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Secretary of State Galvin Faces Challenger Zakim in First Televised Debate

August 23, 2018
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In anticipation of the Sept. 4 Primary, incumbent Secretary of State Bill Galvin faced challenger Josh Zakim during an often-contentious, televised debate on WGBH-TV’s “Greater Boston” last week. Host Jim Braude moderated the first, half-hour debate between Galvin, who at age 67 has held the seat since 1995, and Zakim, 34, who has served...
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Beacon Hotel & Bistro Seeking Capital Partner

August 16, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro is currently seeking a capital partner “to continue making improvements and to take this unique boutique hotel to its highest potential,” according to Tom Palmer, a representative for its owner, Boston-based Saunders Hotel Group. In a statement, Palmer wrote that the Saunders group took ownership of the hotel...
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Hill Resident Named Second-Place Winner in Mayor’s Garden Contest

August 16, 2018
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At a reception on the Public Garden Tuesday evening, Beacon Hill resident Miguel Rosales took home second prize in the Shade Garden category of Mayor Martin Walsh’s 2018 Garden Contest. “I’m very honored to win this award and excited to represent Beacon Hill in the contest,” Rosales told this reporter prior to the event....
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Charles Street Building Housing Beacon Hill Pub Sells for Nearly $5.4 Million

August 10, 2018
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Charles Street Building Housing Beacon Hill Pub Sells for Nearly $5.4 Million

A local investment firm has purchased the building housing the Beacon Hill Pub for $5,543,500 million, according to records on file with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. Besides the property at 147-149 Charles St., the Greater Boston Bar Co. also bought the buildings housing two other bars, Mary Ann’s on Beacon Street in...
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Night Shift’s Owl’s Nest Beer Garden Opens on Esplanade

August 10, 2018
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Thursday marked the grand opening of the first seasonal beer garden on the Charles River Esplanade. Everett-based Night Shift Brewing is now operating the Owl’s Nest beer garden in a self-contained area of the park at the Storrow Memorial Embankment Park (Fiedler Field). Its hours of operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to...
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Business Association Introduces Custom, Reusable Shopping Bags

August 10, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Business Association has introduced custom, reusable, multi-use shopping bags that besides being “green,” also come with special perks from local businesses. The bags are adorned with the Charles Street skyline and available at the Boston Arts and Antiques Company, the Cambridge Trust Company, Charles Street Supply and December Thieves, among other...
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LalaRokh to Close Permanently Next Week

August 2, 2018
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LalaRokh to Close Permanently Next Week

One of the neighborhood’s premier restaurants for more than two decades, LalaRokh will close permanently after dinner service on Saturday, Aug. 11. “I’m proud of what we’ve done for nearly a quarter of a century,” said BabakBina, who co-owns the restaurant at 97 Mt. Vernon St. with his sister, AzitaBina-Seibel. “It was not a...
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Parks Department to Remove and Replace 34 Dead or Unhealthy Trees in Neighborhood

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Parks Department will begin removing 34 unhealthy or dead trees throughout the neighborhood this month, which will be replaced with new trees this fall or in the spring of 2019. According to the city, the list include five trees each on Cambridge and Temple streets; three each on Charles and South Russell...
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Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial to be Restored through Unique Partnership

August 2, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined representatives from National Park Service, Friends of the Public Garden and the Museum of African American History on the Boston Common Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding committing to jointly restore the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial. Situated inside the Common on the corner of Beacon and Park streets,...
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DCR Selects Night Shift Brewing to Operate Seasonal Beer Garden on Esplanade

July 28, 2018
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Following a competitive process, the Department of Conservation and Recreation has selected Everett-based Night Shift Brewing to operate a seasonal beer gardens on the Charles River Esplanade that will open later this month. “The Department of Conservation and Recreation continues to explore unique opportunities that provide the public with exceptional experiences within the state...
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