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December 30, 2013 
In The News
Banker & Tradesman, "Downtown Boston Investment Market Sizzles," 12/30/13

Banker & Tradesman, "Shedding Light On Boston's Boom: Interview With Harold Brown," 12/29/13

Banker & Tradesman, "Godfrey Hotel Project [59 Temple Pl.] Moves Forward," 12/29/13

Boston Globe, "State, Drivers Brace For First Workday with Callahan Tunnel Closure, Detours," 12/29/13

Boston Business Journal,
"Hayden Building Earns LEED Certification," 12/27/13

Boston Business Journal
, "MBTA Seeks Millions For Naming Rights To Downtown Crossing Station," 12/27/13

Boston Globe, "A Standing Invitation To Keep First Night Boston Going," 12/26/13

Boston Globe, "Top Business Stories In 2013: Filene's Project Revived," 12/25/13
Meetings & Notices
Martin J. Walsh Inaugural Celebration: Tickets Info
The inaugural celebration for Mayor-Elect Martin J. Walsh will take place Monday, January 6th, at 7 pm, at the Hynes Convention Center.

Scheduled to perform are the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart conducting, the Dropkick Murphys, Blue Man Group, Lenny Clarke, and many more. For tickets, please visit here. Please visit here for more info about the inauguration.
Internships Available

The Downtown Boston BID is seeking interested students to help out with a variety of projects. Please send cover letters and resumes to
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BID Ambassador Services


  • Shoveling snow off of handicapped ramps and other key sections of public sidewalks in downtown. 
  • Cleaning and powerwashing in downtown.
  • Providing walking escorts 24 hours/day: contact 617-261-0066 to arrange. 
  • Friendly, welcoming downtown presence: helping visitors with directions, notifying fire & police personnel of incidents, etc. 
  • contact for more.
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Featured Stories
New Year's Eve In Downtown: First Night Boston
New Year's Eve in downtown features a fantastic variety of events and activities, including all of the First Night Boston 2014 happenings.

Highlights include the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular, at 6 pm tomorrow night, and the Fireworks on the Common, which go off at 7 pm.
  • Please visit here for a listing of First Night-related events in downtown.
  • For a listing of New Year's Eve dinners at downtown restaurants, visit here.  
  • For New Year's Eve parties at downtown nightspots, visit here.
  • A trio of downtown hotels offer special New Year's Eve packages: For the Hyatt Regency's package, visit here. For the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common's package, visit here. And for the Ames Hotel's package, visit here.     

The BID wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year's celebration!

Deals & Promotions
New Year's Resolutions: Offers From Downtown Health Clubs
The start of a new year traditionally includes pursuing fitness goals, and downtown health clubs offer plenty of incentives to help readers get in shape!    
Here's a round-up of some offers:  
Brattle Book Shop Debuts New Website

West Street's legendary Brattle Book Shop, owned and operated by the Gloss family for over a half-century, enters 2014 with a new website. 


Visit here to check out the new page, which features an enhanced look and feel, improved navigation, and much new content. For a listing of owner Ken Gloss' upcoming lectures on rare books, please visit here.
Restaurant News
The Merchant Restaurant Now Hiring

Downtown's restaurant renaissance continues into 2014 with the pending debut of The Merchant at 60 Franklin St.


The Merchant is advertising openings for all positions. Visit here or contact for more info. Merchant will be the first of several new restaurants to open in the BID area in the first quarter of 2014. Please visit here for a comprehensive listing. 
Arts, Entertainment & Events
"Once" Set To Open At Boston Opera House

The Boston Opera House starts 2014 with a smash-hit Broadway show, "Once."

Winner of eight Tony awards, including 2012 Best Musical, "Once" weaves a captivating tale of a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician who develops an unlikely romance with a young woman who sees promise in his haunting ballads. "Once" opens next Tuesday, January 7th, for a two-week run. Visit here for tickets and more info.   
Music At King's Chapel In 2014

King's Chapel, which celebrated its 325th anniversary as a congregation in 2011, heads into 2014 continuing its popular program of musical performances.

Visit here for more info about music at King's Chapel, including its ongoing Tuesday Recitals series. Flutist Timothy Macri kicks off the 2014 recital program next Tuesday, January 7th, at noon, with a selection of works by Bach. Contact 617-227-2155 for more info.