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Christmas Eve Fire a Nightmare for Beacon Hill Family

December 31, 2015
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Christmas Eve Fire a Nightmare for Beacon Hill Family

A Beacon Hill couple’s Christmas turned into a nightmare last Wednesday when their apartment caught fire, killing two of the dogs that were inside. According to the Boston Fire Department, firefighters responded to 80 Revere St., a five story brick apartment building and found a fire had started in the kitchen of the second...

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Downtown View:The Clover Club

December 31, 2015
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Dear Reader, I am taking a break from this column since this holiday deadline is earlier than usual. I’ve retrieved a column from December, 2009, that you might enjoy revisiting. I don’t know if women can now join the Clover Club. Karen Just when you think you know everything about Boston, you discover some...

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Boston First Night

December 31, 2015
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First Night 2016 entertainment, ice sculptures, and other special attractions will take place in 3 areas in the heart of the city:  Copley Square, Boston Common, and Boston Harbor. All official First Night entertainment and attractions will be free this year. Festivities include: Ice sculptures and light shows in Copley Square, along with plenty...

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New Bridge Planned on North Washington Street

December 24, 2015
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New Bridge Planned on North Washington Street

The architect who designed the city’s iconic Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was on hand at the West End Museum on Wednesday to present preliminary plans for the estimated $125-million replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge. Miguel Rosales, president and founder of Boston-based Rosales + Partners Transportation Design, outlined the Massachusetts Department...

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Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro Joins Saunders Family

December 24, 2015
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Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro Joins Saunders Family

Peter and Cecilia Rait, owners of the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro, are scheduled to sell the Charles Street business and building to the Saunders Hotel Group at noon today, December 22. The decision to sell came partly from the Raits’ idea that they were still young enough to explore other possibilities. “We still...

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Downtown View:North Station Transportation Troubles

December 24, 2015
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Consider North Station. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has defined its area as extending from the river to New Sudbury Street and from Cambridge Street to North Washington Street. Parts of that area, especially around the terminal itself, used to offer cheap office rents and, except in the West End, not much housing. Some streets...

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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 24, 2015
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Rep. Livingstone announces campaign for State Senate State Representative Jay Livingstone, of Boston’s 8th Suffolk District, announced today that he will be a Democratic candidate in the upcoming special election to fill the State Senate seat soon to be vacated by Anthony Petruccelli, which includes parts of Boston and Cambridge, the city of Revere...

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Esplanade Association to Restore Historic Lotta Fountain

December 24, 2015
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The Esplanade Association, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has announced plans to restore the park’s historic Lotta Fountain beginning in 2016. The fountain revitalization is part of the “Esplanade 2020” vision project and follows on recently completed capital projects, including the Eliot Memorial and Hatch Shell Oval lawn restoration....

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Ready for the Holidays

December 17, 2015
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Ready for the Holidays

Santa was taking requests all evening at the Hill House, where he is shown here holding Kolton and Kane Kelleher after the boys assured St. Nick they’d been good all year.

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Rep Livingstone Considering a Run for State Senate Seat

December 17, 2015
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Rep Livingstone Considering  a Run for State Senate Seat

 By Cary Shuman Beacon Hill’s State Rep. Jay Livingstone said he is “seriously considering” a run for the State Senate seat held by Anthony Petruccelli, who has announced that he will be stepping down from the position in January. “I’m seriously considering it and evaluating all my options right now and I will make...

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