North America

Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts. A coastal state located in the northeastern United States. According to a2zdirectory, it is part of New England and is bordered to the north by Vermont and New Hampshire, to the east and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut, and to the west by New York State. Massachusetts entered the Union on February 6, 1788 as the sixth of the thirteen founding states. It soon became an important intellectual center, known for its Harvard University and the Cultural Institutions of Boston. Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and John Kennedy were born in this state. Its main cities are Boston, the capital, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, New Bedford and Cambridge.

Social development

Education

In 1635, the Puritans opened the first school in the United States colonies, the Boston Latin School. The Massachusetts Bay government required in 1647 that cities with 50 or more families have an elementary school. One of the oldest and most respected institutions of higher education in the United States, Harvard University, Cambridge, was founded in 1636; Also noteworthy are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Radcliffe College, in Cambridge; the Tufts University (1852) and Boston University (1839).

Art

Here are some of the best art museums in the United States. Among them, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston stands out. The first library in the United States colonies was established in 1638, when John Harvard donated his collection of books to Harvard College; since then, the library has accumulated more than 11 million volumes.

Places of attraction

Massachusetts’ main attractions are the vacation areas of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Nantucket Islands, as well as several historic sites, including Plymouth Rock, where the Pilgrim Fathers (‘Pilgrim Fathers’) are said to have landed in 1620, in Plymouth.

Government

The chief executive is a governor, elected by popular vote for a period of four years and who can be reelected an indefinite number of times. At the national level, Massachusetts appoints 2 senators and 10 representatives to the United States Congress.

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Health

The Boston Public Health Commission, a Massachusetts government agency, oversees the health of Boston residents.

Most of Boston’s major medical facilities are associated with universities.

Longwood Medical and Academic Area is a Boston region with a concentration of research and medical facilities, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Boston Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cancer Institute Dana-Farber, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dentistry, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Massachusetts General Hospital is close to the Beacon Hill neighborhood, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center. St. Elizabeth Medical Center is in the Brighton Center in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, and New England Baptist Hospital in Mission Hill. What’s more,

Transport

About a third of Bostonians use public transportation to get to work. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is the company that manages the city’s public transportation. The MBTA also implemented the first subway system in the United States and today it is the fourth that carries the highest volume of passengers in the entire country, expanding to 105 km of track.

The bus system is, for its part, the sixth that transports the most passengers of the US bus networks and the MBTA commuter train is the fifth that transports the most volume of passengers to work each day, with 321 km of tracks.

Pedestrians play an important role compared to other popular cities. This is due to factors such as a large student population and the fact of being in a truly compact city. That is why 13% of the population travels on foot, which makes them the pedestrians who walk the most in the main North American cities.

Logan International Airport, located in the East Boston neighborhood, accounts for the majority of Boston’s air services. Around the city are three more general aviation airports: Beverly Municipal Airport, to the north; Hanscom Field in Bedford, to the west; and Memorial Norwood Airport to the south. TF Green Airport serves Providence, Rhode Island; Bradley International Airport to Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts; and Manchester-Boston Airport serves both Manchester, New Hampshire, and the Boston area.

Curiosities

In the city of Boston, the first public school in the United States was inaugurated, the Boston Latin School in 1635 and the first university, Harvard College in 1636, in neighboring Cambridge.

Boston was also home to the first subway network in the United States.

In 1965, the first health center in the United States, the Columbia Point Health Center, in the Dorchester neighborhood, opened in Boston.

Boston is also known as the “city of neighborhoods” due to the large number of neighborhoods that comprise it. In total there are 21 official neighborhoods in the city.

Cities or towns of the same name

  • Boston, city of the county of Lincolnshire, in the country of England (United Kingdom).
  • Boston, a town in the autonomous republic of Karakalpakia (Uzbekistan).
  • Boston, a town in the state of Georgia (United States).
  • Boston, a census-designated place in the state of Pennsylvania (United States).
  • Boston, a census-designated place in the state of Virginia (United States).

Twinned cities

  • Kyoto (Japan), since 1959.
  • Strasbourg (France), since 1960.
  • Barcelona (Kingdom of Spain), since 1980.
  • Hangzhou (China), since 1982.
  • Padua (Italy), since 1983.
  • Melbourne (Australia), since 1985.
  • Taipei (Taiwan), since 1996.
  • Sekondi-Takoradi (Ghana), since 2001.

Boston, Massachusetts