August 5th Beantown Rundown

  • A fire broke out at one of the city’s oldest restaurants, the historic Union Oyster House, causing damage to the building. More here.
  • Venezia Restaurant in Boston, Ocean House Restaurant in Dennis Port, and Twenty-Eight Atlantic in East Harwich all made the list of the 100 most scenic restaurants in American for 2017 by Open Table. See the full list here.
  • Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang has made families aware of the so-called, “Blue Whale Challenge,” which uses social media to encourage self-harm and suicide among children. What is the “Blue Whale Challenge?”
  • See the hilarious picture of fans on the Green Monster trying to catch Rafael Devers’ home run Thursday night.
  • Charlton-based brewery sent out 1,000 cases of one of their IPAs with a special note printed on the bottom: “HBD TB12, 08/03/17, THE G.O.A.T” See the beers here.
  • You could own the home of the late E.B. White, writer of the famous children’s book Charlotte’s Web, for only $3.7 million! See an inside tour of the house by Yankee Magazine here.
  • Former President Barack Obama and his family will spend three weeks in two rented homes in Chilmark on the Vineyard starting August 27th. More here.
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bill in Congress that would make hearings aids available over the counter. The bill has been sent to President Trump for his signature. Read more about the bill here.
  • Dunkin Donuts has tested a new brand name in their Pasadena, California location by dropping the “Donuts”. The chain wants people to think of its stores as a destination for coffee. More here.
  • Governor Charlie Baker has picked five people to serve on the Cannabis Advisory Board which will help guide regulators enforcing recreational and medical marijuana laws. More here.

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