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Amtrak adding private rooms on Northeast Regional trains: Boston, NYC, DC

Amtrak’s Superliner bedroom. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Travelers booking the rooms will get access to private onboard facilities and get to use Amtrak’s premium lounges in Boston and Washington.

The overnight trains between Washington, DC, and Boston are getting slightly more bearable with upgrades coming this spring. 

Amtrak will offer private rooms on late-night Northeast Regional trains running between Washington and Boston starting in April. The once-daily trains already depart in the evening and arrive in the early morning after a near-10-hour journey in each direction but have been limited to standard coach class and business class seats.

Source: Amtrak adding private rooms on Northeast Regional trains: Boston, NYC, DC

UMass Boston professors upset by cut in funding for library – The Boston Globe

Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Healey Library is struggling with a 20 percent loss in funding, or $700,000.

Source: UMass Boston professors upset by cut in funding for library – The Boston Globe

Ernest Hemingway’s son tours new exhibit at JFK Library – The Boston Globe

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John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

For the first time Saturday, Hemingway’s sole surviving son, Patrick, saw the photograph during a private tour of a new exhibition about his father at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Source: Ernest Hemingway’s son tours new exhibit at JFK Library – The Boston Globe

FFF: Super Bowl XLIX: Feb. 1, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To commemorate this event, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host metropolitan area, as well as the metro areas represented by the two participants — the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Go to <http://quickfacts.census.gov/> for more statistics about the cities involved. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are statistically significant at the 0.10 level.

via FFF: Super Bowl XLIX: Feb. 1, 2015.


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Boston Public Library helps suburban institutions put historic images online – West – The Boston Globe

The Natick facility is among 200 libraries, museums, schools, historical societies, and other institutions across Massachusetts that are using the services of the Boston Public Library to photograph, digitize, and post images to Digital Commonwealth (www.digitalcommonwealth.org), the state’s Newton-based consolidated online library, according to the BPL’s digital projects manager, Tom Blake. The process is free for public institutions, while private entities pay a fee for using it.

Launched three years ago with about $1.1 million in state and federal funding, the program has digitized more than 62,000 items from the Boston Public Library’s holdings and 105,000 items from elsewhere in Massachusetts, using a state-of-the-art $500,000 lab at the library’s central facility in Copley Square, Blake said.

via Boston Public Library helps suburban institutions put historic images online – West – The Boston Globe.


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Boston Tops New York In List Of 10 Largest U.S. Libraries By Volumes Held (Or Does It?)

As if the New York City vs. Boston rivlary needed any more ammunition, now comes evidence that Boston has a larger library too. Actually, according to the American Library

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ALA Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Association (ALA), the Boston Public Library ranks second (with 19,090,261 volumes held). And the famed New York Public Library – whose ASK NYPL online and phone (1-917-ASK-NYPL) reference service is world-renowned – ranks fourth (with 16,342,365 volumes held). Harvard University (with 16,832,952 volumes held) ranks third.

via Boston Tops New York In List Of 10 Largest U.S. Libraries By Volumes Held (Or Does It?).