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By adamg - 3/17/18 - 9:00 pm
Sunset over the Charles

John Gage watched the sun go down through the cupola of the Liberty Hotel and over the Charles River.

By adamg - 7/18/17 - 11:36 am

Two men appeared to be friends horsing around early on June 3 until one of them smashed the other in the face with a glass cup, a manager at Alibi at the Liberty Hotel told the Boston Licensing Board. Read more

By adamg - 9/20/12 - 4:45 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decided today that the Liberty Hotel did nothing wrong when it offered guests a complimentary flute of sparkling Spanish wine when they registered.

However, whether the hotel can resume the practice - interrupted Aug. 13, when Boston Police detectives issued a citation - might be up to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, which pretty explicitly states on its Web site that hotels may not offer free alcohol to guests, except as part of a meal package.

By adamg - 9/18/12 - 12:37 pm

Used to be, guests checking into the West End hotel would be offered a complimentary flute of sparkling Spanish wine with their room keys.

The practice ended Aug. 13, when Boston Police detectives issued the hotel a citation for violating a state law banning free booze.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish the hotel - or whether to accept the hotel's argument that that free-alcohol thing prohibition only applies to restaurant and bar happy hours, which have been banned since the Dukakis era.

By adamg - 8/21/11 - 4:38 pm

Namely, what it's like to spend the night in the District A-1 lockup.

Boston Police report the Beatrice brothers - Michael, Nicholas and Aaron - were refused entry to the Liberty Hotel shortly after midnight due to "high levels of intoxication." Instead of going quietly into that good night, however, they stuck around the entrance, allegedly performing such hijinks as flicking a cigarette at a hotel worker, police say, adding:

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By adamg - 8/11/11 - 11:06 am

Rhea Becker was on scene for the yappy hour at the Liberty Hotel yesterday. She reports their owners snapped up hors d'oeuvres and sipped cocktails.

By adamg - 9/16/09 - 11:20 am

Boston Fire Department reports the cause of the carbon monoxide was "a small hole" in a boiler that let the gas escape into the hotel ventilation system. No injuries.

Local 718 tweeted around 10:15 a.m.

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