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Pronunciation?[edit]

The article has the pronunciation /ˈbɔːstən/ listed as an option for the city. I was under the impression that local pronunciation was the only one mentioned for a city and differences in other accents were ignored. The local pronunciation then would only be /ˈbɒstən/. Otherwise why wouldn't also include /ˈbɑstən/ for how Canadians and the Western US say it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weebro55 (talkcontribs) 19:24, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

No, the local pronunciation is not the only one listed for a city. Our pronunciation guidelines are cross-dialectal, even for city names. After all, even people from other places are permitted to speak of a city and to pronounce its names according to their native accent. If the local pronunciation deviates from what the rest of the world calls it, then the local pronunciation may be listed as well, but we don't list only the local pronunciation. Aɴɢʀ (talk) 15:36, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

History[edit]

The section on History lists a peculiar set of colleges and universities, specifically, "Schools such as Boston University, the Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory." Wentworth is a 3rd rate technical school that is largely a junior college. The Boston Conservatory is a very small school without the reputation of the much better known New England Conservatory of Music, which is also located in Boston. I suspect that people affiliated with these schools included their names in this section. Bostoner (talk) 23:50, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't think we need to invoke base motives. Lots of material in this article seems to be arbitrarily drawn from larger supersets. In many cases, such as this one, we'd probably need e.g. a "List of..." spinoff to list them all, or some criterion for which subset to include. Be my guest. EEng (talk) 02:59, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Boston[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Boston's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "HKO":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 07:08, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Request to remove full protection of the redirect at Boston, Massachusetts[edit]

I've already presented my reasoning here -Talk:Miami#Request to undo full protection of the redirect at Miami, Florida-, and to a much lesser extent, here -Talk:San Diego#Request to remove full protection of the redirect at San Diego, California. I shouldn't need an administrator's permission just so I can add a redirect template or modify a category, and I shouldn't need to ask the admin to do it either. Dustin (talk) 05:43, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm not an admin. I agree fully on that though. CaribDigita (talk) 21:24, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Demographics table more than 150%[edit]

Demographics for 2010:

  • White (includes White Hispanics) 54%,
  • Non-Hispanic Whites 47%,
  • Black or African American 24%,
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 17.5%,
  • Asian 8.9%,
  • Two or more races 3.9%,
  • Native American 0.4%, Equals 155.7% ????

CaribDigita (talk) 21:26, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

@CaribDigita: - Add up 47, 24, 17.5, 8.9, 3.9, and 0.4. The 54% includes the 47% plus the "White Hispanics" WhisperToMe (talk) 08:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

"Sports" as a subsection of "Culture"[edit]

I believe that Sports should become a subsection of Culture. JC · Talk · Contributions 09:17, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi! As per Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/US Guideline it should have its own section. Especially Boston, with its rich sports history. Onel5969 (talk) 13:07, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

For the demographics section: A source on Baltics in Boston[edit]

I found:

This is about immigrants from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania WhisperToMe (talk) 08:44, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Pollution data[edit]

Many of the numbers quoted seem to be from the numbeo.com website, and are based on the opinions of 16 visitors to their website who answered some multiple choice questions about how clean they think Boston is. There is no scientific basis. I would recommend removing the paragraph of "data". Ebony Jackson (talk) 08:53, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Same Street name 5 times.[edit]

Heard this interesting tidbit. I heard someone say because of municipal annexation, Boston wound up with the irregularity where it has the same street name 5 times and they don't necc. connect at all... I found them. Washington St. is the name.

  • Washington Street. Charlestown (Boston) is to the southeast of the Bunker Hill Community College. It proceeds a few blocks and then stops.
  • Washington Street, Downtown (Boston proper), begins at old State House (junction with Court Street and State Street, proceeds southward, passes through Dudley, proceeds out to Jamaica Plain where it turns into Hyde Park Ave..
  • Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, forms anew on the opposite side of Hyde Park Avenue/Forest Hills T station, and proceeds through Hyde Park + Roselindale eventually ends out in town of Walpole.
  • Washington Street, Dorchester, begins in Grove Hall, Dorchester at Blue Hill Avenue, proceeds south, and ends in Dorchester Lower Mills near Milton.
  • Washington Street, Newton Corner (at Mass. Pike) proceeds through (Brighton, Boston); continues to town of Brookline ending near Route 9/Riverway.