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Five Things You Need to Know Today: June 25

Aldermen committee meetings, a special beer dinner and info on a Newton restaurant renovating and possibly expanding.

1. O'Hara's closing soon for renovations. FYI:  will be closing temporarily the week of July 4 for renovations. In a brief interview with Patch correspondent , Owner Karl O'Hara explained that the restaurant plans to raise and replace the ceiling with new mahogany. In addition, the restaurant will add new lights, a new air conditioner, new TVs for the bar and they're going to "update that pink color a bit," O'Hara said. The restaurant is also planning to expand into the space formerly occupied by , O'Hara said, but will not be before the Board of Aldermen for those permits until July 10. Stay tuned for more info!

2. Committee meetings. The Board of Aldermen's Finance Committee will meet jointly with the Programs and Services Committee tonight at 7 p.m. in room 222 at . To view the agenda, click the .pdf to the right.

3. Harpoon dinner. will hold a special tonight at 7 p.m. The four-course beer dinner is $55 per person. For more information call 617-527-2550. 

4. News talk. The hosts a news talk on Mondays from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. where seniors can meet and talk about current events. Stop on by!

5. Regular season schedule. The and regular season schedules starts today. Swimming lessons start and the lake/pool will be open earlier in the morning. .

WILLIAM LEONARD June 25, 2012 at 02:10 PM
that is karl with a K!
Melanie Graham June 25, 2012 at 02:12 PM
So, so sorry about this, William. I can't believe I messed that up! This week is not off to a great start.... Thanks for the catch!
Wendy Schapiro June 25, 2012 at 04:16 PM
To defend my poor, overworked editor that mistake was ALL mine and *I* apologize to both Melanie AND Mr. O'Hara
Isabella Jancourtz June 25, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Pres. Obama will be in Weston tonight for a fundraiser. Please see Weston.Patch.com for details. You are invited to bring a sign or write your message for the President on a $1 bill and come to Boston Post Road at Wellesley Street (near St. Peter's Church) between 6 and 9pm.
Melanie Graham June 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Hi Isabella -- Thanks for the note about Obama's visit! Our colleagues in Weston and the South End wrote up this info, which is posted here on the Newton site: http://patch.com/A-v4FW


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