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Week in Review: Fire Causes $5 Million of Damage to Brownstone Near Public Garden

A look back at Beacon Hill Patch's top stories from Feb. 17-23.

Check out our top stories of the week below (just click the link to see the full story).

Firefighters: In-Floor Heating System Caused Comm. Ave. Fire: Investigators say that in-floor radiant heating caused the three-alarm fire in a Commonwealth Avenue brownstone Wednesday morning that resulted in $5 million of damage but no injuries. 

Myrtle Street Homeowners Looking to Take Down Linden Tree for Parking Space: The onwers of 81 Myrtle St. want to turn their backyard into a parking space. 

: According to police reports, a 6' 1" white man in his 30s, wearing a gray winter hat and blue jacket, entered the store around 6:30 p.m. and demanded money, threatening to hurt the clerk. 

Kids' Activities in Boston During February Vacation Week: You love your kids. You really do. But with the recent snow days and the entire upcoming week spent with them at home, you're simply running out of fun things to do together. 

River Street Home Sells for $2.58 Million

Forecasters Unsure Whether Boston Will See Rain or Snow Saturday: The city lies right on the rain/snow line, meaning a degree or two of temperature change in either direction will determine what kind of storm we get.

Your Turn: What Would You Add to an MBTA Etiquette Guide?: Anyone who's spent any time on the MBTA has opinions about how their experience could be better – and a lot of those ideas involve other passengers. 

BRA OKs 38-Story Apartment Tower in the West End: The new 38-story building will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with a nearby retail element.

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