Pearson Professional Centers 141 Congress St, Boston, MA02110 Pearson Professional Centers is an international network of testing and certification centers with a location in the…More Back Bay area of Boston. Serving the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory and government testing markets, Pearson has more than 5,000 centers in 165 countries. Visit the website for more information about the company and its Back Bay location.
Howie Green 250 Boylston St, Boston, MA02116 Howie Green is a pop artist whose taste is self-defined as eclectic and upbeat. It's his use of colors that is…More most memorable and defining. His work has been shown in more than 30 public and private gallery exhibitions. He is a prolific artist, creator and designer. Bostonians can see his art by simply walking down the street; in 2009 he took part in the mayor's Fresh Paint program in which local artists painted the grey utility boxes all around the city in any unique way they liked. There are now three Howie Green originals on display in the city, including near Government Center and in Downtown Crossing. A Rochester, New York, native, Howie Green often returns to that area and there are public works of his art on display there as well.
As the central office for New England, the Bureau of the Census in Boston has seen a hub of activity during the…More launch of the 2010 Census this spring. The collection, which occurs every 10 years, created thousands of temporary, part-time and permanent jobs across the country as people went door-to-door gathering information from people who didn't return their mail-in form. The first census took place in 1790 under Thomas Jefferson, and U.S. marshals visited homes on horseback and counted 3.9 million people.
The data is used in congressional redistricting and to determine the allocation of federal funding for needs like education, government programs like Medicaid, and the distribution of community and neighborhood grants.
The Boston bureau can provide everything from population estimates, to economic, social demographic and housing breakdowns. The website contains maps, links to state data centers for localized information, community facts, sheets for workshops and presentations, and even a kids' corner.