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TEA Plans Fall Gala

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020:...

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Zoning and Licensing Not to Oppose Plan for Charles St. Inn Site Having Rental Units

August 14, 2012
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Zoning and Licensing Not to Oppose Plan for Charles St. Inn Site Having Rental Units

The sale of The Charles Street Inn moved one step closer to reality Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the zoning relief necessary for the prospective buyers to convert the hotel into short-term rental units. Brent Berc and Will Avanessian, principals of the...

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Adding Color to the Esplanade: Kaji Aso Studio Artists Partner with Cbi to Bring Painting to the Esplanade

August 14, 2012
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Adding Color to the Esplanade: Kaji Aso Studio Artists Partner with Cbi to Bring Painting to the Esplanade

On Saturday, July 21, Community Boating partnered with the Kaji Aso Studio (KAS) to bring water-color painting to the Charles River Esplanade. As part of the KAS Landscaping and Urban Greenways classes, faculty member Gary Tucker brought his program to the docks of Community Boating. The watercolor artists captured the sights and activities of...

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Local Restaurants to Participate in Restaurant Week, Aug. 19-24

August 14, 2012
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Nine Beacon Hill eateries will be participating in the 12th Restaurant Week Boston, popular promotion scheduled for August 19-24 and August 26-31. During this time diners can take advantage of prix fixe three course dinners for $33.12, three course lunches for $ 20.12 and two course lunches for $15.12. Prices are per person and...

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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

August 7, 2012
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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

The 21st Amendment at 150 Bowdoin St. is partnering with some of Boston’s biggest celebrities to host the first annual “Throwback Thursdays: A Summer of Charity” series. Every Thursday through the month of August, one local celebrity will team up with a veteran 21st Amendment employee as guest bartenders to raise money for a...

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North End Library Available During West End Library Closure in August

August 7, 2012
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This month, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will undergo building improvements. A new roof will be constructed, ,prompting the temporary closure of the library beginning at 5pm on Friday, August 10. “Roof work will start on Monday, August 13 and is expected to be completed in just under three weeks,” according to...

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Alleged Vandal Arrested for Defacing Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

August 7, 2012
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A 38-year-old Quincy woman was arrested last Tuesday after she allegedly vandalized the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial with yellow paint, Boston Police said. Rosemine Occean was charged with willful and malicious destruction of city property. At about 4:10 p.m. on July 31, Area A-1 officers responded to a call for a person vandalizing a...

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Diner En Blanc: Whereabouts of City’s Hottest Dinner Party Remains a Secret

August 1, 2012
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Diner En Blanc: Whereabouts of City’s Hottest Dinner Party Remains a Secret

When Dîner en Blanc comes to Boston on Thursday, Aug. 16, a secret location in the city will be transformed into the site of an elegant dinner party for 1,000 fortunate guests, none of whom will know the pop-up soiree’s whereabouts beforehand. The self-described “très chic picnic imported from Paris,” Dîner en Blanc will...

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Roof Replacement Planned for West End Branch Library

August 1, 2012
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The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 151 Cambridge St., will undergo building improvements in August. The branch will receive a new roof – a process that necessitates the temporary closure of the branch. The temporary closure period will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Roof work will...

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Blackstone’s Marks 30 Years

August 1, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles Street) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year.  Each month from now through December will include a different event or promotion.  “For August we have chosen to celebrate with one of our oldest vendors, Vera Bradley, who also celebrates their thirtieth anniversary in August,” says Jennifer Hill co-owner of...

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