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Remodeled Lala Rokh Reopens

February 12, 2015
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Remodeled Lala Rokh Reopens

After closing on Jan. 1 for an extensive remodeling, the popular Beacon Hill restaurant Lala Rokh has reopened with a new look and an expanded menu.                 “We wanted to open the space up in feel while keeping its coziness,” said Babak Bina, who owns and operates the eatery with his sister, Azita Bina-Seibel....

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Building a Snowman

February 9, 2015
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Building a Snowman

The Esplanade Association held a flash snowman-building contest at the park on Wednesday. These children had their snowman decked out in the iconic Beacon Hill Bar Cheers.

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Zoning and Licensing to Meet Feb. 4

February 9, 2015
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On Wednesday, February 4th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed renovations at 28 Pinckney/ 63 Mt. Vernon Street and the request to modify the existing Good Neighbor Agreement at 161 Charles Street (Top Shelf Market). The meeting will take place at 74 Joy...

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Closures on Storrow Drive for this Week

February 9, 2015
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Through Friday Feb. 6, the Storrow Drive eastbound offramp for the Fenway, Boylston Street, and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, across the Bowker Overpass will be closed on an as-needed basis between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  The closure will be daily through Friday, Feb. 6; on Saturday, Feb. 7,...

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Report Issued on BRA

February 9, 2015
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There were some that predicted that a new mayor of Boston would attempt to dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority and strip Boston’s planning and economic development agency of its far reaching power in Boston. After assuming office last year, one of Mayor Martin Walsh’s top priorities was a reorganization of the BRA and launched...

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Downtown View: More Stupid Stuff

February 9, 2015
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Sometimes as a community we don’t think before we act even though we spend lots of time in the thinking stage. Casinos are one example. This is not a column opposing casinos. Their benefits are probably over-rated, and so are their drawbacks. Everett was chosen over Revere for the casino in the Boston area....

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2015 Marks ‘Year of the Common’

February 9, 2015
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2015 marks the “Year of the Common” – a collaborative effort between the Friends of the Public Garden and the city to improve safety on the park, to upgrade its maintenance and overall condition, and to ensure its longevity for future generations. “You can love a park to death,” said Elizabeth Vizza, executive director...

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Grogan to Host Heirloom Discovery Evening Feb. 5

January 30, 2015
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Michael P. Grogan, who set up shop on Charles Street in December, is a celebrity in his own right. A nationally known fine art auctioneer and appraiser, he is often featured on WGBH’s Antiques Roadshow. Grogan & Company, the family-owned business he founded in 1987, is recognized and respected all over the world. And...

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BPL Officials to Open Renovated Space Feb. 21

January 30, 2015
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The date has been set for the opening of the renovated second floor of the Johnson building at Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square. On Saturday, Feb. 21, the residents of Boston and beyond will get their first look at the new second floor, which includes a new children’s library, teen area, non-fiction collection, reference services...

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Downtown View Mayor Walsh: We’re Okay with Bold

January 30, 2015
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Downtown View Mayor Walsh: We’re Okay with Bold

This is an advice column. To Marty Walsh. With pictures. The message: You’ve been bold. Expand your efforts.                 The mayor’s State of the City speech showed his intention to solve two of the Boston’s thorniest problems—housing and education. Downtown residents need affordable housing and good public education as much as other neighborhoods. But...

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