 7:20 p.m. … [Read more...] about 9-alarm fire at East Boston casket company continues to roar
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By Katherine Feser Published 6:00 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 Colvill Office Properties completed 117,000 square feet of lease deals at Five Post Oak Park, a 28-story office tower at 4400 Post Oak Parkway, in 2018. The deals follow a renovation of the 567,000-square-foot building by owner and manager Shorenstein Properties in 2017. less Colvill Office Properties completed 117,000 square feet of lease deals at Five Post Oak Park, a 28-story office tower at 4400 Post Oak Parkway, in 2018. The deals follow a renovation of the 567,000-square-foot ... more Photo: Colvill Office Properties Photo: Colvill Office Properties Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Colvill Office Properties completed 117,000 square feet of lease deals at Five Post Oak Park, a 28-story … [Read more...] about Real estate transactions: Renovation of Uptown area office building ushers in lease deals
By Dennis NormileOct. 24, 2018 , 1:45 PM TIANJIN, CHINA—In a cavernous room just off the marble floored lobby of China's National Supercomputer Center of Tianjin stand more than 100 wardrobe-size black and gray metal cabinets, arranged in ranks like a marching army. They contain the Tianhe-1A supercomputer, which 8 years ago became the first Chinese machine to reign, briefly, as the world's fastest computer, running at 2.57 petaflops (or quadrillion floating point operations per second). But just upstairs from Tianhe-1A—and off-limits to visitors—is a small prototype machine that, if successfully scaled up, could push China to the top of the rankings again. The goal is a supercomputer capable of 1 exaflop—1000 petaflops, five times faster than the current champion, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. China is vying with the United States, Europe, and Japan to plant its flag in this rarefied realm, which will boost climate and … [Read more...] about Three Chinese teams join race to build the world’s fastest supercomputer
Open letter regarding Australia's Open Government National Action Plan. Despite open government's best intentions to prioritise collaboration, government bodies consistently duplicate each other's effort. Collaborating as effectively as open communities is much harder than you'd think. A number of us "open technologists" have drafted a paper describing the challenges government faces, along with our vision for how to address these. It is being presented as part of Australia's updated Open Government National Action Plan. For the technical reader If you are a technologist and agree with this vision, please add your technical credibility by signing in source article's comments section or by emailing <cameron . shorter AT g m a i l . c o M> . Diverse support will help sponsors wanting to back its recommendations. Open Letter This letter is presented on behalf of the citizens, technologists and organisations signed below. When addressing the updated Open Government … [Read more...] about What Could Open Government Learn from Us Open Technology folks?
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