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Boston’s power centers must join in promoting city’s progress

The Globe’s “ Open up, Boston” editorial series should spark significant action in the region. Each editorial pointed to an opportunity for real progress — partnerships between the high-tech sector and downtown; making Boston a 24-hour city; organizing a massive attraction to rival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas; and making sure community revitalization accompanies transportation improvements in neighborhoods like Forest Hills.

But progress in those and other areas will rely on power centers collaborating more than is their custom. One place to start is with the city’s reputation. Even though more needs to be done here as elsewhere, Boston is not nearly as stuffy or insular as it once was. Yet much of the nation doesn’t know that.

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