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MassDOT Announces Longfellow Lane Closure

August 10, 2018
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MassDOT will close a single lane on the inbound roadway of the Longfellow Bridge overnight  through Friday, August 10, from 9:00 p.m. each night to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The lane closures are to allow the contractor to complete assorted tasks in preparation for substantial completion. The inbound roadway consists of two lanes...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

August 10, 2018
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Trash and Recycling 101 With so many new residents moving into the neighborhood and others soon to return from a long summer away, the Beacon Hill Civic Association wants to talk trash again. Most likely it’s a topic frequently discussed since the neighborhood association was founded 95 years ago. There is no doubt that...

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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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Hill House Launches First-Ever, Citywide NFL Flag Football League Next Month

August 10, 2018
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Young football fans can now enjoy the fun and excitement of America’s favorite sport starting this fall with Hill House’s launch of the city’s first NFL FLAG football league.         Open to children in Kindergarten through the seventh grade, this citywide league will take place on Sunday mornings at Clemente Field on the Emmanuel College...

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Charlie Thomas’ Drifters to Be Playing at City Hall Plaza August 15

August 10, 2018
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Timeless R&B classics return to City Hall Plaza with Charlie Thomas’s Drifters at the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series on August 15 at 7 p.m. The series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, and the Boston...

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Chestnut Street Resident Runs Falmouth Road Race to Fight Cancer and Honor Late Friend

August 10, 2018
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When Ally Colton participates in her second Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, Aug. 19, the 25-year-old Chestnut Street resident will not only be running to raise funds for cancer patients and their loved ones, but also to again honor a close friend who succumbed to the disease more than six years ago. Colton is...

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Boston Children’s Festival Comes to Franklin Park Aug 21

August 10, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2018 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival on Tuesday, August 21, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce. Children and families from...

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Otis House Lecture Series Recalls Dining in Victorian Boston

August 10, 2018
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Explore the history of drinking and dining in Victorian Boston on Tuesday evenings in August at Otis House. Come early for a reception in the courtyard. On Aug. 7, historian Jim O’Connell analyzes historic menus from the Parker House, Union Oyster House, Durgin-Park, Locke-Ober, Café Marliave, Jacob Wirth and some long-forgotten eateries to explore...

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Deal Struck on Beacon Hill to Tax Short-Term Rentals

August 10, 2018
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Last week Massachusetts lawmakers struck a deal that would extend the state’s hotel tax to Airbnb units and other short term rentals. Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who led the charge and was a key figure on Beacon Hill in pushing for short-term rental regulations, said last week that the deal struck among members last week...

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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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